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

Review, The Whisperer, Donato Carrisi

Book Title: THE WHISPERER

Author: Donato Carrisi

Publisher: Abacus

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-0-349-12343-1

No of Pages: 408



Book Synopsis:



Six buried arms. Six missing girls. A team led by Captain Roche and internationally renowned criminologist Goran Gavila are on the trail of a serial killer whose ferocity seems to have no limits. And he seems to be taunting them, leading them to discover each small corpse in turn; but the clues on the bodies point to… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on October 28, 2010 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Review - Line of Sight, David Whish-Wilson

Book Title: LINE OF SIGHT

Author: David Whish-Wilson

Publisher: Penguin Viking

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-0-670-07374-0

No of Pages: 251



Book Synopsis:



The murder of a brothel madam on a city golf course should be a routine police inquiry. But there's barely any investigation at all, and Superintendent Frank Swann thinks he knows why. It's the brave or the foolish who accuse their fellow cops of corruption, and those Swann points the finger at have mates in… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on October 26, 2010 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Review - Love Songs from a Shallow Grave, Colin Cotterill

Book Title: LOVE SONGS FROM A SHALLOW GRAVE

Author: Colin Cotterill

Publisher: Quercus

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-84916-04-2

No of Pages: 308



Book Synopsis:



Three young Laotian women have died of fencing sword wounds. Each of them had studied abroad in an Eastern bloc country. Before he can complete his investigation, Dr. Siri is lured to Cambodia by a free all expenses paid trip. Accused of spying for the Vietnamese, he is imprisoned, beaten and… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on October 25, 2010 at 8:56pm — No Comments

Review - Beyond Reach, Graham Hurley

Book Title: BEYOND REACH

Author: Graham Hurley

Publisher: Orion

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-4091-0121-5

No of Pages: 320



Book Synopsis:



Crushed cranial vault. Visible extrusions of brain tissue through multiple scalp lacerations.



She tried to keep up, tried to focus on the fat grey threads of jelly that laced what remained of this man's head. Memories, she told herself. Intelligence.



The very stuff of what we are, of what we do. Billions… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on October 18, 2010 at 3:14pm — No Comments

Review - Cut & Run, Alix Bosco

Book Title: CUT & RUN

Author: Alix Bosco

Publisher: Penguin

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-0-14-320469-5

No of Pages: 281



Book Synopsis:



When a rugby star who began his life on the streets is murdered in the arms of a beautiful celebrity, it seems to be an open-and-shut case of a drug deal gone wrong but Anna Markunas, legal researcher for the prime suspect's defence team, begins to uncover a far more sinister truth - one that could ultimately destroy… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on October 13, 2010 at 10:33pm — No Comments

Review - Trick of the Dark, Val McDermid

Book Title: TRICK OF THE DARK

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Hachette Australia

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-4087-0200-0

No of Pages: 451



Book Synopsis:



When Charlie Flint is sent a mysterious package of press cuttings about a brutal murder, it instantly grabs her attention. The murder occurred in the grounds of her old Oxford college - a groom battered to death just hours after his wedding. As his bride and wedding guests sipped champagne, his… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on October 12, 2010 at 11:29pm — No Comments

Review - Document Z, Andrew Croome

Book Title: DOCUMENT Z

Author: Andrew Croome

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-1-74175-743-9

No of Pages: 348



Book Synopsis:



Canberra, 1951. The Cold War is at its height. Into an atmosphere of paranoia, rumour and suspicion, Vladimir and Evdokia Petrov are among a group of new arrivals at the Soviet Embassy in Canberra. Both are party loyalists, working for the MVD, Moscow intelligence. Yet all is not well in the new city of Canberra.… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on October 8, 2010 at 2:42pm — No Comments

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