Hugh McGinlay

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 - Pachyderm, Hugh McGinlay

Author Information
Book Title: 
Pachyderm
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780995369245
Series: 
Catherine Kint
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Three Kookaburras
Year of Publication: 
2017

Pachyderm

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A night at the Melbourne Zoo drinking champagne seems a fine idea, until an animal's death throws milliner and sleuth Catherine Kint into another mystery. Before you can say 'monkey business' Catherine and her trusted barman Boris are annoying everyone from zoologists to police. The investigation would challenge the best detectives, but this is Catherine and Boris on the case. Secrets, accidents, rivalries, egos and lust all set the dung flying. By the time this is finished, reputations will be tarnished, gin will be drunk and someone's gonna get fed to the lions ...

Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Catherine Kint
Publisher: 
Three Kookaburras
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - Jinx, Hugh McGinlay

Author Information
Book Title: 
Jinx
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780992539443
Series: 
Catherine Kint
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Melbourne
Brunswick
Publisher: 
Three Kookaburras
Year of Publication: 
2015

March on AustCrime

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

Read / To be Reviewed:

Detective Work, John Dale

#amreading Jinx, Hugh McGinlay

Book Title: 
Author Name: 

Loved the opening of this - too much hollandaise is indeed a crime, hangover or no hangover.

From the Blurb:

One spring morning a woman is found dead in a Brunswick alley adorned with symbols of the occult. Catherine Kint, milliner, gin enthusiast and raconteur, has no reason to be involved until her friend is under investigation. Armed with her sharp wit, a crime scene background and a barman named Boris, Catherine walks into a world of new age prophecies, curses and money. Honestly, it would drive a girl to drink.

Jinx

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

One spring morning a woman is found dead in a Brunswick alley adorned with symbols of the occult. Catherine Kint, milliner, gin enthusiast and raconteur, has no reason to be involved until her friend is under investigation. Armed with her sharp wit, a crime scene background and a barman named Boris, Catherine walks into a world of new age prophecies, curses and money. Honestly, it would drive a girl to drink.

ISBN: 
9780992539443
Location: 
Melbourne
Brunswick
Series: 
Catherine Kint
Publisher: 
Three Kookaburras
Year of Publication: 
2015

Hugh McGinlay

Author Information
McGinlay, Hugh

Hugh McGinlay is a Melbourne based writer and musician. To support these frivolous life choices he has worked as a bus driver, storeman, kitchen hand and dental equipment salesman. His Novella Mosquito was a finalist in the 2012 Griffith Novella Competition. As a musician he has released three albums and occasionally gets played on the radio. He lives with his wife and their two children.