Karen from AustCrime's Blog – December 2011 Archive (9)

Review - Luther The Calling, Neil Cross

Book Title:   LUTHER THE CALLING

Author:  Neil Cross

ISBN:   9780857203373

Publisher:   Simon & Schuster

Year of Publication:   2011



Meet Detective Chief Inspector John Luther.



He's a murder detective.



A near-genius.



He's brilliant; he's intense; he's instinctive.



He's obsessional. He's dangerous.



DCI John Luther has an extraordinary clearance rate. He commands outstanding loyalty from friends and colleagues. Nobody…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on December 20, 2011 at 6:45pm — No Comments

Review - Defender of the Faith, Chris Allen

Book Title: DEFENDER OF THE FAITH

Author:  Chris Allen

ISBN:   9781456545413

Publisher:   Bright Sea Publishing

Year of Publication:   2011



When a seasoned British agent is brutally murdered in the small West African nation of Malfajiri, a sinister plot to overthrow the government and systematically extort the mineral rich, but struggling nation gains rapid momentum.



Enter INTREPID: The Intelligence, Recovery, Protection & Infiltration Division of…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on December 20, 2011 at 11:28am — No Comments

Review,Bent Pollies,John Kerr

Book Title:   BENT POLLIES

Author:  John Kerr

ISBN:   9781921804236

Publisher:   Kerr Publishing

Year of Publication:   2011



Politicians are said to be bet for lots of reasons.



The crimes of Milton Orkopoulos are barely remembered outside NSW. It is hard enough to stay awake when following the politicians in one's own state perhaps. If he had restricted his criminal activity to personal possession of marijuana the chances are he would never have been…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on December 16, 2011 at 2:28pm — No Comments

Review - Scarlet Stiletto - The Second Cut (edited by Phyllis King for Sisters in Crime Australia)

Book Title:  SCARLET STILETTO - THE SECOND CUT

Edited by:  Phyllis King

ISBN:   9780987160379

Publisher:  Clan Destine Press

Year of Publication:   2011



The Second Cut features a thrilling selection of stories culled from the Scarlet Stiletto Awards held annually by Sisters in Crime Australia.



This sequel to the bestselling First Cut features the 1st Prize winners from 2007 – 2010, and a selection of category winners from the 17-year history of the Scarlet…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on December 16, 2011 at 11:50am — No Comments

Review - Dublin Dead, Gerard O'Donovan

Book Title:   DUBLIN DEAD

Author:  Gerard O'Donovan

ISBN:   9781847444073

Publisher:   Sphere

Year of Publication:   2011



One year on, DI Mike Mulcahy is exactly where he wants to be, co-ordinating international intelligence for the Garda National Drugs Unit. With Ireland in economic turmoil, he reckons solving the mystery of how a €100 million shipment of cocaine came to be abandoned off the south coast might save his team from the harsh government…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on December 14, 2011 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Review - The Courier's New Bicycle, Kim Westwood

Book Title:   THE COURIER'S NEW BICYCLE

Author:  Kim Westwood

ISBN:   9780730497714

Publisher:   Harper Collins

Year of Publication:   2011



Salisbury Forth is a courier of contraband in the alleyways of inner Melbourne, a city of fuel rationing, rolling power outages and curfews.



It′s a stressful life, post-pandemic. A vaccine dispensed Australia-wide is causing mass infertility, and the government has banned all remedies except prayer.



Vigilantes…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on December 14, 2011 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Review - Scarlet Stiletto - The First Cut (edited by Lindy Cameron for Sisters in Crime Australia)

Book Title:  SCARLET STILETTO - THE FIRST CUT

Edited by:  Lindy Cameron

ISBN:   9780987160362

Publisher:  Clan Destine Press

Year of Publication:   2011



Scarlet Stiletto The First Cut presents a superb collection of spine-chilling crime fiction stories culled from the annual Scarlet Stiletto Awards hosted by Sisters in Crime Australia.



You’ll find the whole gamut from murder and mayhem to police procedurals and crime in verse. Some will have your blood…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on December 13, 2011 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Review - Bound, Vanda Symon

Book Title:   BOUND

Author:  Vanda Symon

ISBN:  9780143565277

Publisher:   Penguin

Year of Publication:   2011



A brutal home invasion shocks the nation. A man is murdered, his wife bound, gagged and left to watch.



But when Detective Sam Shephard scratches the surface, the victim, a successful businessman, is not all he seems to be. And when the evidence points to two of Dunedin's most hated criminals, the case seems cut and dried... until the body count…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on December 13, 2011 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Review, True Crime - Murderer No More, Colleen Egan

Book Title:   MURDERER NO MORE

Author:  Colleen Egan

Category:  True Crime

ISBN:   9781742371177

Publisher:  Allen & Unwin

Year of Publication:  2010



In 1994 Pamela Lawrence was brutally bashed to death in her jewellery shop in Perth.  Police suspicion fell on a young drifter named Andrew Mallard.  Although innocent, he was charged and convicted of this murder.



In took twelve years and an epic struggle by Andrew's mother and sister, a team of lawyers…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on December 1, 2011 at 1:16pm — No Comments

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