Twelve adventurous Australian writers respond to the challenge of creating a hybrid crime story. Murder, mayhem and malice intercept with science fiction, fantasy, horror, western, fairy tale and romance writing to create an unholy miasma, the likes of which you have never encountered before.

Expect the unexpected. Prepare for the confrontation. The crime fiction story has been invaded by marauding genres. The boundaries have been blurred. You have been warned. A cross genre crime anthology featuring Australia's best writers of crime playing with genre boundaries. There's some SF, Fantasy, Horror, Magic Realism.

Authors include Garry Disher, Marele Day, Robert Wallace, Jean Bedford, Peter Corris, Terry Dowling, and others.

Contents:

  • Introduction - Stuart Coupe
  • The Kid and the Man from Pinkertons - Marele Day
  • My Brother Jack -  Garry Disher
  • Finding Fire - Jean Bedford
  • And Then She Kissed Him  - Steve Wright
  • Voyeur Night - Robert Hood
  • Arizona Dawn - Peter Corris
  • Blue Groper - Robert Wallace
  • The Big Fairy Tale Sleep - Domenic Cadden
  • Fear-Me-Now - Terry Dowling
  • I Am My Father's Daughter - Bill Congreve
  • I Am Dying Egypt, Dying - Kerry Greenwood
  • Sensible Shoes - Jan McKemmish
Author

Stuart Coupe

Stuart Coupe is a journalist, editor, writer and book reviewer in Australia with fingers in a lot of pies. While a student in Adelaide, Stuart Coupe co-edited the fanzine Roadrunner, an experience that led to further work as a freelance writer. He consolidated his career in the music industry as manager of acts such as the Hoodoo Gurus and Paul Kelly. He has since worked as a promoter, record label director, freelance writer, retailer, editor and author. Coupe's writing on the music industry has appeared regularly in Australian newspapers and magazines.

Country of Origin

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.

Country of Origin
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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.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Alan Auhl

Series: Challis and Destry

Book Number:
7
2017
Book Number:
6
2012
Book Number:
5
2009
Book Number:
4
2008
Book Number:
3
2006
Book Number:
2
2006
Book Number:
1
2006

Series: Hirsch

Book Number:
1
2015

Series: Wyatt

Book Number:
9
2018
Book Number:
8
2016
Book Number:
7
2010
Book Number:
6
2010
Book Number:
6
2010
Book Number:
6
1997
Book Number:
5
2010
Book Number:
5
1996
Book Number:
4
1995
Book Number:
3
1994
Book Number:
2
1993
Book Number:
1
1991
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Monday, January 7, 2019
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Monday, January 7, 2019
Review Kill Shot, Garry Disher
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Thursday, December 6, 2018
Review Under the Cold Bright Lights, Garry Disher
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Monday, October 22, 2018
Blog #amreading Under the Cold Bright Lights, Garry Disher
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Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Review Review - Signal Loss, Garry Disher
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Thursday, February 9, 2017
Blog #amreading Signal Loss, Garry Disher
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Monday, December 12, 2016
Review Review - THE HEAT, Garry Disher
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Blog Currently Reading - The Heat, Garry Disher
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Sunday, November 8, 2015
Blog 2014 Ned Kelly Awards
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Saturday, August 9, 2014
Review BITTER WASH ROAD - Garry Disher
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Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Blog CR - Bitter Wash Road, Garry Disher
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Monday, October 28, 2013
Review IF I TELL YOU... I'LL HAVE TO KILL YOU - Michael Robotham (editor)
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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Blog CR - If I Tell You.....
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Thursday, July 11, 2013
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Thursday, March 21, 2013
Review HARD LABOUR - The Crime Factory
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Hard Labour, The Crime Factory
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Review CROSSKILL - Garry Disher
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Crosskill, Garry Disher
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Review Whispering Death - Garry Disher
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Thursday, June 30, 2011
Review Chain of Evidence - Garry Disher
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Review Paydirt - Garry Disher
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Paydirt, Garry Disher
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Friday, May 20, 2011
Review CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC, edited by Stuart Coupe, Julie Ogden & Robert Hood
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
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Saturday, September 4, 2010
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Thursday, July 29, 2010
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Saturday, May 22, 2010
Review Straight, Bent & Barbara Vine - Garry Disher
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Friday, May 14, 2010
Review Wyatt - Garry Disher
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Monday, May 3, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Wyatt, Garry Disher
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Friday, February 26, 2010
Blog 2009 - Top Ten Local Books for me
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Saturday, January 2, 2010
Review Kickback - Garry Disher
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Monday, August 10, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Kickback, Garry Disher
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Sunday, August 2, 2009
Review Blood Moon - Garry Disher
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Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Blood Moon, Garry Disher
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Sunday, April 5, 2009
Blog Blood Moon, Garry Disher
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009
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Friday, October 31, 2008
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Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Review Kittyhawk Down - Garry Disher
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Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Review FALLOUT, THE - Garry Disher
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Monday, October 1, 2007
Review The Fallout - Garry Disher
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Monday, October 1, 2007
Review SHADOW ALLEY - Lucy Sussex
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Monday, September 17, 2007
Blog Ned Kelly Short List for 2007
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Thursday, July 26, 2007

