Book Review – THE YELLOW PAPERS by Dominique Wilson

The Yellow Papers by Dominique Wilson

The Yellow Papers Synopsis:  It’s 1872 and China – still bruised from its defeat in the two Opium Wars – sends a group of boys, including seven-year-old Chen Mu, to America to study and bring back the secrets of the West. But nine years on Chen Mu becomes a fugitive and flees to Umberumberka, a mining […]

Book Review – THE HEART RADICAL by Boyd Anderson

The Heart Radical by Boyd Anderson

The Heart Radical Synopsis:  Told primarily through the captivating voice of a young girl awakening to a world at war, The Heart Radical is the stunning new novel from the author of the bestselling Amber Road. Esteemed human rights lawyer Su-Lin Tan barely recognises Professor Paris Thumboo when he delivers a history lecture in London. For the last time […]

Aussie Author Challenge Spotlight – March 2014

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An additional 19 book reviews have been published as part of the Aussie Author Challenge since our February Spotlight. Crime thrillers were very much the flavour of this month for challenge participants. The political Canberra setting of Peter Cotton’s Dead Cat Bounce really worked for Bree; Carol was very impressed with PM Newton’s latest release Beams Falling, saying the author ‘has […]

Book Review – THE MIDNIGHT PROMISE by Zane Lovitt

The Midnight Promise by Zane Lovitt

The Midnight Promise, A Detective’s Story in Ten Cases Synopsis:  Winner, Ned Kelly Awards, Best First Fiction, 2013 A brilliant Melbourne crime novel, told in ten hardboiled stories. John Dorn is a private investigator. Just like his father used to be. It says ‘private inquiry agent’ in John’s Yellow Pages ad because that’s what his old […]

Book Review – WHO WE WERE by Lucy Neave

Who We Were by Lucy Neave

Who We Were Synopsis:  Set during the Cold War, Who We Were is an intimate and powerful love story about trust, obsession and the truth itself. Melbourne, 1938. Annabel’s dream is to be a scientist. Falling in love is not part of her plan. But when she meets Bill Whitton she knows instantly that they are destined for […]

Aussie Author Challenge Spotlight – February 2014

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It has been a strong start to the new year for homegrown literary talent with 19 book reviewers signing up to the Aussie Author Challenge 2014. Let’s take a quick look at some of the great books Aussie Authors Challenge participants have reviewed so far… The Aussie crime thriller genre is still going strong, with […]

Book Review – MALICIOUS INTENT by Kathryn Fox

Malicious Intent by Kathryn Fox

Malicious Intent Synopsis:  While investigating the drug overdose of a teenage girl, pathologist and forensic physician, Dr Anya Crichton, discovers striking similarities between the case and a number of apparent suicides. All of the victims disappeared for a period of time before taking their lives in desperate circumstances. As Anya delves deeper, the pathological findings point […]

2014 Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop – 4 titles to choose from

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Booklover Book Reviews is excited to be a part of the Australia Day Book Giveaway Blog Hop (25-28 January 2014) once again kindly organised by Shelleyrae @ Book’d Out. During the hop around 50 different book blogs will be offering one or more giveaways of books by Australian Authors. * * If you’d like to […]

Teaser Tuesday – MALICIOUS INTENT by Kathryn Fox

Malicious Intent by Kathryn Fox

Malicious Intent Synopsis:  “Comparisons with Patricia Cornwell and Kathy Reichs are inevitable … Fox holds her own, if not more against the other two.” - The Times (UK) Dr Anya Crichton, a pathologist and forensic physician, finds work is sparse for the only female freelancer in the field. Between paying child support, a mortgage and struggling […]