Contents:

  • Ladies’ Day - Jennifer Rowe
  • Logan’s Comet - Peter Corris
  • Westralian Lead - Mudrooroo Narogin 
  • Neighbourhood Fortress - Marion Halligan
  • The Widder Tree Shadder Murder - Elizabeth Jolley
  • The Caretaker - Ian Moffitt
  • The Stinging Tree - Marele Day
  • The Night of the Eclipse - Martin Long
  • Songs of the Sea - Archie Weller
  • The Perfect Murder - Renate Yatesi
  • Pioneers - Michael Wilding
  • The Manly Shooting - Nigel Krauth
  • Cody’s Art - Garry Disher
  • Tanners End - Kate Stephens
  • Mugger’s Game - Robert Hood
  • Killing Time - John Sligo
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Stephen Knight

1940- Born in the UK, Stephen Knight came to Australia when he was appointed Teaching Fellow at the University of Sydney in 1963, then lecturer in English the following the year.  He went on to hold senior positions at the Australian National University and the University of Melbourne, before returning to England in 1992 to take up a chair at De Montford University, Leicester. As well as numerous scholarly works in the area of medieval English literature, Knight's long held interest in crime fiction led him to him editing several anthologies of Australian crime stories. He was awarded the Ned Kelly Lifetime Achievement Award in 2001.

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Jennifer Rowe

Jennifer Rowe was born in Sydney, Australia. She obtained a M.A. in English Literature at the University of Sydney. She worked as assistant editor at Paul Hamlyn. She later worked at Angus and Robertson Publishers where she remained for fourteen years, first as editor and finally as publisher. She also writes children's books under the pseudonym 'Emily Rodda'.

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Series: Holly Love

Series: Tessa Vance

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Peter Corris

Peter Corris was born in Stawell, Victoria in 1942. When he was five his family left the country for Melbourne and he was educated at Melbourne High School and the University of Melbourne. After taking a Master's degree at Monash University and a PhD at the Australian National University (both in History), he was an academic, teaching and researching in various universities and a College of Advanced Education until 1975 when he gave up academia for journalism. He was literary editor of The National Times, 1980-81. He has travelled and lived for short periods in the Pacific, Britain, Europe and the USA. 

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Series: Cliff Hardy

Series: Luke Dunlop

Series: Ray Crawley

Marion Halligan

Marion Halligan is an award-winning novelist, essayist and short story writer. She has been shortlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Prize, the Miles Franklin Award and the Nita B. Kibble. She has also received the Age Book of the Year, the ACT Book of the Year, the Nita B. Kibble Award, the Steele Rudd Award, the Braille Book of the Year, the 3M Talking Book of the Year, and the Geraldine Pascall prize for critical writing. The Fog Garden was shortlisted in the Queensland Premier's Literary Award. The Point, her latest novel, was shortlisted The Courier Mail Book of the Year Award.

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Ian Moffitt

Ian Moffitt was born in Sydney in 1926. He was a reporter, sub-editor, feature writer and foreign correspondent for Australian newspapers for more than 30 years before he began writing fiction fulltime. He worked for the South China Morning Post during the Chinese Civil War and it was his experience in Hong Kong and China that inspired The Retreat Of Radiance. He died in 2000. Ian Moffitt made an extrordinary fiction debut with his novel, The Retreat of Radiance. It was four months on the bestseller list, six weeks as No 1. It and his other novels, The Colour Man and Blue Angels have all been published internationally.

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Marele Day

Marele Day grew up in Sydney and graduated from Sydney University with BA (Hons). Her work experience ranges from fruit picking to academic teaching, and she has worked as a freelance editor. She has travelled extensively and lived in Italy, France and Ireland. Travels include a voyage by yacht from Cairns to Singapore which resulted in near shipwreck in the Java Sea.  She now resides on the New South Wales north coast.

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Martin Long

Martin Long's career has reflected his two main interests - writing and music. He studied at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music and the University of Sydney before becoming a journalist - a music and film critic, feature writer, features editor and leader writer. He has pursued musicological studies as a hobby and has published work on Elizabethan and Jacobean music.

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Garry Disher

Gary Disher was born in 1949 and grew up on his parents' farm in South Australia. He gained post graduate degrees from Adelaide and Melbourne Universities. In 1978 he was awarded a creative writing fellowship to Stanford University, where he wrote his first short story collection. He travelled widely overseas, before returning to Australia, where he taught creative writing, finally becoming a full time writer in 1988. He has written more than 40 titles, including general and crime fiction, children's books, textbooks, and books about the craft of writing.

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Series: Alan Auhl

Series: Challis and Destry

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Robert Hood

Robert Hood was born on the 24th of July, 1951, in Rydalmere, NSW. He attended Rydalmere Primary School, and then -- when his family moved to Sydney's northern beaches in the 1960s -- Collaroy Plateau Primary School. By the time he reached high school, he had developed a taste for weird movies. In his first year at Narrabeen Boys' High School, he wrote an assignment on H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds. He became obsessed with science fiction and fantasy stories, but read anything he could get his hands on. It's said that his classroom compositions became progressively longer and weirder. 

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John Sligo

Born in Dunedin, New Zealand, John Sligo attended Otago University before going on to study at Cambridge University.  After University he worked for the United Nations, and more recently has worked as a film and television journalist, and is a freelance writer.  Sligo now lives in Sydney.

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