#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · Art · Australian · crime · mystery

Book Review: The Portrait of Molly Dean by Katherine Kovacic

Title: The Portrait of Molly Dean Author: Katherine Kovacic Published: March 1st 2018 Publisher: Bonnier Echo – Allen & Unwin Pages: 288 Genres: Fiction, Crime, Mystery, Art RRP: $24.99 Rating: 4 stars An unsolved murder comes to light after almost seventy years… In 1999, art dealer Alex Clayton stumbles across a lost portrait of Molly Dean, an artist’s muse brutally slain in Melbourne… Continue reading Book Review: The Portrait of Molly Dean by Katherine Kovacic

2018 Reviews · Australian · crime · historical fiction · mystery

Book Broadcast: Man at the Window by Robert Jeffreys

Book Broadcast is a post I have created to help ease the load of the books I have for review. It is a great way to spread the word, providing recognition to an author or publisher for sending me a book to review. As my reviewing and blogging duties have stepped up a notch in… Continue reading Book Broadcast: Man at the Window by Robert Jeffreys

#aww2019 · 2019 Reviews · historical fiction · mystery · new release · United States

New Release Book Review: Half Moon Lake by Kirsten Alexander

Title: Half Moon Lake Author: Kirsten Alexander Published: January 2nd 2019 Publisher: Bantam – Penguin Books Australia Pages: 336 Genres: Fiction, Historical RRP: $32.99 Rating: 4 stars ‘They said he was their boy. And so he was . . .’ In 1913, on a summer’s day at Half Moon Lake, Louisiana, four-year-old Sonny Davenport walks into the woods and never returns. The… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Half Moon Lake by Kirsten Alexander

2018 Reviews · a-z author challenge 2018 · contemporary fiction · crime · mystery · suspense · thriller

Book Review: Yesterday by Felicia Yap

Title: Yesterday Author: Felicia Yap Published: August 29th 2017 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 400 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary, Crime, Mystery, Suspense, Thriller RRP: $29.99 Rating: 2.5 stars Today, the police are at your door. They say that the body of your husband’s mistress has been found in the River Cam. They think your husband killed her two days ago. You can’t recall what he did… Continue reading Book Review: Yesterday by Felicia Yap

2018 Reviews · crime · mystery · new release · short stories

Christmas Book Review: A Very Murderous Christmas edited by Cecily Gayford

Title: A Very Murderous Christmas Author: Various, edited by Cecily Gayford Published: November 28th 2018 Publisher: Profile  Books – Allen & Unwin Pages: 240 Genres: Fiction, Crime, Mystery RRP: $19.99 Rating: 3 stars We wish you a very murderous Christmas… The Christmas season is one of comfort and joy, sparkling lights and steam rising from cups of mulled wine at frosty carol services. A… Continue reading Christmas Book Review: A Very Murderous Christmas edited by Cecily Gayford

2018 Reviews · Britain · contemporary fiction · mystery · new release

New Release Book Review: The Au Pair by Emma Rous

Title: The Au Pair Author: Emma Rous Published: December 11th 2018 Publisher: Hachette Australia Pages: 410 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 5 stars A tautly plotted mystery of dark family secrets, perfect for fans of Kate Morton. Seraphine Mayes and her brother Danny are known as the summer-born Summerbournes: the first set of summer twins to be born at Summerbourne House. But on… Continue reading New Release Book Review: The Au Pair by Emma Rous

#aww2018 · 2018 Reviews · a-z author challenge 2018 · Australian · contemporary fiction · mystery · new release · small town

New Release Book Review: Cedar Valley by Holly Throsby

Title: Cedar Valley Author: Holly Throsby Published: September 26th 2018 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Pages: 350 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary RRP: $29.99 Rating: 4 stars On the first day of summer in 1993, two strangers arrive in the town of Cedar Valley.  One is a calm looking man in a brown suit. He makes his way down the main street and walks directly to Cedar… Continue reading New Release Book Review: Cedar Valley by Holly Throsby