Lucy Sussex

April on AustCrimeFiction

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The Death Ray Debacle, David McGill

Review - Blockbuster! Fergus Hume and The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, Lucy Sussex

Author Information
Book Title: 
Blockbuster! Fergus Hume and The Mystery of a Hansom Cab
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781922147943
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
True Crime
Historical Fiction
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2015

March on AustCrime

The March update is very late - it's been a tad busy hereabouts.

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Detective Work, John Dale

#amreading Blockbuster! Fergus Hume and The Mystery of a Hansom Cab, Lucy Sussex

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Having been a huge fan of other forensic investigations of early Australian Crime Writers done by Lucy Sussex, I've been looking forward to this one immensely. Will be reviewed at http://www.newtownreviewofbooks.com.au

From the Blurb:

Before there was Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, there was Fergus Hume’s The Mystery of a Hansom Cab—the biggest- and fastest-selling detective novel of the 1800s, and Australia’s first literary blockbuster.

Blockbuster! Fergus Hume and The Mystery of a Hansom Cab

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
True Crime
Historical Fiction

Before there was Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, there was Fergus Hume’s The Mystery of a Hansom Cab—the biggest- and fastest-selling detective novel of the 1800s, and Australia’s first literary blockbuster.

ISBN: 
9781922147943
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2015

Watching The Detective - Williamstown Literary Festival 2014

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Author Name: 
Lucy Sussex
Tony Wright
Geoffrey McGeachin
Book Title: 
St Kilda Blues
Dates: 
Sat, 05/31/2014 - 14:00

Watching The Detective - Join literary archaeologist Lucy Sussex, Tony Wright - Executive Producer of The Doctor Blake Series and Geoffrey McGeachin - the Ned Kelly winning Charlie Berlin series and St Kilda Blues as they discuss the history of Australian detective writing, women detective and crime writers, writing for television and creating a sense of place and time in crime novels and productions.

Link / URL: http://willylitfest.org.au

WOMEN WRITERS AND DETECTIVES IN NINETEENTH-CENTURY CRIME FICTION - Lucy Sussex

Author Information
Book Title: 
Women Writers and Detectives in Nineteenth-Century Crime Fiction
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780230272293
Categorisation
Category: 
Non-Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Palgrave Macmillan
Year of Publication: 
2010

Women Writers and Detectives in Nineteenth-Century Crime Fiction

Category: 
Non-Fiction
Author's Home Country: 
Australia

This book is a study of the "mothers" of the mystery genre. Traditionally the invention of crime writing has been ascribed to Poe, Wilkie Collins and Conan Doyle, but they had formidable women rivals, whose work has been until recently largely forgotten. The purpose of this book is to "cherchez les femmes," in a project of rediscovery.

Sub Genre: 
Crime Fiction
ISBN: 
9780230272293
Publisher: 
Palgrave Macmillan
Year of Publication: 
2010

Meaner than Fiction

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Just where is justice in Australia hiding? This brilliant new collection of true crime stories takes us into the Australian courts of the 1980s and '90s, back in time to the goldfields of the 1860s, and out to the island nation of Nauru in 2006 to explore how the scales of justice are unbalanced. This is a world in which the innocent still get locked up and the guilty too often go free.

ISBN: 
9781731784701
Publisher: 
Five Mile Press
Year of Publication: 
2007