Anna Westbrook

Top Books of 2016 on AustCrimeFiction

This list is of standout reads from 2016, grouped into categories with no attempt whatsoever at an arbitrary number and in no particular order.

Favourite Australian Books (Crime Fiction)



May / June on AustCrimeFiction

After managing to keep this up for quite a few months - I forgot to do May and now I'm late with June.... 

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The Long Con, Barry Weston (Aust)

Review - Dark Fires Shall Burn, Anna Westbrook

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Book Title: 
Dark Fires Shall Burn
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925321227
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2016

#amreading Dark Fires Shall Burn, Anna Westbrook

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Reading this one for http://newtownreviewofbooks.com.au and thinking a lot about the experiences of women from previous generations.

From the Blurb:

Inspired by the true events of an unsolved murder

Dark Fires Shall Burn

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Inspired by the true events of an unsolved murder

Sydney, 1946. Eleven-year-old Frances and her best friend, Nancy, are growing up in the doglegged streets of Newtown and into a world they do not understand. It is the aftermath of World War II, and thousands of damaged soldiers have returned to their homes, bearing the psychological scars of battle with them.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781925321227
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2016

Anna Westbrook

Author Information
Westbrook, Anna

Anna Westbrook is a Sydney-based writer and critic. She holds a PhD in creative writing and lectures at New York University Sydney. She was shortlisted for theAustralian/Vogel Literary Award at the age of twenty-one, and has also been a recipient of an Australian Society of Authors mentorship (where she worked with Fiona McGregor, author of Indelible Ink) and an Australian Poetry Poet in Residence award. Her work appears in publications in Australia, the United States, and France. Dark Fires Shall Burn is her first novel.