Book Review – THE LOST SWIMMER by Ann Turner

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The Lost Swimmer Synopsis : Rebecca Wilding, an archaeology professor, makes sense of the past for a living. But suddenly, truth and certainty are turning against her. Rebecca is accused of serious fraud, and worse, she suspects – she knows – that her husband, Stephen, is having an affair. Desperate to find answers, Rebecca leaves with Stephen […]

Book Review – THIS IS HOW IT REALLY SOUNDS by Stuart Archer Cohen

This Is How It Really Sounds by Stuart Archer Cohen

This Is How It Really Sounds Synopsis : In the lurid nightclubs of modern Shanghai, infamous expat financier Peter Harrington is suddenly confronted by his past. Investors he has ruined, looming federal investigations, and a remote but alluring woman all converge on one hallucinatory night that ends in the labyrinth of an ancient Chinese garden. On the […]

Interview and Book Giveaway – Peter d’Plesse, author of Fire Eye

Fire Eye by Peter d'Plesse

Today we welcome Peter d’Plesse, Aussie author of Fire Eye to Booklover Book Reviews. ADVENTURE TURNED NIGHTMARE. How did Alexander Dulaine’s search for a lost aircraft become a life and death struggle in the unforgiving Australian landscape? Alexander Dulaine is a woman on a mission. To honour her grandfather’s memory, she engages Jed, a capable bushman, […]

Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Series to continue

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I thought The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo was extraordinary, The Girl Who Played With Fire even better and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest a compelling end to the series cut short by the death of its talented author.    But now Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist return in a continuation of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium series… On 27 […]

Book Review – THE VOID by Timothy S Johnston

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The Void Synopsis : 2403 AD It would be easier to kill him than to trust him. Transporting a serial killer might seem like a simple job for CCF Homicide Investigator Kyle Tanner. After spending years apprehending murderers, he’s ready to hang up his pistol. Babysitting a prisoner will bring him to Alpha Centauri, where he can […]

Book Review – PRESENT DARKNESS by Malla Nunn

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Present Darkness Synopsis : Five days before Christmas, Detective Sergeant Emmanuel Cooper sits at his desk at the Johannesburg major crimes squad, ready for his holiday in Mozambique. A call comes in: A respectable white couple has been assaulted and left for dead in their bedroom. The couple’s teenage daughter identifies the attacker as Aaron Shabalala – […]

Interview & Book Giveaway – Alan Carter, author of Bad Seed

Bad Seed by Alan Carter

Today we welcome Alan Carter, Aussie author of Bad Seed to Booklover Book Reviews. When wealthy property developer Francis Tan and his family are found slain in their mansion, Cato Kwong is forced to recall a personal history that makes his investigation doubly painful. The killer is elusive and brutal, and the investigation takes Cato to […]

Interview – Robert Edeson, author of The Weaver Fish

The Weaver Fish by Robert Edeson

Today we welcome Robert Edeson, Aussie author of The Weaver Fish to Booklover Book Reviews. Cambridge linguist Edvard Tossentern, presumed dead, reappears after a balloon crash. When he staggers in from a remote swamp, gravely ill and swollen beyond recognition, his colleagues at the research station are overjoyed. But Edvard’s discovery about a rare giant bird […]

Book Review – THE CURSE OF THE LONESOME MARINER by Mark David Green

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The Curse of the Lonesome Mariner Synopsis : Harry Straight doesn’t want any complications in his life. Recently divorced, he’s about to set sail on a small boat along England’s south coast in order to reconcile with his estranged father. The last thing Harry needs is the responsibility of a mischievous and unpredictable beer-drinking dog called […]

Book Review – THE GREAT ZOO OF CHINA by Matthew Reilly

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The Great Zoo of China Synopsis : ‘Now, I know what you are thinking,’ Hu Tang paused. ‘You are thinking that there are hundreds of zoos, why does the world need another one? Indeed, what can China do with a zoo that has not already been done before? Ladies and gentleman… this is what we can do.’ […]

Book Review – WHIP SMART, LOLA MONTEZ STARTS A REVOLUTION by Kit Brennan

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Whip Smart, Lola Montez Starts a Revolution Synopsis : A wild and sexy romp through history based on the real-life adventures of the audacious, Lola Montez. In her most flamboyant adventure yet, Lola Montez gallops to Bavaria and on an outrageous dare, seduces King Ludwig I.  The aging royal cannot resist Lola’s fascinating moves as a Spanish dancer, […]

The Axani travel auction, a case of life imitating art

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Have you heard about Jordan Axani, the guy from Toronto who recently advertised for a person with the same name as his ex-girlfriend to go travelling with him on non-refundable airline tickets? Here’s one of the many recent news articles: ‘Jordan Axani finds an Elizabeth Gallagher for free trip around the world‘ There are certainly people questioning […]