Reviews

Skin by Mo Hayder

Author: Mo Hayder Publisher: Bantam Press Book Synopsis: Skin is the fourth in Hayder’s Jack Caffery series, and clearly follows close on the heels of the previous offering, Ritual, as it refers to events from Operation Norway, which occurred earlier in the same week. Hayder also has two stand alone novels – Tokyo and Pig

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The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island by Chloe Hooper

Author: Chloe Hooper Publisher: Penguin Copyright Year: 2008 Review By: Sylvia Loader Book Synopsis: This is a multi award winning book, and justifiably so. Besides taking out our own Davitt for True Crime it has chalked up the 2009 Premier’s Literary Awards of NSW, Victoria and Queensland, plus the 2009 Australian Book Industry Award for

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A Bali Conspiracy Most Foul by Shamini Flint

Book Summary Author: Shamini Flint Publisher: Piaktus Copyright Year: 2009 No of Pages: 292 Review By: Carmel Shute Book Synopsis: If you have not tried them yet, get onto the excellent Inspector Singh series by Shamini Flint, a new runner in the burgeoning field of crime fiction set in exotic locales and featuring unprepossessing-looking overweight local detectives. This, the second

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Die for You by Lisa Unger

 Book Summary Author: Lisa Unger Publisher: Bantam Review By: Tanya King Book Synopsis: Die for You is Unger’s fourth stand-alone novel. Having only read Black Out, a clear theme across these two novels seems to be that of a mysterious past coming back to haunt the present, with not everyone appearing as they seem. In Die for You,

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The Old School by PM Newton

Book Summary Author: P.M. Newton Publisher: Penguin Viking Copyright Year: 2010 ISBN: 978-0-670-07451-8 No of Pages: 363 Review By: Karen Chisholm Book Synopsis: Sydney, 1992.  Nhu ‘Ned’ Kelly is a young detective making her way in what was, until recently, the best police force money could buy.  Now ICAC has the infamous Roger Rogerson in the spotlight, and the old ways are

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Monty & Me by L A Larkin

Author: Louisa Bennet (aka LA Larkin) Publisher: Avon Copyright Year: 2015 Review By: Sandra Nicholson Book Synopsis: You might think that dogs can’t understand us…but you’d be wrong. Apart from his obsession with cheese, Monty is actually a very clever animal. So when his beloved master is murdered, Monty decides to use his formidable nose

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Give The Devil His Due by Sulari Gentill

Author: Sulari Gentill Publisher: Pantera Press Copyright Year: 2015 Review By: Ann Byrne Book Synopsis: “Give the Devil His Due”, the 7th novel in the Rowland Sinclair Mystery Series, begins with a piece of 1927 news from the Richmond River Express and the Casino Kyogle Advertise on the Moroubra Speedway. A concrete bowl race track that despite the banks being

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Siren by Tara Moss

Author: Tara Moss Publisher: Harper Collins Review By: Ann Byrne Book Synopsis: Siren is the fifth of the series, Fetish, Split, Cover and Hit, with PI Makedde (Mak) Vanderwall, the beautiful, streetwise motorbike riding daughter of a cop. Mak begins this adventure with a ride from Canberra to Sydney, “With her slender, leather gloved hand, she gripped the throttle

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Wings Of Fear by Helene Young

Author: Helene Young Publisher: Hachette Copyright Year: 2011 ISBN: 978 0 7336 2490 2 (pbk) Review By: Yvonne Smith Book Synopsis: 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

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Murder In Suburbia by Emily Webb

Author: Katherine Howell Publisher: Pan MacMillan Copyright Year: 2014 Review By: Ruth Wykes Book Synopsis: In Murder in Suburbia true-crime author Emily Webb has investigated a number of cases that most people won’t have heard about. Emily Webb has tackled some of the most bizarre crimes in Australia, those that leave investigators scratching their heads. As the title suggests, most

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