Is there really such a thing as an innocent person?

Teachers, cops, mothers, wives, everyone has their breaking point; that moment where it could go either way. From the prostitute with no way out, to the bitter author, and a cop who just wants his leave, the characters in this collection will baffle and bewilder you at every turn.

Features stories from emerging Australian crime writers Amanda O'Callaghan, Eddy Burger, Melanie Napthine and Michael Caleb Tasker alongside award-winning authors Angela Savage, Peter Corris, Leigh Redhead, Andrew Nette, David Whish-Wilson, P.M. Newton, Carmel Bird and Tony Birch.

Author

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. 

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Books:

Series:

Series: Cliff Hardy

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43
2019
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42
2017
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41
2015
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40
2015
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39
2014
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38
2013
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37
2012
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36
2011
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35
2010
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34
2009
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33
2008
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32
2007
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2007
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30
2006
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29
2006
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27
2004
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2003
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25
2002
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24
1987
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23
1999
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22
2007
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21
1997
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19
1998
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18
1994
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17
1994
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1993
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1992
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1992
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1991
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12
1991
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11
1988
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10
1988
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9
1988
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1988
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7
1988
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6
1987
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5
1984
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4
1986
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3
1986
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2
1981
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1
1980

Series: Luke Dunlop

1992

Series: Ray Crawley

Review See You At The Toxteth, Peter Corris (edited by Jean Bedford)
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 23, 2019
Review See You at the Toxteth, Peter Corris
Andrea Thompson
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Review The Dying Trade, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Blog 2018 Reading Reminiscences
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 7, 2019
Blog Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Review Review - Win, Lose or Draw by Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 16, 2017
Blog #amreading - Festive Season Reading Pile - Win, Lose or Draw, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 2, 2017
Review Review - Crime Scenes Stories, Zane Lovitt (editor)
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Review Review - That Empty Feeling, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Blog #amreading - Crime Scenes Short Story Anthology
Karen Chisholm
Friday, February 5, 2016
Blog Christmas / New Year Break Reading
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, January 2, 2016
Review Review - GUN CONTROL, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Blog Currently Reading - Gun Control, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Monday, February 16, 2015
Review Review - SILENT KILL, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Blog CR - Silent Kill, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 13, 2014
Review IF I TELL YOU... I'LL HAVE TO KILL YOU - Michael Robotham (editor)
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Blog CR - If I Tell You.....
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Blog If I Tell You ... I'll Have to Kill You coming soon
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Review THE DUNBAR CASE - Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Blog CR - The Dunbar Case, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Review HARD LABOUR - The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Hard Labour, The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Review COMEBACK - Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Comeback, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Review FOLLOW THE MONEY - Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Follow the Money, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Friday, December 31, 2010
Review CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC, edited by Stuart Coupe, Julie Ogden & Robert Hood
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Blog Added to MtTBR - Crosstown Traffic Robert Hood, Spies, Lies & Watching Eyes Melissa Chan and Case Reopened Stuart Coupe
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Review TORN APART - Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Torn Apart, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Blog 2009 Ned Kelly Winners
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Review DEEP WATER - Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Deep Water, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Friday, April 17, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Crosstown Traffic edited by Stuart Coupe, Julie Ogden & Robert Hood
Karen Chisholm
Friday, October 31, 2008
Review OPEN FILE - Peter Corris
Sunnie Gill
Monday, July 14, 2008
Review THE BIG SCORE - Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - The Big Score, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Review OPEN FILE - Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - Open File, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Review APPEAL DENIED - Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Blog Cliff Hardy is hitting the hard streets of Sydney in another outing
Karen Chisholm
Monday, October 15, 2007
Blog Rest Days are good
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Review THE UNDERTOW - Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, August 8, 2007

P.M. Newton

P.M. Newton is a Sydney based crime writer. Her first novel, THE OLD SCHOOL, features Detective Nhu "Ned" Kelly. 

