Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mockingjay - The Hunger Games (Suzanne Collins)

Mockingjay - The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins

Blurb: The Hunger Games 'If We Burn You Burn With Us'

Katniss Everdeen's final battle has begun.

Part three of the astonishing Hunger Games Trilogy.

ISBN: 9781407109374 (Paperback)
Year: 2010
Publisher: Scholastic
Pages: 453 (Fiction)


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Museum of Thieves - The Keepers (Lian Tanner)

Museum of Thieves - The Keepers
Lian Tanner

Blurb: 'You're in the museum now and anything can happen!'

Goldie Roth lives in the city of Jewel, where impatience is a sin and boldness is a crime. But Goldie is both bold and impatient. She runs away to the mysterious Museum of Dunt, where she meets a boy named Toadspit and discovers dangerous secrets. A monstrous brizzlehound stalks the museum's corridors, and only a thief can find the way through its strange, shifting rooms.

Goldie and Toadspit have a talent for thieving. Which is just as well, because the treacherous Fugleman has his own plans for the museum - plans that threaten the lives of everyone Goldie loves. And it will take a very bold thief to stop him.

A thrilling tale of action and adventure.

ISBN: 9781742371573 (Hardback)
Year: 2010
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Pages: 341 (Fiction)


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Truth + Framed - Ben 10 Storybooks #3 (Various)

Truth + Framed - Ben 10 Storybooks #3

Blurb: Discover the world of Ben Tennyson, a 10-year-old kid who proves that anyone can be a hero!

This brilliant storybook contains not one but two exciting adventure stories! In Truth find out how Ben helps his Grandpa Max defeat an evil double-crossing sidekick, and then get ready for the unwelcome return of an old enemy of Ben's - Kevin 11 - in Framed.

Includes 8 pages of colour action shots!

ISBN: 9781445409658 (Paperback)
Year: 2010
Publisher: Parragon
Pages: 125 (Fiction)


Monday, June 27, 2011

The Top Seven Lists from Tonight Live with Steve Vizard (Steve Vizard)

The Top Seven Lists from Tonight Live with Steve Vizard
Steve Vizard and the Tonight Live Writers

Blurb: Top 7 Reasons to Buy This Book

7. It's harder to put down than the family cat
6. It cannot be faulted on the arithmetic alone
5. It's printed on 100% recycled dolphin intestines
4. Leading Australian actors in white laboratory coats have proven it stops tooth decay
3. It comes with its own laugh track (for private karaoke use only)
2. The mysteries of gerbil use will be revealed to you
1. It's 15% cheaper now than it will be in 12 months' time

The best Top 7's from 'Tonight Live with Steve Vizard' plus a few that got away.

ISBN: 1863301623 (Paperback)
Year: 1992
Publisher: Mandarin Australia
Pages: 162 (Fiction)


Sunday, June 26, 2011

101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die (Steven Jay Schneider)

101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die
Edited by Steven Jay Schneider

Blurb: If you've ever spent a day in the company of Withnail or Barbarella, gone surreal with Un Chien Andalou, found yourself able to recite every line from The Blues Brothers, or rocked out with Spinal Tap and Hedwig then 101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die is the book for you. From the violent delights of Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! to the fantastical fairy tale The Princess Bride, cult films have broken every rule and challenged every moviegoer's perception.

Stars who are cult in one movie may be definitely not in another; people ignored in their own time can become cult heroes after their death. Movies gain cult status for a wide array of reasons - for the iconic acting of stars such as John Belushi, for their witty scripts, their strange visuals, or because of a series of bizarre or macabre incidences. Plan 9 from Outer Space reached cult popularity despite being described as the worst film ever made.

With insights from critics, film historians, and academics, 101 Cult Movies You Must See Before You Die offers a breadth of knowledge, insight, and passion about the movies you simply can't help watching. This book is an homage to a century filled with kamikaze girls, toxic avengers, killer tomatoes, amazon women, and improbably large, time-travelling rabbits. It's time for an irreverent ride into cult culture.

