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A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.


I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

This House of Grief by Helen Garner

This House of GriefThis House of Grief by Helen Garner

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Very well written presentation of an Australian murder case. Robert Farquharson was charged with the triple murder of his children, driving them all into a dam where they drowned and he escaped. Helen Garner follows the crime through the court trial which she attended every day. She enlightens us to some personalities and she talks to people during break and sometimes gathers her own thoughts as they occurred at the time. I'd never heard of this case before so I found it a thrilling ride not knowing how it would end. It often reads as quickly as a novel and I was hooked by the opening scenes, as good as any fiction.



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