Short story collection:

  • Ghost writer - Peter Corris
  • Portfolio - Brian Castro
  • Lady Meredith's Jam - Elizabeth Jolley
  • Dead Roses - Archie Weller
  • Critical differences - Marion Halligan
  • The three of spades - Steve Wright
  • Cousin to death - Jean Bedford
  • Bloody hide - Robert Hood
  • First victim - Kate Stephens
  • Bee sting - Robert Wallace
  • Unpleasantness at the big boys club - Marele Day
  • The Tarpeian Way - Martin Long
  • Threshold - Garry Disher
  • A corpse at the Opera House - Janette Turner Hospital
Author

Stephen Knight

1940- Born in the UK, Stephen Knight came to Australia when he was appointed Teaching Fellow at the University of Sydney in 1963, then lecturer in English the following the year.  He went on to hold senior positions at the Australian National University and the University of Melbourne, before returning to England in 1992 to take up a chair at De Montford University, Leicester. As well as numerous scholarly works in the area of medieval English literature, Knight's long held interest in crime fiction led him to him editing several anthologies of Australian crime stories. He was awarded the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

Country of Origin

Peter Corris

Peter Corris was born in Stawell, Victoria in 1942. When he was five his family left the country for Melbourne and he was educated at Melbourne High School and the University of Melbourne. After taking a Master's degree at Monash University and a PhD at the Australian National University (both in History), he was an academic, teaching and researching in various universities and a College of Advanced Education until 1975 when he gave up academia for journalism. He was literary editor of The National Times, 1980-81. He has travelled and lived for short periods in the Pacific, Britain, Europe and the USA. 

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Cliff Hardy

Book Number:
42
2017
Book Number:
41
2015
Book Number:
40
2015
Book Number:
39
2014
Book Number:
38
2013
Book Number:
37
2012
Book Number:
36
2011
Book Number:
35
2010
Book Number:
34
2009
Book Number:
33
2008
Book Number:
32
2007
Book Number:
31
2007
Book Number:
30
2006
Book Number:
29
2006
Book Number:
27
2004
Book Number:
26
2003
Book Number:
25
2002
Book Number:
24
1987
Book Number:
23
1999
Book Number:
22
2007
Book Number:
21
1997
Book Number:
19
1998
Book Number:
18
1994
Book Number:
17
1994
Book Number:
16
1993
Book Number:
15
1992
Book Number:
14
1992
Book Number:
13
1991
Book Number:
12
1991
Book Number:
11
1988
Book Number:
10
1988
Book Number:
9
1988
Book Number:
8
1988
Book Number:
7
1988
Book Number:
6
1987
Book Number:
5
1984
Book Number:
4
1986
Book Number:
3
1986
Book Number:
2
1981
Book Number:
1
1980

