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The broken places / by Atkins, Ace,

Publication: . 358 pages : 24 cm.

Hillbillies in todays world I didn't finish this book. Added 14/08/2014 by Gail

Life or death / by Robotham, Michael,

Publication: . 434 pages ; 24 cm.

Not part of the Joe O'loughlin series..Disappointiing.

Up and down in the Dales / by Phinn, Gervase,

Publication: London : Penguin, 2005 . 288 p. ; 18 cm. Date: 2005

Another lovely book in this series. If you liked James Herriot you will love these books by Gervase Phinn. Lots of fun, some emotion and all eminently readable. Highly recommended

As darkness falls / by Parry, Bronwyn,

Publication: Sydney : Hachette Australia, 2008 . 358 p. ; 24 cm. Date: 2008

I seem to be reading and enjoying more books set (and written) across the Tasman! This one contains some horrifying crimes in the far outback of NSW. A woman Park Ranger and a bruised and battered policeman set out to solve the mystery and, at the same time, keep themselves safe. Well written, good feel for the country and believable characters. The murders are pretty brutal and so be prepared for that. I very much liked this story and want more from Ms Parry.

The modern family survival guide / by Latta, Nigel,

Publication: Auckland, N.Z. : Random House, 2013 . 301 p. ; 24 cm. Date: 2013

Helpful, funny and filled with wisdom and common sense. Added 09/12/2013 by

Merry Christmas, Alex Cross / by Patterson, James,

Publication: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2012 . 323, 7, 6 p. ; 25 cm. Date: 2012

Another really good suspense novel from James Patterson Added 09/12/2013 by

Ripe for scandal / by Carr, Isobel,

Publication: New York : Forever, 2011 . 337 p. ; 18 cm. Date: 2011

Funny and suspenseful. A good read for anyone starting to read historical romances. Added 09/12/2013 by

Instructions for a heatwave / by O'Farrell, Maggie,

Publication: London : Tinder, 2013 . 338 pages ; 24 cm. Date: 2013

An intriguing book about complicated relationships. Very compelling and honest. Added 09/12/2013 by

Up beat and down dale : life and crimes in the Yorkshire countryside / life and crimes in the Yorkshire countryside by Pannett, Mike,

Publication: London : Hodder & Stoughton, 2012 . 271 p. ; 24 cm. Date: 2012

I picked up this book on impulse, I don't usually read much non-fiction. However, I did enjoy this view of modern day policing in a very pretty part of rural England. From an author who was a policeman for many years, it contains enough humour to soften the impact of some nasty crimes. I'll probably look for another by the same author.

How the light gets in / by Penny, Louise,

Publication: London : Sphere, 2013 . 405 p. ; 24 cm. Date: 2013

Could not put it down, lots of twists and turns. Added 02/12/2013 by

The Briny Café / Briny Cafe : by Duncan, Susan

Publication: North Sydney, N.S.W. : Bantam, 2011 . 358 pages ; 24 cm. Date: 2011

A really good book. A suppose a fairly light read but well written, easy to read and believable (even if they are Australians!). I will certainly look for other by this author.

Mr Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore / Mister Penumbra's twenty-four-hour bookstore. by Sloan, Robin,

Publication: Melbourne, Vic. : Text, 2012 . 288 p. ; 24 cm. Date: 2012

I wanted to keep reading to see how it was all going to work in together. Added 11/11/2013 by

Calculated in death / by Robb, J. D.,

Publication: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2013 . 386 p. 24 cm. Date: 2013

I couldn't put this book down until I found out who the murderer was. I loved it that Eve Dallas is so gutsy, so totally amazing and that she has 100% backing and devotion from her husband. Added 11/11/2013 by

High country woman : my life on Rees Valley Station / by Scott, Iris,

Publication: Auckland, N.Z. : Random House, 2012 . 348 pages : 24 cm. Date: 2012

My admiration for a woman who took up the challenge to work in a man's world and make a success against all odds. Added 11/11/2013 by

Firefly Lane / by Hannah, Kristin,

Publication: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2008 . 479 p. ; 25 cm. Date: 2008

It made you realise good friends are always there for you no matter what transpires throughout your life. Added 11/11/2013 by

The scarecrow / by Morrieson, Ronald Hugh,

Publication: Auckland, N.Z. : Penguin, 1981 . 211 p. ; 18 cm. Date: 1981

Reminiscing 1950's small town NZ with slightly larger than life. But totally believable characters. Odd mix of comedy and very dark crimes. This however did not detract from the storyline and the book was an excellent read. Added 11/11/2013 by

Sweet revenge / by Roberts, Nora,

Publication: New York : Bantam Books, 2009 . 376 p. ; 21 cm. Date: 2009

Always interesting how Nora Roberts manages to delve so deeply into distinct worlds - here high end jewel theives and an Islamic harem. Added 11/11/2013 by

Elza's kitchen : a novel / by Fitten, Marc,

Publication: New York : Bloomsbury, 2012 . 216 pages ; 21 cm. Date: 2012

I enjoyed the read, but felt the storyline moved a little slow in the first half of the story. Added 11/11/2013 by

Robert Ludlum's The Bourne sanction / Bourne sanction. by Lustbader, Eric,

Publication: New York : Grand Central Pub., 2008 . 484 p. ; 24 cm. Date: 2008

Slightly convoluted with it's double plot, ie Two lots of "baddies" despite it's twists and turns everything came together nicely in the end. Not quite Robert Ludlum but not too bad. Added 11/11/2013 by

Mister Pip / Mr Pip by Jones, Lloyd,

Publication: Auckland, N.Z. : Penguin Books , 2006 . 220 p. ; 24 cm. Date: 2006

Because Matilda brought the characters of the story alive in her immagination it saved her life. Even after the slaughter of her Mum being raped and surviving in the river flood. Added 11/11/2013 by

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