Crime fiction is the single most popular genre in international publishing and Australia has some of the finest practitioners when it comes to walking the mean streets and nailing the bad guys.

Whether you're a fan of crime fiction, true crime or a would-be crime writer, this collection of essays will provide laughter, understanding, insight, ideas, advice and hopefully some inspiration. Learn about Shane Maloney's near-death experience in a freezer, Leigh Redhead's adventures as a stripper and Tara Moss taking a polygraph test to prove her doubters wrong.

There are stories of struggle and triumph, near misses and murderous intent, as our best crime writers lay bare their souls and reveal their secrets as never before, along with their rules for writing and reading lists.

But beware. They will have to kill you...

Author

Michael Robotham

Michael Robotham was born in Australia in 1960, and grew up in small NSW country towns, until becoming a journalist on a Sydney newspaper. He worked as a journalist in Australia, Europe, Africa and America. In 1993 he quit journalism to become a ghostwriter, collaborating with politicians, pop stars, psychologists, adventurers and sports people to write their autobiographies.

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Series: Joe O`Loughlin

Series: Joe O`Loughlin and Vincent Ruiz

Series: Vincent Ruiz

Series: Vincent Ruiz and Alisha Barba

Kerry Greenwood

Kerry Greenwood was born in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray and after wandering far and wide, she returned to live there. She has a degree in English and Law from Melbourne University and was admitted to the legal profession on the 1st April 1982, a day which she finds both soothing and significant. Kerry has written twenty novels, a number of plays, including The Troubadours with Stephen D'Arcy, is an award-winning children's writer and has edited and contributed to several anthologies. In 1996 she published a book of essays on female murderers called Things She Loves: Why women Kill. The Phryne Fisher series (pronounced Fry-knee, to rhyme with briny) began in 1989 with Cocaine Blues which was a great success. Kerry has written fifteen books in this series with no sign yet of Miss Fisher hanging up her pearl-handled pistol. Kerry says that as long as people want to read them, she can keep writing them. Kerry Greenwood has worked as a folk singer, factory hand, director, producer, translator, costume-maker, cook and is currently a solicitor. When she is not writing, she works as a locum solicitor for the Victorian Legal Aid. She is also the unpaid curator of seven thousand books, three cats (Attila, Belladonna and Ashe) and a computer called Apple (which squeaks). She embroiders very well but cannot knit. She has flown planes and leapt out of them (with a parachute) in an attempt to cure her fear of heights (she is now terrified of jumping out of planes but can climb ladders without fear). She can detect second-hand bookshops from blocks away and is often found within them. For fun Kerry reads science fiction/fantasy and detective stories. She is not married, has no children and lives with a registered wizard. When she is not doing any of the above she stares blankly out of the window.

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Series: Corinna Chapman

Series: Phyrne Fisher

Series: Sherlock Holmes

Shane Maloney

After graduating in Asian history and politics at the Australian National University, Shane Maloney had the usual assortment of ragtag jobs before turning to literature. When that didn't work either, he became a full-time writer. At various times he has been a booking agent for rock bands, the promotions manager for Melbourne public radio station 3RRR, public relations director for the Boy Scouts Association, an arts bureaucrat for state and local government, general manager of the Melbourne Comedy Festival, cultural director for Melbourne's bid to host the 1996 Olympics and, finally, a swimming pool lifeguard. Maloney, the award-winning author of the Murray Whelan series of comic thrillers, is one of Australia's most popular novelists. Shane's novels have been published in North America, Germany, Finland, UK, France, and Japan. They include Stiff, The Brush-Off, Nice Try, The Big Ask and Something Fishy. Shane lives in Melbourne. Stiff and The Brush off have been turned into television movies starring David Wenham as Murray Whelan.

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Series: Murray Whelan

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2007
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2002
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2000
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1998
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1994
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Thursday, July 11, 2013
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Thursday, March 21, 2013
Review NICE TRY - Shane Maloney
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Sunday, April 20, 2008
Blog Favourites of 2007
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Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Review THE BRUSH OFF - Shane Maloney
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Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Review STIFF - Shane Maloney
Andrea Thompson
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Review SUCKED IN - Shane Maloney
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Thursday, July 19, 2007

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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Series: Cliff Hardy

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42
2017
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41
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Series: Luke Dunlop

