Today we welcome author Megan Goldin to Booklover Book Reviews to celebrate the release of her debut novel The Girl in Kellers Way and to discuss whether suspense has a place in a wired world. Our brief review of this novel and an opportunity for you to win a copy thanks to Penguin Books Australia then follows.
Three distinctly different titles this fortnight – a fairytale reimagining, gritty neo-noir and an award winning short story collection. Beauty in Thorns by Kate Forsyth [ Available for pre-order Book Depository | Amazon | Bookworld(Aus) ] I am long time fan of Forsyth’s writing (Bitter Greens, The Wild Girl, The Beast’s Garden). Beauty in Thorns is one of […]
I love the increasing accessibility of novellas via ebook these days. Two in the science-fiction genre I’ve read recently are Displaced by J F Slade and Brisk Money by Adam Christopher. Displaced Synopsis : What will you justify for peace? In a not-so-distant future, genetically engineered super soldiers keep the peace by freezing criminal offenders and displacing them in […]
Three distinctly different titles this fortnight – two literary, two in translation, two yet to be released. October is the Coldest Month by Christoffer Carlsson [ Available for pre-order Book Depository | Amazon | Bookworld(Aus) ] Hot on the heels of his bestselling Scandinavian crime series featuring Leo Junker, Swedish author Christoffer Carlsson has now directed his […]
Fatal Crossing Synopsis : A Danish crime debut which has already sold more than 10,000 copies and featured prominently in the Danish bestseller charts. When a picture of two Danish girls who disappeared on a boat bound for England in 1985 surfaces in an old suitcase, journalist Nora Sand’s professional curiosity is immediately awakened. Before she knows […]
‘Keeping her secret may save her family. But telling it may save her life.’ The Hidden Hours Synopsis : Arabella Lane, senior executive at a children’s publisher, is found dead in the Thames on a frosty winter’s morning after the office Christmas party. No one is sure whether she jumped or was pushed. The one person who may […]
Otto Berliner Investigates… The Unfortunate Victim : Based on a true story… At midnight on 28 December 1864, in the Australian gold-mining town of Daylesford, young newly-wed Maggie Stuart lies dead in her own blood. Rumour and xenophobia drive speculation over the identity of her killer, and when a suspect is apprehended, police incompetence and defence counsel […]
We seem to have an inadvertent ‘fiction based on facts’ theme going on this week. The Unfortunate Victim by Greg Pyers [ Amazon | Book Depository ] This historical detective novel from Greg Pyers based on a true story, is one of the 2017 releases by Aussie Authors I’ve been particularly looking forward. Recent release, review copy from Scribe Publications.
Winter Traffic Synopsis : Sutton doesn’t like the three a.m. phone calls. He should change his number—that way Rawson wouldn’t have it. Sutton’s best mate is a hero cop, but strife flows through him like a highway. He was supposed to die young. Maybe Millar will do it for him: she’s the hot young detective from Internal […]
Today we welcome David Young, author of the recently released crime thriller Stasi Wolf to Booklover Book Reviews to share how ‘Networking Pays’. — They say that networking pays. The only trouble is, I hate it. Being a generally anti-social chap, in my day job before becoming a full-time author I used to avoid work-related social events like […]