Saturday, 24 July 2021
Friday, 23 July 2021
A bit of Aussie crime fiction to brighten up anyone's day....
Something for Nothing (2017)It’s not every day a bloke stumbles on a dismembered torso on Nobby’s Beach.
Lachie Munro is starting to feel like he’s is a magnet for trouble. The day before he fished a giant haul of heroin out of his favourite abalone poaching spot near Newcastle.
There’s a better than even chance that the two are connected and he should leave well enough alone.
But the opportunity to clear his gambling debt and get ahead of the game is too good to pass up.
But how do you sell several kilos of heroin? It’s not like drug dealers are listed in the Yellow Pages. And what happens when the owners come looking for their missing package? Is the torso a warning to anyone thinking of crossing them?
Now a person of interest to the police, Lachie needs to stay one step ahead of them, a local bikie he’s managed to insult, play off a big time dealer from Sydney, placate the neighbour’s labrador, Horace, and win the heart of the gorgeous new Fisheries Officer he’s fallen for. Or will he discover that getting into the gun sights of the crooked, the dodgy and the downright shady characters of Newcastle and beyond is more than a man can handle.
But, if Lachie can pull it all off, he might just get Something for Nothing.
Hiding to Nothing (2019)
Lay low, stay out of trouble and don’t get pulled over. It was probably the best advice I’d ever had.
How long until I ignored it?
All Lachie Munro wants is a quiet life in sunny Newcastle. But Lachie and quiet don’t seem to get along.
When Lachie’s estranged dad, Terry, turns up fresh out of prison, he’s packing more than the usual family baggage. Suddenly there are two murderous goons on Lachie’s doorstep and the police are paying him special attention. But Terry’s on the hunt for a long-lost fortune, and he won’t be leaving Newcastle – or Lachie – without it.
Hiding to Nothing is the next caper from the master of beachside noir, Andy Muir, a wild ride driven by brilliant characters and fast-paced dialogue.
The underworld has never been so much fun.
Thursday, 22 July 2021
Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Monday, 19 July 2021
Another half dozen into the collection....
|A.W. Hart - The Ranger (2021) - purchased copy|
A new-to-me author. It's the first in a series. I'll see how I go before committing to more in the series. Or I could just read some of the books I already have .....
|Thomas Perry - The Left-Handed Twin (2021) - review ARC from publisher Mysterious Press|
I've loved some of Thomas Perry's work in the past (The Butcher's Boy in particular), along with a few others that haven't quite rocked me. This is the ninth entry in his Jane Whitefield series. Not a series I've tried yet, but I've heard good things about it.
|Tony Knighton - A Few Days Away (2021) - review ARC from publisher Brash Books|
|George Hesselberg - Dead Lines (2021) - Edelweiss reviewer ARC|
A book which caught my eye and one which is very different to my usual reading. Go wild and expand your horizons-time!
|Ed Church - Probably Dead (2020) - purchased copy|
Another author I've heard good things about, but haven't yet given a go. This is the second in a three book (so far) series.
|Carl Hiaasen - Skink No Surrender (2014) - Audible purchase|
One of the funniest authors alive. Skink goes YA. Who cares?
Richard's cousin is missing, and his best hope of finding her rests with the wily, one-eyed, ex-governor of Florida. Carl Hiaasen introduces his iconic character Skink to a younger audience in this nail-biting adventure!
A National Book Award Longlist Selection
Classic Malley: her parents are about to ship her off to boarding school, so she takes off with some guy she met online... Poor Richard: he's less of a rebel than Malley, and a lot less trusting. He knows his cousin is in trouble before she does. Wild Skink: he's a ragged, one-eyed, ex-governor of Florida, and enough of a renegade to think he can track Malley down. With Richard riding shotgun, this unlikely pair scour the state, undaunted by blinding storms, crazed pigs, flying bullets, and giant gators.
In Carl Hiaasen's outrageous, hilarious, and wildly dangerous state of Florida, there are a million places an outlaw might stash a teenage girl. A million unpleasant ways to die. And two who will risk everything to rescue a friend . . . and to, hopefully, exact a bit of swamp justice.
Friday, 16 July 2021
Thursday, 15 July 2021