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Nhu `Ned` Kelly

Book Number:
2
2014
Book Number:
1
2010
Review Review - Crime Scenes Stories, Zane Lovitt (editor)
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Blog #amreading - Crime Scenes Short Story Anthology
Karen Chisholm
Friday, February 5, 2016
Blog 2014 Ned Kelly Awards
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Review Review - BEAMS FALLING, P.M. Newton
Karen Chisholm
Monday, February 24, 2014
Blog CR - Beams Falling, P.M. Newton
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, February 2, 2014
Review THE OLD SCHOOL - P.M. Newton
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - The Old School, P.M. Newton
Karen Chisholm
Monday, August 30, 2010

Andrew Nette

I’m a writer based in Melbourne, Australia, with a fascination for crime fiction and film, obscure pulp novels and all things Asian. I lived in Southeast Asia for six years in the nineties, based in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, as well as traveling around the wider region. During that time, I worked as a journalist, and as a communications consultant for the United Nations and a number of non-government organisations. I have since travelled frequently in Asia and lived in Phnom Penh with my family for a year in 2008, where I wrote for the international news wire, Inter Press Service, and worked on a European television documentary on the international tribunal into the crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge. My first book, Ghost Money, set in Cambodia in the mid-nineties, will be published in the second half of 2012 by Snubnose Press. I’m one of the founders of Crime Factory Publications, a Melbourne-based small press specialising in crime fiction, and help edit Crime Factory, its on-line magazine, which appears four times a year. I am also one of the editors of Crime Factory Publication’s second book, Crime Factory: Hard Labour, an anthology of short Australian crime fiction, due for release in August 2012. My film and book reviews have appeared in numerous other print and digital publications and forums. I’m the Australian contributor for the popular UK site, Crime Fiction Lover. for more:  http://www.pulpcurry.com/about-pulp-curry/

Country of Origin
Review #review Gunshine State, Andrew Nette
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Blog #amreading Gunshine State, Andrew Nette
Karen Chisholm
Monday, July 25, 2016
Review Review - Crime Scenes Stories, Zane Lovitt (editor)
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Blog #amreading - Crime Scenes Short Story Anthology
Karen Chisholm
Friday, February 5, 2016
Review Review - LEE, Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 22, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - Lee, The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Monday, August 25, 2014
Blog 2012 - Top Books
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Review HARD LABOUR - The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Hard Labour, The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Review THE FIRST SHIFT - Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Review GHOST MONEY - Andrew Nette
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 24, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Ghost Money, Andrew Nette
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The First Shift - Crime Factory Presents
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Angela Savage

I went to Southeast Asia on a six-month scholarship and ended up staying six years. Based in Vientiane, Hanoi and finally Bangkok, I managed a HIV/AIDS prevention program for the Australian Red Cross that covered five countries in the Mekong River subregion. I returned to my hometown of Melbourne in 1998, taking a year or so out of the workforce to try and fulfil my dream of becoming a published author. My short story The Mole on the Temple won third prize at the Sisters in Crime Scarlet Stiletto Awards in 1998, and introduced Bangkok-based detective Jayne Keeney, the main character in my first full-length novel, Behind the Night Bazaar, published by The Text Publishing Company in 2006. Behind the Night Bazaar won the 2004 Victorian Premier's Literary Award in the unpublished manuscript category (as Thai Died). In the years before this, I worked as an au pair in France, before completing an Arts (Combined Honours) degree at the University of Melbourne. I have published numerous newspaper, magazine and journal articles based on my travels and my work in sexual health and international development. My partner and I lived in Canberra from 1999-2002, where I worked full-time on my writing, before returning to the paid workforce. In 2000-02, my job with the international program of Family Planning Australia took me to countries throughout the South Pacific and back to Southeast Asia. I currently work as a Policy Analyst for the community sector in Melbourne. I live with Andrew Nette, my partner since 1990, and our daughter Natasha.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Jayne Keeney

