The news is out and I don't think any of us are going to die if we mention If I Tell You…I’ll Have To Kill You: Australia’s Leading Crime Writers Reveal Their Secrets.

A collection of writing on crime and crime writing, described by the Australian Crime Writers as 'a book for fans, wannabe writers and people who love the genre... full of anecdotes and insights, along with some seriously good reading lists.'

The collection of authors includes the absolute best of Australian Crime Writers including Lindy Cameron, Peter Corris, Marele Day, Garry Disher, Kerry Greenwood, Katherine Howell, Gabrielle Lord, Barry Maitland, Shane Maloney, Geoffrey McGeachin, Tara Moss, Malla Nunn and Angela Savage. All wrangled... err edited by Michael Robotham.

Due to be published by Allen and Unwin in August 2013, designed to raise funds to support the annual Ned Kelly Awards this is not just a gem, it's a bloody good cause.

But then you didn't hear it from me... I've got some living left to do.


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.

There are stories of struggle and triumph, near misses and murderous intent, as our best crime writers lay bare their souls and reveal their secrets as never before, along with their rules for writing and reading lists.

But beware. They will have to kill you...

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Submitted by Karen on Thu, 21/03/2013 - 07:09 pm