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Series: Ray Crawley

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Monday, January 16, 2017
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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
Blog #amreading - Crime Scenes Short Story Anthology
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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
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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
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Hard Labour, The Crime Factory
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Review COMEBACK - Peter Corris
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Comeback, Peter Corris
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Saturday, December 31, 2011
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Follow the Money, Peter Corris
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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
Blog Added to MtTBR - Crosstown Traffic Robert Hood, Spies, Lies & Watching Eyes Melissa Chan and Case Reopened Stuart Coupe
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Thursday, July 29, 2010
Review TORN APART - Peter Corris
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Torn Apart, Peter Corris
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Sunday, January 3, 2010
Blog 2009 Ned Kelly Winners
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Saturday, August 29, 2009
Review DEEP WATER - Peter Corris
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Deep Water, Peter Corris
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Friday, April 17, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Crosstown Traffic edited by Stuart Coupe, Julie Ogden & Robert Hood
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Friday, October 31, 2008
Review OPEN FILE - Peter Corris
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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
Blog Currently Reading - Open File, Peter Corris
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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
Blog Rest Days are good
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Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Review THE UNDERTOW - Peter Corris
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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Barry Maitland

Barry Maitland was born in Scotland and grew up in London. He pursued a career in architecture, writing a number of books on architecture and urban design. In 1984, he emigrated to Australia, where he took up the position of Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Newcastle in New South Wales. He retired from the University to write full time in 2000. He lives in Australia. The first of his crime novels was published in 1994. They feature Detective Chief Inspector David Brock and his colleague, Detective Sergeant Kathy Kolla, and are set in London.

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Series: Brock and Kolla

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13
2018
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12
2013
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11
2011
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10
2009
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9
2006
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8
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6
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Series: Harry Belltree

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Thursday, February 14, 2019
Review The Promised Land, Barry Maitland
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Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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Monday, January 7, 2019
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Blog Am Reading - Ash Island, Barry Maitland
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Review Review - CRUCIFIXION CREEK, Barry Maitland
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015
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Thursday, December 11, 2014
Review The Raven's Eye, Barry Maitland
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
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Saturday, August 24, 2013
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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Thursday, July 11, 2013
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Thursday, March 21, 2013
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Thursday, July 26, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - All My Enemies, Barry Maitland
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Monday, July 16, 2012
Review CHELSEA MANSIONS - Barry Maitland
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Thursday, August 11, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Chelsea Mansions, Barry Maitland
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Review DARK MIRROR - Barry Maitland
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Sunday, January 10, 2010
Blog 2009 - Top Ten Local Books for me
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Saturday, January 2, 2010
Review DARK MIRROR - Barry Maitland
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Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Dark Mirror, Barry Maitland
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Friday, May 29, 2009
Review BRIGHT AIR - Barry Maitland
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Thursday, July 10, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - Bright Air, Barry Maitland
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Monday, July 7, 2008
Review SPIDER TRAP - Barry Maitland
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Monday, October 1, 2007
Blog Ned Kelly Short List for 2007
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Thursday, July 26, 2007

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.

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Series: Alan Auhl

Series: Challis and Destry

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7
2017
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6
2012
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5
2009
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4
2008
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3
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1
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Series: Hirsch

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1
2015

Series: Wyatt

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9
2018
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8
2016
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7
2010
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6
2010
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6
2010
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6
1997
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5
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5
1996
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1995
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1994
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2
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1
1991
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Monday, January 7, 2019
Blog 2018 Reading Reminiscences
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Monday, January 7, 2019
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Thursday, December 6, 2018
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Monday, October 22, 2018
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Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Review Review - Signal Loss, Garry Disher
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Thursday, February 9, 2017
Blog #amreading Signal Loss, Garry Disher
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Monday, December 12, 2016
Review Review - THE HEAT, Garry Disher
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
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Sunday, November 8, 2015
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Saturday, August 9, 2014
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
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Monday, October 28, 2013
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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Thursday, July 11, 2013
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Thursday, March 21, 2013
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Hard Labour, The Crime Factory
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Review CROSSKILL - Garry Disher
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Crosskill, Garry Disher
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
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Thursday, June 30, 2011
Review Chain of Evidence - Garry Disher
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Whispering Death, Garry Disher
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Paydirt, Garry Disher
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Friday, May 20, 2011
Review CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC, edited by Stuart Coupe, Julie Ogden & Robert Hood
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Blog 2010 Ned Kelly Winners
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Saturday, September 4, 2010
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Thursday, July 29, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Straight, Bent & Barbara Vine, Garry Disher
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Saturday, May 22, 2010
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Friday, May 14, 2010
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Monday, May 3, 2010
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Friday, February 26, 2010
Blog 2009 - Top Ten Local Books for me
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Saturday, January 2, 2010
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Monday, August 10, 2009
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Sunday, August 2, 2009
Review Blood Moon - Garry Disher
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Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Blood Moon, Garry Disher
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Sunday, April 5, 2009
Blog Blood Moon, Garry Disher
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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Friday, October 31, 2008
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Tuesday, January 8, 2008
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Wednesday, October 3, 2007
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Monday, October 1, 2007
Review The Fallout - Garry Disher
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Monday, October 1, 2007
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Monday, September 17, 2007
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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Katherine Howell

