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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Reviewed Recently

In his column in The Bulletin this week, Robin Wallace-Crabbe casts his eye over three recent big name releases, giving each of them a measured nod of approval.

He starts off with Sucked In by Shane Maloney, the latest (6th) book in the comic political satire series featuring Victorian state MP Murray Whelan, citing the father-son relationship between Murray and his son Red as being particularly attractive. He moves on to Shattered by Gabrielle Lord - the 4th in the Gemma Lincoln series - and has remarked on the fact that the principal subject of the book is not the investigation conducted by Gemma Lincoln but rather Gemma herself. He finishes up with The Night Ferry by Michael Robotham remarking on his great eye for detail and story-telling skill.

While we're at it, Peter Temple's An Iron Rose and Bad Debts have both been released in the UK. Susanna Yager rejoices over the long awaited UK publication of An Iron Rose, 20 years after it was published here in Australia.

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