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Iron Heart: Marshall Browne

Brown’s second Franz Schmidt Mystery is set in a perpetually dark and rain-soaked pre-war Berlin, where fear and paranoia rule the streets. Behind the scenes orchestration has seen Schmidt infiltrat…

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Two Suns: Bat For Lashes

In 2007 Natasha Khan, alias Bat For Lashes, released her debut record Fur & Gold to some rapturous reviews which had the critics drawing comparisons to Kate Bush or a more restrained Bjork. Her follo…

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The Truth According to Ruthie Foster: Ruthie Foster

Ruthie Foster has through her recent tours here developed quite a strong audience. Her unique mix of folk/soul/gospel/blues/R&B has seen her become a big name on the live circuit. On this her latest …

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Bruno, Chief Of Police: Martin Walker

Aside from nominally upholding council laws and helping the locals hide from officious EU food inspectors, there seems little for Captain Bruno Courrèges to do in the rural hamlet of St Denis. This l…

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The Ronson Hangup: The Ronson Hangup

Consisting of members from The Anyones (Mal and Steve Pinkerton), Even (Ashley Naylor), The Pictures (Luke Thomas) and Canon(Dave Moodie) The Ronson Hangup are a Melbourne Supergroup with the tunes a…

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The Marriage Bureau For Rich People: Farahad Zama

Mr Ali has grown bored of retirement, so with the blessing of his wife and the help of a lovely local young woman, he starts a service to assist single people in the arrangement of their marriages. S…

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The Rescue Man: Tony Quinn

‘In no art is there closer connection between our delight in the work, and our admiration of the workman’s mind, than in architecture, and yet we rarely ask the builder’s name’, muses Baines, the pro…

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Bone By Bone: Carol O'Connell

Twenty years after Josh Hobbs disappeared in the California woods, his remains start turning up, bone by bone, outside the front of his family home. His brother Oren is more than surprised that his e…

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The Mao Case: Qui Xiaolong

If you’ve read any of Qiu Xiaolong’s Inspector Chen novels before you may be taken aback by this – a slow burning rumination on the damage caused by both Maoist doctrine and the ruthless Party member…

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Mr Lucky: Chris Isaak

Chris Isaak knows exactly where to pitch his music. I guess if you’ve been successful for as long as he has you would want to know, but nonetheless, it is great to hear an artist so comfortable in …

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