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It’s got to be said that when Kathryn Fox take on a topic, no matter how confronting, she pulls no punches.
In Cold Grave she tackles the, date rape drug issue; along with the environmental horror show that major ocean liners leave behind in their wake.
After successfully completing a case in New York with a football club Anya has been sent home on a luxury liner as a mark of gratitude from the CEO of the football club. To share in her treat Anya has her so ...more
I finished Cold Grave last night and....Hmm, it was just ok for me.
This is the 6th book in the Anya Crichton series of which I have read all, with #7 waiting on my shelf to be read.
I don't think K.Fox excelled herself with this one and I gave it 3*s because it was just ok.
I believe there is an overload of excess statistical information on environmental waste and sustainability issues within the cruise liner industry which is plonked into the story in blocks that don't merge or flow...so it get ...more
People who read gritty crime novels will probably enjoy this book. That is not me, but still I decided to give it a go.
The characters of forensic physician Dr Anya Crichton and her ex husband Martin are interesting. They are both on a cruise with their six year old son, Ben. But what was supposed to be a relaxing cruise turns into the cruise from hell, when the body of a young teenage girl is discovered stuffed in a cupboard. With clues having been washed away Anya volunteer ...more
This promised to be a good, investigative story into the use of drugs and the behaviour of party animals on cruise ships, howev ...more
Cleverly plotted with multiple threads that provide intriguing mystery and thrilling action, Cold Grave is a fantastic read. Inspired in part by the death of Australian Dianne Brimble, a mother of three who was drugged, raped and left to die by a group of men during a cruise in 2002, Fox creates a compelling story exploring the seedier sid ...more
Anya and Ben are sharing a cabin, while Martin is below decks in a small, very noisy cabin…The morning after their departure from Fiji, the three of them went to the pool deck for a swim, well before breakfas ...more
I have read the entire Dr Anya Crichton series and feel that this is perhaps the weakest. Whilst the main characters are likable and a known entity that I feel comfortable with, the narrative for me felt a little preachy – and I think this spoilt rather than enhanced the story. I felt we were lectured on a range of issues including but not limited to exploitation of labourers from third world countries, cruise ship ecological damage/pollution, excesses of wealth – in the form of over ...more
Which is my main problem with the book - the central character Dr. Anya Crichton is very unli ...more
I think this is the end of this series for me. Whilst I enjoyed the first few books, this one had e ...more
One of the things that intrigued me about this book – long before I’d had chance to read it – was the fact that the book was set – in its entirety – on board a cruise ship. Many years ago I sailed from Australia ...more
I’ve followed the progress of this novelist and her character Anya Crichton with interest, partly because she’s another Aussie health professional and partly because she seems to have at least partly cracked into the same league as Patricia Cornwell and a number of other authors (eg Tess Gerristen) who combine medicine and crime. Cold Grave is the latest in the series, and as with the others also has an ongoing romance/social complications in the background.
For me this b ...more
>The narrator did an outstanding job. Probably the most talented narrator I've heard so far. The accents & the voices were incredible. Kudos.
>The main characters were Aussie's!!! oi oi oi. It's not often an Australian takes the main lead unless you're reading an Australian book based in Australia about Australians. We do occasionally leave Australia, just saying. True, this series ...more
Cold Grave is my fourth of the Doctor Anya Crichton series written by Kathryn Fox. The title of this book had me thinking it had something to do with cemeteries. Not so!
A family cruise couldn’t be further away from my thoughts. Then how can anything happen on a family friendly cruise?
It does! And on the first day, no less.
Anya, her ex-husband and their son are on a cruise, when hubby is involved in finding the first victim’s body. That of a pretty young nineteen year old girl. Anya also de ...more
Kathryn Fox is a medical practitioner with a special interest in forensic medicine who currently lives in Sydney, Australia.Her debut novel, MALICIOUS INTENT, received international acclaim, won the 2005 Davitt award for adult fiction and was shortlisted for the Ned Kelly best debut novel award. In addition, it toppled The Da Vinci Code to become the no. 1 crime book on Amazon in the UK and Germa...more