Series: Luke Dunlop

1992

Series: Ray Crawley

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Monday, January 2, 2017
Review Review - Crime Scenes Stories, Zane Lovitt (editor)
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Review Review - That Empty Feeling, Peter Corris
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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Friday, February 5, 2016
Blog Christmas / New Year Break Reading
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Saturday, January 2, 2016
Review Review - GUN CONTROL, Peter Corris
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Blog Currently Reading - Gun Control, Peter Corris
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Monday, February 16, 2015
Review Review - SILENT KILL, Peter Corris
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Thursday, January 16, 2014
Blog CR - Silent Kill, Peter Corris
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Monday, January 13, 2014
Review IF I TELL YOU... I'LL HAVE TO KILL YOU - Michael Robotham (editor)
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Blog CR - If I Tell You.....
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Thursday, July 11, 2013
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Thursday, March 21, 2013
Review THE DUNBAR CASE - Peter Corris
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Thursday, January 3, 2013
Blog CR - The Dunbar Case, Peter Corris
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Saturday, December 22, 2012
Review HARD LABOUR - The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Hard Labour, The Crime Factory
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Review COMEBACK - Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Comeback, Peter Corris
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Saturday, December 31, 2011
Review FOLLOW THE MONEY - Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
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Friday, December 31, 2010
Review CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC, edited by Stuart Coupe, Julie Ogden & Robert Hood
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
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Thursday, July 29, 2010
Review TORN APART - Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Torn Apart, Peter Corris
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Sunday, January 3, 2010
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Saturday, August 29, 2009
Review DEEP WATER - Peter Corris
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009
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Friday, April 17, 2009
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Friday, October 31, 2008
Review OPEN FILE - Peter Corris
Sunnie Gill
Monday, July 14, 2008
Review THE BIG SCORE - Peter Corris
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Thursday, April 24, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - The Big Score, Peter Corris
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Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Review OPEN FILE - Peter Corris
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Saturday, April 5, 2008
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Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Review APPEAL DENIED - Peter Corris
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Sunday, January 27, 2008
Blog Cliff Hardy is hitting the hard streets of Sydney in another outing
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Monday, October 15, 2007
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Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Review THE UNDERTOW - Peter Corris
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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Marion Halligan

Marion Halligan is an award-winning novelist, essayist and short story writer. She has been shortlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Prize, the Miles Franklin Award and the Nita B. Kibble. She has also received the Age Book of the Year, the ACT Book of the Year, the Nita B. Kibble Award, the Steele Rudd Award, the Braille Book of the Year, the 3M Talking Book of the Year, and the Geraldine Pascall prize for critical writing. The Fog Garden was shortlisted in the Queensland Premier's Literary Award. The Point, her latest novel, was shortlisted The Courier Mail Book of the Year Award.

Country of Origin

Steve Wright

Steve Wright was born in London and now lives in Coledale, NSW. He has written full-time for television, film and the stage since 1983.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Barry Donovan

Book Number:
3
1992
Book Number:
2
1991
Book Number:
1
1990

Jean Bedford

Jean Bedford was born in Cambridge, England in 1946 and came to Australia in 1947. She was brought up in Victoria and after university taught English as a second language and worked as a journalist. She was Literary Editor of the National Times and now works as a literary consultant. In 1982 she won the Stanford Writing Fellowship and travelled to the United States to take it up. Jean Bedford's short stories have appeared in Nation Review, The National Times and Meanjin. 

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Anna Southwood

Series: Noel Baker

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Karen Chisholm
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Blog #amreading Now You See Me, Jean Bedford
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 2, 2017
Review Review - Signs of Murder, Jean Bedford
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Blog Giveaway - Signs of Murder, Jean Bedford
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Review CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC, edited by Stuart Coupe, Julie Ogden & Robert Hood
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
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Thursday, July 29, 2010
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Friday, October 31, 2008

Robert Hood

Robert Hood was born on the 24th of July, 1951, in Rydalmere, NSW. He attended Rydalmere Primary School, and then -- when his family moved to Sydney's northern beaches in the 1960s -- Collaroy Plateau Primary School. By the time he reached high school, he had developed a taste for weird movies. In his first year at Narrabeen Boys' High School, he wrote an assignment on H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds. He became obsessed with science fiction and fantasy stories, but read anything he could get his hands on. It's said that his classroom compositions became progressively longer and weirder. 

Country of Origin

Marele Day

Marele Day grew up in Sydney and graduated from Sydney University with BA (Hons). Her work experience ranges from fruit picking to academic teaching, and she has worked as a freelance editor. She has travelled extensively and lived in Italy, France and Ireland. Travels include a voyage by yacht from Cairns to Singapore which resulted in near shipwreck in the Java Sea.  She now resides on the New South Wales north coast.

