Hard Labour, an all-Australian anthology of noir, hardboiled and pulp, available to purchase in print, or as a Kindle edition.

From the Land Down Under comes seventeen dark criminal tales, including Garry Disher’s first ever Wyatt story, unpublished for over a decade, and new fiction by Peter Corris, Leigh Redhead, David Whish-Wilson, Adrian McKinty, Angela Savage, Helen Fitzgerald and more – including Greig Johnstone, JJ DeCeglie, Deborah Sheldon, Andrew Prentice, Finbarr McCarthy, Andrez Bergen, Amanda Wrangles, Cameron Ashley, Andrew Nette and Liam José.

“Take a good sharp blade to this collection and let it bleed Aussie noir all over your floor.” – Lindy Cameron, Sisters in Crime, from her foreword

Author

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

Series: Hirsch

Series: Wyatt

Leigh Redhead

I was born on the eighteenth of November, nineteen seventy-one in Adelaide, to hippy parents. We moved to New Zealand, where my brother was born, then back to Adelaide. 

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Angela Savage

I went to Southeast Asia on a six-month scholarship and ended up staying six years. Based in Vientiane, Hanoi and finally Bangkok, I managed a HIV/AIDS prevention program for the Australian Red Cross that covered five countries in the Mekong River subregion. I returned to my hometown of Melbourne in 1998, taking a year or so out of the workforce to try and fulfil my dream of becoming a published author. My short story The Mole on the Temple won third prize at the Sisters in Crime Scarlet Stiletto Awards in 1998, and introduced Bangkok-based detective Jayne Keeney, the main character in my first full-length novel, Behind the Night Bazaar, published by The Text Publishing Company in 2006. Behind the Night Bazaar won the 2004 Victorian Premier's Literary Award in the unpublished manuscript category (as Thai Died). In the years before this, I worked as an au pair in France, before completing an Arts (Combined Honours) degree at the University of Melbourne. I have published numerous newspaper, magazine and journal articles based on my travels and my work in sexual health and international development. My partner and I lived in Canberra from 1999-2002, where I worked full-time on my writing, before returning to the paid workforce. In 2000-02, my job with the international program of Family Planning Australia took me to countries throughout the South Pacific and back to Southeast Asia. I currently work as a Policy Analyst for the community sector in Melbourne. I live with Andrew Nette, my partner since 1990, and our daughter Natasha.

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Helen Fitzgerald

Helen Fitzgerald is one of thirteen children and grew up in country Victoria. After graduating with honours in English and History she left Australia to go travelling, meeting and marrying Scots-Italian journalist, Sergio Casci, along the way. They live in Glasgow and have two children.

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Review Review - THE EXIT, Helen Fitzgerald
Karen Chisholm
Friday, May 22, 2015
Blog Currently Reading - The Exit, Helen Fitzgerald
Karen Chisholm
Monday, May 18, 2015
Review HARD LABOUR - The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Hard Labour, The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Blog Helen Fitzgerald - Australian born author (Scotland based) her first book is published by Allen & Unwin
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, October 11, 2007

JJ DeCeglie

JJ Deceglie is 29 years old and lives in Fremantle, Western Australia. His works have been published in France, the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.

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Review HARD LABOUR - The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Hard Labour, The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Deborah Sheldon

Deborah Sheldon lives in Melbourne, Australia. Her short fiction has appeared in many well-regarded literary journals and anthologies. In 2014, Ginninderra Press will publish her literary collection, '300 Degree Days and other stories', while Satalyte Publishing will release her crime-themed collection, 'Mayhem: selected stories'. Other writing credits include television scripts, stage and radio plays, magazine articles for national magazines, non-fiction books for Reed Books and Random House, and award-winning medical writing.

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Review Review - RONNIE AND RITA, Deborah Sheldon
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - Ronnie and Rita, Deborah Sheldon
Karen Chisholm
Monday, April 14, 2014
Review HARD LABOUR - The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Hard Labour, The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

David Whish-Wilson

David Whish-Wilson lives in Fremantle, Western Australia, where he teaches creative writing at Curtin University. He is the author of short stories and the novel The Summons, published in 2006.