ISBN: 9781845664916 (Hardback)
Year: 2010
Publisher: New Burlington Books
Pages: 416 (Non-Fiction)


Saturday, June 25, 2011

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (L. Frank Baum)

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
L. Frank Baum

Blurb: Dorothy thinks she's lost forever when a tornado whirls her and her dog, Toto, into a magical world. To get her home, she must find the wonderful wizard in the Emerald City of Oz. On the way she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion. But the Wicked Witch of the West has her own plans for the new arrival - will Dorothy ever see Kansas again?

ISBN: 9780141195018 (Paperback)
Year: 1900
Publisher: Penguin Books
Pages: 154(Fiction)


Friday, June 24, 2011

Barassi: The Biography (Peter Lalor)

Barassi: The Biography
Peter Lalor

Blurb: His is a biblical tale, appropriate for a game that's a religion.
Ron Barassi is modern football's first-born son and saviour.

His father wore the No. 31, then was tragically killed in the Second World War just months after playing in a premiership.
Ron Barassi Jnr was raised in the Australian bush before moving back to Melbourne with his devoted mother. Later the boy was taken under the wing of legendary coach Norm Smith. He slept in a sleep-out at the back of Smith's home as together they conspired to take football to another level. Smith turned Barassi into the definitive - some argue first - ruck rover. The pair won six premierships in a golden era for the Demons.
Barassi's break with Smith, and Melbourne, shocked the football world. It was the 'death of loyalty', an unconscionable betrayal, but at Carlton, and later North Melbourne, Ron fulfilled the second part of his destiny. The game's most determined player became its super coach, football's hot-gospeller. At half time in the 1970 grand final, with Collingwood miles in front, Ron screamed 'handball, handball, handball' and the game changed forever.
Barassi goes behind the scenes with the game's most revered and most loved figure. It is an examination of an unexamined life. Where did the passion come from? How did the events of his early years resonate through the decades?
In his seventies, Barassi trekked Kokoda and risked his life to help a woman being attacked on a St Kilda street. In an era when our sporting heroes are flawed and fallen, Ron Barassi is a true icon, a man whose integrity burns bright to this day.
Ron Barassi is a hero for the ages and Barassi is his unforgettable story.

ISBN: 9781741752120 (Hardback)
Year: 2010
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Pages: 424 (Non-Fiction)


Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pokemon Pokedex: Official Pocket Version (Michael Ryan)

Pokemon Pokedex: Official Pocket Version
Edited by Michael Ryan

Blurb: Keep all the Pokemon with you all the time!
The Official Pokemon Pocket Pokedex has details on the 493 Pokemon currently available, all in a handy size that can go with you anywhere!
  1. -Detailed charts list all the Battle, Level-Up, TM & HM, Move Maniac, BP, and Egg Moves for all 493 Pokemon.
  2. - All the details are updated for Pokemon HeartGold and Pokemon SoulSilver Versions.
  3. - Portable size lets you take the book everywhere you take the game. Never be without the information every Trainer should know!

ISBN: 9780307469489 (Paperback)
Year: 2010
Publisher: The Pokemon Company
Pages: 520 (Fiction)


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Heart of Darkness (Joseph Conrad)

Heart of Darkness
Joseph Conrad

Blurb: Although Polish by birth, Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) is regarded as one of the greatest writers in English, and Heart of Darkness, first published in 1902, is considered by many his 'most famous, finest, and most enigmatic story' (Encyclopaedia Britannica, 15th ed.). The tale concerns the journey of the narrator (Marlow) up the Congo River on behalf of a Belgian trading company. Far upriver, he encounters the mysterious Kurtz, an ivory trader who exercises an almost godlike sway over the inhabitants of the region. Both repelled and fascinated by the man, Marlow is brought face to face with the corruption and despair that Conrad saw at the heart of human existence.

In its combination of narrative and symbolic power, masterly character study and acute psychological penetration, Heart of Darkness ranks as a landmark of modern fiction. It is a book no serious student of literature can afford to miss.

ISBN: 9780486264646 (Paperback)
Year: 1902

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Squizzy Taylor: The Rise and Fall of a Larrikin Crook (Hugh Anderson)

Squizzy Taylor: The Rise and Fall of a Larrikin Crook
Hugh Anderson

Blurb: Guns were fired in Fitzroy vendettas, police were killed in armed robberies and gangs operated in hotels and brothels - Melbourne in the 1920s was a crime-ridden city in which no one was safe.

