Karen from AustCrime's Blog – September 2010 Archive (7)

Review - The Long Glasgow Kiss, Craig Russell

Book Title: THE LONG GLASGOW KISS

Author: Craig Russell

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-74237-011-8

No of Pages: 337



Book Synopsis:



'There are some concepts that are alien to the Glaswegian mind. Salad. Dentistry. Forgiveness.'



Glasgow in the 1950's - not somewhere you'd choose to be unless you were born to it. Yet Lennox, a private investigator of Canadian descent, finds it oddly congenial. Lennox is a man balanced… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 22, 2010 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Review - Fever of the Bone, Val McDermid

Book Title: FEVER OF THE BONE

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Sphere

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-1-4087-0199-7

No of Pages: 432



Book Synopsis:



When teenager Jennifer Maidment's murdered and mutilated body is discovered, it's clear that there is a dangerous psychopath on the loose. But it's not long before Tony and DCI Carol Jordan realise it's the start of a brutal campaign targeting an apparently unconnected group of young people. Their chameleon-like… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 15, 2010 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Review - The Half-Child, Angela Savage

Book Title: THE HALF-CHILD

Author: Angela Savage

Publisher: Text Publishing

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-921656-54-5

No of Pages: 322



Book Synopsis:



Jayne has been hired to investigate the alleged suicide of a young Australian woman in a seedy Thai coastal town. But Maryanne Delbeck's death is not the only mystery awaiting Jayne among Pattaya's neon signs and go-go bars. While working undercover at the orphanage where Maryanne volunteered, Jayne… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 9, 2010 at 5:56pm — No Comments

Review - Crooks Like Us, Peter Doyle

Book Title: CROOKS LIKE US

Author: Peter Doyle

Publisher: The Historic Houses Trust

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-1-876991-34-0

No of Pages: 318



Book Synopsis:



Peter Doyle's new book offers a glimpse into the lives of Sydney's con artists, magsmen, drug dealers and house breakers...



Book Review:



This is going to sound like one very weird review - but I just can't figure out how to explain the effect of CROOKS LIKE US by Peter Doyle without… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 6, 2010 at 1:44pm — No Comments

Review - Blind Fury, Lynda La Plante

Book Title: BLIND FURY

Author: Lynda La Plante

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-84737-548-3

No of Pages: 501



Book Synopsis:



A motorway service station on the M1: dimly lit, run down, poorly supervised, flickering lights, dark corners; a favourite stopover for long-distance lorry drivers on their way up north from London. Behind it, a body is found in a ditch, that of a girl barely out of her teens. She appears to have no family,… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 2, 2010 at 11:42pm — No Comments

Review - The Old School, P.M. Newton

Book Title: THE OLD SCHOOL

Author: P.M. Newton

Publisher: Penguin Viking

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-0-670-07451-8

No of Pages: 363



Book Synopsis:



Sydney, 1992. Nhu 'Ned' Kelly is a young detective making her way in what was, until recently, the best police force money could buy. Now ICAC has the infamous Roger Rogerson in the spotlight, and the old ways are out. Ned's sex and background still make her an outsider in the force, but Sydney is changing,… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 1, 2010 at 11:17pm — No Comments

Review - Bad Intentions, Karin Fossum

Book Title: BAD INTENTIONS

Author: Karin Fossum

Publisher: Random House Australia

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-846-55292-2

No of Pages: 184



Book Synopsis:



Early one September three friends spend the weekend at a remote cabin by Dead Water Lake. With only a pale moon to light their way, they row across the water in the middle of the night. But only two of them return, and they make a pact not to call for help until the following… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 1, 2010 at 8:15pm — 1 Comment

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