Adrian Hyland

IF I TELL YOU... I'LL HAVE TO KILL YOU - Michael Robotham (editor)

Categorisation
Category: 
Non-Fiction
Crime
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2013

CR - If I Tell You.....

This is a seriously brilliant idea this book, one that I'm really pleased to see close to out and about.  (Dislaimer: I was recently invited to join ACWA's committee. A long time after this book was conceived and developed.)

From the Blurb:

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.

If I Tell You ... I'll Have to Kill You

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

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.

Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
ISBN: 
9781743313480
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2013

Memorable Books from 2011

Whilst I can normally manage to cobble together one of those dreaded "Top 10" listings for some of the mailing lists or, just before Christmas, on the Sisters in Crime website, I hate doing them.  It's such an arbitrary number, and doesn't even allow me the luxury of a favourite book per month.  So instead, a few reminders to myself on what really stayed with me from last year's reading list of 135 books.

R.J. Ellory

KINGLAKE-350, Adrian Hyland

Author Information
Book Title: 
Kinglake-350
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781921758263
Categorisation
Category: 
Non-Fiction
Special Interests: 
Bushfire
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2011

Currently Reading - Kinglake-350

Book Title: 
Author Name: 

From the Blurb:

Black Saturday, February 7, 2009.

Roger Wood is the cop on duty at Kinglake when the most devastating fire in the nation's history roars through the ranges onto his beat.  His task is to defend his town against the colossus that threatens to destroy it.

And, over the course of one nightmarish day, that is what he will do.  Even at the risk of his own life.

Even after he receives the dreadful phone call telling him his own wife and kids are caught on the front line of the inferno.

Gunshot Road

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb About the Book

Emily Tempest is small, black, as snaky as a taipan's tooth and is the woman least likely ever to embark on a career in policing. But her old mate Superintendent Tom MacGillivray has persuaded her to sign on as the Aboriginal Community Police Officer for the outback (not to mention throwback) township of Bluebush.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Special Interests: 
Indigenous Issues
ISBN: 
9781921656309
Location: 
Outback Australia
Series: 
Emily Tempest
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2010

Diamond Dove

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb About the Book

Emily Tempest has been away from Central Australia for a long time - uni, travel, dead-end jobs. Finding trouble all over the world. Now she's back at Moonlight Downs, the community where she grew up, half in the Aboriginal world, half in the white. And true to form, there's trouble. An old friend brutally murdered and mutilated. An old enemy the only suspect. Until Emily starts asking questions.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Special Interests: 
Indigenous Issues
ISBN: 
1921145307
Location: 
Outback Australia
Series: 
Emily Tempest
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2006

Adrian Hyland

Author Information
Hyland, Adrian

About the Author

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.

Top Ten(s) of 2010

Having just posted my top 10 (with wiggle room) on 4MA - I thought I'd repeat it here.  Mind you, it's a thankless task having to pick an arbitrary number out of all the great books I've been lucky enough to read this year....