Book Reviews - Sisters in Crime Members
|Thirst by L.A. larkin||
Thirst is L.A . Larkin's second book, and like her first, The Genesis Flaw, it is a thriller written with an environmental theme. The time frame for this book is 'a few years from now... ' and it is set in a world where water has become more important than oil.
|Dark Horse by Honey Brown||
I’ll admit upfront that I think Honey Brown is one of the best writers of psychological thrillers in Australia today. Her latest novel Dark Horse only confirms my good opinion of her work.
|Outside the Law 3 by Lindy Cameron, Editor||
Outside the Law 3 brings together another collection of true crime stories which, this time, as Lindy Cameron explains in her introduction, largely fall into two categories: “the appalling abuse or tragic loss of children; and the life and times of Australia’s big- and small-time crooks, the cops who tracked them down, and the journos who told us all about them at the time.”...
|Fair Cop by Christine Nixon||
I have to declare upfront that I served under Christine Nixon for the entire time she was Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, and I now count her among my close friends. I was overseas when Fair Cop was released so did not get around to reading it until 2012 just before I interviewed Christine for Sisters in Crime during Law Week. When I started the book, I thought that...
|A Bitter Taste by Annie Hauxwell||
This is the second book in the Catherine Berlin series and after reading the first -In Her Blood- I really couldn’t wait to see what trouble Berlin had managed to get herself into this time and more importantly how she survived her adventures. She may not always be likeable but she is never boring!
|In her Blood by Annie Hauxwell||
For a first time author Annie Hauxwell has shown an amazing maturity in the crime genre. I was enthralled from the first page when Catherine Berlin “gazes down at the blue flesh swaying in the grey water’ to the last page when “Delroy watched as she curled Berlin’s fingers around the device that showed her how to control the flow”.
|Murder with the Lot by Sue Williams||
“If you wanted to hide somewhere there's no way I'd choose Rusty Bore. A hundred and forty seven residents and everyone single one of them watching. No one here forgets. Especially your mistakes”
|Web of Deceit by Katherine Howell||
Again, Katherine Howell caused me sleepless nights while I read, read, read, lost in the world and situations she created. Without exception, Katherine Howell’s experience as a former paramedic provides the reader with believable and provocative glimpses into this profession.
|Unnatural Habits - A Pryne Fisher Mystery by Kerry Greenwood||
Explaining his reason for wrapping up the Kenzie-Gennaro series, Dennis Lehane allegedly says, "Have you every heard anyone say ‘The seventeenth book in the series was my favorite’?"
|Paving the New Road by Sulari Gentill||
The year is 1933 and Hitler's Nazi government is consolidating its hold on power, imprisoning socialists, trade unionists and avante garde artists who work is considered 'degenerate'. Public book burnings are held to purge the shelves of 'un-German' works by Marxists, pacifists, Jews and other progressive intellectuals. Handshaking is banned and German officials...
Book Reviews - Non Members
|The Waterlow Killings||Pamela Burton|
|Sinister Intent||Karen M. Davis|
|Mad Men, Bad Girls and the Guerilla Knitters Institute||Maggie Groff|
|Taking Eve||Iris Johansen|
|The Woman Before Me||Ruth Dugdall|
|The Cuckoo's calling||Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling)|
|How The Light Gets In||Louise Penny|
|Murder at Mansfield Park||Lynn Shepard|
|Human Remains||Elizabeth Haynes|
|A Tragedy in Two Acts - Marcus Einfeld & Teresa Brennan||Fiona Harari|
|Playing Dead||Julia Heaberlin|
|Rough Diamond||Kathyrn Ledson|
|Never Knowing||Chevy Stephens|
|Silent in the Grave||Deanna Raybourn|
|The Savage Altar||Asa Larsson|