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

Review - Scream, Nigel McCrery

Book Title:   SCREAM

Author:   Nigel McCrery

Publisher:   Quercus / Pan MacMillan Australia

Copyright:   2011

ISBN:   9781849161152

Book Synopsis:

As people disappear from his streets, and a handful of battered and broken bodies are discovered on his patch, Lapslie has no idea that he's up against a man who feels sound like he can taste it.

He hunts people down. Men, women, anyone with a voice. He makes them hurt, he makes them bleed, he makes them… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on April 18, 2011 at 9:36pm — No Comments

Review - 1222, Anne Holt

Book Title:   1222

Author:   Anne Holt

Publisher:   Corvus

Copyright:   2011

ISBN:   978-1-84887-607-1

No of Pages:   313

Book Synopsis:

1222 metres above sea level, train 601 from Oslo to Bergen careens off iced rails as the worst snowstorm in Norwegian history gathers force around it.  Marooned in the high mountains with night falling and the temperature plummeting, its 269 passengers are forced to abandon their snowbound train and decamp to a… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on April 17, 2011 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Review - Violent Exposure, Katherine Howell


Author:   Katherine Howell

Publisher:   Pan Macmillan Australia

Copyright:   2010

ISBN:   9781405040051

Book Synopsis:

When Suzanne Crawford is found stabbed to death and her husband Connor is discovered to be missing, it looks like just another tragic case of domestic violence to Detective Ella Marconi. But as the investigation progresses, it becomes clear that all is not as it seems. Why is there no record of Connor Crawford… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on April 15, 2011 at 2:31pm — No Comments

Review - Zulu, Caryl Ferey

Book Title:   ZULU

Author:   Caryl Ferey

Publisher:   Europa Editions

Copyright:   2010

ISBN:   978-1-933372-88-4

No of Pages:   400

Book Synopsis:

As a child, Ali Neuman narrowly escaped being murdered by Inkatha, a militant political party at war with Nelson Mandela's African National Congress.  His father and brother were not so lucky.  Only he and his mother survived the carnage of those years.  But as with many survivors, the psychological scars… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on April 12, 2011 at 10:27pm — No Comments

Review - Shadow Sister, Simone van der Vlugt


Author:   Simone van der Vlugt

Publisher:   Text Publishing

Copyright:   2010

ISBN:   978-1-921656-33-0

No of Pages:   282

Book Synopsis:

Lydia and Elisa, twin sisters, identical in appearance, different in every other way.

Lydia has her life in order and opinions on everything, from her husband's business to her sister's friends, to her fellow teachers. If only those around her could live up to her high standards. But… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on April 11, 2011 at 11:58pm — No Comments

Review - Operation Napoleon, Arnauldur Indridason


Author:   Arnauldur Indridason

Publisher:   Harvill Secker

Copyright:   2010

ISBN:   9781846552854

Book Synopsis:

1945: A German bomber flies over Iceland in a blizzard; the crew have lost their way and eventually crash on the Vatnajökull glacier, the largest in Europe. Puzzlingly, there are both German and American officers on board. One of the senior German officers claims that their best chance of survival is to try to walk… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on April 11, 2011 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Review - Blood Men, Paul Cleave

Book Title: BLOOD MEN

Author: Paul Cleave

Publisher: Bantam

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 9781869792718

Book Synopsis:

Edward Hunter is a family man with a beautiful wife and daughter, a great job, a bright future, and a very dark past.

Edward's father is a man of blood. He's been in jail for twenty years and he's never coming out. Edward has struggled his entire life to put that all behind him, but it's hard when everybody knows you're the son of a… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on April 11, 2011 at 1:32pm — No Comments

Review - Saints of New York, R.J. Ellory


Author: R.J. Ellory

Publisher: Orion UK

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-4091-0475-9

No of Pages: 452

Book Synopsis:

The death of a young heroin dealer causes no great concern for NYPD Detective Frank Parrish - Danny Lange is just another casualty of the drug war. But when Danny's teenage sister winds up dead, questions are raised that have no clear answers. Parrish, already under investigation by Internal Affairs for… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on April 7, 2011 at 5:28pm — No Comments

Review - The Ringmaster, Vanda Symon


Author:   Vanda Symon

Publisher:   Penguin

Copyright:   2008

ISBN:   9780143008347

No of Pages:   312

Book Synopsis:

Death is stalking the southern South Island. And what role does the visiting Darling Brothers Circus have to play?

Sam Shephard is on the bottom rung of detective training in Dunedin, and her boss makes sure she knows it. She gets involved in her first homicide investigation there when a university… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on April 6, 2011 at 11:06pm — No Comments

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