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    Chris Womersley is an Australian born author of crime fiction short stories and poetry and has won several awards for his writing, including the 2008 Ned Kelly Award for Crime Writing, Best first novel for The Low Road.

    A suitcase of stolen cash has brought three criminals together. One has a bullet in his side. One has blood on his hands. One has vengeance on his mind. Each has run from their past. Each will now fight for their future. A modern noir thriller, The Low Road highlights our desire to outrun our demons, and the dark consequences we face when we are forced to confront them.

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    Rebus is back!!

    And back running with a full scale murder enquiry involving missing girls which he is determined to solve, regardless of the number of senior officers he upsets. John Rebus retired several years ago from Lothian & Borders Police as he reached the age when detectives are sent to the pub and not expected back in the office. However, a recently formed group looking at ‘Cold Cases’ is tasked to dig out the files from dormant cases and try to bring them to a solution. Rebus has been invited onto this group and is enjoying being, almost, back in the fold. He is enjoying it so much he is thinking of applying to rejoin Lothian & Borders Police, but has the small task of passing a medical first. As ever, the person in charge of the Cold Case Unit is not the type of person to get along with Rebus and vice versa. The boss is a young, ambitious detective who feels that his talents should be utilised elsewhere. Just the sort of material Rebus loves to rub up the wrong way, as a pastime.

    One day a call comes from the front desk saying that a woman is asking for a former head of the Cold Cases Unit; that person has retired so Rebus goes down to meet her. She tells him of the tale of her daughter going missing while travelling in the north of Scotland. Apart from being tidy and someone Rebus takes a fancy to, he is intrigued and digs out the files. It soon becomes apparent to Rebus that this girl’s disappearance was not the first and that a serial murderer may be on the loose. Then another young girl goes missing and Rebus gets himself on to the investigating team from another station in Edinburgh – just another senior officer to piss off! This brings him back into contact with his former sidekick Siobhan Clarke who is now a Detective Inspector. So the investigation begins – the victims all apparently disappearing whilst travelling on the A90 road to north of Scotland. Rebus fits himself into the team now situated in Gayfield Square police station in Edinburgh, close to many pubs where he does his best thinking!

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    Life has dealt me some pretty peculiar hands. And I am not sure that there is one much more peculiar than this. Asking someone who has not touched a drop of alcohol for nigh on 7 years to review a book on wine? I mean how bizarre is that? And how on earth would I know that what I was reading was in any way shape or form accurate?

    Well I need not have worried. This is brilliantly written, funny, informative, and quite simply the best book I have read in a long time. It says a lot about Helen McGinn that not only did I enjoy the book, but that having read it I would feel completely safe following her advice and buying wine for guests. Which, if you have been out of the market for 7 years is no mean feat.

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    On 12 May, 2009, Lt Mark Evison of the 1st Welsh Guards died of wounds received whilst leading a patrol in Helmand province. This is his mother's story.

    Mark Evison was a young officer highly thought of, both by his commanders and more importantly, his men. He was a star in the ascendancy; his last (tragically) fitness report indicated that he was being considered for ...
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    Brett Battles is an American author from Los Angeles California. He is the author of several novels, all of the thriller suspense genre. His first novel ‘The Cleaner’ was nominated for and his second ‘The Deceived’ won the Barry Award for Best Thriller.

    An F-18 Navy fighter careens out of the blue sky above the Mojave desert. A TV cameraman, who grew up in a small town just miles away, can see what is going to happen next. Frantically, Wes Stewart race to the downed jet and tries to save the pilot’s life. When the plane explodes, Wes escapes without harm – and plunges into a murderous conspiracy.

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