Through it all strode the notorious crook Leslie 'Squizzy' Taylor, artfully dodging conviction with his calculated plans and foolproof alibis. Daily newspapers eagerly reported his crimes to a public fascinated by his larrikin wit and blatant contempt for the law.

In this classic account of gangland murder and greed, author Hugh Anderson brings Australia's infamous criminal mastermind to life amid car chases, robberies and cold-blooded murders.

Who was Squizzy Taylor really? A heroic symbol of resistance and king of the Melbourne underworld who died a tragic death? Or a bloody-minded criminal who got what he deserved?

ISBN: 9781742662282 (Paperback)
Year: 1971
Publisher: Pier 9
Pages: 267 (Non-Fiction)


Monday, June 20, 2011

The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History, 1775-1865 (John Grafton)

The Declaration of Independence and Other Great Documents of American History, 1775-186
Edited by John Grafton

Blurb: The great documents in this important collection helped form the foundation of American democratic government. Compelling, influential, and often inspirational, they range from Patrick Henry's dramatic 'Give me liberty or give me death' speech at the start of the American Revolution to Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, issued in the closing weeks of the Civil War. Also included are the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson's classic rationale for rejecting allegiance to the government of King George III; the Monroe Doctrine, the cornerstone of American foreign policy and these other landmark statements;
-The Constitution of the United States
- James Madison: The Federalist, No. 10
- George Washington: First Inaugural Address
- George Washington: Farewell Address
- Thomas Jefferson: First Inaugural Address
- William Lloyd Garrison: Prospectus for the Liberator
- Andrew Jackson: Veto of the Bank Bill
- Abraham Lincoln: First Inaugural Address
- Abraham Lincoln: Emancipation Proclamation
- Abraham Lincoln: Gettysburg Address

An introductory note precedes the text of each historic document, providing fascinating background history and information about the author. An indispensable reference for students, this handy compendium will also serve as an invaluable introduction for general readers to American political writing.

ISBN: 9780486411248 (Paperback)
Year: 2000
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages: 96 (Non-Fiction)


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Beyond the Grave - The 39 Clues #4 (Jude Watson)

Beyond the Grave - The 39 Clues #4
Jude Watson

Blurb: Message from the Dead.

Betrayed by their cousins, abandoned by their uncle, and with only the slimmest hint to guide them, fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, rush off to Egypt on the hunt for the 39 Clues that lead to a source of an unimaginable power. But when they arrive, Amy and Dan get something completely unexpected - a message from their dead grandmother, Grace. Did Grace set out to help the two orphans... or are Amy and Dan heading for the most devastating betrayal of them all?

ISBN: 9780545152907 (Hardback)
Year: 2009
Publisher: Scholastic
Pages: 190 (Fiction)


Saturday, June 18, 2011

How to Draw Goosebumps (Steve Scott)

How to Draw Goosebumps
Steve Scott

Blurb: The creatures of Goosebumps have a history of terrifying everyone around them. Now you can draw all of your favourites including Slappy, the Haunted Mask, the Werewolf of Fever Swamp and Vampire Breath. Beward - these characters are known for jumping off the pages!

ISBN: 9780545248952 (Paperback)
Year: 2010
Publisher: Scholastic
Pages: 32 (Fiction)


Friday, June 17, 2011

Lights, Camera, Action Hero! - Star League #1 (H.J. Harper)

Lights, Camera, Action Hero! - Star League #1
H.J. Harper

Blurb: Secret File 1: Lights, Camera, Action Hero!

When Jay is invited to audition for his favourite movie director, he is thrilled. But things are not as they seem. Could Ben Beaumont really be asking Jay to lead a team of kids in a battle against evil?

When someone close to him is kidnapped, Jay knows he has no choice. He must step up to head the Star League team.

A movie star, werewolf, ninja, robot, zombie and animancer join forces to become the crime-fighting Star League!

ISBN: 9781864718669 (Paperback)
Year: 2011
Publisher: Random House
Pages: 87 (Fiction)


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Cars 2: Mater to the Rescue (Serene Conneeley)

Cars 2: Mater to the Rescue
Serene Conneeley

Blurb: Mater and Lightning McQueen head to Japan. What sort of trouble can they get themselves into?

