Book Reviews - Sisters in Crime Members
|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...
|Burning Lies by Helene Young||
It’s easy to see why Helene Young was voted Australia’s favourite romantic suspense novelist in 2010 and 2011 - Burning Lies truly is “an explosive story of peril and passion”, and the relationships between the characters are as engaging as the suspense thread of the story.
|Cold Grave by Kathyrn Fox||
Like a lot of reviewers of Cold Grave, I read it in a couple of days and really enjoyed it. A crime series is only as strong as its characters and the broader story arc. While we have watched Dr Anya Crichton being tormented by her ex-husband and their custody battles over their son, it was refreshing to see a more human side to Martin in this book, reminding Anya why she fell in love...
|The Courier’s New Bicycle by Kim Westwood||
This is a dystopian novel set in Melbourne in a near future where an oppressive religious party is in power. Anything and anyone they consider unnatural is under threat. Salisbury Forth (Sal to her friends), a gender transgressive, has been rejected by her family, but has a new family of friends. Their business selling contraband hormones and their animal rights activities put them further in...
|Cooking the Books by Kerry Greenwood||
Kerry Greenwood’s Corinna Chapman series of books combines two of my favourite things – food and mystery. These stories never disappoint with a great plot and, one thing I find a lot of crime novels lack, some fantastic secondary characters. In this, the sixth book of the series, we get to see more than our usual glimpse into Kylie and Goss’ world.
|Wings of Fear ( formerly Border Watch) by Helene Young||
Helene Young has set her novel in North Queensland. Captain Morgan Pentland is a feisty pilot in the Border Watch fleet covering the “top end” . Tightly held views stemming from memories of her difficult childhood and through a series of dangerous events, are put to the test in this well written first novel.
|The Truth about Verity Sparks by Susan Green||
London 1878. Verity Sparks has an extraordinary talent: she can find lost things just by thinking about them.
Book Reviews - Non Members
|In her Blood||Annie Hauxwell|
|Never Knowing||Chevy Stephens|
|Silent in the Grave||Deanna Raybourn|
|The Savage Altar||Asa Larsson|
|Cold Case Files||Liz Porter|
|The Secret Fate of Mary Watson||Judy Johnson|
|Revenge of the Tide||Elizabeth Haynes|
|The Woman Before Me||Ruth Dugdall|
|Watch Out For Me||Syliva Johnson|
|The Donor||Helen Fitzgerald|
|Partners and Crime||Rochelle Jackson|
|The Wicked Girls||Alex Marwood|
|A Girl Like Me||Penny Matthews|
|The Rosie Black Chronicles - Genesis||Lara Morgan|