Reviews

Sinister Intent by Karen M. Davis

Author: Karen M. Davis Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia ISBN: 9781922052520 Review By: Suzanne Bozorth-Baines Book Synopsis: Karen Davis’s first novel is a romp through bikie hierarchy and cultures with many a twist and turn that keeps the reader’s interest. Action begins with the self immolation of a young woman as Detective Lexie Rogers and her partner, Detective Sergeant Brad

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Dark Horse by Honey Brown – 2014 Davitt Winner

Author: Honey Brown Publisher: Penguin / Michael Joseph Copyright Year: 2013 ISBN: 9781921901539 Review By: Angela Savage and Lesley Vick Book Synopsis: I’ll admit upfront that I think Honey Brown is one of the best writers of psychological thrillers in Australia today. Her latest novel Dark Horse only confirms my good opinion of her work. Dark Horse opens Christmas morning as

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Outside The Law 3 by Lindy Cameron

Author: Lindy Cameron, Editor Publisher: Five Mile Press Copyright Year: 2009 Review By: Phyllis King Book Synopsis: Outside the Law 3 brings together another collection of true crime stories which, this time, as Lindy Cameron explains in her introduction, largely fall into two categories: “the appalling abuse or tragic loss of children; and the life and times of Australia’s big-

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Fair Cop by Christine Nixon & Jo Chandler

Author: Christine Nixon Publisher: Victory Books Copyright Year: 2011 Review By: Sandra Nicholson Book Synopsis: I have to declare upfront that I served under Christine Nixon for the entire time she was Chief Commissioner of Victoria Police, and I now count her among my close friends. I was overseas when Fair Cop was released so did not get around to

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A Bitter Taste by Annie Hauxwell

Author: Annie Hauxwell Publisher: Penguin Copyright Year: 2013 Review By: Sandra Nicholson Book Synopsis: This is the second book in the Catherine Berlin series and after reading the first -In Her Blood- I really couldn’t wait to see what trouble Berlin had managed to get herself into this time and more importantly how she survived her adventures. She may not

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In Her Blood by Annie Hauxwell

Author: Annie Hauxwell Publisher: Michael Jospeh and Imprint of Penguin Books Copyright Year: 2012 Review By: Ann Byrne Book Synopsis: For a first time author Annie Hauxwell has shown an amazing maturity in the crime genre. I was enthralled from the first page when Catherine Berlin “gazes down at the blue flesh swaying in the grey water’ to the last

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Murder With The Lot by Sue Williams

Author: Sue Williams Publisher: Text Publishing Copyright Year: 2013 Review By: Ann Byrne and Sue Turnbull Book Synopsis: “If you wanted to hide somewhere there’s no way I’d choose Rusty Bore. A hundred and forty seven residents and everyone single one of them watching. No one here forgets. Especially your mistakes” Rusty Bore is a fictious place, somewhere north of

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Web Of Deceit by Katherine Howell

Author: Katherine Howell Publisher: Pan Macmillan Copyright Year: 2013 Review By: Rose Mercer Book Synopsis: Again, Katherine Howell caused me sleepless nights while I read, read, read, lost in the world and situations she created. Without exception, Katherine Howell’s experience as a former paramedic provides the reader with believable and provocative glimpses into this profession. Web of Deceit, the sixth

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Paving The New Road by Sulari Gentill

Author: Sulari Gentill Publisher: Pantera Press Copyright Year: 2012 ISBN: 9781921997075 Review By: Angela Savage Book Synopsis: The year is 1933 and Hitler’s Nazi government is consolidating its hold on power, imprisoning socialists, trade unionists and avante garde artists who work is considered ‘degenerate’. Public book burnings are held to purge the shelves of ‘un-German’ works by Marxists, pacifists, Jews and

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Unnatural Habits by Kerry Greenwood

Author: Kerry Greenwood Publisher: Allen and Unwin Copyright Year: 2012 No of Pages: 334 Review By: Angela Savage Book Synopsis: Explaining his reason for wrapping up the Kenzie-Gennaro series, Dennis Lehane allegedly says, “Have you every heard anyone say ‘The seventeenth book in the series was my favorite’?” Perhaps Mr Lehane lacks Ms Greenwood’s chutzpah as I’m here to say Unnatural

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