Book Review – THE PORT FAIRY MURDERS by Robert Gott

The Port Fairy Murders by Robert Gott

The Port Fairy Murders Synopsis : The Port Fairy Murders is the sequel to The Holiday Murders, a political and historical crime novel set in 1943, featuring the newly formed homicide department of Victoria Police. The department has been struggling to counter little-known fascist groups, particularly an organisation called Australia First that has been festering in Australia […]

Book Review and Q&A – Kate Forsyth, author of The Beast’s Garden

The Beast's Garden by Kate Forsyth

The Beast’s Garden Synopsis : ‘Ava fell in love the night the Nazis first showed their true nature to the world .’ A retelling of the Grimm’s Beauty and The Beast, set in Nazi Germany. It’s August 1939 in Germany, and Ava’s world is in turmoil. To save her father, she must marry a young Nazi officer, […]

Guest Post & Book Giveaway – Susan Spann, author of Flask of the Drunken Master

Flask of the Drunken Master by Susan Spann

Today we welcome Susan Spann, author of the Shinobi Mystery Series to Booklover Book Reviews to celebrate the release of her third title Flask of the Drunken Master. August 1565: When a rival artisan turns up dead outside Ginjiro’s brewery, and all the evidence implicates the brewer, master ninja Hiro Hattori and Portuguese Jesuit Father […]

Book Review – RESISTANCE IS FUTILE by Jenny T Colgan

Resistance is Futile by Jenny T Colgan

Resistance Is Futile Synopsis : She’s smart. She’s funny. But she’s only human…. As a high-ranking mathematician in a male-dominated field – with bright red hair – Connie’s used to being considered a little unusual. But she’s nowhere near as peculiar as Luke, who is recruited to work alongside her on a top-secret code-breaking project. Just what […]

Book Review – LITTLE PRETTY THINGS by Lori Rader-Day

Little Pretty Things by Lori Rader-Day

Little Pretty Things Synopsis : OLD RIVALRIES NEVER DIE. BUT SOME RIVALS DO. Juliet Townsend is stuck in a dead-end job cleaning at a cheap motel, stealing little pretty things that catch her eye—until her former best friend and rival, Madeleine Bell, checks in. By morning, Juliet is no longer jealous of Maddy. She’s the chief suspect […]

Book Giveaway – ALL THE LITTLE PIECES by Jilliane Hoffman

Book Giveaway - All The Little Pieces by Jilliane Hoffman

All The Little Pieces – the new psychological thriller from Jilliane Hoffman, the bestselling author of Retribution and Pretty Little Things. She could have stopped an awful crime. She could have saved a life. She tried to forget about it. But now, the truth is out. Faith Saunders is the perfect wife, mother and sister – loved […]

Book Review – THE HORSES by William Lane

The Horses by William Lane

The Horses Synopsis : On the outskirts of Sydney, a boys’ boarding school prides itself on the horses it keeps. David, a gifted working class student, receives a scholarship to attend. At the same time Gregory, a new master, is appointed. Both soon learn, from their different perspectives, that what is said bears little relation to what […]

Book Review – THE INVISIBLE MAN FROM SALEM by Christoffer Carlsson

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The Invisible Man From Salem Synopsis : ‘A Leo Junker Case’ In the final days of summer, a young woman is shot dead in her apartment. Three floors above, the blue lights of the police cars awaken disgraced ex-officer Leo Junker. Though suspended from the force, he can’t stay away for long. Bluffing his way onto the […]

Book Review – IN THE MORNING I’LL BE GONE by Adrian McKinty

In The Morning I'll Be Gone by Adrian McKinty

In The Morning I’ll Be Gone Synopsis : (Detective Sean Duffy, Book 3) It’s the early 1980s in Belfast. Sean Duffy, a conflicted Catholic cop in the Protestant RUC (Royal Ulster Constabulary), is recruited by MI5 to hunt down Dermot McCann, an IRA master bomber who has made a daring escape from the notorious Maze prison. In […]

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 – THE PECULIAR STATE by Patricio Pron

The Peculiar State by Patricio Pron

The Peculiar State Synopsis : A Vintage Shorts Original Selection Hamburg: home of a lapsed writer and his statistician girlfriend. He is part of the 41 percent of the German population that hasn’t read a single book in the last three months; she decides to make up a game. The rules of the game are these: the […]

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 […]