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Book review: The Marco Effect by Jussi Adler-Olsen


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Marco is stateless, fifteen years old, and on the run from just about everybody. His uncle Zola thinks he knows too much, but Marco is struggling to figure out why. Can he alone solve the mysteries and murders he's been unwittingly tied up in, before he's caught by the crooks or the cops?

Book review: Straw Writes by Christopher Shugrue


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While the US considers itself permanently at war, the devastating effects of conflict so close to home often go unremarked. Straw Writes is the brutal and fractured account of a veteran, haunted by what he has seen.

Book review: The Secret Place by Tana French


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Four girls, an enduring friendship stronger and more real than anything they've ever experienced. But would one of them kill to keep it?

Book review: Truth by Peter Temple


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A young girl is found naked and dead in one of Melbourne's newest, most secure residential buildings on top of a casino. The players are powerful, and nobody's talking. Three bodies are found tortured to death in a house in Oakleigh, there are no breaks in the case, or the the stifling Melbourne bushfire summer. For the head of homicide, it's a matter of keeping on.

Book review: Ripper by Isabel Allende


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A serial-killer-thriller all twisted up in Allende's very distinctive style? How could I pass this reading opportunity up? Well, I couldn't.

Book review: Em And The Big Hoom by Jerry Pinto


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Not your average love story.

Book review: Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little

Book review: Dear Daughter by Elizabeth Little


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Jane Jenkins: socialite. Rule-breaker. Bitch. Murderer?

Book review: Writing Is Easy by Gert Loveday


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What maketh a writer? Critical acclamation? Sales? A drinking problem? A couple of dirty secrets? Breaking into the business is tough, but staying in it unscathed is even tougher.

Book review: The Bone Seeker by M J McGrath


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Edie Kiglatuk is hoping for a quiet summer on Ellesmere Island, with a teaching post and the occasional hunt. But the land of the midnight sun is disturbed by a horrific murder, and the deeper Edie digs the more elusive the murderer becomes. Can Edie solve the mystery that's been plaguing Ellesmere for over fifty years?

Book review: The Hundred Year House by Rebecca Makkai

Book review: The Hundred Year House by Rebecca Makkai


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Some houses have a history. People believe the Devohr mansion is haunted, but nobody knows the whole ghost story...

Book review: Justice Inc by Dale Bridges


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Can love blossom in Omni-Mart against impossible odds? What would really happen if people could live forever? And just how would you program your ideal girlfriend? These short stories are not for the faint hearted!

Book review: Any Other Name by Craig Johnson

Book review: Any Other Name by Craig Johnson


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In the wilds of northern Wyoming, Sheriff Walt Longmire battles the clock to solve a missing person's case. The pressure is on, and from the worst possible direction – his daughter, Cady, is about to give birth to his first grandchild and if he isn't there, she'll kill him.

Book review: The Greenland Breach by Bernard Besson


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In a not-too-distant future, global warming has become a hard reality that is impossible to ignore or deny. When disaster strikes in Greenland, questions about who is at fault and the consequences for big oil companies and the countries they represent send shock-waves through nations. Can one small group of French investigators get to the bottom of the conspiracy and corruption before it's too late?

Book review: Adrian Mole: The Prostrate Years by Sue Townsend


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I would never have considered the possibility of Adrian Mole growing old, were it not for the recent death of his creator Ms Townsend. So it was with a twinge of sadness for a lost childhood author that I picked up her last Adrian Mole story, because, let's face it, Adrian and I grew up together.

Book Review: Pinkerton's Great Detective; The Amazing Life And Times Of James McParland by Beau Riffenburgh


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Back in the days of the actual wild west, America was actually wild. The landscape was unforgiving, the miners were rough, and the atmosphere was lawless. Who kept everything together?

Book review: Spirit Of Steamboat by Craig Johnson


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Walt Longmire is back – taken down memory lane by a very special ghost of Christmas past.

Book review: Admission Of Guilt by T V LoCicero


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On the streets of Detroit, there's an epidemic of drug crime ruining a generation of kids. Can one lone man on a mission take down a mighty drug lord, armed only with sheer determination?

Book review: Gonzo: The Life of Hunter S. Thompson by Jann S. Wenner & Corey Seymour


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If this was a funeral, it would be the loudest, drunkest wake ever, followed by a beery blether about the old dead bastard til the sun comes up.

Book review: The Boy In The Snow by M J McGrath


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The Iditarod dogsled race is one of the biggest and toughest races in Alaska. But amongst the distraction, there are some disturbing forces at work in Anchorage. Can one woman singlehandedly uncover the rot that goes deep into the Alaskan political landscape?

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