Category Archives: Shamini Flint

Review: A FRIGHTFULLY ENGLISH EXECUTION by Shamini Flint

Oodles of people can produce light, cosy mysteries that are entertaining but difficult to take seriously. And oodles more can pen blood-soaked tales of death and darkness. But I can’t think of another author who so consistently delivers stories that … Continue reading

Posted in book review, England, Shamini Flint | 1 Comment

2016: The Favourites as Reading Bingo

One of my favourite bloggers is once again challenging people to play Reading Bingo and another blogging pal has already played the game. Feeling a little left out I thought I would see how many of the 25 squares I could … Continue reading

Posted in Agatha Christie, Amanda Ortlepp (Aus), books of the year, David Owen (Aus), Denise Mina, Doug Johnstone, E.M. Channon, Elly Griffiths, Emily Arsenault, Emily Maguire (Aus), Emma Viskic (Aus), Hans Olav Lahlum, Helen Garner (Aus), Hideo Yokoyama, Jane Harper (Aus), Jock Serong (Aus), Karin Fossum, Larry D. Sweazy, Lou Berney, Melina Marchetta (Aus), Mickey Spillane, Olga Lorenzo (Aus), Ruth Rendell, Shamini Flint, Sulari Gentill (Aus) | 13 Comments

Books of the month: September 2016

Pick of the month With my reading get back to something like normal during September the choice for book of the month was very difficult. Half of the 10 books I finished this month are worthy of the title but … Continue reading

Posted in Belinda Bauer, books of the month, Dorothy L. Sayers, George Pelecanos, Meg Keneally (Aus), Shamini Flint, Sue Williams (Aus), Tania Chandler (Aus), Todd Borg, Tom Keneally (Aus), Val McDermid, Zygmunt Miloszewski | 4 Comments

Review: A DEADLY CAMBODIAN CRIME SPREE by Shamini Flint

One of the delusions publishing houses appear to suffer from these days is that a book has to be depressing to be taken seriously. To be considered really good. In the world of police procedurals this often means at least a … Continue reading

Posted in book review, Cambodia, Shamini Flint | 1 Comment

Books of the Month – November 2011

Y.A. Erskine’s The Brotherhood was November’s best read for me. It is a debut novel from an Australian female author (the Y is for Yvette) about the shooting of a Tasmanian policeman and is a truly outstanding novel. It unfolds … Continue reading

Posted in Andrea Camilleri, books of the month, Jane Casey, John M Green (Aus), Kate Charles, Kerry Greenwood (Aus), list, Mari Jungstedt, Megan Abbott, Shamini Flint, Sofi Oksanen, Y A Erskine (Aus) | 5 Comments

Review: A Most Peculiar Malaysian Murder by Shamini Flint

Inspector Singh of the Singapore police is close to retirement age but having done something to annoy his superiors he’s the officer chosen to go to Malaysia to look after the interests of a Singaporean citizen in trouble. Former model … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 Global Reading Challenge, book review, Malaysia, Shamini Flint | 13 Comments