Reviews

The 3rd Victim by Sydney Bauer

Author: Sydney Bauer Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia Copyright Year: 2011 ISBN: 978-1-7426-1010-8 No of Pages: 520 Review By: Lesley Vick Book Synopsis: This book is Bauer’s sixth legal mystery/thriller featuring the Boston-based attorney David Cavanaugh, his family, friends and colleagues. As in the previous five books the resolution of the long and involved plot (520 pages) is hard going for Cavanaugh. Not

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After The Darkness by Honey Brown

Author: Honey Brown Publisher: Penguin Books Australia Copyright Year: 2012 ISBN: 9780670075973 Review By: Karen Chisholm and Susan Woldenberg Butler Book Synopsis: The problem I had with an earlier book of Honey Brown’s was that whilst the thriller aspects of the book really worked, I was less convinced by the post-apocalyptic scenario and the happy ever after ending. AFTER THE DARKNESS

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A Dissection Of Murder by Felicity Young

Author: Felicity Young Publisher: Harper Collins Copyright Year: 2012 ISBN: 9780732293680 Review By: Helene Young (no relation!) Book Synopsis: A Dissection of Murder is the first in the Dr Dody McCleland series and it’s a wonderful start. Felicity Young brings to life the world of the British suffragettes in the 1900’s as they battle to achieve something that we take for

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The Betrayal by Y.A. Erskine

Author: Y. A. Erskine Publisher: Random House Copyright Year: 2012 ISBN: 978-7-74275-018-7 No of Pages: 420 Review By: Vikki Petraitis Book Synopsis: I read Y.A. Erskine’s The Brotherhood a couple of months ago and loved it. The Betrayal picks up where The Brotherhood leaves off. Fans of Y.A. Erskine will be as pleased as I was to get closure on a couple

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Scared Yet? by Jaye Ford

Author: Jaye Ford Publisher: Random House Copyright Year: 2012 ISBN: 978-1-86471-200-1 No of Pages: 454 Review By: Vikki Petraitis Book Synopsis: When Livia Prescott fights of a terrifying assault by a masked attacker in her work car park, the media hails her a hero. The following day, a note arrives from an anonymous sender taunting her, saying she lied in her TV

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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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