Reviews

Poet’s Cottage by Josephine Pennicott

Author: Josephine Pennicott Publisher: Pan MacMillan Australia Copyright Year: 2012 ISBN: 9781742610894 Review By: Karen Chisholm Book Synopsis: Josephine Pennicott has written three dark fantasy novels, and won three Scarlet Stiletto Awards from the Sisters in Crime Australia, so it’s no surprise that her latest offering, POET’S COTTAGE has a little of the sensibility of both genres. Set in the small,

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The Genesis Flaw by L.A. Larkin

Author: L.A. Larkin Publisher: Pier 9 ISBN: 978 1 74196 788 3 Review By: Angela Savage Book Synopsis: I was keen to read The Genesis Flaw after meeting LA Larkin at a writers’ festival on the Gold Coast. I was impressed by Larkin’s account of the research that went into the book, which included consulting with world-renowned geneticists, working closely

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Silent Fear by Katherine Howell

Author: Katherine Howell Publisher: Pan MacMillan Australia Copyright Year: 2012 ISBN: 9781742610726 Review By: Karen Chisholm Book Synopsis: It’s odd, the things that can occur to you when you’re reading books. In the case of SILENT FEAR I just could not stop thinking how glad I was to be a reader and not a writer. Honestly, how do these people come

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Miles Off Course by Sulari Gentill

Author: Sulari Gentill Publisher: Pantera Press Copyright Year: 2012 ISBN: 978-0-9870685-2-1 No of Pages: 368 Price: $29.99 Review By: Angela Savage and Karen Chisholm Book Synopsis: Review by Angela Savage When I tweeted recently that I was on the train to Melbourne from Ballan reading an advance copy of Sulari Gentill’s new novel Miles Off Course, an Aussie crime fiction blogger promptly

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Let The Dead Lie by Malla Nunn

Author: Malla Nunn Publisher: Pan MacMillan Australia Copyright Year: 2010 ISBN: 9781405039208 No of Pages: 390 Review By: Sharon Halasz Book Synopsis: Let The Dead Lie is the second novel featuring Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper, a flawed, but trying-to-be-honourable man haunted by his past. He first appeared in A Beautiful Place To Die, the events of which are hinted at in this

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Beyond Fear by Jaye Ford

Author: Jaye Ford Publisher: Bantam, Random House Australia Copyright Year: 2011 ISBN: 9781864711974 No of Pages: 422 Review By: Sharon Halasz Book Synopsis: Beyond Fear is so deliciously scary, it’s hard to believe this psychological thriller is a debut novel. If you’re packing your overnight bag for a weekend away in the country – alone – I suggest you leave this book

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A New Kind Of Death by Alison Goodman

Author: Alison Goodman Publisher: Clan Destine Press Copyright Year: 2007 Review By: Ann Byrne Book Synopsis: “A New Kind of Death” was formerly pusblished as “Killing The Rabbit” and is Alison Goodman’s first crime fiction and it is a beauty. The book is set between Australia and Japan with some intriguing meeting of the cultures. The strict cultural norms are

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Take Out by Felicity Young

Author: Felicity Young Publisher: Fremantle Press Copyright Year: 2010 Review By: Sylvia Loader Book Synopsis: This is Felicity Young’s third book featuring DSS Stevie Hooper, and like its predecessors it’s a cracker. While the prologue and epilogue are set in Thailand, the rest of the book centres on Perth, and the author brings the city to life. Although on leave

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The Killing Hands by P.D. Martin

Author: P.D. Martin Publisher: Pan Mcmillan Copyright Year: 2009 No of Pages: 393 pages Review By: Gayle Sutherland This novel is the fourth in a series featuring Sophie Anderson, an Australian criminal profiler working in the Los Angeles Field Office of the FBI. She is brought in to help solve the murder of an unknown victim whose throat was ripped

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A Decline In Prophets by Sulari Gentill

Author: Sulari Gentill Publisher: Pantera Press Copyright Year: 2011 ISBN: 978-0-9807418-9-6 No of Pages: 368 Price: 29.99 Review By: Karen Chisholm Book Synopsis: Fans of Australian writing (not just crime fiction) if you’ve not caught up yet with Rowly Sinclair and his wanderings through 1930’s Sydney and beyond, where on earth have you been? A DECLINE IN PROPHETS is the second book in

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