Katherine was born and raised in Sydney. After leaving school she worked in various jobs, including as an animal handler, and bookshop sales assistant, and went to university for a year to study science. Keen for something different she then joined the ambulance service, and spent the next fifteen years working on the road in various parts of NSW.

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Series: Ella Marconi

Book Number:
8
2015
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7
2014
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6
2013
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5
2012
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4
2010
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3
2010
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2
2008
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1
2007
Review Review - TELL THE TRUTH, Katherine Howell
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Thursday, March 12, 2015
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Friday, January 30, 2015
Review Review - DESERVING DEATH by Katherine Howell
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Thursday, April 3, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - Deserving Death, Katherine Howell
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Monday, March 17, 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 WEB OF DECEIT - Katherine Howell
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Thursday, February 7, 2013
Blog CR - Web of Deceit, Katherine Howell
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Friday, February 1, 2013
Review SILENT FEAR - Katherine Howell
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Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Silent Fear, Katherine Howell
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Friday, February 3, 2012
Review VIOLENT EXPOSURE - Katherine Howell
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Friday, April 15, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Violent Exposure, Katherine Howell
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Saturday, March 19, 2011
Review COLD JUSTICE - Katherine Howell
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Saturday, January 30, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Cold Justice, Katherine Howell
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Monday, January 25, 2010
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Friday, January 22, 2010
Review COLD JUSTICE - Katherine Howell
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Tuesday, January 12, 2010
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Saturday, August 22, 2009
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Thursday, August 20, 2009
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Thursday, December 4, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - The Darkest Hour, Katherine Howell
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Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Review THE DARKEST HOUR - Katherine Howell
sally906
Saturday, November 1, 2008
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Review FRANTIC - Katherine Howell
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Sunday, November 18, 2007
Review FRANTIC - Katherine Howell
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Monday, August 6, 2007

Liz Porter

 Liz Porter is a journalist who began her career in Hong Kong and then worked in Sydney, London and Stuttgart before returning to her home town of Melbourne, where she is a feature writer for the Sunday Age. She has won awards for her writing on legal issues and has published a novel. She lives with her partner, her daughter and the obligatory female-writer quota of two cats and is a hopelessly devoted fan of the St Kilda Football Club.

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Review Crime Scene Asia : when forensic evidence becomes the silent witness, Liz Porter
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Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Blog Launch - Crime Scene Asia: when forensic evidence becomes the silent witness by Liz Porter
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Thursday, May 3, 2018
Review IF I TELL YOU... I'LL HAVE TO KILL YOU - Michael Robotham (editor)
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
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Thursday, July 11, 2013
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Thursday, March 21, 2013

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. 

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Series:

Series: Simone Kirsch

Book Number:
4
2010
Book Number:
3
2007
Book Number:
2
2005
Book Number:
1
2004
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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Friday, February 5, 2016
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 HARD LABOUR - The Crime Factory
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Hard Labour, The Crime Factory
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Review THE FIRST SHIFT - Crime Factory
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The First Shift - Crime Factory Presents
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Thursday, April 12, 2012
Review THRILL CITY - Leigh Redhead
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Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Thrill City, Leigh Redhead
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Monday, May 31, 2010
Review MEANER THAN FICTION - Lindy Cameron (ed)
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Meaner than Fiction, Lindy Cameron
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Review CHERRY PIE - Leigh Redhead
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Sunday, October 14, 2007
Review RUBDOWN - Leigh Redhead
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Monday, October 1, 2007
Review PEEPSHOW - Leigh Redhead
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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Leah Giarratano

Dr Leah Giarratano has had a long career as a psychologist.  An expert in psychological trauma, sex offences and psychopathology, she has had many years' experience working with victims and psychopaths.  She has worked in psychiatric hospitals, with the Australian Defence Force, and in corrective services with offenders who suffer severe personality disorders.  She has assessed and treated survivors of just about every imaginable psychological trauma, including hostages; war veterans; rape, asult, and accident victims; and has worked with police, fire and ambulance officers.

