Karen from AustCrime's Blog – January 2010 Archive (11)

Review - Cold Justice, Katherine Howell


Author: Katherine Howell

Publisher: Pan MacMillan Australia

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-4050-3927-7

No of Pages: 329

Book Synopsis:

The past haunts the present...

Nineteen years ago teenager Georgie Daniels stumbled across the body of her classmate, Tim Pieters, hidden amongst bushes. His family was devastated and the killer never found.

Political pressure sees the murder investigation reopened and… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 30, 2010 at 3:46pm — No Comments

Review - TAKE OUT, Felicity Young

Fremantle Press have just released the third DSS Stevie Hooper book by WA based writer Felicity Young, TAKE OUT, following on from HARUM SCARUM and AN EASEFUL DEATH.

Starting off with a prologue that is obviously telegraphing something awful in the future of Mai, a young Asian girl, the action moves to Perth. Stevie is working in the Sex Crimes unit, but it's in her capacity as friend that she steps into the strangely deserted Pavel house that morning. The house is luxurious, big,… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 29, 2010 at 3:44pm — No Comments

Review - The Tourist, Olen Steinhauer


Author: Olen Steinhauer

Publisher: Harper Collins

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-0-00-729678-1

No of Pages: 408

Book Synopsis:

In the global age of the CIA, there are hotspots everywhere. And whenever there's trouble, there's a Tourist: the men and women who do the dirty work. They're the Company's best agents - and Milo Weaver was the best of them all.

Book Review:

After five, multi-award nominated crime… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 27, 2010 at 1:20pm — No Comments

Genre Flash 4 - Just in time for some hot summer reading

Genre Flash 4 has been released and it's a great big, fascinating list of local books and authors.

To download your own copy (for scribbling on and taking off to the bookshop - or to buy from the sites mentioned in there):

Regular catalogue of Great Australian authors and books.

Thanks to Lindy Cameron for the great effort that she puts in on this listing - it's fantastic…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 13, 2010 at 10:07am — No Comments

Review - All the Dead Voices, Declan Hughes


Author: Declan Hughes

Publisher: John Murray

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-1-84854-068-2

No of Pages: 308

Book Synopsis:

Ed Loy has made some changes. He has moved into a flat in Dublin's city centre, leaving the family home behind. Maybe now he can break free from the ghosts of his past.

But when a fifteen-year-old murder case is re-opened, Loy is hired by the victim's daughter to investigate the suspects… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 12, 2010 at 12:24pm — 1 Comment

Review - The Twilight Time, Karen Campbell


Author: Karen Campbell

Publisher: Hodder

Copyright: 2008

ISBN: 978-0-340-93560-6

No of Pages: 339

Book Synopsis:

Anna Cameron is a new Sergeant in the Flexi Unit. On her first day in the new job she discovers she'll be working with her ex, Jamie, now married and with a child. In at the deep end emotionally after many years without him, she's also plunged headlong into the underworld of Glasgow's notorious Drag - the… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 10, 2010 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Review - Stone's Fall, Iain Pears

Book Title: STONE'S FALL

Author: Iain Pears

Publisher: Random House

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 9780224084376

No of Pages: 597

Book Synopsis:

In his most dazzling and brilliant novel since An Instance of the Fingerpost, Iain Pears tells the story of John Stone, financier and armaments manufacturer, a man so wealthy that in the years before World War One he was able to manipulate markets, industries and indeed whole countries and continents. A panoramic… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 8, 2010 at 11:26am — No Comments

Review - Black Butterfly, Mark Gatiss


Author: Mark Gatiss

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Copyright: 2008

ISBN: 978-0-74325-712-1

No of Pages: 204

Book Synopsis:

Lucifer Box. He's tall, he's dark and, like the shark, he looks for trouble.

Or so he wishes. For, with Queen Elizabeth newly established on her throne, the now elderly secret agent is reaching the end of his scandalous career. Despite his fast-approaching retirement, queer events leave… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 7, 2010 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Review - Innocent Blood, Elizabeth Corley


Author: Elizabeth Corley

Publisher: Allison and Busby

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-0-7490-8062-4

No of Pages: 541

Book Synopsis:

DCI Andrew Fenwick is on a tough case. The Choir Boy investigation, a project outside ordinary police jurisdiction, aims to expose an infamous and increasingly powerful paedophile ring. Moreover, with eleven-year-old schoolboy Sam Bowyers missing, every second counts. But is the investigation more… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 6, 2010 at 3:35pm — No Comments

Review - Torn Apart, Peter Corris

Book Title: TORN APART

Author: Peter Corris

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-74237-139-9

No of Pages: 240

Book Synopsis:

Semi-retired. De-licensed. But Cliff Hardy is once again fighting for justice and tracking down evil when his cousin is brutally murdered - did the shotgun blast find its target, or was it meant for Hardy?

Hardy has never been much of a family man, so when he meets his second cousin Patrick… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 5, 2010 at 9:46am — No Comments

Review - The Fortunes of Mary Fortune, Mary Fortune (edited by Lucy Sussex)


Author: Mary Fortune (edited by Lucy Sussex)

Publisher: Penguin

Copyright: 1989

ISBN: 0-14-012302-4

No of Pages: 230

Book Synopsis:

'To fall asleep and dream dreams that change as quickly as the forms in an unsteady kaleidoscope, and to awaken with a bewildered feeling that you are not yourself but have changed places with some other identity, must be a sensation akin to that I experienced when I opened my… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on January 5, 2010 at 9:45am — No Comments

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