Monthly Archives: April 2016

Meg and Tom Keneally Profile and Books

Tom Keneally is a well known Australian author, born in Sydney in 1935. He has written many novels and plays, his most famous is Schindler’s Ark which was adapted to the Steven Spielberg movie Schindler’s List. Keneally grew up in … Continue reading

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Far From True by Linwood Barclay

‘Far From True’ is the 2nd novel in Linwood Barclay’s Promise Falls trilogy. The first is ‘Broken Promise’ and the 3rd is ‘Twenty-Three’. The books should definitely be read in order. Even having read the first book, this one was … Continue reading

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Speaking in Bones by Kathy Reichs

‘Speaking in Bones’ is the 18th Tempe Brennan novel by Kathy Reichs. There are a group of people known as websleuths who spend their time investigating cold cases, on the web and by gathering clues. These amateurs are not taken … Continue reading

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Prime Suspect by Lynda La Plante

‘Prime Suspect’ is the first novel in a trilogy featuring Jane Tennison. Lynda La Plante recently released the novel ‘Tennison’ which featured the young Jane Tennison in her early days with the police force, so I have been keen to … Continue reading

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The Soldier’s Curse by Meg and Tom Keneally

I love both crime fiction and historical fiction. When they’re combined, I love them even more. When famous Australian author Tom Keneally and his journalist daughter Meg placed their historical crime fiction in Australia I just couldn’t resist. ‘The Soldier’s … Continue reading

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Linwood Barclay Profile and Books

Linwood Barclay was born in 1955 in Connecticut but moved to Canada with his family when he was only 4 years old. Barclay had an interest in writing from an early age and studied literature at university. He worked at … Continue reading

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Fear the Darkness by Becky Masterman

‘Fear the Darkness’ is Becky Masterman’s second novel featuring the ageing female ex-FBI agent Brigid Quinn. The first was ‘Rage Against the Dying’. Life has become much more relaxed for Brigid. In addition to her beloved new husband Carlo and … Continue reading

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The King of Lies by John Hart

‘The King of Lies’ is John Hart’s debut novel. After reading Hart’s brilliant ‘The Last Child’, I was keen to read some of his earlier work, but unfortunately this novel doesn’t come close to the same standard. Jackson Workman ‘Work’ … Continue reading

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Spider Bones/ Mortal Remains by Kathy Reichs

‘Spider Bones/ Mortal Remains’ is the 13th Tempe Brennan novel by Kathy Reichs. The main plot of the story concerns the identification of the body of John ‘Spider’ Lowery. A body is found floating in a pond in Quebec. As … Continue reading

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Michael Robotham Profile and Books

Michael Robotham was born in 1960 in country New South Wales. He attended school in Gundagai and Coffs Harbour, then moved to Sydney to start a cadetship with a newspaper. He spent the next 14 years working as a journalist … Continue reading

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