Karen from AustCrime's Blog – August 2010 Archive (10)

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Review - Beneath the Bleeding, Val McDermid

Book Title: BENEATH THE BLEEDING

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Harper Collins

Copyright: 2008

ISBN: 978-0-00-724328-0

No of Pages: 484



Book Synopsis:



When Robbie Bishop, star midfielder for the Bradfield Vics, is poisoned by a rare and deadly toxin, profiler Dr Tony Hill and trusted colleague DCI Carol Jordan have their work cut out for them. Robbie was adored, so the public wants answers - but the answers aren't coming, and trails are running… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 27, 2010 at 10:52pm — 1 Comment

Review - Criminal Tendencies, edited by Lynne Patrick

Book Title: CRIMINAL TENDENCIES

Authors: Carla Banks,Mark Billingham,Stephen Booth,Simon Brett,Maureen Carter,Mary Andrea Clarke,Ann Cleeves,Lesley Crookman,Natasha Cooper,Martin Edwards,Peter Guttridge,Sophia Hannah,Kaye C Hill, Reginald Hill,Peter James,Peter Lovesey,Adrian Magson,Val McDermid,Barbara Nadel,Chris Nickson,Sheila Quigley,Sarah Rayne,Linda Regan,Zoe Sharp,Caroline Shiach,Roz Southey,Andrew Taylor

Publisher: Creme de la Crime

Copyright: 2009

ISBN:… Continue

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Review - The Ihaka Trilogy, Paul Thomas

Book Title: THE IHAKA TRILOGY

Author: Paul Thomas

Publisher: Hachette Australia

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-86971-194-8

No of Pages: 575



Book Synopsis:



Relentlessly tough yet hilarious, ingeniously plotted and full of killer one-liners, and featuring a rogue's gallery of weird and wild characters, THE IHAKA TRILOGY brings together the three novels that put New Zealand crime writing on the map.



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INSIDE DOPE by Paul Thomas won… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 18, 2010 at 10:02pm — 2 Comments

Review - So Cold the River, Michael Koryta

Book Title: SO COLD THE RIVER

Author: Michael Koryta

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-74237-133-7

No of Pages: 503



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It started with a documentary. The beautiful Alyssa Bradford approaches Eric Shaw to unearth the life story of her father-in-law, Campbell Bradford, a 95-year-old billionaire whose childhood is wrapped in mystery. Eric grabs the job, even though the only clues to Bradford's past are his hometown… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 17, 2010 at 8:06pm — 2 Comments

Review - Maxwell's Chain, M.J. Trow

Book Title: MAXWELL'S CHAIN

Author: M.J. Trow

Publisher: Allison and Busby

Copyright: 2008

ISBN: 978-0-7490-8044-0

No of Pages: 367



Book Synopsis:



Peter 'Mad Max' Maxwell is a very busy man; as Head of Sixth Form at Leighford High he does his best to resist Ofsted imperatives and mark GCSE coursework, whilst trying to cram as much History as possible into the reluctant heads of Nine Eff Gee and their like.



Despite this, Max still finds… Continue

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Review - Blood in the Cotswolds, Rebecca Tope

Book Title: BLOOD IN THE COTSWOLDS

Author: Rebecca Tope

Publisher: Allison and Busby

Copyright: 2008

ISBN: 978-0-7490-7911-6

No of Pages: 349



Book Synopsis:



Thea Osborne and her faithful spaniel, Hepzie, have taken on a house-sitting assignment in the charming Cotswold village of Temple Guiting. But as always, an idyllic village can harbour a disquieting number of secrets and when a skeleton is discovered at the roots of an old beech tree, Thea is… Continue

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Review - Nest of Vipers, Luke Devenish

Book Title: NEST OF VIPERS

Author: Luke Devenish

Publisher: Bantam

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-86325-623-0

No of Pages: 504



Book Synopsis:



Rome is bathed in blood as the Emperor Tiberius is tormented by drug-fuelled terrors of treason. The innocent are butchered while the guilty do evil in darkness. None are guiltier than the Emperor's devoted and deluded 'son', Sejanus.



In this city of poison three beautiful women are locked in a lethal… Continue

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Review - Silk Chaser, Peter Klein

Book Title: SILK CHASER

Author: Peter Klein

Publisher: Pan MacMillan Australia

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-405-03976-5

No of Pages: 318



Book Synopsis:



A serial killer is stalking young, female strappers. No one knows who it is, why he's doing it, or who is next. The police and the racing fraternity seem powerless to do anything. The women are terrified and the union is threatening to go on strike and close down the entire racing industry unless security… Continue

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Review - Dark Matter, Juli Zeh

Book Title: DARK MATTER

Author: Juli Zeh

Publisher: Harvill Secker

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-846-55208-3

No of Pages: 322



Book Synopsis:



Sebastian and Oskar have been friends since their days studying physics at university, when both were considered future Nobel Prize candidates. But their lives took divergent paths, as did their scientific views. Whenever Oskar comes to visit from his prestigious research post in Geneva, there is tension in the air, and… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 6, 2010 at 11:05pm — No Comments

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