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Book review: <i>City Of Blood</i> by Frederique Molay


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A Parisian art piece scanning decades is unearthed in its final incarnation, and a grisly discovery is made – the body of a man, murdered thirty years ago, comes with the art. Can Nico Sirsky break this coldest of cases? Because it seems as though the murderer isn't done yet...

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Book review: <i>Hell Bent</i> by Benjamin Lorr


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A book about Bikram: the yoga, the man, and the community.

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Book review: <i>No Fortunate Son</i> by Brad Taylor


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Pike Logan has no official resources, no time, and no information – and his friend’s niece is missing, along with the vice-president’s son. Can Pike find one or both of them before it’s too late?

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Book review: <i>Crash & Burn</i> by Lisa Gardner


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Nicky Thomas wakes up in hospital after a car accident and doesn’t recognise her husband, or remember anything aside from the fact that her little girl, Vero, is missing. However, the police think something suspicious is afoot, particularly when they can find no record of a child in Nicky’s life. Can Nicky recover her memories and uncover her past, laying her ghosts to rest?

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Book review: <i>Cold Cold Heart</i> by Tami Hoag


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Dana Nolan is the sole survivor of Doc Holiday, a sexual sadist who she killed to escape. Returning to her hometown with a head injury is not what Dana had planned for her mid-twenties, but life in her small town gets interesting when she tries to solve a seven year old mystery which has been sitting in her subconscious and her injury has brought to the fore.

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Book review: <i>Crossing The Line</i> by Frederique Molay


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Nico Sirsky is back, recovering nicely from his last brush with a killer. His next case? An apparent suicide takes an unexpected turn. Can Nico uncover the twisted intentions of a very determined killer?

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Book review: <i>In The Woods</i> by Tana French


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The body of a child is found on an archeological dig. Who steals a childhood, and why? The Dublin murder squad have to pool every resource, dig into their pasts, and try not to implode.

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Book review: <i>Poole's Paradise</i> by John Vorhaus


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Book review: <i>The End Of The City</i> by David Bendernagel

Book review: The End Of The City by David Bendernagel


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Teenager Ben Moor is a born runner, but he can't escape from suburbia, the death of his father, or what he's going to do for the rest of his life. On the brink of adulthood he's forced to rethink relationships, perceptions of masculinity, and social destruction.

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Book review: <i>Awesome Allshorts: Last Days and Lost Ways</i> edited by Tahlia Newland


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An eclectic mix of short stories from authors featured on the Awesome Indies website, Awesome Allshorts has something for every reader.

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Book review: <i>The Killer Next Door</i> by Alex Marwood


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In a big old house in London divided into flats, something is amiss. There's a smell, odd break ins, odd behaviour. But all of the residents are running from something, or hiding from someone. How far will they go to keep from being found?

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Book review: <i>Wait For Signs</i> by Craig Johnson


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Here it is: the perfect balance of character-building and mystery in twelve neat stories showcasing Walt Longmire, sheriff of Absaroka County.

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Book review: <i>Gone Girl</i> by Gillian Flynn


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This is a story which, having been turned into a blockbuster starring Ben Affleck, has taken the world by storm. So I had a little read to see what all the fuss was about.

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Book review: <i>Crane Mansions</i> by Gert Loveday


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Dr Crane: Visionary. Pigeon expert. Philanthropist. Cake lover. Crane Mansions has been his home since childhood. But there are forces outside his control, all desperate to uncover the secrets surrounding his world.

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Book review: <i>Into The Killer Sphere</i> by Stefania Mattana


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Inspector Angelo Alunni has a problem on his hands – a possible murder in his small town, where every person close to the deceased has motive but not means. Can he break the case before another family member is taken out?

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Book review: <i>The Marco Effect</i> 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?

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Book review: <i>Straw Writes</i> 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.

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Book review: <i>The Secret Place</i> 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?

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Book review: <i>Truth</i> 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.

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Book review: <i>Ripper</i> 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.

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