Reviews

A Morbid Habit by Annie Hauxwell

Author: Annie Hauxwell Publisher: Penguin/Michael Joseph Copyright Year: 2014 ISBN: 0434022969 Review By: Angela Savage Book Synopsis: A Morbid Habit is the third novel in Annie Hauxwell’s Catherine Berlin series and to my mind, it’s her best yet. Set mostly in Russia, A Morbid Habit is as bleak and dark as a Moscow winter. The plot is satisfyingly complex, the suspense

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The Fourth Season by Dorothy Johnston

Author: Dorothy Johnston Publisher: Wakefield Press Copyright Year: 2013 ISBN: 978 1 74305 252 5 (ebook) Review By: Lesley Vick Book Synopsis: The Fourth Season is the fourth book in Dorothy Johnston’s mystery quartet featuring her private investigator, Sandra Mahoney. Other regular characters in the series are Mahoney’s partner (and father of her younger child, a six year old girl), Ivan

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Fatal Impact by Kathryn Fox

Author: Kathryn Fox Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia Copyright Year: 2014 ISBN: 9781742612324 Review By: Ruth Wykes Book Synopsis: Dr Anya Crichton is a forensic pathologist, and is the main character in all of Kathryn Fox’s seven crime novels. Regular readers will be familiar with Fox’s taut, fast-paced stories and will have come to know Crichton as a strong, independent woman who

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Flush by Jane Clifton

Author: Jane Clifton Publisher: Clan Destine Press Copyright Year: 2013 ISBN: 978-0-9923295-3-2 No of Pages: 252 Review By: Ann Byrne Book Synopsis: Flush commences with an intriguing Prologue which frames your mind to continually wonder why and how throughout the book. A great way to start what is a good read. Flush is Clifton’s third crime novel, following Half Past Dead and

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A Ring Through Time by Felicity Pulman

Author: Felicity Pulman Publisher: Angus & Robertson Copyright Year: 2013 ISBN: 978-0-7322-9488-5 No of Pages: 296 Review By: Alexandra Fergusson (Year 8) Book Synopsis: Felicity Pulman has created a truly gripping story about love, loss, discovering the truth, and doing what’s right. Her teen protagonist is the perfect character to follow through the story, with her stubborn nature and curious mind. The

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Moonlight And Ashes by Sophie Masson

Author: Sophie Masson Publisher: Random House Australia Copyright Year: 2012 ISBN: 978-1-74275-379-9 No of Pages: 318 Review By: Olivia Mann (Year 8) Book Synopsis: I enjoyed this book a lot. I think it is a great adaptation on the classic fairy tale Cinderella, yet it is original and different to others I’ve read. I really liked the descriptions of the different settings

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Dying To Tell Me by Sherryl Clark

Author: Sherryl Clark Publisher: Sherryl Clark (Aust) Kane Miller (USA) Copyright Year: 2014 Review By: Vikki Petraitis Book Synopsis: Sherryl Clark has hit of a winner here. Her teen protagonist, Sasha, is plucky and struggling both with moving away from where she grew up, but also coming to terms with her growing psychic ability. At the same time, she has

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Every Breath by Ellie Marney

Author: Ellie Marney Publisher: Allen and Unwin Copyright Year: 2013 Review By: Sarah Robinson-Hatch Book Synopsis: Within 20 pages, I was absolutely in love with the characters and the plot. Rachel and Mycroft connect because they’re both struggling to find out where they belong in a world that doesn’t understand them. At first I wasn’t too convinced that I’d love

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Gentlemen Formerly Dressed by Sulari Gentill

Author: Sulari Gentill Publisher: Pantara Press Copyright Year: 2013 Review By: Sandra Nicholson Book Synopsis: This is the fifth book in the Rowland Sinclair series, eagerly awaited by me and yet again a book I found difficult to put down. I have followed Roland Sinclair and his friends, Edna, the sculptress, Milton, the poet and Clyde, another artist, since the

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Murder With Mendelsshon by Kerry Greenwood

Author: Kerry Greenwood Publisher: Allen and Unwin Copyright Year: 2013 Review By: Sue Turnbull Book Synopsis: Now that flapper sleuth Miss Fisher is well advanced in her second series on ABC television, it’s salutary to ponder how her parallel career in crime fiction is travelling. This is not the first time an established crime writer has had to negotiate the

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