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Breakdown By Jonathon Kellerman

Reviewed: 4th April 2016
Publisher: Hachette
R.R.P.: $29-99
E-Book: $19-99
Review: Frank Nolan
Jonathan Kellerman has written 31 books which feature criminal psychologist Dr Alex Delaware. The setting is present-day Los Angeles and regular readers of Kellerman become almost conversant with the complexities of getting […]

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The Soldier’s Curse By Meg and Tom Keneally

Reviewed: 21st March 2016
Publisher: ?
R.R.P: $32-99
Review: Frank Nolan
Tom Keneally has been one of Australia’s most prolific and successful writers for nearly fifty years. Now aged 81, Keneally has enlisted the aid of his daughter, Meg, in producing The Soldier’s Curse, […]

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The Doctor Calling By Meredith Appleyard

Reviewed: 7th March 2016
Publisher: Michael Joseph
R.R.P: 25-50
Review: Frank Nolan
The incredible popularity of rural romance novels set in country areas of Australia continues. Meredith Appleyard follows up her successful book The Country Practice with The Doctor Calling. Pretty young GP Laura […]

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Coffin Road By Peter May

Reviewed: 29th February 2016
Publisher: Hachette
R.R.P: $29-99
Review: Frank Nolan
Peter May sets his latest crime thriller on the remote islands of the Outer Hebrides off the north West Coast of Scotland. A man is washed up on a beach on the isle […]

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The Lovers By Rod Nordland

Reviewed: 22nd February 2016
Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton
R.R.P: $29-99
Review: Frank Nolan
Rod Nordland describes his book The Lovers as “The true story of Afghanistan’s Romeo and Juliet.” Shakspeare’s great play tells of young lovers from feuding families who defy authority with tragic […]

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The Crossing By Michael Connelly

Reviewed: 8th February 2016
Publisher: Allen and Unwin
R.R.P: $32-99
Review: Frank Nolan
The Crossing is the 20th novel written by Michael Connelly which features Detective Harry Bosch of the Los Angeles Police Department. However, as the story begins, Bosch has finally retired from […]

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Test Cricket By Jarrod Kimber

Publisher: Hardie Grant
RRP: $29-99
Review:Frank Nolan
The striking cover of this book provides a clue as to its approach to the subject of Test Cricket. Jarrod Kimber’s “unauthorised biography” goes way back to the nineteenth century when the game of cricket originated […]

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