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The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson

Title: The Agathas Author: Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson Genre: Crime Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 4th May 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 416 Price: $19.99 Synopsis: Welcome to Castle Cove —a town cursed with missing girls,bad boyfriends, family secrets,and some very steep cliffs. Last summer, Alice Ogilvie's basketball-star boyfriend, Steve, dumped her. Then she disappeared for… Continue reading The Agathas by Kathleen Glasgow and Liz Lawson

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The Murder Rule by Dervla McTiernan

Title: The Murder Rule Author: Dervla McTiernan Genre: Crime Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: Format: Pages: Price: Synopsis: No one is innocent in this story ... The unmissable new standalone from the no.1 bestseller of The Good Turn First Rule: Make them like you. Second Rule: Make them need you. Third Rule: Make them pay. They… Continue reading The Murder Rule by Dervla McTiernan

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March 2022 Reading Round-up

In March I read twenty-one books. Most of them were Australian books, and mostly Australian women. Some are not out yet (at date of posting this), and three were quiz books, so I haven’t reviewed those. I have almost finished my Dymocks and QBD reading challenges. Even though I am well past my level for… Continue reading March 2022 Reading Round-up

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The Scarlet Cross by Lyn McFarlane

Title: The Scarlet Cross Author: Lyn McFarlane Genre: Crime Publisher: Pantera Press Published: 29th March 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 360 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: Meredith Griffin manages the emergency department at St Jude Hospital. A specialist inpsychiatric nursing, she’s also an expert at hiding her own problems – and solving everyoneelse’s. When women with the same… Continue reading The Scarlet Cross by Lyn McFarlane

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Friday Barnes: Undercover by R.A. Spratt

Title: Friday Barnes: Undercover Author: R.A. Spratt Genre: Crime Fiction Publisher: Penguin Random House Published: 1st February 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 288 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Trouble on the Arctic tundra! Friday is not running away. Yes, she did get on a train to Norway without telling anyone where she was going – but she had… Continue reading Friday Barnes: Undercover by R.A. Spratt

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The Howling Hag Mystery by Nicki Thornton

Title: The Howling Hag Mystery Author: Nicki Thornton Genre: Mystery Publisher: Chicken House Published: 1st March 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 362 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: When there’s a murder in Twinhills and a hag is heard howling at the local inn, Raven Charming realizes she may not be the only secret witch in the village. With… Continue reading The Howling Hag Mystery by Nicki Thornton

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Emily Lime, Librarian Detective: The Pencil Case by Dave Shelton

Title: Emily Lime, Librarian Detective: The Pencil Case Author: Dave Shelton Genre: Historical Fiction, Crime Publisher: David Fickling Books Published: 1st March 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 336 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: Crikey! Sharpen your pencils and top up your thermos flasks - you're off to St Rita's School for Spirited Girls, in the second hilarious Emily… Continue reading Emily Lime, Librarian Detective: The Pencil Case by Dave Shelton

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The Violet Veil Mysteries: A Case of Misfortune by Sophie Cleverly

Title: The Violet Veil Mysteries: A Case of Misfortune Author: Sophie Cleverly Genre: Crime, Historical Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins Australia Published: 19th January 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $16.99 Synopsis: The second title in this breakout new detective series, from the author of the spine-tingling Scarlet and Ivy series.Violet Veil is ready for her next… Continue reading The Violet Veil Mysteries: A Case of Misfortune by Sophie Cleverly

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Kill Your Brother by Jack Heath

Title: Kill Your Brother Author: Jack Heath Genre: Thriller, Crime Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: November 2021 Format: Paperback Pages: 352 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: What would you do when faced with an impossible choice? An unputdownable thriller from the bestselling author of the Hangman series. 'Pure twist from start to finish'SARAH BAILEY'twisted . . .… Continue reading Kill Your Brother by Jack Heath

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A Three Dog Problem by S.J. Bennett

Title: A Three Dog Problem Author: S.J. Bennett Genre: Mystery Publisher: Allen and Unwin Published: 5th January 2022 Format: Paperback Pages: 416 Price: $29.99 Synopsis: The second book in the delightfully clever mystery series following Queen Elizabeth II as she secretly solves crimes alongside her royal duties. In the wake of a referendum which has… Continue reading A Three Dog Problem by S.J. Bennett