All Our Secrets

Rural Noir: small-town tales scoop Ngaio Marsh Awards

Backcountry mystery outshone big city crime at WORD Christchurch Festival on Saturday evening as Alan Carter and Jennifer Lane were named the winners of the 2018 Ngaio Marsh Awards.

Announcing the 2018 Ned Kelly Awards Longlist

 

This year’s longlist for the Ned Kelly Awards announced by the Australian Crime Writers Association celebrates the novels of well established crime writers and talented newcomers.

2017 Wrap Up (Even though it's not over yet people)

I'm behind with everything and bloody hate coming up with Top howevermany's so I'm not pretending to try anymore. Instead, a list of books that just nailed it this year. In no particular order, or quantity, although I have had a go at combining them into geographical locations so you know - result.

Australia

Fiction

Too Easy, J.M. Green (review to come at Newtown Review of Books, but this is the second book in the Stella Hardy series and it's required reading).

Review - All Our Secrets, Jennifer Lane

Author Information
Book Title: 
All Our Secrets
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Rosa Mira Books
Year of Publication: 
2017

All Our Secrets

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The River Picnic was one of the biggest events that ever took place in Coongahoola, and even wilder than the street party the night Malcolm Fraser became Prime Minister. The adults spoke about it in whispers and only when they thought us kids were out of earshot. All I knew for sure, apart from the fact that Stu Bailey’s wife drowned that night in the Bagooli River, was that four times more babies than usual were born the following October and not all of them looked like their dads.

A girl called Gracie.

Publisher: 
Rosa Mira Books
Year of Publication: 
2017