Reviews

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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Deserving Death by Katherine Howell

Author: Katherine Howell Publisher: Pan MacMillan Copyright Year: 2014 Review By: Ruth Wykes Book Synopsis: Deserving Death is the seventh in Katherine Howell’s series of Detective Ella Marconi books. For those unfamiliar with the series, Katherine writes about paramedics, and the crimes they encounter –and sometimes create. Deserving Death opens with the disappearance of a young, female paramedic, the second

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Currawong Manor by Josephine Pennicott

Author: Josephine Pennicott Publisher: Pan MacMillan Australia Copyright Year: 2014 Review By: Diana Olsberg Book Synopsis: This is an enchanting book. Enchanting because of the wonderfully detailed descriptions of life in Sydney and in the nearby Blue Mountains immediately following the end of World War II. But also enchanting because of the carefully unfolding mysteries of the extraordinarily engaging characters

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The Scent Of Murder by Felicity Young

Author: Felicity Young Publisher: Harper Collins ISBN: 978 0 7322 9802 9 Review By: Lesley Vick Book Synopsis: The Scent of Murder, the third book in the historical mystery series involving autopsy surgeon Dr Dody McClelland, is a fascinating exploration of the period as well as a very satisfying crime plot. Set in the time of the suffragist movement there

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Drowned Vanilla by Livia Day

Author: Livia Day Publisher: Deadlines Copyright Year: 2014 ISBN: 9781922101013 Review By: Lesley Vick Book Synopsis: Drowned Vanillais book two of the Café La Femme series – a culinary crime novel. The ice cream obsessed Tabitha regrets her earlier entanglement with solving crime in A Trifle Dead. She is now focussed on developing all ice cream flavours (except vanilla which everyone

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Northern Heat by Helene Young

Author: Helene Young Publisher: Penguin Random House Australia Review By: Sandy Curtis Book Synopsis: Northern Heat builds suspense the way the cyclone that threatens Cooktown makes its presence felt – slowly at first, then with tendrils of heat and tension that swirl around the characters, drawing the reader into a world of lies, violence and murder. Conor Woods has

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