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Review The Coves, David Whish-Wilson
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Review Review - Old Scores, David Whish-Wilson
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Blog #amreading Old Scores, David Whish-Wilson
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Review Review - Crime Scenes Stories, Zane Lovitt (editor)
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Blog #amreading - Crime Scenes Short Story Anthology
Karen Chisholm
Friday, February 5, 2016
Review Review - ZERO AT THE BONE, David Whish-Wilson
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Blog CR - Zero At the Bone, David Whish-Wilson
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 30, 2013
Review HARD LABOUR - The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Hard Labour, The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Review LINE OF SIGHT - David Whish-Wilson
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Line of Sight, David Whish-Wilson
Karen Chisholm
Monday, October 11, 2010

Liam Jose

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Review HARD LABOUR - The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Hard Labour, The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Review THE FIRST SHIFT - Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The First Shift - Crime Factory Presents
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Andrez Bergen

Andrez Bergen is an expatriate Australian journalist, musician, DJ, writer, photographer and ad hoc beer & sake connoisseur who was ensconced in Tokyo, Japan, for the past decade. Under the alias of Industrial Form he dabbled with graf and filmmaking in the early 1990s, then set up indie electronic record label IF? in 1995, since which time Bergen's also made music under silly aliases like Little Nobody, Funk Gadget and Nana Mouskouri's Spectacles. Bergen has written for fistfuls of diverse magazines like Mixmag, VICE, Geek Monthy, Impact, Anime Insider, Filmink and Australian Style, as well as newspapers The Age (Australia) and the Yomiuri Shimbun (Japan).

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Review Review - Black Sails Disco Inferno, Andrez Bergen
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Blog #amreading - Black Sails, Disco Inferno by Andrez Bergen
Karen Chisholm
Monday, June 20, 2016
Review HARD LABOUR - The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Hard Labour, The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Review TOBACCO-STAINED MOUNTAIN GOAT - Andrez Bergen
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 19, 2012

Andrew Nette

I’m a writer based in Melbourne, Australia, with a fascination for crime fiction and film, obscure pulp novels and all things Asian. I lived in Southeast Asia for six years in the nineties, based in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, as well as traveling around the wider region. During that time, I worked as a journalist, and as a communications consultant for the United Nations and a number of non-government organisations. I have since travelled frequently in Asia and lived in Phnom Penh with my family for a year in 2008, where I wrote for the international news wire, Inter Press Service, and worked on a European television documentary on the international tribunal into the crimes committed by the Khmer Rouge. My first book, Ghost Money, set in Cambodia in the mid-nineties, will be published in the second half of 2012 by Snubnose Press. I’m one of the founders of Crime Factory Publications, a Melbourne-based small press specialising in crime fiction, and help edit Crime Factory, its on-line magazine, which appears four times a year. I am also one of the editors of Crime Factory Publication’s second book, Crime Factory: Hard Labour, an anthology of short Australian crime fiction, due for release in August 2012. My film and book reviews have appeared in numerous other print and digital publications and forums. I’m the Australian contributor for the popular UK site, Crime Fiction Lover. for more:  http://www.pulpcurry.com/about-pulp-curry/

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Review #review Gunshine State, Andrew Nette
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Blog #amreading Gunshine State, Andrew Nette
Karen Chisholm
Monday, July 25, 2016
Review Review - Crime Scenes Stories, Zane Lovitt (editor)
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Blog #amreading - Crime Scenes Short Story Anthology
Karen Chisholm
Friday, February 5, 2016
Review Review - LEE, Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 22, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - Lee, The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Monday, August 25, 2014
Blog 2012 - Top Books
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Review HARD LABOUR - The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Hard Labour, The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Review THE FIRST SHIFT - Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Review GHOST MONEY - Andrew Nette
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 24, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Ghost Money, Andrew Nette
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The First Shift - Crime Factory Presents
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Adrian McKinty

Adrian McKinty is an Irish novelist. He was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1968 and grew up in Victoria Council Estate, Carrickfergus, County Antrim. He read law at the University of Warwick and politics and philosophy at the University of Oxford. He moved to the United States in the early 1990s, living first in Harlem, New York and from 2001 onwards Denver, Colorado where he taught high school English and began writing fiction. He currently lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and two children.

