Strange and terrible things can happen in the light of the moon  

  • crimes of passion
  • crimes of the heart
  • crimes of madness and lust.

The glamour of moonlight can cast its glow - transforming the mundane, tricking the eye of the beholder, leading commonsense astray.  

In this collection, Australia's foremost crime writers take the moon as their inspiration. Some of the stories are saturated in its grisly ambience, others use it lightly as a motif or to set a mood. Comic, moving, suspenseful and downright chilling, there are moonscapes enough here to bring the werewolves howling and the vampires screeching. Moonlight becomes. . . Crimes for Summer.

Author

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: Cliff Hardy

Book Number:
43
2019

Series: Noel Baker

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 Review - Now You See Me, Jean Bedford
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
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

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:
43
2019
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

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

Jennifer Rowe

Jennifer Rowe was born in Sydney, Australia. She obtained a M.A. in English Literature at the University of Sydney. She worked as assistant editor at Paul Hamlyn. She later worked at Angus and Robertson Publishers where she remained for fourteen years, first as editor and finally as publisher. She also writes children's books under the pseudonym 'Emily Rodda'.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Holly Love

Book Number:
1
2011

Series: Tessa Vance

Book Number:
2
1999
Book Number:
1
1998

Series: Verity Birdwood

Book Number:
6
1996
Book Number:
5
1995
Book Number:
4
1997
Book Number:
3
1994
Book Number:
2
1991
Book Number:
1
1991
Review LOVE HONOUR AND O'BRIEN - Jennifer Rowe
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Love Honour and O'Brien, Jennifer Rowe
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Review SHADOW ALLEY - Lucy Sussex
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 17, 2007

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

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
Blog 2018 Reading Reminiscences
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 7, 2019
Blog 2018 Reading Reminiscences
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 7, 2019
Review Kill Shot, Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Review Under the Cold Bright Lights, Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Monday, October 22, 2018
Blog #amreading Under the Cold Bright Lights, Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Review Review - Signal Loss, Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, February 9, 2017
Blog #amreading Signal Loss, Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Monday, December 12, 2016
Review Review - THE HEAT, Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Blog Currently Reading - The Heat, Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Blog 2014 Ned Kelly Awards
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Review BITTER WASH ROAD - Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Blog CR - Bitter Wash Road, Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Monday, October 28, 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
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 CROSSKILL - Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Crosskill, Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Review Whispering Death - Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Review Chain of Evidence - Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Whispering Death, Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Review Paydirt - Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Paydirt, Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Friday, May 20, 2011
Review CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC, edited by Stuart Coupe, Julie Ogden & Robert Hood
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Blog 2010 Ned Kelly Winners
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, September 4, 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 - Straight, Bent & Barbara Vine, Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Review Straight, Bent & Barbara Vine - Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Friday, May 14, 2010
Review Wyatt - Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Monday, May 3, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Wyatt, Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Friday, February 26, 2010
Blog 2009 - Top Ten Local Books for me
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Review Kickback - Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Monday, August 10, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Kickback, Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Review Blood Moon - Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Blood Moon, Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Blog Blood Moon, Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Crosstown Traffic edited by Stuart Coupe, Julie Ogden & Robert Hood
Karen Chisholm
Friday, October 31, 2008
Blog Favourites of 2007
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Review Kittyhawk Down - Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Review FALLOUT, THE - Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Monday, October 1, 2007
Review The Fallout - Garry Disher
Karen Chisholm
Monday, October 1, 2007
Review SHADOW ALLEY - Lucy Sussex
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 17, 2007
Blog Ned Kelly Short List for 2007
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 26, 2007

Susan Geason

Susan Geason was born in Tasmania, grew up largely in Queensland, and now lives in Sydney. She has a BA in History and Politics from the University of Queensland and a Masters Degree in political theory from the University of Toronto, Canada, where she lived for some years. She is the author of the series of cult novels about PI Syd Fish, set in Kings Cross/Darlinghurst in Sydney. She has also written Wildfire, a psychological thriller with a female protagonist. These mysteries have been published in French and German.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Syd Fish

Book Number:
3
1994
Book Number:
2
1991
Book Number:
1
1990
Review SHADOW ALLEY - Lucy Sussex
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 17, 2007
Review SHAVED FISH - Susan Geason
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Review SHARK BAIT - Susan Geason
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, August 15, 2007

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

J.R. Carroll

J.R. Carroll was born and raised in Melbourne, where he still lives. A graduate of Melbourne University, he worked as a teacher for a number of years before turning to full-time fiction writing in the mid-eighties. His first book, about the Vietnam War was Token Soldiers, which appeared in 1983.

Country of Origin
Review Review - 8 HOURS TO DIE, J.R. Carroll
Karen Chisholm
Monday, March 17, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - 8 Hours to Die, J.R. Carroll
Karen Chisholm
Monday, March 10, 2014
Blog J.R. Carroll at Momentum Books
Karen Chisholm
Monday, December 9, 2013
Blog J.R. Carroll at Momentum Books
Karen Chisholm
Monday, December 9, 2013
Blog J.R. Carroll at Momentum Books
Karen Chisholm
Monday, December 9, 2013
Blog J.R. Carroll at Momentum Books
Karen Chisholm
Monday, December 9, 2013
Blog J.R. Carroll at Momentum Books
Karen Chisholm
Monday, December 9, 2013
Review STINGRAY - J.R. Carroll
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - Stingray, J.R. Carroll
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Review CHEATERS - J.R. Carroll
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, September 6, 2007

Venero Armanno

Venero Armanno was born in Brisbane of Sicilian parents who arrived there in 1949. Armanno has published in English and speaks Italian and Sicilian. In 1980 he received a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from the University of Queensland. From 1980-1990 he was employed in the computer industry as an Account Manager.

During those years he travelled extensively throughout Australia, France, Holland, Switzerland and Turkey. He is the author of five critically acclaimed adult novels and a short story collection.

These are The Lonely Hunter, Romeo of the Underworld, My Beautiful Friend, Strange Rain and Firehead. Following successful residencies and speaking tours in Spain, France and Germany, Strange Rain and Firehead have been published internationally and a feature film of Firehead is currently in production.

Venero lives in Brisbane where he is completing a PhD at Queensland University of Technology and reviews books and films in his spare time. Venero has published two previous children's books, The Ghost of Love Street and The Ghost of Deadman's Beach in Lothian's After Dark series. Both these titles were CBCA Notable Books. Nic and Naomi is his first picture book.

Country of Origin

Dorothy Porter

Dorothy Porter was born in 1954 and grew up in Sydney and the Blue Mountains. She later attended the University of Sydney and taught creative writing at the University of Technology, Sydney. Sadly Dorothy has now died. The Monkey's Mask won the Age Book of the Year for Poetry, the National Book Council Award for Poetry and the Braille Book of the Year. It has been adapted for stage and radio and film. The book has been widely translated and published overseas. What a Piece of Work and Wild Surmise were both shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Award.

Country of Origin
Blog Dorothy Porter - 1954 to 2008
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Blog El Dorado, Dorothy Porter
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Blog El Dorado makes the Shortlist for the Inaugural Prime Minister's Literary Award 2008
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Blog Crime & Justice Festival - The Sessions - Crime and Verse
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Blog Favourites of 2007
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Review EL DORADO - Dorothy Porter
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, September 9, 2007
Blog MWF First Weekend
Karen Chisholm
Monday, August 27, 2007
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