Reviews

Celebrant Sleuth: I do or die

Author: Hazel Edwards Publisher: BookPOD Year: 2018 Synopsis ‘I buried my father, married my sister and sorted the missing will.’‘ Quinn, a celebrant with style and a few obsessions but a good heart, solves quirky problems, mysteries and the occasional murder at weddings, funerals and naming ceremonies in her country town. Ex-actor with a great

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Jack of Spades

Author: Sophie Masson Cover & Illustrations: Yvonne Low Publisher: Eagle Books Copyright Year: 2017   Synopsis May 1910… Linda’s father is missing in Paris, and her only clue is the Jack of Spades card that was sent to their home in London. In the family code, ‘Jack of Spades’ means danger. But it is not

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The Naturalist’s Daughter

Author: Tea Cooper Publisher: HQ Fiction Copyright Year: 2017 Synopsis A woman’s bungled act of kindness sparks a chain of events that reverberates through the generations uncovering secrets, lies and the biggest scientific controversy of the nineteenth century, the classification of the platypus. Two women, a century apart, are drawn into a mystery surrounding the

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Celebrant Sleuth: I Do … or Die

Author: Hazel Edwards Publisher: BookPOD Copyright Year: 2018 Synopsis ‘I buried my father, married my sister and sorted the missing will.’‘ Quinn, a celebrant with style and a few obsessions but a good heart, solves quirky problems, mysteries and the occasional murder at weddings, funerals and naming ceremonies in her country town. Ex-actor with a

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Crime Scene Asia: When Forensic Evidence Becomes the Silent Witness

Author: Liz Porter Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Editions Copyright Year: 2018 Synopsis The body of a woman is found in a Singapore nature park. Nobody has reported her missing and no one knows who she is. The only clue to her identity is a series of tiny numbers etched into her dental implants. In Kuala Lumpur,

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This Is How It Ends

Author: Eva Dolan Publisher: Bloomsbury (Raven) Copyright Year: 2018  Synopsis This is how it begins. With a near-empty building, the inhabitants forced out of their homes by property developers. With two women: idealistic, impassioned blogger Ella and seasoned campaigner, Molly. With a body hidden in a lift shaft. But how will it end?  Reviewer: Jacquie

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Nine Lessons

Author: Nicola Upson Publisher: Faber Copyright Year: 2017 Synopsis This is the seventh book in Nicola Upson’s Josephine Tey mystery series but the first one I have read rather than listed to as an audiobook. This time around our heroine finds herself in Cambridge during a period when a serial rapist is stalking local women.

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Remembering the Myall Creek Massacre

Edited by Jane Lydon and Lyndall Ryan Publisher: Newsouth Copyright Year: 2018 Synopsis The 1838 Myall Creek Massacre is remembered for the brutality of the crime committed by white settlers against innocent Aboriginal men, women and children, but also because eleven of the twelve assassins were arrested and brought to trial. Amid tremendous controversy, seven

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Red Hot

Authors: Cheryl & Leonie Alldis Publisher: BWM Books Copyright Year: 2014 Synopsis It’s 1964 in the idyllic fruit-growing district of Hamilton Valley, just northwest of Albury. When the first couple of fires break out, locals are disturbed but put it down to the actions of local kids: nothing that can’t be swiftly dealt with. But

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Nine Lessons: Some Wounds Never Heal

Author: Nicola Upson Publisher: Faber & Faber Copyright Year: 2017 Synopsis Josephine Tey is in Cambridge, a town gripped by fear and suspicion as a serial rapist stalks the streets, and in the shadow of King’s College Chapel, Detective Chief Inspector Archie Penrose faces some of the most horrific and audacious murders of his career.

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