Take a walk outside the law with some of Australia's best crime writers.  Investigate the criminals who deal in murder, drugs and kidnapping; the cops who track them down; and the journalists who report their stories.

Author

Jacqui Horwood

A former Victoria Police staffer, Jacqui won the Scarlet Stiletto first prize trophy and the Chronicles Bookshop award for the Best Police Procedural for 'Slasher's Return'. Jacqui grew up on the mean streets of Frankston, reading the Famous Five and Nancy Drew and 'hoping to smash international spy rings'. She worked as a project officer for ten years at Victoria Police where she learned to decipher police jargon and recognise the difference between GBH and GHB.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Scarlet Stiletto

John Kerr

John Kerr worked as a police roundsman and court report for a daily newspaper in New Zealand, and has resided in Melbourne and Sydney since 1977. He has published many true crime books, including Untold Violence; Walsh Street; Neddy: the life and crimes of Arthur 'Neddy' Smith; The Phillip Island Murder; Hellbent: Ces Waters and Me; and Roger Rogerson's memoir, The Dark Side. He is the author of Wanted: John & Lucy about the helicopter hijack and prison break, Bloody Relations: true stories of murder in the family and a series of 96-page books on true-crime themes. He is working on this country's first book on its killings by contract, The Hit Men, and a dictionary of Crime & Punishment in Australia, to be published in 2010.

Country of Origin
Review BENT POLLIES - John Kerr
Karen Chisholm
Friday, December 16, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Bent Pollies, John Kerr
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Review WANTED JOHN & LUCY - John Kerr
Karen Chisholm
Friday, January 15, 2010
Review BLOODY RELATIONS - John Kerr
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Review GANGSTERS' WOMEN - John Kerr
Karen Chisholm
Friday, November 20, 2009
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

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.

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Books:

Series:

Series: Bryn Gideon

Book Number:
1
2010

Series: Kit O`Malley

Book Number:
3
2002
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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

Liz Filleul

Melbourne author and freelance editor, Liz had won two commendations before 'Brought to Book', her story about women fans of school girl stories, took out first prize in 2004. Born in the English Midlands, educated on the Welsh coast, and now living on top of a Victorian mountain with her Aussie husband, Liz gave up being a convenor of Sisters in Crime so she could enter the Scarlet Stilettos. She had a children's picture book, Tumbler, published in 2001; and her first crime novel, To All Appearances, Dead, will be published in the United Kingdom in 2007.

Country of Origin
Review THE FIRST CUT - Scarlet Stiletto Award Winners, edited by Lindy Cameron
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
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

Narrelle M Harris

 

 

 

Country of Origin
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 Review - HOMECOMING, NM Harris
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Review WALKING SHADOWS - Narrelle M Harris
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Walking Shadows, Narrelle M Harris
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, August 23, 2012
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

Peter Haddow

Peter Haddow was a founding editor of Brave New Word and has contributed to various newspapers and magazines. A former police officer he has also been an adviser for film and television, including Blue Heelers, Halifax and Water Rats.

Country of Origin
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 HODDLE STREET: THE AMBUSH AND THE TRAGEDY - Peter Haddow
Karen Chisholm
Monday, October 1, 2007

Robin Bowles

Melbourne based, true and fictional Crime writer.

Country of Origin
Review Into the Darkness, Robin Bowles
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, July 16, 2017
Review NO JUSTICE - Robin Bowles
Karen Chisholm
Monday, July 12, 2010
Review ROUGH JUSTICE - Robin Bowles
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Rough Justice, Robin Bowles
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, March 3, 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
Review THE MYSTERY OF THE MISSING MASTERPIECE - Robin Bowles
Karen Chisholm
Monday, July 21, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - The Mystery of the Missing Masterpiece, Robin Bowles
Karen Chisholm
Friday, July 18, 2008
Review THE CURSE OF THE GOLDEN YO-YO - Robin Bowles
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - The Curse of the Golden Yo-Yo, Robin Bowles
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, May 18, 2008

Rochelle Jackson

Rochelle Jackson was born in Melbourne and grew up in a police family. She began her career in country Victoria and Sydney as a journalist in television and radio. Later she worked as a TV producer and investigative researcher for 'Today, Tonight', 'Australian Story', 'New Dimensions', 'Watchdog', SBS TV and radio news services and TVNZ's 'Sixty Minutes'. She specialises in crime and police stories. Currently she is based in Melbourne and is working as a freelance journalist.

Country of Origin
Review PARTNERS AND CRIME - Rochelle Jackson
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Partners and Crime, Rochelle Jackson
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Review IN YOUR FACE - Rochelle Jackson
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - In Your Face, Rochelle Jackson
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
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 INSIDE THEIR MINDS - Rochelle Jackson
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 15, 2008

Shelley Robertson

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Country of Origin
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

Vikki Petraitis

Vikki Petraitis has been writing true crime since the early 1990s and has spent hundreds of hours interviewing police and even accompanying them on active duty to compile her fascinating collections of crime stories from behind the scenes.

Country of Origin
Blog Republished: The Frankston Murders: 25 years on
Karen Chisholm
Monday, July 23, 2018
Review THE PHILLIP ISLAND MURDER - Vikki Petraitis and Paul Daley
Karen Chisholm
Friday, January 11, 2013
Review THE FRANKSTON SERIAL KILLER - Vikki Petraitis
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The Frankston Serial Killer, Vikki Petraitis
Karen Chisholm
Monday, March 19, 2012
Blog Salvation by Vikki Petraitis - now in ebook
Karen Chisholm
Monday, February 7, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - The Phillip Island Murder, Vikki Petraitis and Paul Daley
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 17, 2011
Review COPS - TRUE STORIES FROM AUSTRALIAN POLICE - Vikki Petraitis
Karen Chisholm
Friday, September 3, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Cops, Vikki Petraitis
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Blog Added to Mt TBR: Cops: true stories from Australian police by Vikki Petraitis
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, July 28, 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 SALVATION - Vikki Petraitis
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Salvation, Vikki Petraitis
Karen Chisholm
Friday, July 3, 2009
ISBN
9781742115887
Year of Publication
Publisher
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

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