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Series:

Series: Jill Jackson

Book Number:
4
2010
Book Number:
3
2009
Book Number:
2
2008
Book Number:
1
2007
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 BLACK ICE - Hans Werner Kettenbach
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Friday, January 21, 2011
Review WATCH THE WORLD BURN - Leah Giarratano
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Sunday, July 25, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Watch the World Burn, Leah Giarratano
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Monday, July 5, 2010
Blog AusBookVideo Awards
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Friday, July 3, 2009
Review BLACK ICE - Leah Giarratano
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Friday, July 3, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Black Ice, Leah Giarratano
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Monday, June 22, 2009
Review VOODOO DOLL - Leah Giarratano
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Thursday, August 7, 2008
Review VOODOO DOLL - Leah Giarratano
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Monday, July 7, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - Voodoo Doll, Leah Giarratano
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Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Review VODKA DOESN'T FREEZE - Leah Giarratano
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Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Blog Somebody should write a book
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Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Review VODKA DOESN'T FREEZE - Leah Giarratano
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 3, 2007

Lindy Cameron

Lindy Cameron wanted to be a famous scientist when she grew up but became a surburban journalist instead, until she got bored filling the gaps between the ads and switched to book editing because it meant she didn't have to interview people. She is now a crime writer - which is what she wanted to be in the second place.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Bryn Gideon

Book Number:
1
2010

Series: Kit O`Malley

Book Number:
3
2002
Book Number:
2
2001
Book Number:
1
2009

Series: Scarlet Stiletto

Series: Sherlock Holmes

Blog 2018 Reading Reminiscences
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 7, 2019
Review Sherlock Holmes, The Australian Casebook, ed Christopher Sequiera
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Blog #amreading Sherlock Holmes, The Australian Casebook, edited by Christopher Sequeira
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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 FIRST CUT - Scarlet Stiletto Award Winners, edited by Lindy Cameron
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Review REDBACK - Lindy Cameron
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Review GOLDEN RELIC - Lindy Cameron
Karen Chisholm
Monday, May 24, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Golden Relic, Lindy Cameron
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Review WOMEN WHO KILL - Lindy Cameron & Ruth Wykes
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Women Who Kill, Lindy Cameron & Ruth Wykes
Karen Chisholm
Monday, May 17, 2010
Review OUTSIDE THE LAW 2 - Lindy Cameron (editor)
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Review OUTSIDE THE LAW 3 - Lindy Cameron (editor)
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Outside the Law 3
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, August 30, 2009
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
Blog Currently Reading - Killer in the Family, Lindy Cameron & Fin J Ross
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Review KILLER IN THE FAMILY - Lindy Cameron & Fin J Ross
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Blog Favourites of 2007
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Review REDBACK - Lindy Cameron
Karen Chisholm
Monday, December 17, 2007
Blog Next Up
Karen Chisholm
Monday, December 10, 2007

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

Malla Nunn

Malla Nunn grew up in Swaziland before moving with her parents to Perth in the 1970s.  She attended uni in WA and then in the US.  In New York, she worked on film sets, wrote her first screenplay and met her American husband to be, before returning to Australia where she began writing and directing short films and corporate videos.  'Fade to White', 'Sweetbreeze', and 'Servant of the Ancestors' have won numerous awards and have shown at international film festivals from Zanzibar to New York. Malla and her husband live in Sydney with their two children

Country of Origin
Review Review - PRESENT DARKNESS, Malla Nunn
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - Present Darkness, Malla Nunn
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, May 7, 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
Blog 2013 Edgar Nominees Announced
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Review SILENT VALLEY - Malla Nunn
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Silent Valley, Malla Nunn
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Review LET THE DEAD LIE - Malla Nunn
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Blog 2009 Davitt Award Winners
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Review A BEAUTIFUL PLACE TO DIE, Malla Nunn
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - A Beautiful Place to Die, Malla Nunn
Karen Chisholm
Friday, December 5, 2008

Geoffrey McGeachin

Melbourne born photographer Geoffrey McGeachin has had a varied career shooting pictures for advertising, travel, theatre and feature films. His work has taken him all over the world, including stints living in New York and Hong Kong. He is now based in Sydney where he teaches photography and writes.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Alby Murdoch

