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Friday Barnes: No Escape by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: No Escape Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 2nd February 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Friday Barnes is back with a new mystery to be solved. It’s two years later . . . Friday steps out of prison, a shell of her former self. She’s still wearing… Continue reading Friday Barnes: No Escape by R.A. Spratt

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Shiver by Allie Reynolds

Title: Shiver Author: Allie Reynolds Genre: Thriller Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 27th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 425 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: In this propulsive locked-room thriller, a reunion weekend in the French Alps turns deadly when five friends discover someone has deliberately stranded them in a deserted mountaintop resort When Milla is invited to a reunion in… Continue reading Shiver by Allie Reynolds

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Cry of the Firebird by T.M. Clark

Title: Cry of the Firebird Author: T.M. Clark Genre: Thriller/Mystery Publisher: HarperCollins Published: 18th November 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: In the badlands of Africa, a resourceful doctor fights to save her patients' lives. Australian thriller writer T.M. Clark returns with a vivid, action-packed adventure in the tradition of Wilbur Smith. South… Continue reading Cry of the Firebird by T.M. Clark

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Friday Barnes: Never Fear by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: Never Fear Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 7th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Friday's time at Highcrest is running out! Friday's time at Highcrest is running out!The new headmaster is turning everything upside down. Friday's irritatingly high IQ has her fast-tracked to graduation, while a… Continue reading Friday Barnes: Never Fear by R.A. Spratt

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Friday Barnes: Bitter Enemies by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: Bitter Enemies Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 7th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Headmasters behaving badly! Headmasters behaving badly! When four former headmasters arrive at Highcrest Academy to take part in the school’s anniversary celebrations, the students are warned to be on their best behaviour.… Continue reading Friday Barnes: Bitter Enemies by R.A. Spratt

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Friday Barnes: The Plot Thickens by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: The Plot Thickens Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Crime/Mystery Publisher: Puffin/Penguin Random House Published: 7th January 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 256 Price: $15.99 Synopsis: Friday Barnes is being attacked on all fronts! Friday Barnes is being attacked on all fronts! When Friday Barnes gets involved in her frenemy Ian Wainscott’s family dispute, it… Continue reading Friday Barnes: The Plot Thickens by R.A. Spratt

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Australian Women Writers Challenge wrap up post

I participated in the Australian Women Writer’s Challenge again in 2020 – with a goal of 65 books, and I managed to read 141, with two of those being re-reads. As much of this year was spent in lockdown or under restrictions, I had lots of time to read. I read just over double my… Continue reading Australian Women Writers Challenge wrap up post

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The Nerd Daily 2020 Challenge – completed, sort of

One of the challenges I took part in this year was The Nerd Daily Challenge with 52 prompts – one for each week of the year. As with some of my other challenges, I did use the same book a couple of times, especially towards the end of the year when I knew I wasn’t… Continue reading The Nerd Daily 2020 Challenge – completed, sort of

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  Isolation Publicity Wrap Up

This year, the world was turned upside down as a pandemic hurtled across borders. Very quickly, Australia shut down, and many events and festivals were cancelled, hitting the arts industry hard. All sectors of the arts were hit, with some finding new and innovative ways to keep going, and others finding ways to reschedule things.… Continue reading   Isolation Publicity Wrap Up

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The Lost Soul Atlas by Zana Fraillon

Title: The Lost Soul Atlas Author: Zana Fraillon Genre: Fiction Publisher: Lothian/Hachette Published: 14th July 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 240 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: A powerful story of hope and friendship, from the author of The Bone Sparrow. Loyalty is tested, and a cruel twist of fate leads to an act of ultimate betrayal in this epic… Continue reading The Lost Soul Atlas by Zana Fraillon