Jean Bedford

Jean Bedford was born in Cambridge, England in 1946 and came to Australia in 1947. She was brought up in Victoria and after university taught English as a second language and worked as a journalist. She was Literary Editor of the National Times and now works as a literary consultant. In 1982 she won the Stanford Writing Fellowship and travelled to the United States to take it up. Jean Bedford's short stories have appeared in Nation Review, The National Times and Meanjin. 

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Anna Southwood

Series: Cliff Hardy

Book Number:
43
2019

Series: Noel Baker

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Friday, August 23, 2019
Review See You at the Toxteth, Peter Corris
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Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Review Review - Now You See Me, Jean Bedford
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Saturday, February 4, 2017
Blog #amreading Now You See Me, Jean Bedford
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Monday, January 2, 2017
Review Review - Signs of Murder, Jean Bedford
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Blog Giveaway - Signs of Murder, Jean Bedford
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Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Review CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC, edited by Stuart Coupe, Julie Ogden & Robert Hood
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
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Thursday, July 29, 2010
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Friday, October 31, 2008

Steve Wright

Steve Wright was born in London and now lives in Coledale, NSW. He has written full-time for television, film and the stage since 1983.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Barry Donovan

Book Number:
3
1992
Book Number:
2
1991
Book Number:
1
1990

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. 

Country of Origin

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. 

Country of Origin

Books:

Series:

Series: Cliff Hardy

Book Number:
43
2019
Book Number:
42
2017
Book Number:
41
2015
Book Number:
40
2015
Book Number:
39
2014
Book Number:
38
2013
Book Number:
37
2012
Book Number:
36
2011
Book Number:
35
2010
Book Number:
34
2009
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33
2008
Book Number:
32
2007
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31
2007
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30
2006
Book Number:
29
2006
Book Number:
27
2004
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26
2003
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25
2002
Book Number:
24
1987
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23
1999
Book Number:
22
2007
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21
1997
Book Number:
19
1998
Book Number:
18
1994
Book Number:
17
1994
Book Number:
16
1993
Book Number:
15
1992
Book Number:
14
1992
Book Number:
13
1991
Book Number:
12
1991
Book Number:
11
1988
Book Number:
10
1988
Book Number:
9
1988
Book Number:
8
1988
Book Number:
7
1988
Book Number:
6
1987
Book Number:
5
1984
Book Number:
4
1986
Book Number:
3
1986
Book Number:
2
1981
Book Number:
1
1980

Series: Luke Dunlop

1992

Series: Ray Crawley

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Thursday, April 4, 2019
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Monday, January 16, 2017
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Monday, January 2, 2017
Review Review - Crime Scenes Stories, Zane Lovitt (editor)
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Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Review Review - That Empty Feeling, Peter Corris
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Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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Friday, February 5, 2016
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Saturday, January 2, 2016
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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
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Monday, February 16, 2015
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Thursday, January 16, 2014
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Monday, January 13, 2014
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Thursday, March 21, 2013
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Thursday, January 3, 2013
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Saturday, December 22, 2012
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Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012
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Wednesday, January 4, 2012
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Saturday, December 31, 2011
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Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Follow the Money, Peter Corris
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Friday, December 31, 2010
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
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Thursday, July 29, 2010
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010
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Sunday, January 3, 2010
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Saturday, August 29, 2009
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009
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Friday, April 17, 2009
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Friday, October 31, 2008
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Sunnie Gill
Monday, July 14, 2008
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Thursday, April 24, 2008
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Tuesday, April 22, 2008
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Saturday, April 5, 2008
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Wednesday, April 2, 2008
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Sunday, January 27, 2008
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Monday, October 15, 2007
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Tuesday, August 28, 2007
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Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Kerry Greenwood

