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Saturday, December 02, 2006

Reading: Shark Bait by Susan Geason

Well, I've just finished Shark Bait by Susan Geason - a quickie at only 171 pages.

This is the 3rd book in her Syd Fish detective series a very enjoyable, largely humorous series with a likable protagonist and a consistently solid plot. It's a shame the series only ran to 3 books (Shaved Fish, Dogfish and Shark Bait) with the first consisting of short stories, because it felt to me as though it had really hit its stride.

A feature of the entire series is Geason's description of Kings Cross and the surrounding suburbs, bringing the area to vivid life. She also has a gift for driving straight to the heart of the Australian ideology through Fish's weathered eye.

Here's a short 'n' sweet series to recommend to all detective fiction lovers.

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