Book Number:
3
2013
Book Number:
2
2010
Book Number:
1
2006
Review Review - Crime Scenes Stories, Zane Lovitt (editor)
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Blog #amreading - Crime Scenes Short Story Anthology
Karen Chisholm
Friday, February 5, 2016
Blog 2014 Ned Kelly Awards
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Review THE DYING BEACH - Angela Savage
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Review IF I TELL YOU... I'LL HAVE TO KILL YOU - Michael Robotham (editor)
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Blog CR - If I Tell You.....
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Blog CR - The Dying Beach, Angela Savage
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Blog If I Tell You ... I'll Have to Kill You coming soon
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Review HARD LABOUR - The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Hard Labour, The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Review THE HALF-CHILD - Angela Savage
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - The Half-Child, Angela Savage
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 6, 2010
Review BEHIND THE NIGHT BAZAAR - Angela Savage
Karen Chisholm
Monday, October 1, 2007
Blog Ned Kelly Short List for 2007
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 26, 2007

Carmel Bird

Carmel Bird (1940- ), born Launceston, Tasmania, was educated at the University of Tasmania and lived for a period in Europe and the USA before settling in Melbourne. Bird's fiction blends real and surreal, mundane and macabre with inventive irony, reflecting her perception of Tasmania itself as an 'ironic' island, whose picturesque surface masks deep secrets and is haunted by the ghosts of Aborigines and convicts. She has published two novels, Cherry Ripe (1985) and The Bluebird Cafe (1990), and four collections of short stories, Births, Deaths and Marriages (1983), The Woodpecker Toy Fact (1987), Woodpecker Point (1988) and The Common Rat (1993). She has also written a guide for writers, Dear Writer (1988), and edited a collection of short stories, Relations (1991).

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Courteney Frome

Book Number:
2
2002
Book Number:
1
2000
Review Review - Crime Scenes Stories, Zane Lovitt (editor)
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Blog #amreading - Crime Scenes Short Story Anthology
Karen Chisholm
Friday, February 5, 2016
Blog Rest Days are good
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Leigh Redhead

I was born on the eighteenth of November, nineteen seventy-one in Adelaide, to hippy parents. We moved to New Zealand, where my brother was born, then back to Adelaide. 

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Simone Kirsch

Book Number:
4
2010
Book Number:
3
2007
Book Number:
2
2005
Book Number:
1
2004
Review Review - Crime Scenes Stories, Zane Lovitt (editor)
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Blog #amreading - Crime Scenes Short Story Anthology
Karen Chisholm
Friday, February 5, 2016
Review IF I TELL YOU... I'LL HAVE TO KILL YOU - Michael Robotham (editor)
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Blog CR - If I Tell You.....
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Blog If I Tell You ... I'll Have to Kill You coming soon
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Review HARD LABOUR - The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Hard Labour, The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Review THE FIRST SHIFT - Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The First Shift - Crime Factory Presents
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Review THRILL CITY - Leigh Redhead
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Thrill City, Leigh Redhead
Karen Chisholm
Monday, May 31, 2010
Review MEANER THAN FICTION - Lindy Cameron (ed)
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Meaner than Fiction, Lindy Cameron
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Review CHERRY PIE - Leigh Redhead
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Review RUBDOWN - Leigh Redhead
Karen Chisholm
Monday, October 1, 2007
Review PEEPSHOW - Leigh Redhead
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, June 20, 2007

David Whish-Wilson

David Whish-Wilson lives in Fremantle, Western Australia, where he teaches creative writing at Curtin University. He is the author of short stories and the novel The Summons, published in 2006.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Frank Swann

Review The Coves, David Whish-Wilson
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Review Review - Old Scores, David Whish-Wilson
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Blog #amreading Old Scores, David Whish-Wilson
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Review Review - Crime Scenes Stories, Zane Lovitt (editor)
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Blog #amreading - Crime Scenes Short Story Anthology
Karen Chisholm
Friday, February 5, 2016
Review Review - ZERO AT THE BONE, David Whish-Wilson
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Blog CR - Zero At the Bone, David Whish-Wilson
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 30, 2013
Review HARD LABOUR - The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Hard Labour, The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Review LINE OF SIGHT - David Whish-Wilson
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Line of Sight, David Whish-Wilson
Karen Chisholm
Monday, October 11, 2010
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9781925052237
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Review Review - Crime Scenes Stories, Zane Lovitt (editor)
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Blog #amreading - Crime Scenes Short Story Anthology
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Friday, February 5, 2016

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