What a fantastic year it has been for readers of all genres. I cannot believe how many 5 star reads I have have had the pleasure to review. Let me start this arduous task of reducing my list to a reasonable number by listing my pick of the best crime fiction reads of 2018. I hope some of these make it onto your shelves.
In no particular order:
The Sunday Girl – Pip Drysdale
All the Hidden Truths – Claire Askew
Second Sight – Aoife Clifford
GreenLight – Benjamin Stevenson
Scrublands – Chris Hammer
The CraftsMan – Sharon Bolton
Man at The Window – Robert Jeffreys
Retribution – Richard Anderson
I, Witness – Niki Mackay
Since We Fell – Denis Lehane
The Wanted – Robert Crais
In the mail this week I received some fantastic reads – a few by authors I have rad before, a few that are new to me. In this stack are a few works of crime fiction; some Australian crime fiction, a couple of true crime, some international crime writers, crime with a paranormal twist, crime written by local author (Ian Andrew) and…some contemporary reads. I have started reading “When the Music Is Over” by Peter Robinson – my first DCI Banks read and I am looking forward to reading the new offering from Australian author Fleur Ferris “Black”- I loved her first book “Risk“. So many great reads ahead of me.
Have you read any of these? What did you think? Any favourites?
Friday 5th of June 2015 Give Away
Welcome to this Friday’s giveaway. Today I have a copy of the haunting novel The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens to offer to you courtesy of the publisher Simon & Schuster Australia. To be eligible for this giveaway please answer the following question in the comments on this blog or my face book post. ( This giveaway is open to Australian residents only but please don’t let that stop anyone from joining this discussion) “Who narrates the you tube book trailers for this release?” I loved these trailers, so evocative and atmospheric.
Here is the link to all three book trailers: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLYt10aAE0-W24LiSYLqF8rTixae_rnvqC
The give away closes Midnight Monday the 8th of June and the winner will be randomly selected and notified the following day. Happy listening and good luck.
Winner announced click here.
Friday 8th of May Give Away!
Today is Friday – the last day of the working week for most of us, and to celebrate this auspicious occasion I have teamed up with the lovely people at Simon & Schuster Australia who are offering one of my readers (of my blog or f/book page) the opportunity to win a copy of Jenn J McLeod’s latest release Season of Shadow and Light. This will be a random draw and all you need to do is leave me a message in the comments section of the post and tell me who your favourite female Aussie author is. This give away will be open until midnight Monday the 11th of May and winner notified on Tuesday the 12th of May and is open to residents of Australia and New Zealand.