David Whish-Wilson

Ned Kelly Awards 2017 Submissions List

All the submissions to the 2017 Ned Kelly Awards have just been announced and as usual, every year as the entries start to roll in, I start to fret about the ones I haven't had a chance to read yet - this year, needless to say is no different :) Check out the full list at: http://www.austcrimewriters.com/2017-submissions or follow the links below to those that somebody here have been lucky enough to review.

Review - Old Scores, David Whish-Wilson

Author Information
Book Title: 
Old Scores
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925164107
Series: 
Frank Swann
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
Location: 
Western Australia
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Old Scores

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

It’s the early 1980s: the heady days of excess, dirty secrets and personal favours. Former detective Frank Swann is still in disgrace, working as a low-rent PI. But when he’s offered a security job by the premier’s fixer, it soon becomes clear that someone is bugging the premier’s phone – and it may cost Swann more than his job to find out why.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
9781925164107
Location: 
Western Australia
Series: 
Frank Swann
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Crime Scenes Stories, Zane Lovitt (editor)

Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
Publisher: 
Spineless Wonders
Year of Publication: 
2016

#amreading - Crime Scenes Short Story Anthology

Book Title: 

I did jump this up the queue. A lot. I just love short story collections, and there are some wonderful writers in this.

From the Blurb:

Is there really such a thing as an innocent person?

Teachers, cops, mothers, wives, everyone has their breaking point; that moment where it could go either way. From the prostitute with no way out, to the bitter author, and a cop who just wants his leave, the characters in this collection will baffle and bewilder you at every turn.

Crime Scenes

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Is there really such a thing as an innocent person?

Teachers, cops, mothers, wives, everyone has their breaking point; that moment where it could go either way. From the prostitute with no way out, to the bitter author, and a cop who just wants his leave, the characters in this collection will baffle and bewilder you at every turn.

Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
ISBN: 
9781925052237
Publisher: 
Spineless Wonders

Review - ZERO AT THE BONE, David Whish-Wilson

Author Information
Book Title: 
Zero at the Bone
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780670077533
Series: 
Frank Swann
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
Location: 
Perth
Publisher: 
Penguin Books
Year of Publication: 
2013

CR - Zero At the Bone, David Whish-Wilson

Book Title: 
Author Name: 

To be reviewed at http://www.newtownreviewofbooks.com - this is a book I've been seriously looking forward to reading.

From the Blurb:

For ex-detective Frank Swann, being on the outside of Western Australia's police force is the only way to get justice done.

Zero at the Bone

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

For ex-detective Frank Swann, being on the outside of Western Australia's police force is the only way to get justice done.

Perth in 1979 is a city of celebration and corruption. There are street parties, official glad-handing – even a royal visit – to commemmorate a century and a half since colonisation. But behind the festivities a new kind of land grab is going on, this time for mining leases. The price of gold is up, and few are incorruptible before its lure.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
9780670077533
Location: 
Perth
WA
Series: 
Frank Swann
Publisher: 
Penguin Australia
Year of Publication: 
2013