Cooking The Books by Kerry Greenwood

Author: Kerry Greenwood Publisher: Allen and Unwin Copyright Year: 2011 ISBN: 978-1-74237-021-7 Review By: Anne Marshall Book Synopsis: Kerry Greenwood’s Corinna Chapman series of books combines two of my favourite things – food and mystery. These stories never disappoint with a great plot and, one thing I find a lot of crime novels lack, some fantastic secondary characters. In this, the …

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The Truth About Verity Sparks by Susan Green

Author: Susan Green Publisher: Newtown: Walker Books Copyright Year: 2011 ISBN: 9781921720277 Review By: Sue Bursztynski London 1878. Verity Sparks has an extraordinary talent: she can find lost things just by thinking about them. When she joins a Confidential Inquiry Agency, she discovers there is a mystery lurking in her own past and that unknown forces are working against her. …

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Hoodwink by Rhonda Roberts

Author: Rhonda Roberts Publisher: Harper Collins Copyright Year: 2012 ISBN: 978 0 7322 8856 3 (pbk.) Review By: Robbie Hutchins Book Synopsis: Hoodwink is the second installment of the Kannon Dupree: Timestalker series. At the end of the first novel, Gladiatrix, Kannon was accepted into the first National Time Authority (NTA) Time Investigator training program. Hoodwink picks up the story twelve …

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Gladiatrix by Rhonda Roberts

Author: Rhonda Roberts Publisher: Harper Voyager Copyright Year: 2011 ISBN: 978 0 7322 8855 6 (pbk.) Review By: Robbie Hutchins and Sue Nankervis Book Synopsis: Review by Robbie Hutchins I had really high expectations after reading the synopsis on the back of this book. I imagined it would contain aspects of time travel similar to Dr Who, combined with the …

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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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