Country of Origin
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Thursday, July 11, 2013
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
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Thursday, July 29, 2010
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Friday, October 31, 2008
Review MAVIS LEVACK, P.I. - Marele Day
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Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Blog Rest Days are good
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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Martin Long

Martin Long's career has reflected his two main interests - writing and music. He studied at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music and the University of Sydney before becoming a journalist - a music and film critic, feature writer, features editor and leader writer. He has pursued musicological studies as a hobby and has published work on Elizabethan and Jacobean music.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Wellington Cotter

Book Number:
3
1990
Book Number:
2
1989
Book Number:
1
1987

Garry Disher

Gary Disher was born in 1949 and grew up on his parents' farm in South Australia. He gained post graduate degrees from Adelaide and Melbourne Universities. In 1978 he was awarded a creative writing fellowship to Stanford University, where he wrote his first short story collection. He travelled widely overseas, before returning to Australia, where he taught creative writing, finally becoming a full time writer in 1988. He has written more than 40 titles, including general and crime fiction, children's books, textbooks, and books about the craft of writing.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Alan Auhl

Series: Challis and Destry

Book Number:
7
2017
Book Number:
6
2012
Book Number:
5
2009
Book Number:
4
2008
Book Number:
3
2006
Book Number:
2
2006
Book Number:
1
2006

Series: Hirsch

Book Number:
1
2015

Series: Wyatt

Book Number:
9
2018
Book Number:
8
2016
Book Number:
7
2010
Book Number:
6
2010
Book Number:
6
2010
Book Number:
6
1997
Book Number:
5
2010
Book Number:
5
1996
Book Number:
4
1995
Book Number:
3
1994
Book Number:
2
1993
Book Number:
1
1991
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Saturday, August 9, 2014
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
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Monday, October 28, 2013
Review IF I TELL YOU... I'LL HAVE TO KILL YOU - Michael Robotham (editor)
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Blog CR - If I Tell You.....
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Thursday, July 11, 2013
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Thursday, March 21, 2013
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Review CROSSKILL - Garry Disher
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Review Paydirt - Garry Disher
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
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Friday, May 20, 2011
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
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Friday, May 14, 2010
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Monday, May 3, 2010
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Monday, August 10, 2009
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Tuesday, April 7, 2009
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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Tuesday, January 8, 2008
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Monday, October 1, 2007
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Monday, October 1, 2007
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Monday, September 17, 2007
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Janette Turner Hospital

Janette Turner Hospital was born in Melbourne in 1942, but her family moved to Brisbane when she was a child.  She began her teaching career in remote Queensland high schools, but since her graduate studies she has taught in universities in Australia, Canada, England, France, and the United States.  Her first published short story appeared in the Atlantic Monthly (USA) where it won an "Atlantic First" citation in 1978.  Her first novel, The Ivory Swing (set in the village in South India where she lived in 1977) won Canada's Seal Award (a $50,000 prize) in 1982.  She lived for many years in Canada, and in 1986 she was listed by the Toronto Globe & Mail as one of Canada's "Ten Best Young Fiction Writers".  Since then she has won a number of prizes for her seven novels and three short story collections, and her work has been published in twelve languages.  Three of her short stories appeared in Britian's annual Best Short Stories in English in their year of publication and one of these, "Unperformed Experiments Have No Results", was selected for The Best of the Best, an anthology of the decade in 1995. Her novel Oyster was a finalist for the Miles Franklin Award, the National Book Council Banjo Award and Canada's Trillium Award.  It was a New York Times "Notable Book of the Year", and one of the Observer's Best Books of the Year in the UK. Due Preparations for the Plague won the Queensland Premier's Award for Fiction and the Davitt Award for "Best Crime Novel by an Australian woman in 2003".  It was shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier's Christiana Stead Award for Fiction. In 2003 Janette Turner Hospital received the Patrick White Award for lifetime literary achievement. Janette Turner Hospital holds an endowed chair as Carolina Distinguished Professor of Literature at the University of South Carolina.

Country of Origin
Review ORPHEUS LOST - Janette Turner Hospital
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
ISBN
1863733213
Year of Publication
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