AustCrimeWriters have just announced a competition for people to win the winners of this year's Ned Kelly Awards - by guessing the winners :)
AustCrimeWriters have just announced the shortlist for the 2013 Ned Kelly Awards at: http://www.austcrimewriters.com/content/announcing-2013-ned-kelly-shortlist
The judges' comments, and the lists are now available at: http://www.austcrimewriters.com/content/2013-ned-kelly-awards
April, apart from finishing off one book, was 100% Australian author month. Half way through the month it dawned on me that in 2006, when I got the first version of this site up and running, it was a bit tricky to fill an entire month's reading with local books - even with a bit of back catalogue re-reading.
Interesting short story collection subtitled "A Detective's Story in Ten Cases" revolving around Private Inquiry Agent John Dorn.
From the Blurb:
John Dorn's Yellow Pages ad says "Private Inquiry Agent".
That's what his father used to call himself - before his business went under and his wife left him... and he drank himself to death.
But John's not going to end up like his father. He doesn't have a wife, or much business. He doesn't really drink either. Not yet.
A brilliant Melbourne crime novel, told in ten hardboiled stories.
John Dorn is a private investigator. Just like his father used to be. It says ‘private inquiry agent’ in John’s yellow pages ad because that’s what his old man called himself, back before his business folded, his wife left him and he drank himself to death.
But John’s not going to end up like his father. He doesn’t have a wife, or much business. He doesn’t really drink, either. Not yet.