Autumn might be slow to my garden but the street trees in Kandos are beginning to colour up and dropped their pretty leaves which has nothing to do with this week's book other than they might be vaguely like drops of blood.
A book I have read recently
This weeks book The Broken Shore by Peter Temple is another unusual selection for me (chosen because it is on the Australian top 50 list). I think the only crime novels I have read previously are some Agatha Christies many many years ago. Of course, I have watched crime shows on TV. This book was just like a TV show with an endearing, quirky cop. If it was a TV show it would come with a trigger warning "Contains frequent course language and racist slurs" but that didn't bother me. Temple has a wonderful ear for Australian vernacular, rich visual description and tells a good yarn.
That is quite a photogenic sight.ReplyDelete
I love the jewel like colours.Delete
I have been reading a lot of Terri Blackstocks's crime novels lately and love them. I get quite absorbed in them at times and start looking over my shoulder. LOL!ReplyDelete
I try not to read books that are too absorbing because I end up not doing other things I should be doing. Literary novels are most often not page turners so it easier to put them down and pick up again later.Delete
Beautiful picture, but do I love spring!ReplyDelete
As I do reading crime stories with my town involved, and there are many.
Even a film.
Not too much course language, though ;-)
Stories set in your own town would be fun to read.Delete
Love the image Joan Elizabeth, didn't remind me of drops of blood at all.. mind you l haven't read a crime novel for ages 😊ReplyDelete
Nor me until I need a link with my book topic for the week. 😊Delete