Karen from AustCrime's Blog – May 2007 Archive (5)

Review - The Colour of Blood, Declan Hughes


Author: Declan Hughes

Publisher: Hachette Livre

Edition released: May 2007

ISBN: 978-0-7195-6841-1

346 pages

Review by: Karen Chisholm

THE COLOUR OF BLOOD is the second Ed Loy novel by Declan Hughes, the first being The Wrong Kind of Blood, published in 2006.

Ed Loy is a Private Investigator in current day Dublin, Ireland - a place that's part gritty, poor, desperate and part rich, privileged, twisted. Shane Howard is a Dublin… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on May 31, 2007 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Graphic, Shane Briant


Author: Shane Briant

Publisher: Marburg Press

Edition released: February 2005

ISBN: 0957882610

274 pages

Review by: Karen Chisholm

There are a stack of books lurking in a corner in my lounge room that are from little / basically unknown Australian authors and I've been promising to catch up on my reading of them to myself for ages

now. GRAPHIC was my most recent read from that pile and I'm really

pleased I…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on May 28, 2007 at 5:47pm — No Comments

The Coroner's Lunch, Colin Cotterill

Title: The Coroner's Lunch

Author: Colin Cotterill

Publisher: Text Publishing

Edition released: 2006

ISBN: 1-921145-18-8

Classification: Crime

287 pages

Review by: Karen Chisholm

In the lead-up to the Australian release of Colin Cotterill's second book, Thirty Three Teeth, Text Publishing kindly sent me a copy of the charming THE CORONER'S LUNCH. This is the first book in the series featuring septuagenarian and reluctant Laos Chief Coroner Dr Siri… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on May 16, 2007 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Crow Stone, Jenni Mills


Publisher: Harper Collins

Author: Jenni Mills

Edition released: 2007

ISBN 9780007253814

399 pages

Genre: Crime Fiction

Reviewed by: Karen Chisholm

"Corax the Raven - the messenger of the gods. Just when you think life is on track, along comes a socking great bird, squawking news of a divine quest. My advice is, shoot the bloody thing....."

The quote at the start of CROW STONE hinted at something…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on May 15, 2007 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Cherry Pie, Leigh Redhead


Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Author: Leigh Redhead

Edition released: 2007

ISBN 978-1-74114-736-0

411 pages

Genre: Crime Fiction

Reviewed by: Karen Chisholm

CHERRY PIE is the third book in the Simone Kirsch series, which takes a slightly darker, more edgy direction than the first two.

Working to raise the cash for the gadgetry needed to start her own Private Investigator business, Simone is sidetracked by a desperate phone message… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on May 9, 2007 at 4:34pm — No Comments

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