Three titles this week – two literary, a new author and an old favourite, and a crime thriller.
One by Patrick Holland
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The last bushrangers in Australian history, James and Patrick Kenniff, were at the height at their horse thieving operation at turn of the 20th century, in Western Queensland.
One is a novel of minimalist lyrical beauty that traverses the intersections between violence and love. It asks what right one man has to impose his will on another, and whether the written law can ever answer the law of the heart?
Review copy from Transit Lounge Publishing.
To find out more about what makes Patrick Holland tick, read our interview with him in late 2014, on the release of Navigatio.
In this gorgeous package is Lynnette Lounsbury’s first novel for adults being released by Inkerman & Blunt in April.
It is getting high praise pre-release:
A wild feat of imagination, intellect and writing craft—and somehow also one of the most deliriously entertaining books I’ve read in years.
And what a cool book trailer (see below). I am looking forward to diving into this review copy.
UPDATE: Read our 4.5 Star Review
For something different I picked up this title (very economically) from Graham Masterton, the bestselling author of over 60 novels – none of which I’ve yet read.
An ancient Irish mystery, and a ritualistic modern-day killer: Ireland’s first female detective Katie Maguire must find the connection. The first in a mystery series from a master of horror.
The Irish setting and a female protagonist sounds very promising to me.
Have you read any titles from Masterton’s large back catalogue?
UPDATE: Read our 3 Star Review
Which of these titles most interests you?
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- Audiobook narrators creating something special – are you listening?
- April book releases that have caught my eye
- Book Review – I Was Told There’d Be Cake by Sloane Crosley