Reviews

Evil Under the Stars

Author: C.A. Larmer Publisher/Year: Larmer Media 2018 Synopsis The champagne is flowing, the movie is showing, and a killer is lurking just blankets away… When the Agatha Christie Book Club reunite to watch Evil Under the Sun at a moonlight cinema, they quickly find themselves face-to-face with evil under a star-lit sky. A woman has

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Corpse Light

Author: Angela Slatter Publisher/Year: Jo Fletcher Books 2017 Publisher Synopsis Verity’s all about protecting her city, but right now that’s mostly running surveillance and handling the less exciting cases for the Weyrd Council – after all, it’s hard to chase the bad guys through the streets of Brisbane when you’re really, really pregnant. An insurance investigation sounds

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And Fire Came Down

Author: Emma Viskic Publisher/Year: Echo Publishing  2017   Publisher Synopsis Deaf since early childhood, Caleb Zelic used to meet life head-on. Now he’s struggling just to get through the day. His best mate is dead, his ex-wife, Kat, is avoiding him, and nightmares haunt his waking hours. But when a young woman is killed after

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The Dinosaur Feather and The Arc of the Swallow

The Dinosaur Feather Publisher/Year: Quercus, 2015 The Arc of the Swallow Publisher/Year: riverrun, 2016 Author: Sissel-Jo Gazan   Reviewer: Robyn Walton The Dinosaur Feather, Sissel-Jo Gazan’s breakthrough crime fiction novel, was first published in Denmark in 2008 as Dinosaurens fjer. It was very well received in the Nordic region, being hailed as Danish Crime Novel

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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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