Sherlock’s Mates

If you enjoy British detective fiction and like a good period British police procedural these authors might be just right for you ranging from medieval England, the 1920s, 1980s and leading to present day. Ann Cleeves, Award-winning English crime-writer of the Vera Stanhope series, now dramatized as the TV detective series Vera, and the Jimmy…
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CEO Reads: The Alice Network

The Alice Network 2019 marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day and,  after the commemorations for WW1 and the ANZACs that have been occurring around the country from 2014-2018, I think I was primed to notice this historical novel that delves into both WWI and the aftermath of WWII.  I had not read anything of Kate…
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Food for Fines: Thank You

YPRL’s Food for Fines amnesty ran in the lead up to Christmas last year. Recognising that overdue fines can create a significant hardship, Food for Fines was our way of giving everyone the chance to wipe their slate clean while also helping those in need in our local community. During Food for Fines, we invited…
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CEO Reads: Unholy Lands

Unholy Land I am a bit lost when it comes to describing this Fantasy / Speculative Fiction novel. I first heard about it on ABC Melbourne Breakfast Show when host Sami Shah recommended it in November 2018 and convinced me to put it on my TBR list. Tidhar is a World Fantasy Award winner for…
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Librarian Confessions

I have a guilty reading secret.  As a librarian I do try to read widely and of course have a focus on literary novels and the literary prize winners. But now in 2019 I thought I had better come clean and confess that I also absolutely adore a good thriller, the anti-hero who always gets…
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CEO Reads: Once Upon a River

Once Upon A River I have read Setterfield’s The Thirteenth Tale, a gothic suspense tale that celebrates the joys of real storytelling, and really enjoyed the 12 tales that did exist as well as the mystery of the thirteenth tale. Well worth your time if you haven’t read it. It was also made into a…
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CEO Reads: The Lost Man

The Lost Man The high quality of Australian crime writing needs to be celebrated by dedicated readers everywhere but especially here at home in Australia. Emma Viskic, Trent Dalton and Chris Hammer have written some fantastic Australian crime fiction and Jane Harper is another for readers everywhere to celebrate. I have read and enjoyed her…
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