August 16

Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe

  Barbed Wire Heart by Tess Sharpe   Harley McKenna wants out of her father’s successful illegal drugs empire, even though Duke brought her up to be his successor after the death of her mother in a meth lab explosion when Harley was eight years old. Duke taught her everything she needs to know, from […]

August 15

The Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd

  The Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd   Twenty years ago, Dennis Danson was arrested and imprisoned for the brutal murder of a young girl in Florida. British schoolteacher Samantha has become obsessed with Danson’s case, and so convinced of his innocence that she emigrates to the US to instigate an ultimately successful campaign for his pardon and […]

August 14

Babylon Berlin by Volker Kutscher ; translation from the German by Niall Sellar

  Babylon Berlin by Volker Kutscher ; translation from the German by Niall Sellar Babylon Berlin is first in a series of  bestselling German novels, which were the inspiration for the lavish new Netflix production of the same name. Berlin in 1927 is the decadent heart of the Weimar Republic. Detective Inspector Gereon Rath has been hurriedly transferred […]

August 06

The Chronicles of St Mary’s

The Chronicles are a series of historical novels, lightly dusted with comedy.. The conceit linking them together is that time travel has been developed,  and St Mary’s is the home of a group of historians who travel to significant events to view them in real time. The characters are disaster magnets, so they often need to […]

Music and Freedom by Zoe Morrison

Zoe Morrison’s debut novel Music and Freedom won the 2016 Reading Prize for New Australian Fiction. I listened to the eAudiobook version and found it an interesting experience getting used to the style of the narrator as she read this gripping book. At times I found her narration too stilted and yet as the story […]

The Widows of Malabar Hill

The Widows of Malabar Hill by Sujata Massey Sujata Massey writes historical and mystery fiction. This title starts off a series set in India in 1921 and introduces the character Perveen Mistry a female solicitor who works for her father’s law firm and is one of the first female lawyers in India.  Perveen finds herself involved in […]

July 26

The lace weaver / Lauren Chater

The lace weaver / Lauren Chater You’ve got to love your local library. Australian author Lauren Chater was inspired to write her debut novel by a book she discovered while working in a library,  Knitted Lace of Estonia .  We didn’t have this book in our collection, but – you’ve got to love your local library – I […]

July 25

Gone with the wind / Margaret Mitchell

Gone with the wind / Margaret Mitchell This book is on my must read list – has been for some time, so I seriously need to get around to it SOON. Of course, I have seen the movie – “Frankly my dear I don’t give a damn!” – I need to read the book! Another staff member […]

July 24

Dear Fahrenheit 451 : A Librarian’s Love Letters and Break-Up Notes to Her Books by Annie Spence

  Dear Fahrenheit 451 : A Librarian’s Love Letters and Break-Up Notes to Her Books by Annie Spence Don’t mess with a librarian …. or words to that effect ….. preface this humorous look at books from a librarian’s perspective. There are lots of laugh out loud moments as Annie gives  brief reviews, in the […]

July 19

Donato Carrisi

Donato Carrisi is an Italian author of murder mysteries dealing with serial killers. Of his books that have been translated to English, the library service has three in print and two as eAudiobooks. The Whisperer is a chilling tale centred around a series of gruesome mutilations and killings. The plot gets quite convoluted yet gripping […]