Nicholas J Johnson

August on AustCrimeFiction

I know, I've tried to do these monthly summaries before and lost interest but I have a plan. No really. Stop laughing. Right, so August was another interesting month at AustCrimeFiction. Only 14 books from myself this month, with a few reviews from last month, and some added by Robert Goodman as well - so in date within category order:

Read and Reviewed this Month:

Crime Fiction

Kingdom of the Strong, Tony Cavanaugh 
My Rating: This is the book that Darian Richards deserved to have written. 

Announcing the 2015 Ned Kelly Awards Shortlist

One of Australia’s most well-known authors, Helen Garner is among a strong list of writers competing for this year’s Ned Kelly Award for Best True Crime. The shortlist, announced by the Australian Crime Writers Association (ACWA) on Saturday August 8 at the Byron Bay Writers Festival includes journalists Debi Marshall, Kate McClymont, Linton Besser, David Murray, Amy Dale and freelance writer Liam Pieper.

Review - FAST AND LOOSE, Nicholas J Johnson

Author Information
Book Title: 
Fast and Loose
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925030211
Series: 
Joel Fitch
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Heist
Caper
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2015

Currently Reading - Fast and Loose, Nicholas J Johnson

Book Title: 
Author Name: 

It was cold this weekend, dry because ... you know non-existent drought in Victoria ... but reading weather because frankly too cold to battle it out the vague pointlessness of the garden.

From the Blurb:

Joel Fitch used to be a con artist.

That is, until his scam paid off but his life went belly up. Now, two years later, at the ripe old age of 22, Joel has a mattress full of cash and no idea what comes next. The movies never tell you what to do after you’ve walked into the sunset.

Keeping up with the 2015 Ned Kelly Submissions - Best First Crime

This year I've promised myself a red hot go at reading the entire submissions list for all 3 of the Ned Kelly Categories. Preferably before the 2016 Submissions List is released although there are days when I think I might have bitten off more than I can possibly chew. Still - getting there :)

Next up Best First Crime - which is looking better in terms of keeping up with the submitted books.

Fast and Loose

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Joel Fitch used to be a con artist.

That is, until his scam paid off but his life went belly up. Now, two years later, at the ripe old age of 22, Joel has a mattress full of cash and no idea what comes next. The movies never tell you what to do after you’ve walked into the sunset.

Sub Genre: 
Heist
ISBN: 
9781925030211
Series: 
Joel Fitch
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - CHASING THE ACE, Nicholas J Johnson

Author Information
Book Title: 
Chasing the Ace
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925030181
Series: 
Joel Fitch
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Heist
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2014

Currently Reading - Chasing the Ace, Nicholas J Johnson

Book Title: 
Author Name: 

Having first come across the author when he was known as "The Honest Conman" talking on ABC Regional Radio - I'm going to take a guess at the idea he might know what he's talking about here.

From the Blurb:

Friendship and fraud is a dangerous mix

Joel Fitch has watched every twist-happy movie there is about con men, and he thinks he knows it all. After nineteen years of being a sucker, Joel’s going to take everything he’s learned from the screen and finally get his. He’s going to be a master con artist.

Chasing the Ace

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Friendship and fraud is a dangerous mix

Joel Fitch has watched every twist-happy movie there is about con men, and he thinks he knows it all. After nineteen years of being a sucker, Joel’s going to take everything he’s learned from the screen and finally get his. He’s going to be a master con artist.

Richard Mordecai is a real-life swindler. But unlike Joel, he knows the truth about con men. At the end of a long career of lies and betrayal, Richard is tired and jaded. He’s ready to retire.

Until he meets Joel.

ISBN: 
9781925030181
Publisher: 
Simin & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2014