ISBN: 9313006020905 (Paperback)
Year: 2011
Publisher: ACP
Pages: 32 (Fiction)


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The Streets of Panic Park - Goosebumps HorrorLand 12 (R.L. Stine)

The Streets of Panic Park - Goosebumps HorrorLand #12
R.L. Stine

Blurb: Face off! Luke and Lizzie think they'll be safe in Panic Park. But they're wrong. Because Panic Park is home to The Menace, a two-faced villain with a twisted plan to trap them forever.

So long, sucker! Then they learn they've been sharing secrets with a traitor, who's been tricking them all along! To beat The Menace and his rotten crew, Luke and Lizzie must team up with an old foe. But will they be double-crossed again?

ISBN: 9780439918800 (Paperback)
Year: 2009
Publisher: Scholastic
Pages: 137 (Fiction)


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Orca's Song - The Astral Legacies #1 (Gordon Volke)

The Orca's Song - The Astral Legacies #1
Gordon Volke

Blurb: Aliens are watching Earth and they will exterminate the human race unless the seven artefacts that make up the Astral Legacies are returned. Now the world's only hope lies with seven chosen children who must find the missing items. If they fail, humankind will be destroyed!

Marshall is one of the chosen children. Guided by orcas, he must risk everything to find the first Astral Legacy in North America.

ISBN: 9781742118413 (Paperback)
Year: 2009
Publisher: The Five Mile Press
Pages: 144 (Fiction)


Monday, June 13, 2011

Shaq Attaq! (Shaquille O'Neal & Jack McCallum)

Shaq Attaq!
Shaquille O'Neal & Jack McCallum

Blurb: Shaquille O'Neal is the hottest player to hit the NBA in years, with his combination of incredible talent, versatility, maturity, and charisma.

Scoring a high of 46 points in one game, and already in the record books for scoring and rebounding, Shaquille truly is a star - and it comes as no surprise that he was voted Rookie of the Year.

Now Shaquille opens up to his fans in an unprecedented, no-hold-barred account, to let them know what it's really like to be the new 7-foot, 300-pound kid on the block.

What's it like to be compared at age 21 to Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, among others?

Shaq discusses with complete honesty his fears and apprehensions; what makes him happy (including rappin' with favourite group Fu Schnickens); what makes him sad; what makes him blow his stack - including what really happened on court with Alvin Robertson, and being suspended from the Southeastern Conference Tournament for throwing a punch.

He discusses the influence of his father and mother, and how he needed discipline to avoid becoming a 'juvenile delinquent' when moving from one army base to another while growing up.

A fascinating and candid account by the biggest and brightest star of the NBA, including 8 pages of never-before-seen photos, Shaq Attaq! is the perfect book for all of Shaquille's fans.

Jack McCallum is a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, and is author of a previous book, Unfinished Business: On and Off the Court with the 1991-2 Boston Celtics.

ISBN: 1863501665 (Paperback)
Year: 1993
Publisher: Wilkinson Books
Pages: 202 (Non-Fiction)


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Specky Magee: Ready to Make His Mark (Felice Arena & Garry Lyon)

Specky Magee: Ready to Make His Mark
Felice Arena & Garry Lyon

Blurb: Simon 'Specky' Magee is twelve years old and mad about Australian Rules football. He's such a talented player, he's got a nickname - 'Specky' - for taking 'spec-tacular' marks. Not that anyone in his family would know, or care, about his ability.

When Specky finds a baby photo of himself dressed up in footy gear he is completely confused. Why would his parents have done this when they hate footy so much? Who dressed him in those clothes, and why won't his parents give him a straight answer when he asks them about it?

Determined to find out the truth, Specky embarks on a quest that uncovers more than he ever bargained for.

Co-written by highly acclaimed author Felice Arena and AFL legend Garry Lyon, bestselling Specky Magree has won a number of Children's Choice Awards.

