Lucy Sussex

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Watching The Detective - Williamstown Literary Festival 2014

Book Information
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
Author Name: 
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

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

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

The Scarlet Rider

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Mel is an unemployed recent university graduate when she runs into her almost-stepmother, Nola, whom she had last seen at her father's funeral. Nola offers her a job as a literary detective--find out who wrote The Scarlet Rider, so the press Nola works for, which publishes only female writers, can publish the book. Mel is sworn to secrecy, and particularly warned about a fellow-researcher who has his own plans for the book. If he's the villain of the piece, it's a very everyday villainy, a reminder of the saying that academic politics are vicious because the stakes are so small.

ISBN: 
0812549236
Location: 
Australia
Publisher: 
TOR
Year of Publication: 
1996

The Fortunes of Mary Fortune

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Non-Fiction
Sub Genre: 
History

"To fall asleep and dream deams that change as quickly as the forms in an unsteady kaleidoscope, and to awaken with a bewildered feeling that you are not yourself but having changed places with some other identity, must be a sensation akin to that I experienced when I opened my eyes in the morning after my first sleep on the diggings."

Special Interests: 
Women's Crime Writing
History of Crime Writing
ISBN: 
0140123024
Location: 
Australia
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
1989

Lucy Sussex

Author Information
Sussex, Lucy

About the Author

Lucy Sussex was born in New Zealand in 1957. She has degrees in English and Librarianship from Monash University, and is a freelance researcher, editor and writer. She has published widely, writing anything from literary criticism to horror and detective stories. In addition she is a literary archaeologist, rediscovering and republishing the nineteenth-century Australian crime writers Mary Fortune and Ellen Davitt. Her short story, `My Lady Tongue' won a Ditmar (Australian Science Fiction Achievement Award) in 1988.

Shadow Alley

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
Young Adult

Blurb from the book

Nine tautly plotted stories of crime and detection ranging from the darkly dangerous to the frankly comical.  All with young adult central characters - some authors have taken their own characters back to their childhood - others have created completely new characters.

ISBN: 
1862912408

2010 Ned Kelly Winners

Sorry everyone - been up to the wazoo fighting back the flood waters (next up is a locust plague - go on / make your comparisons!) - anyway Ned Kelly's announced last night:

True Crime

Kathy Marks, Pitcairn: Paradise Lost, Harper Collins  

Best First Fiction

Mark Dapin, King of the Cross, Macmillan 

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