Kerry Greenwood was born in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray and after wandering far and wide, she returned to live there. She has a degree in English and Law from Melbourne University and was admitted to the legal profession on the 1st April 1982, a day which she finds both soothing and significant. Kerry has written twenty novels, a number of plays, including The Troubadours with Stephen D'Arcy, is an award-winning children's writer and has edited and contributed to several anthologies. In 1996 she published a book of essays on female murderers called Things She Loves: Why women Kill. The Phryne Fisher series (pronounced Fry-knee, to rhyme with briny) began in 1989 with Cocaine Blues which was a great success. Kerry has written fifteen books in this series with no sign yet of Miss Fisher hanging up her pearl-handled pistol. Kerry says that as long as people want to read them, she can keep writing them. Kerry Greenwood has worked as a folk singer, factory hand, director, producer, translator, costume-maker, cook and is currently a solicitor. When she is not writing, she works as a locum solicitor for the Victorian Legal Aid. She is also the unpaid curator of seven thousand books, three cats (Attila, Belladonna and Ashe) and a computer called Apple (which squeaks). She embroiders very well but cannot knit. She has flown planes and leapt out of them (with a parachute) in an attempt to cure her fear of heights (she is now terrified of jumping out of planes but can climb ladders without fear). She can detect second-hand bookshops from blocks away and is often found within them. For fun Kerry reads science fiction/fantasy and detective stories. She is not married, has no children and lives with a registered wizard. When she is not doing any of the above she stares blankly out of the window.

Books:

Series:

Series: Corinna Chapman

Book Number:
7
2019
Book Number:
6
2011
Book Number:
5
2009
Book Number:
4
2007
Book Number:
3
2006
Book Number:
2
2005
Book Number:
1
2004

Series: Phyrne Fisher

Book Number:
20
2013
Book Number:
19
2012
Book Number:
18
2010
Book Number:
17
2008
Book Number:
16
2006
Book Number:
15
2005
Book Number:
14
2004
Book Number:
13
2003
Book Number:
12
2002
Book Number:
11
2001
Book Number:
10
1999
Book Number:
9
1997
Book Number:
8
1996
Book Number:
7
1995
Book Number:
6
1994
Book Number:
5
1993
Book Number:
4
1992
Book Number:
2
1992
Book Number:
1
1991

Series: Sherlock Holmes

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Thursday, March 22, 2018
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Wednesday, January 10, 2018
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Wednesday, December 4, 2013
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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Monday, February 25, 2013
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013
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Monday, January 14, 2013
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Monday, January 30, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Cocaine Blues, Kerry Greenwood
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Thursday, January 26, 2012
Review DEAD MAN'S CHEST - Kerry Greenwood
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Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Review OUT OF THE BLACK LAND - Kerry Greenwood
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Friday, January 7, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Out of the Black Land, Kerry Greenwood
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Monday, November 22, 2010
Review CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC, edited by Stuart Coupe, Julie Ogden & Robert Hood
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Wednesday, October 27, 2010
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Thursday, July 29, 2010
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009
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Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Review MURDER ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT - Kerry Greenwood
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Friday, August 21, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Murder on a Midsummer Night, Kerry Greenwood
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Saturday, August 15, 2009
Review MEANER THAN FICTION - Lindy Cameron (ed)
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Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Meaner than Fiction, Lindy Cameron
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Review MURDER ON A MIDSUMMER NIGHT - Kerry Greenwood
sally906
Saturday, November 1, 2008
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Friday, October 31, 2008
Review SHADOW ALLEY - Lucy Sussex
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Monday, September 17, 2007
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