AustCrimeFiction - All Posts https://www.austcrimefiction.org/ en The Brothers, S.D. Hinton https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/brothers-sd-hinton <div data-history-node-id="16052" class="node node--type-review node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">REVIEW</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item"><h2> The Brothers, S.D. Hinton </h2> </div> <div class="review-written-by field field--name-field-review-written-by field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Review Written By</div> <div class="field--item"><article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/1"> <div class="field field--name-field-display-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Karen Chisholm</div> <ul class="social-media-links--platforms platforms inline horizontal"> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--twitter" href="https://www.twitter.com/kcfromaustcrime" > <span class='fab fa-twitter fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--facebook" href="https://www.facebook.com/Austcrimefiction-301462913750409/" > <span class='fab fa-facebook fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--email" href="mailto:karen@austcrimefiction.org" > <span class='fa fa-envelope fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> </ul> </article> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-post-date field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item">Thursday, March 23, 2023</div> <div class="review-body-ds field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>SD Hinton’s debut novel uses the structure of a thriller to explore myriad responses to trauma. Full review at <a href="https://newtownreviewofbooks.com.au/sd-hinton-the-brothers-reviewed-by-karen-chisholm/#more-20934">Newtown Review of Books</a>.</p> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_15 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/brothers-sd-hinton" data-a2a-title="The Brothers, S.D. 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Hinton</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">ISBN</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item">9781460715208</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-year-of-publication field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Year of Publication</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5478" hreflang="en">2022</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--right"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--3"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BLURB</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>An isolated house. A mysterious note. Someone is watching An isolated house. A mysterious note. Someone is watching ...</p> <p>An absorbing, atmospheric mystery about families, secrets and the bonds of brotherhood set on the Victorian south coast.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2331" hreflang="en">#crimefiction</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2320" hreflang="en">Crime Fiction</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Australia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5860" hreflang="en">The Brothers</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5705" hreflang="en">S.D. 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Why don’t we recognise it? Stop it? - Full Review at <a href="https://newtownreviewofbooks.com.au/ashley-kalagian-blunt-dark-mode-reviewed-by-karen-chisholm/">Newtown Review of Books</a>.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-book-source-declaration field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Book Source Declaration</div> <div class="field--item">I received a copy of this book from the publisher or author.</div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_15 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/dark-mode-ashley-kalagian-blunt" data-a2a-title="Dark Mode, Ashley Kalagian Blunt"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.austcrimefiction.org%2Freview%2Fdark-mode-ashley-kalagian-blunt&amp;title=Dark%20Mode%2C%20Ashley%20Kalagian%20Blunt"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_email"></a></span> </div> </div> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--9"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BOOK DETAILS</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-field-book field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><div data-history-node-id="15989" class="row bs-2col node node--type-books node--view-mode-blogged-books"> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--left"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--7"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BOOK INFORMATION</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-field-book-cover field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="/book/dark-mode" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/dark-mode.jpg?itok=8qUJrgBk" width="144" height="220" alt="Dark Mode" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Author</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/author/ashley-kalagian-blunt" hreflang="en">Ashley Kalagian Blunt</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">ISBN</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item">9781761152214</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-year-of-publication field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Year of Publication</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5719" hreflang="en">2023</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--right"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--8"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BLURB</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><b>Once you’re online, there’s nowhere to hide</b></p> <p><i>Is it paranoia – or is someone watching?</i></p> <p>For years, Reagan Carsen has kept her life offline. No socials. No internet presence. No photos. Safe.</p> <p>Until the day she stumbles on a shocking murder in a Sydney laneway. The victim looks just like her.</p> <p><i>Coincidence?</i></p> <p>As more murders shake the city and she’s increasingly drawn out from hiding, Reagan is forced to confront her greatest fear.</p> <p><i>She’s been found.</i></p> <p>A riveting psychological thriller drawn from true events, <i>Dark Mode</i> delves into the terrifying reality of the dark web, and the price we pay for surrendering our privacy one click at a time.