Reviews

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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Forbidden Fruit by Kerry Greenwood – 2010 Davitt Readers Choice Winner

Author: Kerry Greenwood Publisher: Allen & Unwin Copyright Year: 2009 ISBN: 9781741759822 No of Pages: 312 Price: 22.99 Review By: Tanya King Book Synopsis: Forbidden Fruit is the fifth in the Corinna Chapman series by Kerry Greenwood. Greenwood is a prodigious writer, best known for her Phryne Fisher novels. Forbidden Fruits’ Corinna is an ex-accountant who left her life of regular hours and

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Redback by Lindy Cameron

Author: Lindy Cameron Publisher: Clan Destine Press Copyright Year: 2010 Price: 29.95 Review By: Phyllis King Book Synopsis: Commander Bryn Gideon and the crack Australian ‘Redback Retrieval Team’ rescue hostages from Pacific island rebels. American journalist Scott Dreher, researching computer war-game training, uncovers links between Western government agencies and known terrorist groups. Meanwhile ritual killings in London and Tokyo, a bomb

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Genius Squad by Catherine Jinks

Author: Catherine Jinks Publisher: Allen and Unwin Review By: Tanya King Book Synopsis: Genius Squad is the sequel to Catherine Jinks’ 2006 Davitt Young Adult award-winning, Evil Genius. Cadel Piggott, boy genius, returns, but this time he’s trying to make it on the side of good, rather than evil. Cadel is faced with the grim prospect of killing time

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Secrets To The Grave by Tami Hoag

Secrets to the Grave is a solid, well-crafted tale of murder, secrets, and the lengths to which people will go to hide them. The mystery Hoag presents is intriguing – a single mother who may not be who everyone thinks she is, many plausible suspects, and a plot that kept me guessing the killer’s identity

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Shattered Sky by Helene Young

Author: Helene Young Publisher: Hachette Australia Copyright Year: 2011 ISBN: ISBN: 9780733624919 No of Pages: 342 Review By: Sharon Halasz Book Synopsis: A fast-paced and enjoyable read, SHATTERED SKY is Helene Young’s second novel set in the surveillance world of the Border Watch pilots. In the first novel, Wings of Fear (formerly titled Border Watch), co-pilot Lauren survived a missile strike mid-air

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