Karen from AustCrime's Blog – June 2010 Archive (14)

Review - Sharp Shooter, Marianne Delacourt


Author: Marianne Delacourt

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-1-74175-931-0

No of Pages: 311

Book Synopsis:

Tara Sharp should be just another unemployable, twenty-something, ex-private schoolgirl... but she has the gift - or curse as she sees it - of reading people's auras. The trouble is, auras sometimes tell you things about people they don't want you to know.

When a family friend recommends Mr… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 30, 2010 at 8:33pm — No Comments

Review - Where Have You Been? Wendy James


Author: Wendy James

Publisher: UWA Publishing

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-921401-46-6

No of Pages: 250

Book Synopsis:

Susan and Ed Middleton are perfectly content with their lives. Two kids, two cars, a solid brick bungalow in a respectable northern beaches suburb. They're good people, model citizens. There's barely a ripple in the surface of their happy existence. But when Susan's older sister, who vanished as a teenager,… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 26, 2010 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Review - Conspiracy 365 - January - Gabrielle Lord


Author: Gabrielle Lord

Publisher: Scholastic Australia

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-74169-033-0

No of Pages: 185

Book Synopsis:

On New Year's Eve Cal is chased down the street by a staggering sick man with a deadly warning.

They killed your father. They'll kill you. You must survive the next 365 days!"

Book Review:

Conspiracy 365 is a series of 12 novels, released one per month, following the… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 21, 2010 at 9:31pm — No Comments

Review - Gunshot Road, Adrian Hyland


Author: Adrian Hyland

Publisher: Text Publishing

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 9781921656309

No of Pages: 369

Book Synopsis:

Emily Tempest is small, black, as snaky as a taipan's tooth and is the woman least likely ever to embark on a career in policing. But her old mate Superintendent Tom MacGillivray has persuaded her to sign on as the Aboriginal Community Police Officer for the outback (not to mention throwback) township of… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 15, 2010 at 9:35pm — No Comments

Interview with Louise Welsh

I was lucky enough to catch up with Louise Welsh on the phone recently and chat to her on behalf of the local Sisters in Crime chapter. We talked about her latest book - NAMING THE BONES, crime fiction, education and that ongoing question - so what is it about Scotland and all those fantastic writers (amongst a lot of other things).

NAMING THE BONES is the latest book from Louise Welsh and it is ostensibly the story of Murray Watson and his research into the life of poet Archie Lunan.… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 15, 2010 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Review - A Few Right Thinking Men, Sulari Gentill


Author: Sulari Gentill

Publisher: Pantera Press

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-0-9807418-1-0

No of Pages: 349

Book Synopsis:

Rowland Sinclair is an artist and a gentleman. In Australia's 1930's, the Sinclair name is respectable and influential, yet Rowland has a talent for scandal.

Even with thousands of unemployed lining the streets, Rowland's sheltered world is one of exorbitant wealth, culture and impeccable… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 11, 2010 at 5:37pm — No Comments

Review - The Diggers Rest Hotel, Geoffrey McGeachin


Author: Geoffrey McGeachin

Publisher: Penguin

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-0-670-07273-6

No of Pages: 316

Book Synopsis:

In 1947, two years after witnessing the death of a young Jewish woman in Poland, Charlie Berlin has rejoined the police force a different man. Sent to investigate a spate of robberies in rural Victoria, he soon discovers that World War II has changed even the most ordinary of places and people.

An… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 8, 2010 at 10:10pm — No Comments

Review - Eye of the Red Tsar, Sam Eastland


Author: Sam Eastland

Publisher: Allen & Unwin/Faber

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-0-571-24534-5

No of Pages: 334

Book Synopsis:

Inspector Pekkala - known as the Emerald Eye - was once the most famous detective in all Russia, the favourite of the Tsar. Now he is the prisoner of the men he once hunted.

Like millions of others, he has been sent to the gulags in Siberia and as far as the rest of the world is concerned,… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 7, 2010 at 8:27pm — No Comments

Review - Ravens, George Dawes Green

Book Title: RAVENS

Author: George Dawes Green

Publisher: Little & Brown

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-1-84744-289-5

No of Pages: 325

Book Synopsis:

When grifters Shaw and Romeo pull up at a convenience store in Georgia, their only thought is to fix a faulty tyre and be on their way to Florida.

But this happens to be the store from which a $318 million jackpot ticket has just been sold - and when the pretty clerk accidentally reveals the identity… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 4, 2010 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Review - No Weather for a Burial, David Owen


Author: David Owen

Publisher: Forty Degrees South Publishing

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-0-9806555-2-0

No of Pages: 153

Book Synopsis:

How long should long service leave be?

Pufferfish, aka Detective Inspector Franz Heineken, scourge of Tasmania's villains, is back. And back with a seriously refreshed vengeance. Pufferfish, prickly, curmudgeonly and irony-charged as ever, is attracted to an unusual stench in his… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 4, 2010 at 2:23pm — No Comments

Review - In the Dark, Mark Billingham

Book Title: IN THE DARK

Author: Mark Billingham

Publisher: Little & Brown

Copyright: 2008

ISBN: 978-1-4087-0070-9

No of Pages: 370

Book Synopsis:

A rainy night in London. Shots are fired into a car which swerves on to the pavement and ploughs into a bus stop. It seems that an act of casual gang violence has cost an innocent victim their life. But the reality is even more chilling...

Book Review:

If somebody could explain to me what… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 3, 2010 at 6:41pm — 4 Comments

Review - Random, Craig Robertson

Book Title: RANDOM

Author: Craig Robertson

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-84737-729-6

No of Pages: 329

Book Synopsis:

Glasgow is being terrorised by a serial killer the media have nicknamed The Cutter. The murders have left the police baffled. There seems to be neither rhyme nor reason behind the killings; no kind of pattern or motive; an entirely different method of murder each time, and nothing that connects the victims… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 2, 2010 at 10:26am — No Comments

Review - Thrill City, Leigh Redhead


Author: Leigh Redhead

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-74114-737-7

No of Pages: 438

Book Synopsis:

Simone Kirsch, ex-stripper, sleuth and bad girl, is back in business - and before she has time to crack open a bottle of cheap champagne to celebrate the launch of her very own detective agency, she's up to her neck in lethal fun and games.

It all starts off quite innocently, when bestselling crime… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 1, 2010 at 10:39pm — No Comments

Review - Captured, Neil Cross

Book Title: CAPTURED

Author: Neil Cross

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-84737-397-7

No of Pages: 245

Book Synopsis:

Although he is still young, Kenny has just weeks to live. Before he dies, he wants to find his childhood best friend Callie Barton and thank her for the kindness she showed him when they were at school together.

But when Kenny begins his search, he discovers that Callie Barton has gone… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on June 1, 2010 at 9:54pm — No Comments

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