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5795" hreflang="en">#Crime Fiction</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2320" hreflang="en">Crime Fiction</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Australia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2387" hreflang="en">Review</a></div> <div 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A one person show, with pianist, written by Margolyes and Sonia Fraser, she commanded the stage, effortlessly shifting through 23 different characters, based on or inspired by 21 women and 2 men in Dickens' novels. An admirer of Dickens work, at no stage did the performance shirk from the less savoury aspects of his life, his obsession with youthful beauty, his "odd" relationships with sister-in-law, and, in Margolyes' own words from an interview in The Lumiere Reader in 2007 (accessible via the waybackmachine: <a href="https://web.archive.org/web/20080423234540/http://www.lumiere.net.nz/reader/item/1415">https://web.archive.org/web/20080423234540/http://www.lumiere.net.nz/re…</a>):</p> <blockquote> <p>The characters are based on real women in Dickens’ life and where they parallel with his fictional characters. I love the contrast between the goodness of the prose and the badness of the man. His daughter once said ‘he was a very wicked man’ and no-one seems to know that but they will after they see my show.</p> </blockquote> <p>That ability to see contrast, and a willingness to forgive some transgressions and refuse to accept others, is very much the Margolyes way. As is, one suspects, a somewhat cheeky attitude towards shocking others, and an unrelenting desire to tell the unvarnished, uncensored truth. About everything. </p> <p>I had the great, unmitigated joy of listening to Margolyes read the story of her life, and blessed, as she is, with the elocution and vowels of much work (instigated by her mother), her voice is captivating, as is her ability to switch between accents at the drop of page. Her background as a voice actress and in voiceover work (including a stint in soft-porn), to say nothing of the more well-known (and very different from that) roles in Harry Potter or Fly in the movie Babe, provides her with all the tools required to do an admirable, and very engaging audio version of her own autobiography. Her life provides her with much fodder for the story itself.</p> <p>It might be fairest to potential readers of this autobiography to point out a few things - if you come to this as a fan of Fly, or Professor Pomona Sprout, knowing little else about Margolyes, and you are likely to be offended by explicit sexual content (of the relieving of men kind somewhat surprisingly for an avowed lesbian like the author), then might be best to avoid. If you're also not a fan of somebody who calls a spade an f***ing shovel, you may be best to skip by. Margolyes is not one to toy with people's "sensibilities". She's not a fan of prudes, and she's not a fan of beating about the bush. One finds it very hard to imagine that back in the days of the Cambridge Footlights, that a particular set of very badly behaved men could not have known of their transgressions, Margolyes is not one to muck about if you've pissed her off.</p> <p>I think that's what I loved most about this entire audio book. Here is a woman who can be bad-tempered, makes mistakes, swears fluently and enthusiastically (a woman after my own heart) and is totally and utterly unapologetic about it. She's also not in denial about who or what or how she's lived her life, and there is much in this book that goes to the heart of mistakes made, people transgressed against, and those who have transgressed against her. She doesn't pull any punches about just about everything. </p> <p>And it is because of all of the above that I loved every sweary, pointed, ridiculous, contradictory, unapologetic minute of it - including the soldier up a tree. I mean if you can't live your life as you bloody well want to when you're Miriam Margolyes, what hope is there for the rest of us. All power to her, her walking frame, her beautiful eyes, her beloved Heather and her career going forward.</p> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_15 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/much-true-miriam-margolyes" data-a2a-title="This Much is True, Miriam Margolyes"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.austcrimefiction.org%2Freview%2Fmuch-true-miriam-margolyes&amp;title=This%20Much%20is%20True%2C%20Miriam%20Margolyes"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_email"></a></span> </div> </div> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--19"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BOOK DETAILS</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-field-book field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><div data-history-node-id="16001" class="row bs-2col node node--type-books node--view-mode-blogged-books"> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--left"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--17"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BOOK INFORMATION</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-field-book-cover field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="/book/much-true" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/this-much-true.jpg?itok=R4SqpOrP" width="220" height="220" alt="This Much is True" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Author</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/author/miriam-margolyes" hreflang="en">Miriam Margolyes</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-year-of-publication field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Year of Publication</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5200" hreflang="en">2021</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--right"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--18"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BLURB</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>From Blackadder to Call the Midwife, from the Cadbury's Caramel Rabbit to Harry Potter, Miriam Margolyes is the outspoken great aunt (after two sherries) we all wish we had - this is (at last) her extraordinary life story, and it's well worth the wait.</p> <p>Award-winning actor, creator of a myriad of memorable characters from Lady Whiteadder to Professor Sprout, Miriam Margolyes is a national treasure.</p> <p>Now, at last, at the age of 80, she has finally decided to tell her extraordinary life story. And it's far richer and stranger than any part she's played.</p> <p>Find out how being conceived in an air-raid gave her curly hair; what pranks led to her being known as the naughtiest girl Oxford High School ever had; how she ended up posing nude for Augustus John aged 17, being sent to Coventry by Monty Python and the Goodies and swearing on University Challenge (she was the first woman to say F--k on TV). This book is packed with unforgettable stories from why Bob Monkhouse was the best (male) kiss she's ever had to being told off by the queen. With a cast list stretching from Scorsese to Streisand, Leonardo di Caprio to Isaiah Berlin, This Much is True is as warm and honest, as full of life and surprises, as she is.