David Whish-Wilson

The Coves

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

San Francisco, 1849: a place gripped by gold fever, swarming with desperate men come to seek their fortune. Among them are former convicts, Australians quick to seize control in a town without masters, a town for the taking. Into this world steps an Australian boy in search of his mother. Just twelve years old, and all alone in a time of opportunism, loyalty and violent betrayal, Samuel Bellamy must learn to become one of the Sydney Coves if he is to survive. 

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781925591279
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2018

2017 Wrap Up (Even though it's not over yet people)

I'm behind with everything and bloody hate coming up with Top howevermany's so I'm not pretending to try anymore. Instead, a list of books that just nailed it this year. In no particular order, or quantity, although I have had a go at combining them into geographical locations so you know - result.

Australia

Fiction

Too Easy, J.M. Green (review to come at Newtown Review of Books, but this is the second book in the Stella Hardy series and it's required reading).

Ned Kelly Awards 2017 Submissions List

All the submissions to the 2017 Ned Kelly Awards have just been announced and as usual, every year as the entries start to roll in, I start to fret about the ones I haven't had a chance to read yet - this year, needless to say is no different :) Check out the full list at: http://www.austcrimewriters.com/2017-submissions or follow the links below to those that somebody here have been lucky enough to review.

Review - Old Scores, David Whish-Wilson

Author Information
Book Title: 
Old Scores
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925164107
Series: 
Frank Swann
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
Location: 
Western Australia
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Old Scores

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

It’s the early 1980s: the heady days of excess, dirty secrets and personal favours. Former detective Frank Swann is still in disgrace, working as a low-rent PI. But when he’s offered a security job by the premier’s fixer, it soon becomes clear that someone is bugging the premier’s phone – and it may cost Swann more than his job to find out why.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
9781925164107
Location: 
Western Australia
Series: 
Frank Swann
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Crime Scenes Stories, Zane Lovitt (editor)

Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
Publisher: 
Spineless Wonders
Year of Publication: 
2016

#amreading - Crime Scenes Short Story Anthology

Book Title: 

I did jump this up the queue. A lot. I just love short story collections, and there are some wonderful writers in this.

From the Blurb:

Is there really such a thing as an innocent person?

Teachers, cops, mothers, wives, everyone has their breaking point; that moment where it could go either way. From the prostitute with no way out, to the bitter author, and a cop who just wants his leave, the characters in this collection will baffle and bewilder you at every turn.

Crime Scenes

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Is there really such a thing as an innocent person?

Teachers, cops, mothers, wives, everyone has their breaking point; that moment where it could go either way. From the prostitute with no way out, to the bitter author, and a cop who just wants his leave, the characters in this collection will baffle and bewilder you at every turn.

Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
ISBN: 
9781925052237
Publisher: 
Spineless Wonders

Review - ZERO AT THE BONE, David Whish-Wilson

Author Information
Book Title: 
Zero at the Bone
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780670077533
Series: 
Frank Swann
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
Location: 
Perth
Publisher: 
Penguin Books
Year of Publication: 
2013