Karen from AustCrime's Blog – September 2011 Archive (8)

Review - Rip Off, Kel Robertson

Book Title:   RIP OFF

Author:  Kel Robertson

ISBN:   9781742610054

Series:   Brad Chen

Publisher:   Pan MacMillan Australia

Year of Publication:   2011



From the winner of the 2009 Ned Kelly Award comes a sensational new novel



It's November 2007. There's sewage in the big lake at the heart of the soulless city, Canberra, the TABs have been emptied by a deadly horse virus and the longest Federal election campaign of all time still has a fortnight to… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 22, 2011 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Review - Jane Blonde Sensational Spylet, Jill Marshall

Book Title:   Jane Blonde Sensational Spylet

Author:  Jill Marshall

ISBN:   9780330438148

Publisher:   MacMillan

Year of Publication:   2006



'Until now, you have been just plain old Janey Brown.  But you are going to grow and grow.  You will be what your parents have not allowed you to be.  It's in your past.  And it's in your future.  There's a whole new part of you just waiting to burst out.



You are JANE BLONDE - sensational spylet.  Welcome to our… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 14, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Review - Watch Out For Me, Sylvia Johnson

Book Title:   Watch Out for Me

Author:  Sylvia Johnson

ISBN:   9781742376707

Publisher:   Allen & Unwin

Year of Publication:   2011



Australia, 1967. Four children tell a lie to get out of trouble. As a result, an immigrant worker is wrongly accused of a crime, with horrific repercussions.



Nearly forty years later, in London, police gun down an innocent man suspected of carrying explosives concealed by his overcoat; and in Sydney a short time later, on the… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 13, 2011 at 2:05pm — No Comments

Review - How the Dead See, David Owen

Book Title:   HOW THE DEAD SEE

Author:  David Owen

ISBN:   9780980856415

Location:   Hobart, Tasmania

Series:   Pufferfish

Publisher:   40 Degrees South

Year of Publication:   2011



The theft of a valuable diamond necklace, and the death by apparent suicide of a notorious film star, have nothing in common. Nothing except Detective Franz Heineken, aka Pufferfish, scourge of an island’s villains and a deadly match for it unpredictable, unsettling… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 12, 2011 at 1:53pm — No Comments

Review - Razor, Larry Writer (True Crime)

Book Title:   RAZOR

Author:  Larry Writer

ISBN:   9781742610702

Publisher:   Pan MacMillan Australia

Year of Publication:   2011

Genre:  True Crime



This Underbelly TV tie-in edition is the acclaimed, award-winning history of the Razor gangs - now the basis for Channel 9's 13-part blockbuster - Underbelly Razor. In the 1920s and '30s in inner Sydney, some of the most terrifying criminals in Australia's history waged war with razor and gun. As gang fought gang, the… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 7, 2011 at 11:36pm — No Comments

Review - Where the Bodies are Buried, Christopher Brookmyre

Book Title:   WHERE THE BODIES ARE BURIED

Author:  Chris(topher) Brookmyre

ISBN:   9781408702703

Location:   Glasgow

Publisher:   Little & Brown

Year of Publication:   2011



Detective Catherine McLeod was always taught that in Glasgow, they don't do whodunit.  They do score-settling.  They do vendettas.  They do petty revenge.



It's a lesson that has served her well, but Glasgow is also a dangerous place to make assumptions.  Either way she looks at it,… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 6, 2011 at 11:40am — No Comments

Review - The Brotherhood, Y.A. Erskine

Book Title:   THE BROTHERHOOD

Author:  Y.A. Erskine

ISBN:   9781742750156

Location:   Tasmania

Publisher:   Bantam

Year of Publication:   2011



When Sergeant John White, mentor, saviour and all-round good guy, is murdered during a routine call-out, the tight-knit world of Tasmania Police is rocked to the core.



An already difficult investigation into the death of one of their own becomes steeped in political complexities when the main suspect is identified as… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 1, 2011 at 3:11pm — No Comments

Review - The Siren's Sting, Miranda Darling

Book Title:   THE SIREN'S STING

Author:  Miranda Darling

ISBN:   9781741759204

Series:   Stevie Duveen

Publisher:   Allen & Unwin

Year of Publication:   2011



Aboard a luxury yacht as the minder of the world's greatest - and most temperamental - opera star, Stevie Duveen manages to thwart a pirate attack off the coast of Somalia, but soon realises the attack is merely one salvo in a ruthless campaign of terror.  Other vessels are being hijacked, and ransoms in… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 1, 2011 at 12:13am — No Comments

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