ISBN: 9780732289027 (Paperback)
Year: 2002
Publisher: Angus & Robertson
Pages: 180 (Fiction)


Saturday, June 11, 2011

Disney's Add a Little Magic: Words of Inspiration

Disney's Add a Little Magic: Words of Inspiration

Blurb: Magic is everywhere if you know where to look...
but if you're only watching for a Genie in a lamp or a Fairy Godmother with a magic wand, you're probably missing a whole lot of magic. Just ask you favourite Disney characters. They know that there's more to magic than a sprinkle of pixie dust or a "Bibbidi-bobbidi-boo." There's a special kind of magic in living your life the very best way you can - staying true to yourself, being good to others, and simply enjoying the world around you. If you don't believe it, read on as Simba, Snow White, Pocahontas, Jiminy Cricket, Mulan, and many more of your favourite characters share what they know with you in their own words. And if you decide to follow their advice, don't be surprised if you start to notice more magic in your life!

ISBN: 0786832452 (Hardback)
Year: 1999
Publisher: Disney Press
Pages: 174 (Fiction)


Friday, June 10, 2011

All Right, Vegemite! (June Factor and Peter Viska)

All Right, Vegemite!
Written by June Factor and Illustrated by Peter Viska

Blurb: Here we go again...

All Right, Vegemite! is the second book in the fabulous Far Out! collection of Australian children's rhymes, chants and jokes. Chant your way through these fun, crazy rhymes and verses, and share them with all your friends.

ISBN: 9781741833072 (Paperback)
Year: 1985
Publisher: Brolly Books
Pages: 112 (Fiction)


Thursday, June 9, 2011

Mr. Men: The Night Before Christmas (Roger Hargreaves)

Mr. Men: The Night Before Christmas
Roger and Adam Hargreaves

Blurb: It's the night before Christmas and all your favourite Mr. Men characters are preparing for Christmas!

ISBN: 9781846466441 (Paperback)
Year: 2008
Publisher: Penguin Group
Pages: 32 (Fiction)


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Never Let Me Go (Kazuo Ishiguro)

Never Let Me Go
Kazuo Ishiguro

Blurb: Driving around the country now, I still see things that will remind me of Hailsham...
As children, Ruth, Kathy and Tommy spend their childhood at a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. As they grow into young adults, they find that they have to come to terms with the strength of the love they feel for each other, while preparing themselves for the haunting reality that awaits them.
Never Let Me Go is an unforgettable story of love, friendship and the fragility of life.
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.

ISBN: 9780571272129 (Paperback)
Year: 2005
Publisher: Faber and Faber
Pages: 282 (Fiction)


Tuesday, June 7, 2011

MS Readathon

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The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove (Lauren Kate)

The Betrayal of Natalie Hargrove
Lauren Kate

Blurb: All it takes is one fatal mistake...
High school beauty Natalie Hargrove has spent years plotting to become prom queen. She's got just what it takes: popularity, glamour and ruthless ambition. When someone threatens to overturn her perfect plan, Natalie needs to take control. But a critical error plunges her into a sea of secrets, shame and scandal. Because it turns out there's one thing even Natalie Hargrove can't command - and that's fate.

ISBN: 9780552563727 (Paperback)
Year: 2009
Publisher: Corgi Books
Pages: 281 (Fiction)


Monday, June 6, 2011

Bungawitta (Emily Rodda)

Emily Rodda

Blurb: It's crunch time in Bungawitta. The land's as dry as a dead galah. There's no rain in sight, and only twelve people left in the town. Little Glory-Alice blames it all on the TV weatherman. Jay knows better. Nobody can make it rain. But a shower of money would help keep Bungawitta alive. And a festival would attract city tourists with money to spend, Jay's sure of it. But can twelve people, two dogs and a shetland pony put on a proper festival? Only time, and the ABC, will tell.

ISBN: 9781862918337 (Paperback)
Year: 2011
Publisher: Scholastic
Pages: 122 (Fiction)


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Freezer Burn (D.H. Dublin)

Freezer Burn - A C.S.U. Investigation
D.H. Dublin

Blurb: It's hot in Philly - but murder has a way of giving you the chills.
Crime Scene Investigation: The scientific examination of the physical evidence at a crime scene, including, but not limited to, evidence photography and collection, fingerprint processing, blood and fluid-splatter interpretation, and forensic pathology.
Crime Scene Unit (C.S.U.): A group of forensic investigators who use cutting-edge technology to carry out crime scene investigations, helping to bring killers to justice.

A trash bag full of hacked-off body parts. A dead man thrown from a moving car. A young gang member, brutally tortured and killed. And a yellow, shrivelled corpse oozing something other than blood.

