Category Archives: Leah Giarratano (Aus)

Aussie Authors Month

April has been designated by someone as Aussie Authors Month, a fact I have been neglectful of here at Reactions to Reading. But over at Fair Dinkum Crime, the blog I host with fellow Aussie crime fiction fan Kerrie to … Continue reading

Posted in blog spotlight, Brian Kavanagh (Aus), Felicity Young (Aus), Leah Giarratano (Aus), list, P M Newton (Aus), Sulari Gentill (Aus) | 7 Comments

Celebrating the women of crime fiction

March 8 is International Women’s Day and 2011 marks the 100th annual celebration of “a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future”. Interestingly only 4 countries (Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland) celebrated … Continue reading

Posted in Agatha Christie, Asa Larsson, Denise Mina, Leah Giarratano (Aus), musings, Sara Paretsky | 14 Comments

Aussie Authors Aced

I know the title doesn’t mean much but I had a yen for alliteration. What it means is that I have finished the highest possible level of the Aussie Author Challenge (8 books by Aussie Authors during 2010). And it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Adrian Hyland (Aus), Aussie Authors Challenge 2010, Brian Kavanagh (Aus), Colleen McCullough (Aus), Kathryn Fox (Aus), Leah Giarratano (Aus), list, Malla Nunn (Aus), memes and challenges, Michael Robotham (Aus), P D Martin (Aus) | 4 Comments

Books of the Month – June 2010

That Was Then I only finished 11 books in June and formally consigned one to the DNF pile. It’s hard to pick my favourite book for the month as both Blacklands by Belinda Bauer and The Darkest Room by Johan … Continue reading

Posted in Adrian Hyland (Aus), Andrea Camilleri, Bateman, Belinda Bauer, books of the month, Deon Meyer, Elly Griffiths, Johan Theorin, John Hart, Leah Giarratano (Aus), Linda Castillo, Mario Vargas Llosa, Rob Kitchin, Stuart Neville | 13 Comments

Review: Watch the World Burn by Leah Giarratano

Thanks to the author for my copy of Watch the World Burn, the 7th book for my Aussie Author challenge which is the 4th book in Leah Giarratano’s series of novels featuring Sydney cop Jill Jackson. At a prophetically named … Continue reading

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Review: Black Ice by Leah Giarratano

Title: Black Ice (the 3rd Jill Jackson novel) Author: Leah Giarratano Publisher: Random House [2009] ISBN: 978-1-74166-809-4 Length: 323 pages Jill Jackson is working undercover as Krystal Peters in Sydney’s Fairfield. In a long term operation she’s gathering intelligence on … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, book review, Leah Giarratano (Aus) | 3 Comments

Sunday Salon: Web not on publishing radar?

When I post a book review I usually include a link to the author’s website. Perhaps because I’ve read more books than usual this week or perhaps because I’m seriously involved with web design in my work right now I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Alex Barclay, Alexander McCall Smith, Leah Giarratano (Aus), Lynda La Plante, memes and challenges, rant or rave | 9 Comments

Review: Voodoo Doll by Leah Giarratano

Title: Voodoo Doll Author: Leah Giarratano Publisher: Bantam [2008] ISBN: 978-1-86325-614-8 Sergeant Jill Jackson has been promoted since the first book in which she appeared, 2007’s Vodka Doesn’t Freeze, and moves from beach-side Maroubra to Liverpool in the heart of Sydney’s … Continue reading

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2008 a year in reading

Before I list my best books of the year a few statistics that sum up my reading year: I started 94 books this year and finished 82 of those. That’s a few more DNFs than I usually have but I did … Continue reading

Posted in Asa Larsson, books of the year, C J Box, Deon Meyer, Felicity Young (Aus), Kerry Greenwood (Aus), Leah Giarratano (Aus), list, Matt Beynon Rees, Nigel McCrery, Peter Temple (Aus), Stieg Larsson | 9 Comments

Review: Vodka Doesn’t Freeze

Title: Vodka Doesn’t Freeze Author: Leah Giarratano Publisher: Bantam 2007 ISBN: 978-1-86325-583-7 This is one of those books. One of those mega-marketed, multi-stickered books that I put off reading because I figured it couldn’t possibly live up to the hype … Continue reading

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