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Holding a Book

Alyson

The only bookshop worker who reads crime/thrillers... so definitely ask Alyson for her recommendations

More about me

1. Who are your auto-buy (you'll buy absolutely anything they write - even their shopping list) authors? 

Sally Hepworth, Kate Grenville, Stacey Halls, David Sedaris, and Nigel Slater - an eclectic bunch that would feed all my appetites.

2. What's your favourite genre/s?

Right this minute it's historical crime fiction with female protagonists. I'm deep in the Edwardian era at the moment!

3. Do you judge a book by its cover?

I do even thought I should know better and I'm always happy to be shown the error of my ways.

4. What's your most anticipated release of 2024?

Whatever Gabbie Stroud and Stacey Halls have coming up.

5.How do you organize your personal bookshelves?

TBR/borrowed books/books I am keeping and I won't let out of my sight ever/reference books/books I'm saving for full immersion/Books for giving away.

6. What books are high on your TBR (to be read pile) this year?

Any of Gabbie Stroud's books, A Room Made of Leaves, The Benevolent Society of Ill Mannered Women (so much gothic fun), Shuggie Bain (devastating).

Favourites of 2024 so far:

Currently Reading:

The Creeper

By Margaret Hickey

The chilling new mystery novel from the award-winning author of bestsellers Cutters End, Stone Town and Broken Bay.

Victim ... or killer?

For the last decade, the small mountain town of Edenville in Victoria's high country has been haunted by the horrific murders of five hikers up on Jagged Ridge.

Also found dead near the scene was Bill 'Creeper' Durant, a bushland loner, expert deer-hunter, and a man with a known reputation for stalking campers . . .

Conclusion- murder-suicide. Case closed.

But as the ten-year anniversary of the massacre draws near, Detective Constable Sally White - the only officer at Edenville's modest police station - finds herself drawn into the dark world of the notorious Durant family.

Lex Durant, in particular, has started to publicly protest his brother's innocence and accuse the police of persecution.

As Sally combs the investigation to prove him wrong, it becomes all too clear that each murdered hiker had skeletons in their closet - and possible enemies in their past . . .

The Creeper
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