The cases seem to have nothing to do with one another, but together they point to a plot more elaborate - and more sinister - than anything C.S.U. rookie Madison Cross has ever seen. To investigate, she'll have to descend into Philly's seedy underworld of gang brutality and then rise to the highest echelons of organised crime - though there are members of both worlds who hope to see her eliminated, once and for all...

ISBN: 9780425221945 (Paperback)
Year: 2008
Publisher: Berkley Books
Pages: 300 (Fiction)


Saturday, June 4, 2011

Shaolin Burning (Ant Sang)

Shaolin Burning
Ant Sang

Blurb: Old China like you've never seen before, Shaolin Burning, is an exciting, modern take on Kung Fu mythology; a fusion of punked-up street culture and Chinese tradition.

When the Shaolin Temple is destroyed by the Emperor's army, only five monks manage to escape alive. Or so the legend goes.

But few know the story of the sixth, Monk Who Doubts, who turns his back on the Buddhist path and embarks on a bloody trail of revenge, culminating in a devastating showdown with the Emperor's forces.

Fewer still know the story of Deadly Plum Blossom. Unwanted at birth, she is rescued and raised by a Shaolin nun. Trained all her life in a new fighting story, she is determined to prove herself, and sets off to challenge the most dangerous man in China.

Shaolin Burning is a masterful interweaving of kung fu legends, Chinese history and stories of those lost to the past. It is a story of breathtaking beauty and no-holds-barred action sequences and is, at its heart, a meditation on the dangers of pursing one's talents.

ISBN: 9781869508135 (Paperback)
Year: 2011
Publisher: Harper Collins
Pages: 192 (Fiction)


Friday, June 3, 2011

Abraham Lincoln: A Life (Thomas Keneally)

Abraham Lincoln: A Life
Thomas Keneally

Blurb: A master storyteller reveals Lincoln as he truly lived. Author of the award-winning novel that inspired the film Schindler's List and acclaimed for his recent Civil War biography, American Scoundrel, Thomas Keneally delves with relish - and a keen, fresh eye - into Abraham Lincoln's complicated persona. Abraham Lincoln depicts all the amazing man's triumphs, insecurities, and crushing defeats with the uncanny insight: his early poverty and the ambition that propelled him out of it; shaping of the man and his political philosophy by youthful exposure to Christianity, slavery, and business; his tempestuous marriage and his fatherly love. Abraham Lincoln is an incisive study of a turning point in our history and a revealing portrait of its pivotal figure, his greatness etched even more clearly in this very touching human story.

ISBN: 9780143114758 (Paperback)
Year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin
Pages: 183 (Non-Fiction)


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Across the Universe (Beth Revis)

Across the Universe
Beth Revis

Blurb: Amy has left the life she loves for a world 300 years away.

Trapped in space and frozen in time, Amy is bound for a new planet. But fifty years before she's due to arrive, she is violently woken, the victim of an attempted murder. Now Amy's lost on board and nothing makes sense - she's never felt so alone.

Yet someone is waiting for her. He wants to protect her - and more if she'll let him.

But who can she trust amidst the secrets and lies? A killer is out there - and Amy has nowhere to hide...

ISBN: 9780141333663 (Paperback)
Year: 2011
Publisher: Razorbill
Pages: 398 (Fiction)


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A Clubbable Woman (Reginald Hill)

A Clubbable Woman (A Dalziel & Pascoe Novel)
Reginald Hill

Blurb: It isn't much of a homecoming for Sam Connon: his wife comatose in front of the television. But it is about to get worse. Sometime in the night, Mrs Connon is murdered.

The killing becomes the talk of Connon's Rugby Club, already a hotbed of gossip and intrigue that only a seasoned observer could understand. Luckily, DS Andrew Dalziel is just such a man. The only thing he's not sure about is his new Sergeant, Peter Pascoe, an up-and-coming graduate policeman with his own funny ways.

Pascoe insists on going by the book, while Dalziel has his own creed. He's on home ground and thinks he knows the field, but there are some shocks in store for both of them...

ISBN: 9780007313020 (Paperback)
Year: 1970
Publisher: Harper
Pages: 313 (Fiction)