Karen from AustCrime's Blog – September 2012 Archive (9)

Review - Playing Dead, Julia Heaberlin

Book Title:  PLAYING DEAD

Author: Julia Heaberlin

ISBN:  9780571287680

Location:  Texas

Publisher:  Faber Fiction

Year of Publication:  2012



The Letter: A few weeks after her father's death, Tommie McCloud receives a letter in the post from Rosalina Marchetti in Chicago. Rosalina claims that Tommie is her biological daughter, who was kidnapped over thirty years ago.



The Lies: As she begins to investigate Rosalina's allegation, she discovers that her…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 19, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Review - Crime Factory: The First Shift, ed Keith Rawson-Jones

Book Title:  THE FIRST SHIFT
ISBN: 9780987278906
Location: various…
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Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 18, 2012 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Review - The Geneva Trap, Stella Rimington



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Title:  THE GENEVA TRAP

Author:  Stella Rimington

ISBN:  9781408819654

Location:  Geneva, United Kingdom, France

Series:  Liz Carlyle

Publisher:  Bloomsbury

Year of Publication:  2012



Geneva, 2012. When a Russian intelligence officer approaches MI5 with vital information about the imminent cyber-sabotage of an Anglo-American Defence programme, he refuses to talk to anyone but Liz Carlyle. But who is he, and what is his connection to the…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 17, 2012 at 10:41pm — 2 Comments

Review - Rush of Blood, Mark Billingham

Book Title:  RUSH OF BLOOD

Author:  Mark Billingham

ISBN:  9781847444226

Publisher:  Little & Brown

Year of Publication:  2012



Three couples meet around the pool on their Florida holiday and become fast friends. But on their last night, their perfect holiday takes a tragic twist: the teenage daughter of another holidaymaker goes missing, and her body is later found floating in the mangroves.



When the shocked couples return home, they remain in contact,…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 14, 2012 at 11:35pm — No Comments

Review - The Vanishing Point, Val McDermid

Book Title:  THE VANISHING POINT

Author: Val McDermid

ISBN:  9781408703229

Publisher:  Little  Brown

Year of Publication:  2012

 

Young Jimmy Higgins is snatched from an airport security checkpoint while his guardian watches helplessly from the glass inspection box. But this is no ordinary abduction, as Jimmy is no ordinary child. His mother was Scarlett, a reality TV star who, dying of cancer and alienated from her unreliable family, entrusted the boy to the person…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 13, 2012 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Review - Shatter the Bones, Stuart MacBride

Book Title:  SHATTER THE BONES

Author:  Stuart MacBride

Location:  Aberdeen

Series:  Logan McRae

Publisher:  Harper Collins

Year of Publication:  2011



You will raise money for the safe return of Alison and Jenny McGregor. If you raise enough money within fourteen days they will be released. If not, Jenny will be killed.



Alison and Jenny McGregor—Aberdeen's own mother-daughter singing sensation—are through to the semi-finals of TV smash-hit Britain's Next…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 12, 2012 at 11:54pm — No Comments

Review - Treachery in Bordeaux, Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen

Book Title:   TREACHERY IN BORDEAUX

Author: Jean-Pierre Alaux and Noël Balen

ISBN:  B008UEHFR4

Location:  France, Bordeaux

Series:  Benjamin Cooker

Publisher:  Le French Book

Year of Publication:  2012



Strange things are happening at the Moniales Haut-Brion wine cellars in Bordeaux. Who would want to target this esteemed vintner? World-renowned wine specialist turned gentleman detective Benjamin Cooker and his sidekick Virgile Lanssien search the city and the…

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Review - Blackwater Moon, B. Michael Radburn

Book Title:  BLACKWATER MOON

Author:  B. Michael Radburn

ISBN:  9781921997099

Location:  Australia

Publisher:  Pantera Press

Year of Publication:  2012



Andy Walker, son, lover and an ex-soldier, knows tragedy is only ever a heartbeat away.



When an inmate escapes from the prison farm upriver and abducts Nathan, a child Andy has vowed to protect after losing his own son years before, Andy Walker discovers that the escapee is a dark figure from his past,…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 10, 2012 at 5:01pm — No Comments

Review - Death by Beauty, Gabrielle Lord

Book Title:  DEATH BY BEAUTY

Author: Gabrielle Lord

ISBN:  9780733627309

Location:  Sydney

Series:  Gemma Lincoln

Publisher:  Hachette Australia

Year of Publication:  2012



A 'vampire' is stalking the streets, attacking beautiful young women; some are murdered days later, others aren't touched again. Gemma Lincoln, PI, begins to see a pattern - but can she convince the authorities to take action before another life is lost?



How far would you go to…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 4, 2012 at 12:07am — No Comments

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