Karen from AustCrime's Blog – November 2011 Archive (6)

Review - The End of Wasp Season, Denise Mina

Book Title:   THE END OF WASP SEASON

Author:  Denise Mina

ISBN:   9781409100966

Publisher:   Orion

Year of Publication:   2011



When notorious millionaire banker Lars Anderson hangs himself from the old oak tree in front of his Kent mansion his death attracts no sympathy. One less shark is little loss to a world nursing a financial hangover. But the legacy of a life time of self-serving is widespread, the carnage most acute among those he ought to be protecting: his…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on November 30, 2011 at 9:46pm — No Comments

Review - Bad Signs, R.J. Ellory

Book Title:   BAD SIGNS

Author:  R.J. Ellory

ISBN:   9781409104773

Publisher:   Orion

Year of Publication:   2011



Orphaned by an act of senseless violence that took their mother from them, half-brothers Clarence Luckman and Elliott Danziger start life with two strikes against them.  Raised in state institutions, unaware of the world outside, their lives take a sudden turn when they are seized as hostages by a convicted killer en route to death row.



Earl…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on November 25, 2011 at 10:04am — No Comments

Review - Midwinter Sacrifice, Mons Kallentoft

Book Title:   MIDWINTER SACRIFICE

Author:  Mons Kallentoft

ISBN:   9781444721515

Publisher:   Hodder & Stoughton

Year of Publication:   2011



The snow covered all tracks, as the killer knew it would.  But it couldn't hide the victim, the man who now hung naked from a lonely tree on a frozen plain.



Malin Fors is first on the scene.  A thirty-one-year-old single mother, Malin is the most talented and ambitious detective on the Linköping police force, but…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on November 17, 2011 at 9:37pm — No Comments

Review - Harry Curry: Counsel of Choice, Stuart Littlemore

Book Title:   HARRY CURRY COUNSEL OF CHOICE

Author:  Stuart Littlemore

ISBN:   9780732293420

Publisher:   Harper Collins

Year of Publication:   2011



Ugly. Irascible. Intolerant. Clever.



From one of our sharpest legal minds comes a brilliant new character, Harry Curry--scion of the establishment and criminal defender extraordinaire. A class traitor, some say.



When Harry′s robust advocacy leads to his suspension for professional misconduct, he teams…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on November 17, 2011 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Review - The Singapore School of Villainy, Shamini Flint

Book Title:   SINGAPORE SCHOOL OF VILLAINY

Author:  Shamini Flint

ISBN:   9780749929770

Series:   Inspector Singh

Publisher:   Piatkus

Year of Publication:   2010



Inspector Singh is home - and how he wishes he wasn-t. His wife nags him at breakfast and his superiors are whiling away their time by giving him his usual 'you're a disgrace to the Force' lecture. Fortunately for Singh, there is no rest for the wicked when he is called out to the murder of a senior…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on November 10, 2011 at 7:20pm — No Comments

Review - The Crossing, B. Michael Radburn

Book Title:   THE CROSSING

Author:  B. Michael Radburn

ISBN:  9780980741872

Publisher:   Pantera Press

Year of Publication:   2011



Traumatised by the disappearance of his daughter Claire, Taylor Bridges' marriage breaks down, and he exiles himself to Glorys Crossing in Tasmania.  Taylor is the only ranger in this isolated town adjoining a national park ... a town dying a slow death as the rising waters of the new dam project slowly flood it.



Struggling with the… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on November 1, 2011 at 9:48am — No Comments

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