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

Review - The Likeness, Tana French


Author: Tana French

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Copyright: 2008

ISBN: 978-0-340-92478-5

No of Pages: 553

Book Synopsis:

Still traumatised by her brush with a psychopath, Detective Cassie Maddox transfers out of the Murder squad and starts a relationship with fellow detective Sam O'Neill. When he calls her to the scene of his new case, she is shocked to find that the murdered girl is her double. What's more, her ID shows she… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on November 30, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Review - Into the Shadows, Shirley Wells


Author: Shirley Wells

Publisher: Carroll & Graf

Copyright: 2007

ISBN: 978-0-78671-963-1

No of Pages: 304

Book Synopsis:

When Rodney Hill, wrongly arrested for a series of murders, hangs himself, Jill Kennedy the forensic psychologist whose profile led to Hill's arrest, gives up her work with the police and moves to the peaceful village of Kelton Bridge to write self-help books, enjoy a quiet life with her cats and perhaps… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on November 24, 2010 at 10:53am — No Comments

Review - Death Mask, Kathryn Fox

Book Title: DEATH MASK

Author: Kathryn Fox

Publisher: Pan MacMillan Australia

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-1-4050-3995-6

No of Pages: 352

Book Synopsis:

Forensic physician Dr Anya Crichton is presented with a patient who has returned from her honeymoon with multiple sexually transmitted infections.

Her husband has none of them. She tearfully denies having had any other partners and Anya believes her. Is this a medical phenomenon or has something more… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on November 23, 2010 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Review - The Anniversary Man, R.J. Ellory


Author: R.J. Ellory

Publisher: Orion

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-0-7528-9875-9

No of Pages: 390

Book Synopsis:

Twenty years ago John Costello's life, as he knew it, ended.

He and his beautiful girlfriend, Nadia, became victims of the deranged 'Hammer of God' killer who terrorised New Jersey City throughout the summer of 1984. This murderer went after young courting couples in an attempt to 'save their… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on November 22, 2010 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Review - Last Nocturne, Marjorie Eccles


Author: Marjorie Eccles

Publisher: Allison and Busby

Copyright: 2008

ISBN: 978-0-7490-8079-2

No of Pages: 409

Book Synopsis:

What could make a successful, happily married man like Eliot Martagon take a gun and shoot himself? What made Theo Benton, a young artist on the brink of fame, throw himself to his death?

These are the questions facing the dapper Chief Inspector Lamb and his stolid assistant, Detective Sergeant… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on November 17, 2010 at 3:53pm — No Comments

Review - Caught, Harlan Coben

Book Title: CAUGHT

Author: Harlan Coben

Publisher: Orion

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 9781409112501

No of Pages: 388

Book Synopsis:

Seventeen-year-old Haley McWaid is a good girl, the pride of her suburban New Jersey family, captain of the lacrosse team, headed off to college next year with all the hopes and dreams her doting parents can pin on her. Which is why, when her mother wakes one morning to find that Haley never came home the night before, and three… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on November 16, 2010 at 12:16pm — 1 Comment

Review - If It Bleeds, Duncan Campbell

Book Title: IF IT BLEEDS

Author: Duncan Campbell

Publisher: Headline

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-0-7553-4250-1

No of Pages: 373

Book Synopsis:

Britain's best known gangster, Charlie Hook, wants to tell his life story and chooses crime reporter Laurie Lane as his reluctant ghost. But the next day Hook is dead, his blood and hair on the walls of his north London mansion.

Who has killed the last of the London Godfathers, the man who used to be a driver… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on November 10, 2010 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Review - Hypothermia, Arnaldur Indridason


Author: Arnauldur Indridason

Publisher: Harvill Secker

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-1-846-55262-5

No of Pages: 314

Book Synopsis:

One cold autumn night, a woman is found hanging from a beam in her summer cottage by Lake Thingvellir. At first sight, it appears to be a straightforward case of suicide; the woman, Maria, has never recovered from the loss of her mother two years earlier and had a history of depression. But when Karen, the… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on November 9, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Review - The Burning Wire, Jeffery Deaver


Author: Jeffery Deaver

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-0-340-93729-7

No of Pages: 412

Book Synopsis:

New York is being held to ransom. Manhattan's electricity grid has been the victim of a horrific attack . . . and more are planned.

While the FBI and Homeland Security try to determine who's behind the carnage, Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs race to decode the forensics in order to prevent… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on November 4, 2010 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Review - Through Black Spruce, Joseph Boyden


Author: Joseph Boyden

Publisher: Orion

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-0-297-85291-9

No of Pages: 359

Book Synopsis:

Fifteen years after the death of their patriarch, the Bird Clan finds itself struggling to survive on the hardscrabble reservation it calls home.

On Christmas Day, the youngest of the clan, beautiful Suzanne Bird, leaves by snowmobile with her boyfriend Gus Netmaker, against both families' wishes, hoping… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on November 3, 2010 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Review - Pelagia & The Red Rooster, Boris Akunin


Author: Boris Akunin

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Copyright: 2010

ISBN: 978-0-297-85297-1

No of Pages: 410

Book Synopsis:

Returning from the Synod in St Petersburg - an an official rebuke of her crime-fighting ways - Pelagia finds herself aboard the Steamer Sturgeon, dodging pickpockets, zealots and a sinister man with a detachable eye. But the brutal murder of the would-be Messiah in the cabin next door… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on November 1, 2010 at 3:26pm — No Comments

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