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Series: Dead Trilogy

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Review The Chain, Adrian McKinty
Andrea Thompson
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Review The Chain, Adrian McKinty
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Blog 2017 Ned Kelly Awards
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Review Review - Police at the Station and They Don’t Look Friendly, Adrian McKinty
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Review Review - Rain Dogs, Adrian McKinty
Karen Chisholm
Friday, January 22, 2016
Blog Currently Reading - Rain Dogs, Adrian McKinty
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Review Review - GUN STREET GIRL, Adrian McKinty
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Blog Currently Reading - GUN STREET GIRL, Adrian McKinty
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Review Review - THE SUN IS GOD, Adrian McKinty
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - The Sun is God, Adrian McKinty
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Review Review - OXCRIMES, Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 22, 2014
Review Review - LEE, Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 22, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - Lee, The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Monday, August 25, 2014
Blog 2014 Ned Kelly Awards
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, August 9, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - OxCrimes, introduced by Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 8, 2014
Review Review - IN THE MORNING I'LL BE GONE, Adrian McKinty
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Blog CR - In The Morning I'll Be Gone, Adrian McKinty
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Blog CR - In The Morning I'll Be Gone, Adrian McKinty
Karen Chisholm
Monday, February 3, 2014
Blog 2014 Ned Kelly Award Winners
Karen Chisholm
Friday, September 6, 2013
Review I HEAR THE SIRENS IN THE STREET - Adrian McKinty
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Blog CR - I Hear the Sirens in the Street, Adrian McKinty
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 14, 2013
Blog 2012 - Top Books
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Review HARD LABOUR - The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Hard Labour, The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Review THE FIRST SHIFT - Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The First Shift - Crime Factory Presents
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Review THE COLD COLD GROUND - Adrian McKinty
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 30, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The Cold Cold Ground, Adrian McKinty
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Review FALLING GLASS - Adrian McKinty
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Falling Glass, Adrian McKinty
Karen Chisholm
Friday, June 10, 2011
Blog 2009 - Top Ten Local Books for me
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Review FIFTY GRAND - Adrian McKinty
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Fifty Grand, Adrian McKinty
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 14, 2009
Review DEAD I WELL MAY BE - Adrian McKinty
Karen Chisholm
Friday, July 31, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Dead I Well May Be, Adrian McKinty
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, July 4, 2009
Review THE BLOOMSDAY DEAD - Adrian McKinty
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - The Bloomsday Dead, Adrian McKinty
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, March 3, 2009

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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Review See You At The Toxteth, Peter Corris (edited by Jean Bedford)
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 23, 2019
Review See You at the Toxteth, Peter Corris
Andrea Thompson
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Review The Dying Trade, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Blog 2018 Reading Reminiscences
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 7, 2019
Blog Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, August 30, 2018
Review Review - Win, Lose or Draw by Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 16, 2017
Blog #amreading - Festive Season Reading Pile - Win, Lose or Draw, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 2, 2017
Review Review - Crime Scenes Stories, Zane Lovitt (editor)
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Review Review - That Empty Feeling, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Blog #amreading - Crime Scenes Short Story Anthology
Karen Chisholm
Friday, February 5, 2016
Blog Christmas / New Year Break Reading
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, January 2, 2016
Review Review - GUN CONTROL, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Blog Currently Reading - Gun Control, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Monday, February 16, 2015
Review Review - SILENT KILL, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Blog CR - Silent Kill, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 13, 2014
Review IF I TELL YOU... I'LL HAVE TO KILL YOU - Michael Robotham (editor)
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Blog CR - If I Tell You.....
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Blog If I Tell You ... I'll Have to Kill You coming soon
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Review THE DUNBAR CASE - Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Blog CR - The Dunbar Case, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Review HARD LABOUR - The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Hard Labour, The Crime Factory
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Review COMEBACK - Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Comeback, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Review FOLLOW THE MONEY - Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - Follow the Money, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Friday, December 31, 2010
Review CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC, edited by Stuart Coupe, Julie Ogden & Robert Hood
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Blog Added to MtTBR - Crosstown Traffic Robert Hood, Spies, Lies & Watching Eyes Melissa Chan and Case Reopened Stuart Coupe
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Review TORN APART - Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Torn Apart, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Blog 2009 Ned Kelly Winners
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Review DEEP WATER - Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Deep Water, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Friday, April 17, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Crosstown Traffic edited by Stuart Coupe, Julie Ogden & Robert Hood
Karen Chisholm
Friday, October 31, 2008
Review OPEN FILE - Peter Corris
Sunnie Gill
Monday, July 14, 2008
Review THE BIG SCORE - Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, April 24, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - The Big Score, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Review OPEN FILE - Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - Open File, Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Review APPEAL DENIED - Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Blog Cliff Hardy is hitting the hard streets of Sydney in another outing
Karen Chisholm
Monday, October 15, 2007
Blog Rest Days are good
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Review THE UNDERTOW - Peter Corris
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
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Review HARD LABOUR - The Crime Factory
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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

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