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The Spy’s Wife by Fiona McIntosh

Title: The Spy’s Wife Author: Fiona McIntosh Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Michael Joseph/Penguin Published: 2nd November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 432 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: The highly anticipated new historical adventure from the bestselling author of The Champagne War. Evie, a widow and stationmaster’s daughter, can't help but look out for the weekly visit of the handsome… Continue reading The Spy’s Wife by Fiona McIntosh

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The School Spy (Ella at Eden #5) by Laura Sieveking

Title: The School Spy (Ella at Eden #5) Author: Laura Sieveking Genre: Contemporary Publisher: Scholastic Australia Published: 1st August 2021 Format: Paperback Pages:$14.99 Price: 192 Synopsis: There's a new girl in Ella's class and she is all kinds of mean. Even though Ella tries to give her a chance, she is making life difficult for… Continue reading The School Spy (Ella at Eden #5) by Laura Sieveking

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Kensy and Max: High Voltage by Jacqueline Harvey

Title: Kensy and Max: High Voltage Author: Jacqueline Harvey Genre: Mystery Publisher: Puffin Published: 28th September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: What happens when you know that family must come first but there are others in desperate need of help? When danger lurks around every corner? After a tumultuous school term, a… Continue reading Kensy and Max: High Voltage by Jacqueline Harvey

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The Chime Seekers by Ross Montgomery

Title: The Chime Seekers Author: Ross Montgomery Genre: Magical Realism Publisher: Walker Books Published: 3rd November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 384 Price: $18.99 Synopsis: From the Costa-shortlisted and critically acclaimed author of the bestselling The Midnight Guardians comes a middle-grade fantasy adventure about siblings, courage and the magic that hides in the cracks. Step into a world… Continue reading The Chime Seekers by Ross Montgomery

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TAF2021 – CSI: TASMANIA

On behalf of Carmel Shute and Sisters in Crime, I'd like to help promote the following online literary festival. Early bird tickets are currently available for $90 from https://www.terroraustralisfestival.com/2021-festival-live-and-digital - further information is below, copied from the email I received: Terror Australis Readers and Writers Festival is excited to announce Tasmania's first  international crime and mystery literary… Continue reading TAF2021 – CSI: TASMANIA

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Witched! The Spellbinding Life of Cora Bell by Rebecca McRitchie, illustrated by Sharon O’Connor

Title: Witched! The Spellbinding Life of Cora Bell Author: Rebecca McRitchie, illustrated by Sharon O’Connor Genre: Fantasy Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 2nd September 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 320 Price: $17.99 Synopsis: From the talented author of Whimsy and Woe comes the final title in the series about Cora, an orphan who could be magical! The… Continue reading Witched! The Spellbinding Life of Cora Bell by Rebecca McRitchie, illustrated by Sharon O’Connor

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October Wrap Up 2021

Whilst a quieter month reading and work wise, October felt busier as we opened again, and as some of the books I read were a little longer or came later than usual for publication day reviews. At least ten of the books I read were by Australian authors, and I still need to complete the… Continue reading October Wrap Up 2021

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Medusa: The Girl Behind the Myth by Jessie Burton

Title: Medusa: The Girl Behind the Myth Author: Jessie Burton Genre: Mythology Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Published: 1st November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 224 Price: $22.99 Synopsis: A dazzling, feminist retelling of Greek myth from the internationally bestselling author of The Miniaturist, stunningly illustrated by Olivia Lomenech Gill.Exiled to a far-flung island by the whims of the… Continue reading Medusa: The Girl Behind the Myth by Jessie Burton

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Frindleswylde by Natalia and Laura O’Hara

Title: Frindleswylde Author: Natalia and Laura O’Hara Genre: Fantasy Publisher: Walker Books Published: 3rd November 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 40 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Can you feel a tremble in the wind? The sun grows pale. The wild things hide. Frindleswylde is coming! A beautiful gift picture book for Christmas. When the mysterious boy Frindleswylde enters Cora… Continue reading Frindleswylde by Natalia and Laura O’Hara

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Wishyouwas: The Tiny Guardian of Lost Letters by Alexandra Page

Title: Wishyouwas: The Tiny Guardian of Lost Letters Author: Alexandra Page Genre: Magical Realism, historical fiction Publisher: Bloomsbury Published: 2nd November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $14.99 Synopsis: Classic-feeling storytelling with bags of charm. Fans of thrilling animal adventure and magical underground worlds will fall in love with Wishyouwas.It's 1952 in smog-shrouded London. Christmas might… Continue reading Wishyouwas: The Tiny Guardian of Lost Letters by Alexandra Page