Author Archives: bernadetteinoz

Review: SOMETIMES I LIE by Alice Feeney

Amber wants you to know three things about her: She is in a coma Her husband doesn’t love her anymore Sometimes she lies I would add three more things that you ought to know before you embark on her story: … Continue reading

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Books of the month: October 2017

Pick of the month October delivered more real-life shenanigans (this time on the health front), making 2017 an interesting year if nothing else. But here I prefer to focus on books rather than shenanigans, especially when I’ve read a book … Continue reading

Posted in books of the month, Jane Harper (Aus), Jock Serong (Aus), Maddie Day, Qiu Xiaolong, Shankari Chandran (Aus), Val McDermid | 5 Comments

Review: INSIDIOUS INTENT by Val McDermid

I stopped reading this series a while back. I can’t remember which book it was now but I just found it too violent for my taste at the time. However I’ve come to really love McDermid’s writing via her standalone … Continue reading

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Review: FLIPPED FOR MURDER by Maddie Day

Following the sudden death of her mother Roberta ‘Robbie’ Jordan has moved from California to South Lick in Southern Indiana. It was her mother’s home town and her only Aunt still lives there. When the book opens Robbie is launching … Continue reading

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Review: A CASE OF TWO CITIES by Qiu Xiaolong

A CASE OF TWO CITIES opens with seemingly unrelated incidents: the death in somewhat scandalous circumstances of a long serving policeman and Inspector Chen Cao of the Shanghai Police Bureau being put in charge of an investigation into high-level corruption. … Continue reading

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Topics I don’t want to read about. Evah.

I’ve been musing about this subject for a while but seeing someone else articulate their own version of it has prompted me to put my own rambling thoughts down on screen. Partly this is because I have oodles of free … Continue reading

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2017 Mt TBR Challenge – Mountaineering Checkpoint #3

In an effort to get my unread book count under control I joined the My Reader’s Block Mount TBR Challenge this year. I didn’t want to be unrealistic so aimed to read at least 36 books that I owned prior … Continue reading

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Review: THE BARRIER by Shankari Chandran

The problem with a good dystopian novel is that it doesn’t feel all that fictional. Instead it is worryingly, frighteningly plausible. So I feel guilty about recommending Shankari Chandran’s THE BARRIER to anyone who wants to sleep at night or … Continue reading

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Books of the month: September 2017

Pick of the month I admit I am a fangirl and possibly not as objective as I ought to be but I loved the 8th instalment of Sulari Gentill’s historical crime series featuring Rowland Sinclair and his chums. Not only … Continue reading

Posted in books of the month, David Casarett, Elisabeth Herrmann, Ellen Byron, Karin Alvtegen, Michael Connelly, Ragnar Jonasson, Robert Thorogood, Ruth Dugdall, Simon Wyatt, Sulari Gentill (Aus) | 4 Comments

Review: A MEDITATION ON MURDER by Robert Thorogood

A MEDITATION ON MURDER is the first of what is so far a three instalment series that based on the TV show Death in Paradise, more specifically the first two seasons of the show. Having come to the (fictional) Caribbean island … Continue reading

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