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Review - Death on a Galician Shore, Domingo Villar

Book Title:   DEATH ON A GALICIAN SHORE

Author:  Domingo Villar

ISBN:   9780349123417

Location:  Spain

Series:   Inspector Leo Caldas

Year of Publication:   2011

Publisher:   Little Brown



Book Synopsis



One misty autumn dawn in a quiet fishing port in northwest Spain, the body of a sailor washes up in the harbour.

 

Detective Inspector Leo Caldas is called in from police headquarters in the nearby city of Vigo to sign off on what appears to be…

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Review - Shadow of the Rock, Thomas Mogford

Book Title:  SHADOW OF THE ROCK

Author: Thomas Mogford

ISBN:  9781408824160

Location:  Gibraltar, Tangiers

Series:  Spike Sanguinetti

Publisher:  Bloomsbury

Year of Publication:  2012



On a humid summer night in Gibraltar, lawyer Spike Sanguinetti finds Solomon Hassan, an old school friend, waiting on his doorstep.



Accused of murdering a Spanish girl in Tangiers, Solomon swears his innocence. He has managed to skip across the Straits, but the Moroccan…

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

Book Title:  THE FIRST SHIFT
ISBN: 9780987278906
Location: various…
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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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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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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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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

Review - The Hypnotist, Lars Kepler

Book Title:  THE HYPNOTIST

Author:  Lars Kepler

ISBN:   9780374173951

Location:   Sweden

Publisher:  Harper Collins

Year of Publication:   2011



In the frigid clime of Tumba, Sweden, a gruesome triple homicide attracts the interest of Detective Inspector Joona Linna, who demands to investigate the murders. The killer is still at large, and there’s only one surviving witness—the boy whose family was killed before his eyes. Whoever committed the crimes wanted this…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 31, 2012 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Review - Bunker, Andrea Maria Schenkel

Book Title:  BUNKER

Author:  Andrea Maria Schenkel

ISBN:  9781849161121

Location: Germany

Publisher:  Quercus

Year of Publication:  2011



It had been a normal day at work. Monika was locking up, ready to head home, when the man arrived. She didn't even see his fist until it was far too late...



Bundled into a car, tied up and taken in darkness to an old mill in the thick of a forest, she has been flung into a bunker. It is only now, as time passes and she…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 28, 2012 at 6:05pm — No Comments

Review - Ghost Money, Andrew Nette

Book Title:   GHOST MONEY

Author:  Andrew Nette

ISBN:  B0090O0KFC

Location:  Cambodia / Thailand

Series:  Max Quinlan

Publisher:  Snubnose Press

Year of Publication:  2012



Max Quinlan is an Australian ex-cop turned PI whose latest case is to find missing business Charles Avery. The trail leads to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. Along the way Max will team up with an Australian journalist and his Cambodian translator to track Avery through the underbelly…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 24, 2012 at 3:48pm — No Comments

Review - By Any Means, Ben Sanders

Book Title:  BY ANY MEANS

Author: Ben Sanders

ISBN:  9781869508777

Location:  Auckland

Series:  Sean Devereaux

Publisher:  Harper Collins

Year of Publication:  2011



Friday rush hour. Auckland City. A lone shooter fires across a packed street and kills a man. Detective Sergeant Sean Devereaux is assigned the case. He's not complaining. His Friday nights are seldom better spent.



But the inquiry is not straightforward. Witness accounts are conflicting.…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 22, 2012 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Review - Summertime Death, Mons Kallentoft

Book Title:   SUMMERTIME DEATH

Author:  Mons Kallentoft

ISBN:   9781444721577

Location:   Sweden

Series:   Malin Fors

Publisher:   Hodder & Stoughton

Year of Publication:   2012



As the temperature in Sweden reaches a record-breaking 45º, forest fires break out. All those who have failed to escape Linkoping for the summer take shelter indoors, shocked and paralysed by the heat.



However, when a teenage girl is discovered naked and bleeding in the…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 17, 2012 at 4:47pm — No Comments

Review - Say You're Sorry, Michael Robotham

Book Title:  SAY YOU'RE SORRY

Author:  Michael Robotham

ISBN:   9781847445254

Location:   United Kingdom

Series:   Joe O'Loughlin & Vincent Ruiz

Publisher:   Little Brown

Year of Publication:   2012



During the worst blizzard in decades, a husband and wife are brutally killed in their home while half of London is without power. The suspect, a troubled young man who reported the killings, is in custody, unable or unwilling to explain his presence in the…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 15, 2012 at 8:23pm — No Comments

Review - Thirst, L.A. Larkin

Book Title:  THIRST

Author:  L.A. Larkin

ISBN:  9781741967890

Location:  Antarctica

Publisher:  2012

Year of Publication:   Pier 9



Antarctica is the coldest, most isolated place on earth. Luke Searle, maverick glaciologist, has made it his home. But soon his survival skills will be tested to the limit by a ruthless mercenary who must win at any cost. The white continent is under attack. The Australian team is being hunted down. Can Luke stay alive long enough to…

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Review - A Deniable Death, Gerald Seymour

Book Title:   A DENIABLE DEATH

Author:  Gerald Seymour    

ISBN:  9781444705850

Location:  Afghanistan, Iran

Series:  Badger Baxter

Publisher:  Hodder & Stoughton

Year of Publication:  2011



C.R.O.P.: Covert Rural Observation Posts are places where men like Danny 'Badger' Baxter hide for endless, motionless hours, secretly recording criminal or terrorist activity.



But now Badger has a bigger job than photographing dissident Republicans in muddy…

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Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 3, 2012 at 4:36pm — 3 Comments

Review - The Woman Before Me, Ruth Dugdall

Book Title:   THE WOMAN BEFORE ME

Author:  Ruth Dugdall

ISBN:   9781921922893

Location:  United Kingdom

Series:   Cate Austin

Publisher:   Text Publishing

Year of Publication:   2012



Rose Wilks and Emma Hatcher.



New mothers together.



But Rose's baby is in intensive care, and when Emma's son is killed, Rose is the only suspect.



Probation officer Cate Austin's new case is Rose Wilks, convicted of manslaughter and due for parole after…

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