Jock Serong

Preservation, Jock Serong

Author Information
Book Title: 
Preservation
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925773125
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Historical Fiction
Location: 
Australia
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2018

Preservation

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

On a beach not far from the isolated settlement of Sydney in 1797, a fishing boat picks up three shipwreck survivors, distressed and terribly injured. They have walked hundreds of miles across a landscape whose features—and inhabitants—they have no way of comprehending. They have lost fourteen companions along the way. Their accounts of the ordeal are evasive.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781925773125
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2018

On The Java Ridge

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Amid the furious ocean there was no human sound on deck: some people standing, watching the wave, but no one capable of words. On the Java Ridge, skipper Isi Natoli and a group of Australian surf tourists are anchored beside an idyllic reef off the Indonesian island of Dana. In the Canberra office of Cassius Calvert, Minister for Border Integrity, a Federal election looms and (not coincidentally) a hardline new policy is being announced regarding maritime assistance to asylum-seeker vessels in distress.A few kilometres away from Dana, the Takalar is having engine trouble.

ISBN: 
9781925498394
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

Announcing the 2017 Ned Kelly Award Shortlists

The Australian Crime Writers Association today announced the shortlists for the 2017 Ned Kelly Awards for the best in Australian crime writing.

Review - On the Java Ridge, Jock Serong

Author Information
Book Title: 
On the Java Ridge
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925498394
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

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.

Top Books of 2016 on AustCrimeFiction

This list is of standout reads from 2016, grouped into categories with no attempt whatsoever at an arbitrary number and in no particular order.

Favourite Australian Books (Crime Fiction)



August / September on AustCrimeFiction

August and September combined because - yep I forgot.

Read / To be Reviewed:

The Falls, B. Michael Radburn (Aust)

Review - The Rules of Backyard Cricket, Jock Serong

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Rules of Backyard Cricket
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781911231035
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Australia
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

#amreading The Rules of Backyard Cricket, Jock Serong

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If somebody could explain to me why the hell I waited so long to read this book then I'd be eternally grateful.

From the Blurb:

It starts in a suburban backyard with Darren Keefe and his older brother, sons of a fierce and gutsy single mother. The endless glow of summer, the bottomless fury of contest. All the love and hatred in two small bodies poured into the rules of a made-up game.