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June 2021 Reading Wrap Up

   In June 2021, I read 20 books, and have reviewed them all. My totals for my challenges have reached the following numbers: Modern Mrs Darcy – 13/14 Australian Authors Challenge – 24/24 (57) AWW2021 – 90/50 Dymocks Reading Challenge – 24/26 QBD Reading Challenge – 24/26 Overall goal – 147/170 Total Australian authors read:… Continue reading June 2021 Reading Wrap Up

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The Nancys by R.W.R McDonald

Title: The Nancys Author: R.W.R McDonald Genre: Crime Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 3rd June 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 416 Price: $16.99 Synopsis:  A schoolgirl and her uncle and his boyfriend have two weeks to solve a murder in a small town style forgot... WINNER of the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best First NovelTippy Chan… Continue reading The Nancys by R.W.R McDonald

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The Only One in the World: A Sherlock Holmes Anthology by Narelle M Harris (editor)

Title: The Only One in the World: A Sherlock Holmes Anthology The Only One in the World Author: Narelle M Harris (editor) Genre: Crime Publisher: Clandestine Press Published: 15th April 2021 Format: Hardcover Pages: 300 Price: $39.95 ($29.95 paperback) Synopsis: What if Sherlock Holmes was Polish? What if he or John Watson were Indian or… Continue reading The Only One in the World: A Sherlock Holmes Anthology by Narelle M Harris (editor)

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Twitch by M.G. Leonard

Title: Twitch Twitch by M.G. Leonard Author: M.G. Leonard Genre: Mystery Publisher: Walker Books Australia Published: 2nd June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 304 Price: $18.99 Synopsis: The internationally bestselling author of Beetle Boy writes a thrilling mystery adventure about friendship, bravery and the wonderful world of birds, starring a birdwatching detective called Twitch. Can a birdwatcher outwit… Continue reading Twitch by M.G. Leonard

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Digging up Dirt (Poppy McGowan) by Pamela Hart

Title: Digging up Dirt (Poppy McGowan) Author: Pamela Hart Genre: Cozy Crime Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 2nd June 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Renovations are hell. And that's before you find the body beneath the floorboards. An intriguing mystery from a stylish new voice in crime fiction, for readers of Kerry Greenwood… Continue reading Digging up Dirt (Poppy McGowan) by Pamela Hart

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Traffic: A Sandi Kent Mystery by Robin Gregory

Title: Traffic: A Sandi Kent Mystery Author: Robin Gregory Genre: Crime Publisher: Clan Destine Press Published: 1st December 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 230 Price: $29.95 Synopsis: In Robin Gregory's Traffic, Melbourne Private Investigator Sandi Kent has her hopes for an easy December dashed when two complicated cases crash into her lap. First, she is hired by her volatile… Continue reading Traffic: A Sandi Kent Mystery by Robin Gregory

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The Husband Poisoner: Suburban Women Who Killed in Post-World War II Sydney by Tanya Bretherton

Title: The Husband Poisoner: Suburban Women Who Killed in Post-World War II Sydney Author: Tanya Bretherton Genre: History, True Crime Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 23rd February 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 310 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: Shocking real-life stories of murderous women who used rat poison to rid themselves of husbands and other inconvenient family members. For… Continue reading The Husband Poisoner: Suburban Women Who Killed in Post-World War II Sydney by Tanya Bretherton

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The French Gift by Kirsty Manning

Title: The French Gift Author: Kirsty Manning Genre: Historical Fiction Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 30th March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 328 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: A World War II story of female friendship, longing and sacrifice through war and loss, bringing together the present and the past. 'Kirsty Manning has delivered yet again with this… Continue reading The French Gift by Kirsty Manning

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The Lady with the Gun Asks the Questions by Kerry Greenwood

Title: The Lady with the Gun Asks the Questions Author: Kerry Greenwood Genre: Crime, short stories Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 30th March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 272 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: The elegant Miss Phryne Fisher returns in this scintillating collection, which features four brand-new stories. The Honourable Phryne Fisher - she of the Lulu… Continue reading The Lady with the Gun Asks the Questions by Kerry Greenwood

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Space Detectives by Mark Powers and Dapo Adeola

Title: Space Detectives Author: Mark Powers and Dapo Adeola Genre: Science Fiction, Crime Publisher: Bloomsbury Australia Published: 2nd March 2021 Format: Paperback Pages:176 Price: $12.99 Synopsis: Connor and Ethan are spending their summer holidays aboard the world's first orbiting city, Starville (basically Beverley Hills in space!). The amazing space station is bursting with celebrities and… Continue reading Space Detectives by Mark Powers and Dapo Adeola