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Book Review: No Witness, No Case

Just for a change I’d like to share a review of a book I really enjoyed, don’t worry there’s no spoilers! No Witness, No Case By Bill Robertson ***** Mafia Member Slain, Corrupt Politician Gaoled, Toxic Waste Scam Exposed, Is Justice Working? Bill Robertson is a first time author, but has plenty of credentials for writing a crime novel having been the Assistant Police Commissioner in Victoria (where the novel is set) in another life. The book itself is a thrilling crime drama, full of political intrigue, the murky underworld of Victoria, corruption, murder and even toxic waste. Our hero is Andy Drummond, an ex-military cop who somehow finds himself in the middle of a dirty world he could only begin to guess at, all because there was a truck fire in a country road near his house. It gets intense fast, with the reader soon propelled in the underworld, corrupt politicians, pretty women, the Mafia and even the Russians. The book moves at a cracking pace, and I felt myself absorbed in the story,and far …

Chewy Caramel Tim Tam Slice

What’s more Australian then Tim Tams on Grand Final Day? Nothing that’s what! Ingredients: 300g Milk Chocolate 150g Butter 2 x 200g Chewy Caramel Tim Tams Method: Melt the butter on low heat in a saucepan. When it is just at the point of melting remove from the heat and slowly add in the chocolate in small pieces and stir. If the mixture becomes to cool, put on the lowest temperature and remove as soon as melting starts again. Line a baking tray with baking paper and break the tim tams into chunks and spread over the tray. When all the chocolate has been melted pour the mixture over the tim tams and make sure they are totally covered and the chocolate goes to the edge of the tray. You can make it thicker according to your preference. I liked mine a bit thicker and rustic. Put into the fridge and let set for at least half an hour. When it is set, cut and serve, making sure to place any left overs back into …