3 August 2014

What I read in July 2014

I caught up with some Australian authors, some Vintage crime, and a British author I should have read a few years ago.
  1. 4.7, THE LOST GIRLS, Wendy James -  Aussie author
  2. 3.5, THE CARTOGRAPHER, Peter Twohig - Aussie author
  3. 4.6, THE CONFESSION, Charles Todd - audio book
  4. 4.8, HOLY ORDERS, Benjamin Black - British
  5. 4.2, MURDER IN THE MONASTERY, Lesley Cookman - cozy, British
  6. 4.7, ELIZABETH IS MISSING, Emma Healey
  7. 4.6, STRANGE SHORES, Arnaldur Indridason - translated
  8. 3.7, THE FOOTPRINTS ON THE CEILING, Clayton Rawson - Vintage crime
  9. 3.9, THE CIRCULAR STAIRCASE, Mary Roberts Rinehart - Vintage crime
  10. 4.0, DEATH-WATCH, John Dickson-Carr - NetGalley, Vintage crime
  11. 4.3, FINAL CURTAIN, Ed Ifkovic - NetGalley
  12. 5.0, LIFE OR DEATH, Michael Robotham - Aussie author

My pick of the month had to be Michael Robotham's July publication LIFE OR DEATH.
It is a stand-alone and it will be interesting to see how readers react to it.

Synopsis (Net Galley)

Why would a man escape from prison the day before he's due to be released?

Audie Palmer has spent a decade in prison for an armed robbery in which four people died, including two of the gang. Seven million dollars has never been recovered and everybody believes that Audie knows where the money is.

For ten years he has been beaten, stabbed, throttled and threatened almost daily by prison guards, inmates and criminal gangs, who all want to answer this same question, but suddenly Audie vanishes, the day before he's due to be released.

Everybody wants to find Audie, but he's not running. Instead he's trying to save a life . . . and not just his own.

See my review

See what others have chosen this month


Anonymous said...

Either you have more time for reading than I do or you're able to read a whole lot quicker. Either way: Grr!

In following your reviews I've often been especially interested in some of the Oz novels. As far as I can establish through our county library catalogue (at the moment I have a zero book budget, alas), here in the US Oz crime fiction is regarded as much more of a special interest than, say, translated work. It's very frustrating. Fingers crossed they become more enlightened.

Anonymous said...

You've had quite a good month, Kerrie. And it is hard to beat a Robotham...


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