4 August 2012

Reading Next

TBRN (to be read next)

- at any time you can see what I'm reading in the TBRN block in the right hand margin.

It is a bit misleading to list them all like this because I really only read one print book at a time, although I generally have two audio books on the go (two different cars).
At the moment the Olympics are taking a bit of a toll on reading time.
British crime fiction dominates at the moment.
  • next - THE HEADHUNTERS, Peter Lovesey
Published in 2008.
This has made it home with me from the library a couple of times now, and I am determined that this time it won't be returned un-read.
It is a Hen Mallin mystery.

Gemma loathes her sleazy boss; Jo is her confidante. On a double date with Rick and Jake, they discuss forming a mutual murder society, in jest of course. The next day, Jo, walking on Selsey Beach, discovers the corpse of a drowned woman, a stranger. But one of the men in the lineup at the police station is Gemma's date Jake, who Jo rather fancies.

Then Gemma and Jo discover the corpse of Fiona, Gemma's annoying colleague from work. And Gemma's boss is missing. When an older woman whom Rick was involved with is drowned in her pool, the police begin to close in.

Can this outbreak of deaths by drowning be coincidental? Or has the joke gone too far?

  • next on Kindle - ASIA HAND, Christopher G. Moore
    I'm reading this for the 2012 Global Reading Challenge.
    He's also a Canadian author.
 Christopher G. Moore's prize-winning series of Bangkok thrillers featuring Vincent Calvino, a disbarred American lawyer turned PI, have been praised for their captivating plots, engaging characters, and insight into the steamy Thai capital. In Asia Hand, the second novel in the series, Bangkok is celebrating Chinese New Year when Calvino's revels are cut short. The body of an American, an acquaintance of Calvino's, has been fished out of the lake in Lumpini Park. Around his neck are a string of wooden amulets, the kind upcountry Thais wear to protect themselves from evil spirits. Only rather than saving Hutton, these have killed him.

A freelance cameraman scraping by on the margins, Hutton had photographed something shortly before his death that he thought would make his career. Now the footage - a shocking execution on the Thai/Burmese border - is running repeatedly on CNN, and the rights to Hutton's life story have been sold to a Hollywood producer. But who killed Hutton and why? When Calvino investigates, he collides with a powerful filmmaker and an experienced old Asia hand who knows the terrain as well as our man in Bangkok. It's all Calvino can do to stay alive, and find out who killed his fellow American.

  • next Australian - SAY YOU'RE SORRY, Michael Robotham
    A very favourite Australian author. I am very grateful to the publisher for this review copy.
    Publication date 14 August 2012.
    I am reading this one NOW.
    Check if Michael is touring near you. He will also be at MWF and at Bouchercon in Cleveland later in the year.
Two missing girls. Two brutal murders.
One person who knows the truth.

When best friends Piper and Tash disappear one Sunday morning, the investigation captivates a nation but the teenage girls are never found.
Three years later, during the worst blizzard in a century, a husband and wife are brutally killed in the farmhouse where Tash McBain once lived. A suspect is in custody, a troubled young man who can hear voices and claims that he saw a girl that night being chased by a snowman.
Convinced that Piper or Tash might still be alive, clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin persuades police to reopen the investigation, but the closer he get to the truth, the more dangerous it becomes.
One girl is counting on them and she's running for her life...

  • next on audio - THE CORONER, M.R.Hall
When lawyer, Jenny Cooper, is appointed Severn Vale District Coroner, she's hoping for a quiet life and space to recover from a traumatic divorce, but the office she inherits from the recently deceased Harry Marshall contains neglected files hiding dark secrets and a trail of buried evidence. Could the tragic death in custody of a young boy be linked to the apparent suicide of a teenage prostitute and the fate of Marshall himself? Jenny's curiosity is aroused. Why was Marshall behaving so strangely before he died? What injustice was he planning to uncover? And what caused his abrupt change of heart? In the face of powerful and sinister forces determined to keep both the truth hidden and the troublesome coroner in check, Jenny embarks on a lonely and dangerous one-woman crusade for justice which threatens not only her career but also her sanity.
  • also on audio - THE HOUSE OF SILK, Anthony HorowitzI generally don't like reading Sherlock Holmes themed books but who could resist Sir Derek Jacobi narrating it?
Sherlock Holmes is the greatest detective in literary history. For the first time since the death of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, a new Holmes story has been sanctioned by his estate, whetting the appetites of fans everywhere. Information about the book will be revealed as deliberately as Holmes himself would unravel a knotty case, but bestselling novelist and Holmes expert Anthony Horowitz is sure to bring a compelling, atmospheric story to life. With access to the estate's archives and careful study of the original stories, Horowitz is sure to weave a tale that satisfies new fans as well as the most dedicated Baker Street Irregular.
    The next in my quest in the Agatha Christie Reading Challenge.
    My 44th novel.
“They said it was an accident, but I think it was just temper!”
Ruth Van Rydock – They Do it With Mirrors

Ruth Van Rydock is very concerned about her sister. Carrie-Louise is living in a vast house that is now a home for 'delinquent' boys and Ruth is worried that her other-worldly sister cannot cope or worse - will come to harm. She persuades their old friend Jane Marple to go and stay just to keep an eye on things. When there is a murder and Carrie-Louise's life is also threatened can Miss Marple live up to Ruth's expectations and bring a murderer to light?


Anonymous said...

Kerrie - How embarrassing! *blush* I didn't realise Robotham had a new release out. I'll look forward very much to your review of that and of They Do it With Mirrors.

Shelleyrae said...

The Coroner sounds interesting, for some reason it is always a profession that attracts me in thriller/crime/mystery novels

Shelleyrae @ Book'd Out


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