Karen from AustCrime's Blog – August 2009 Archive (14)

Review - The Tower, Michael Duffy

Book Title: THE TOWER

Author: Michael Duffy

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-1-74175-813-9

No of Pages: 454



Book Synopsis:



Young detective Nicholas Troy is basically a good man, for whom homicide investigations are the highest form of police work. But when a woman falls from the construction site for the world's tallest skyscraper, the tortured course of the murder investigation that follows threatens to destroy his… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 25, 2009 at 8:48pm — No Comments

2009 Davitt Award Winners

At a fantastic night out and ceremony last night the Sisters in Crime 2009 Davitt Award winners were announced, wined, dined, feted and photographed.



The nights festivities were highlighted by a chat between Sue Turnbull and Justice Elizabeth King of the Supreme Court of Victoria, some fabulous food and 130+ Sisters in Crime and Brothers in Law turning out on a cold Melbourne night to celebrate some absolutely fantastic authors and books.



But without further ado - the… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 22, 2009 at 10:44am — No Comments

Review - Murder on a Midsummer Night, Kerry Greenwood

Book Title: MURDER ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT

Author: Kerry Greenwood

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Copyright: 2008

ISBN: 978-1-74114-999-9

No of Pages: 292



Book Synopsis:



Melbourne, 1929. The year starts off for glamorous private investigator Phryne Fisher with a rather trying heat wave and more mysteries than you could prod a parasol at. Simultaneously investigating the apparent suicide death of a man on St Kilda beach and trying to find a lost,… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 21, 2009 at 12:44pm — No Comments

Review - Bruno Chief of Police, Martin Walker

Book Title: BRUNO CHIEF OF POLICE

Author: Martin Walker

Publisher: Quercus

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-1-84724-977-7

No of Pages: 262



Book Synopsis:



It's market day in St Denis, a small town in the Perigord region of south-west France. The locals are on the alert because inspectors are about to make a 'surprise visit', hoping to enforce the unpopular and bureaucratic EU hygiene rules. But for Captain Bruno Courteges, St Denis' Chief of Police, this… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 19, 2009 at 8:11pm — 1 Comment

Review - Burial, Neil Cross

Book Title: BURIAL

Author: Neil Cross

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-0-74323-141-1

No of Pages: 291



Book Synopsis:



Nathan has never been able to forget the worst night of his life: the party that led to the sudden, shocking disappearance of a young woman. Only he and Bob, an old acquaintance, know what really happened and they have resolved to keep it that way. But one rainy night, years later, Bob appears at Nathan's… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 18, 2009 at 10:06pm — No Comments

Review - The Water's Edge, Karin Fossum

Book Title: THE WATER'S EDGE

Author: Karin Fossum

Publisher: Harvill Secker

Copyright: 2009,2007

ISBN: 978-1-846-55170-3

No of Pages: 227



Book Synopsis:



Walking through the woods one warm September day, Reinhardt and Kristine Ris pass a man who is in a state of agitation. Unusually in a small town, he does not return Kristine's smile and drives off in a hurry. As the couple continue on their walk they make a terrible discovery: lying in a cluster… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 18, 2009 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Review - Infiltration, Colin McLaren (True Crime)

Book Title: INFILTRATION

Author: Colin McLaren

Publisher: Melbourne University Press

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-0-522-85679-8

No of Pages: 291



Book Synopsis:



For two years police detective Colin McLaren disappears off the face of the earth, surfacing in Griffith as a dodgy art dealer with a pretty girlfriend and talks his way into the Mafia. For days, weeks, then months and years, Colin eats with them, sits in their homes and cuddles their kids, all… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 17, 2009 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Review - Death in the Truffle Wood, Pierre Magnan

Book Title: DEATH IN THE TRUFFLE WOOD

Author: Pierre Magnan

Publisher: Vintage Books

Copyright: 2006

ISBN: 978-0-099-47022-9

No of Pages: 201



Book Synopsis:



In Banon, a small peaceful village in upper Provence, the local community's principal source of income is the cultivation of truffles. Outsiders rarely venture to this remote region, but a small group of society's drop-outs have chosen to set up home on the outskirts of the village. When one of… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 14, 2009 at 11:53am — No Comments

2009 Ned Kelly Short List Announced

http://www.nedkellyawards.com/2009.html



BEST FIRST FICTION

Ghostlines, Nick Gadd *

Crooked, Camilla Nelson *

The Build Up, Phillip Gwynee *



BEST FICTION

Bright Air Barry Maitland *

Deep Water Peter Corris *

Smoke & Mirrors Kel Robertson *



BEST TRUE CRIME

The Killing of Caroline Byrne, Robert Wainwrights

The Tall Man, Chloe Hooper

A Question of Power, Michelle Schwarz



THE SD HARVEY SHORT… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 12, 2009 at 10:25am — No Comments

Review - Deep Night, Caroline Petit

Book Title: DEEP NIGHT

Author: Caroline Petit

Publisher: SOHO

Copyright: 2008

ISBN: 978-1-56947-530-0

No of Pages: 276



Book Synopsis:



Leah Kolbe's father, a dealer in antiquities, left the business to her when he died. Now the Japanese have occupied most of mainland China and threaten the British colony of Hong Kong where Leah lives. When they unexpectedly invade, her fiancé becomes a prisoner of war, interned under the harshest conditions with the… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 11, 2009 at 3:52pm — No Comments

Review - Kickback, Garry Disher

Book Title: KICKBACK

Author: Garry Disher

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Copyright: 1991

ISBN: 1-86373-591-7

No of Pages: 192



Book Synopsis:



Wyatt robs banks, and lifts payrolls. Most men like him are dead or in gaol. But Wyatt stamps a cold, pitiless style on his heists - and makes sure that he never gets caught.



Now his funds are low and his luck is running out - until the day Anna Reid explains about the kickback in her partner's safe.… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 10, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Review - The Semantics of Murder, Aifric Campbell

Book Title: THE SEMANTICS OF MURDER

Author: Aifric Campbell

Publisher: Serpents Tail

Copyright: 2008

ISBN: 9781846686580

No of Pages: 246



Book Synopsis:



Jay Hamilton lives a comfortable life in fashionable west London, listening to the minor and major dysfunctions of the over-privileged clients who frequent his psychoanalytic practice. But the darker recesses of his own psyche would not stand up to close examination: his brother Richard, a genius… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 10, 2009 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Review - Three Murder Mysteries by Mary Fortune

Book Title: THREE MURDER MYSTERIES

Author: Mary Fortune

Publisher: Mulini Press

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-0-9805455-8-6

No of Pages: 74



Book Synopsis:



Three 'Murder Mysteries' are examples of Mary Fortune's great skill in writing 'detective fiction' at this early period when the genre was in

the beginning stages of a now popular form of fiction. The three stories are introduced by Lucy Sussex.



Book Review:



THREE MURDER… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 6, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Review - The Labyrinth of Drowning, Alex Palmer

Book Title: THE LABYRINTH OF DROWNING

Author: Alex Palmer

Publisher: Harper Collins

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-0-7322-8574-6



Book Synopsis:



Two years have passed since top cop Paul Harrigan walked away from the New South Wales Police Force to be his own man. Since then his life has been a gift, and his home with his partner Agent Grace Riordan and their daughter a sanctuary.



When a trafficked sex worker is found brutally murdered in Sydney… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 2, 2009 at 9:43pm — No Comments

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