Book Number:
3
2008
Book Number:
2
2008
Book Number:
1
2005

Series: Charlie Berlin

Book Number:
3
2014
Book Number:
2
2012
Book Number:
1
2010
Review Review - ST KILDA BLUES, Geoffrey McGeachin
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - St Kilda Blues by Geoffrey McGeachin
Karen Chisholm
Monday, May 26, 2014
Blog 2013 Ned Kelly Winners
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, September 7, 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 If I Tell You ... I'll Have to Kill You coming soon
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Blog 2012 - Top Books
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Review BLACKWATTLE CREEK - Geoffrey McGeachin
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Black Wattle Creek, Geoffrey McGeachin
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Review THE DIGGERS REST HOTEL - Geoffrey McGeachin
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - The Diggers Rest Hotel, Geoffrey McGeachin
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Review DEAD AND KICKING, Geoffrey McGeachin
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Review FAT, FIFTY & F***ED! - Geoffrey McGeachin
Karen Chisholm
Friday, September 19, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - Fat, Fifty & F***ed, Geoffrey McGeachin
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Review SENSITIVE NEW AGE SPY - Geoffrey McGeachin
Karen Chisholm
Friday, February 8, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - Sensitive New Age Spy, Geoff McGeachin
Karen Chisholm
Monday, February 4, 2008
Blog Bolinda Audio Books
Karen Chisholm
Friday, February 1, 2008
Review D-E-D DEAD! - Geoff McGeachin
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 14, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - D-E-D Dead!, Geoff McGeachin
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Lenny Bartulin

Lenny Bartulin was born in Hobart in 1969 and lives in Sydney.  He has previously published poetry in Heat and Meanjin. 

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Jack Susko

Book Number:
3
2011
Book Number:
2
2011
Book Number:
1
2008
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 DE LUXE - Lenny Bartulin
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - De Luxe, Lenny Bartulin
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Review THE BLACK RUSSIAN - Lenny Bartulin
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - The Black Russian, Lenny Bartulin
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Review A Deadly Business - Lenny Bartulin
Karen Chisholm
Friday, May 9, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - A Deadly Business, Lenny Bartulin
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Lindsay Simpson

About the Author Lindsay Simpson is the author of six works of non-fiction. She spent twelve years as an investigative journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald and was the founding member of the Journalism and Media Studies program at the University of Tasmania in 1999. She lectures in journalism and writing at James Cook University and lives on Magnetic Island with her husband, Grant. They have five children. The Curer of Souls is her first novel.

Country of Origin
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

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
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 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
Blog Currently Reading - Crosstown Traffic edited by Stuart Coupe, Julie Ogden & Robert Hood
Karen Chisholm
Friday, October 31, 2008
Review MAVIS LEVACK, P.I. - Marele Day
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Blog Rest Days are good
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tara Moss

Born in Victoria, British Columbia, Moss is now a proud dual Australian/Canadian citizen, and resides in Sydney.  

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Mak Vanderwall

Series: Scarlet Stiletto

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 FIRST CUT - Scarlet Stiletto Award Winners, edited by Lindy Cameron
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Review ASSASSIN - Ted Bell
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Review HIT - Tara Moss
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 10, 2007

Adrian Hyland

Adrian Hyland studied classics and languages at the University of Melbourne. His career has included teaching English as a foreign language, songwriting, working in mines and on stations, as well as working in community development in remote aboriginal communities in the Northern Territory. He has drawn on his experiences living and working in indigenous communities, in the writing of his first novel, Diamond Dove. It is the first crime novel to feature an indigenous protagonist since Arthur Upfield's 'Boney' series.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Emily Tempest

Book Number:
2
2010
Book Number:
1
2006
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 KINGLAKE-350, Adrian Hyland
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Kinglake-350
Karen Chisholm
Monday, October 10, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Gunshot Road, Adrian Hyland
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Review GUNSHOT ROAD - Adrian Hyland
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Blog SOHO Crime Newsletter out - Adrian Hyland's Diamond Dove (Moonlight Downs) heads the list
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Blog Favourites of 2007
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Review DIAMOND DOVE - Adrian Hyland
Sunnie Gill
Friday, September 28, 2007
Blog Somebody should write a book
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Blog A Night at the Neds - 2007
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Review DIAMOND DOVE - Adrian Hyland
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Blog Ned Kelly Short List for 2007
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 26, 2007
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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

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