Daily Archives: January 4, 2010

Truth, by Peter Temple

  Truth TRUTH is such a rich book that it’s hard to know where to start a review. On one level, it’s a police procedural set in Melbourne, as the new head of homicide, Inspector Stephen Villani, investigates two crimes. … Continue reading

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Captured, by Neil Cross

  Captured This is one of those books for which you will have to set aside an hour or two to read from first page to last without a break. When you have finished it, you'll need to do something … Continue reading

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City of the Sun, by David Levien

City of the Sun by David Levien (Bantam/Transworld UK; Random House US). I wasn’t too sure about this book after reading the first two chapters, which describe in present tense the disappearance of a young teenage boy, Jamie, while on … Continue reading

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Dead Before Dying, by Deon Meyer

Dead Before Dying (Coronet books) translated by Madeline van Biljon. Mat Joubert, a captain in the Murder and Robbery division in the Cape Town police, has spent two years in a deep depression after the death of his wife, a … Continue reading

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