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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

September 07 New Releases

The number of new release Australian crime novels for September has dwindled down to 4 books that I am aware of at this stage. Here's the quick rundown for those of you who simply have to get your fix of Aussie reading.

Trick or Treat by Kerry Greenwood (pub. Allen & Unwin) : This is the 4th book in Kerry's "other" series, i.e. the Corinna Chapman series. This is a series on the cosy side with Corinna owning a Melbourne bakery and living in an apartment building that is choc-a-block full of eccentric characters. Among the fantastic muffin recipes and trips to a hellfire-type nightclub accompanied by Mistress Dread, Corinna and boyfriend Daniel also find time to pick their way through the odd mystery. In Trick or Treat it appears Corinna is in for some competition on a couple of fronts.

Dead Lonely by Helen Fitzgerald (pub. Allen & Unwin) : A debut novel, this is a thriller about betrayal and murder. When one friend seduces another friend's husband a holiday in the Scottish Highlands tuns more into a nightmare.

The Low Road by Chris Womersley (pub. Scribe Publications) : Another debut novel, this is a much darker urban thriller this looks like a wild ride as the main characters are either running from their past lives or past sins or simply wandering aimlessly giving in to a drug-addled miasma. From the write-up of this book it sounds like a dark character-based thriller for noir readers.

Bloody Ham by Brian Kavanagh (pub. BeWrite Books) : Apparently this book is still going to be published in September although details are a little sketchy. It's the 3rd book in the Belinda Lawrence series, a cozy mystery series. A film is being made in a historic house in Surrey when first a leading player drops dead followed by a crew member being stabbed to death. Belinda finds herself in the frame for the deaths and is forced to investigate to clear her name.

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