Book Review: The Fossil Hunter by Tea Cooper

About the Book: A fossil discovered at London's Natural History Museum leads one woman back in time to nineteenth century Australia and a world of scientific discovery and dark secrets in this compelling historical mystery. The Hunter Valley 1847 The last thing Mellie Vale remembers before the fever takes her is running through the bush … Continue reading Book Review: The Fossil Hunter by Tea Cooper

Book Review: Flight of the Budgerigar by Penny Olsen

About the Book: The Budgerigar is arguably Australia’s best-known bird. At the same time, it is so ubiquitous that not everyone knows that it is Australian. Nor do many realise that the multicoloured bird that comes to mind—not to mention today’s super-sized, extravagantly coiffed show budgie—is as different from the free-living original as a chihuahua … Continue reading Book Review: Flight of the Budgerigar by Penny Olsen

Book Review: 2 Sisters Detective Agency by James Patterson and Candice Fox

About the Book: Two sisters go into the family business they didn’t know they had - catching killers. Attorney Rhonda Bird returns home to LA to bury her estranged father, and discovers that he left her two final surprises. The first is a private detective agency. The second is a teenage half-sister named Baby. When … Continue reading Book Review: 2 Sisters Detective Agency by James Patterson and Candice Fox

Book Review: The Housemate by Sarah Bailey

About the Book: Three housemates. One dead, one missing and one accused of murder. Dubbed the Housemate Homicide, it's a mystery that has baffled Australians for almost a decade. Melbourne-based journalist Olive Groves worked on the story as a junior reporter and became obsessed by the case. Now, nine years later, the missing housemate turns … Continue reading Book Review: The Housemate by Sarah Bailey

Book Review: The Riviera House by Natasha Lester

About the Book: Paris, 1939: While working at the Louvre, Eliane Dufort falls for talented painter Xavier. But when the Nazis occupy the city, Xavier leaves for England and Eliane must send her sisters to the country. Broken-hearted, she finds herself working with the mysterious Rose Valland on a dangerous secret mission for the French … Continue reading Book Review: The Riviera House by Natasha Lester

Book Review: Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy

About the Book: From the author of the international bestseller Migrations comes a pulse-pounding new novel set in the wild Scottish Highlands. Inti Flynn arrives in Scotland with her twin sister, Aggie, to lead a team tasked with reintroducing fourteen grey wolves into the remote Highlands. She hopes to heal not only the dying landscape, … Continue reading Book Review: Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy

Book Review: The First Time I Thought I Was Dying by Sarah Walker

About the Book: A dazzling collection of essays that unpacks our unruly bodies and minds and questions why we are taught to fear and punish them, from an exciting and award-winning new author. We live in a world that expects us to be constantly in control of ourselves. Our bodies and minds, though, have other … Continue reading Book Review: The First Time I Thought I Was Dying by Sarah Walker