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5544" hreflang="en">#autobiography</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5543" hreflang="en">Autobiography</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5825" hreflang="en">This Much is True</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5824" hreflang="en">Miriam Margolyes</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="js-form-wrapper form-wrapper form-item js-form-item panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--20"> <div class="panel-heading"> <a aria-controls="bootstrap-panel--20--content" aria-expanded="true" aria-pressed="true" data-toggle="collapse" role="button" class="panel-title" href="#bootstrap-panel--20--content">RELATED POSTS</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--20--content" class="panel-body panel-collapse collapse fade in"> <div class="views-element-container form-group"><div class="view view-eva view-attached-views view-id-attached_views view-display-id-entity_view_2 js-view-dom-id-265e64acbf291f862a04751edbf856a2c183cc20a4462c4524533758b75cfbcf"> <table class="table cols-0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="views-field views-field-type">Review </td> <td class="views-field views-field-title"><a href="/review/much-true-miriam-margolyes" hreflang="en">This Much is True, Miriam Margolyes</a> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-uid"><article typeof="schema:Person" about="/index.php/user/1"> <div class="field field--name-field-display-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Karen Chisholm</div> </article> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-created">Tuesday, February 21, 2023 </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> </div> </div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=16002&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="PaIoFCx3Qj0CIlt5HEcrzH7F1AoZOpgAd5CXqvARoj4"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-recommended field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Recommended</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> </div> Tue, 21 Feb 2023 02:52:18 +0000 Karen 16002 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/much-true-miriam-margolyes#comments The Death of John Lacey, Ben Hobson https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/death-john-lacey-ben-hobson <div data-history-node-id="15997" class="node node--type-review node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--21"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">REVIEW</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item"><h2> The Death of John Lacey, Ben Hobson </h2> </div> <div class="review-written-by field field--name-field-review-written-by field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Review Written By</div> <div class="field--item"><article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/1"> <div class="field field--name-field-display-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Karen Chisholm</div> <ul class="social-media-links--platforms platforms inline horizontal"> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--twitter" href="https://www.twitter.com/kcfromaustcrime" > <span class='fab fa-twitter fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--facebook" href="https://www.facebook.com/Austcrimefiction-301462913750409/" > <span class='fab fa-facebook fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--email" href="mailto:karen@austcrimefiction.org" > <span class='fa fa-envelope fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> </ul> </article> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-post-date field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item">Wednesday, February 15, 2023</div> <div class="review-body-ds field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>As I was reading this novel, I was finishing the autobiography THIS MUCH IS TRUE by Miriam Margolyes in audio form and I was struck by the coincidence of some of the things that she says most powerfully and pointedly, about dehumanisation, the utter and abject cruelty of "Empire" and the way that it empowered, and continues to empower, entrenched racism. Add to that the question from Songlines: the Power and Promise, edited by Margo Neale - "What do you need to know to prosper as a people for 65,000 years?" - and you have a review of THE DEATH OF JOHN LACEY. </p> <p>Nobody, for a moment, should think that this is not grim, confronting and difficult reading. This is a novel about dehumanisation, dispossession, colonisation and criminal behaviour. In the author's note at the beginning, Hobson says:</p> <blockquote> <p>In the writing of this novel I have endeavoured to represent the attitudes of the early colonialists as accurately as possible, including their use of derogatory terminology and the expression of, and belief in, harmful ideas.</p> </blockquote> <p>He then goes on to acknowledge that these attitudes and beliefs are in no way acceptable by contemporary standards, but they persist, maybe slightly buried by cowardice, due, in no small way, to the myths and lies that have fed the "official" narrative. I'm also acutely aware, as a descendent of a colonising family in the Ballaarat region, that these attitudes and this behaviour is part of my inheritance. Which made reading this novel just that bit more visceral, discomforting and frankly distressing. I'm thankful for writers like Hobson, and the Wadawurrung people who assisted in the writing, who make me confront the past, consider the actions of those that came before, and think long, and very hard, about the need for the truth to be told.</p> <p>At the heart of this novel is the story of brothers Ernst and Joe Montague - same white father, two different race mothers, both dead when the boys were young. Side by side in everything they do, they were raised with cruelty all around them, and it shows in some of their attitudes and behaviours. John Lacey, on the other hand, is at a completely different level altogether, and the brothers, despite many years of interactions, never settle to him.</p> <p>Lacey is simply greedy and cruel. He's also power hungry, and a terrible crime gives him the means to establish his own town, which he rules with an iron fist and extreme violence. Contrasted against this maniacal, evil character is the quiet and gentle Gilbert, the new preacher in town, a man who ultimately stands up against Lacey. A newcomer, he has no reason to be beholden to Lacey, and a different supporting platform to those that had survived Lacey's purges. Of considerably more interest to this reader was the platform under Ernst and Joe, whose difficult childhood and outlaw roots built within them their own moral code, a mutually supportive connection, transcending race and difference.  </p> <p>What this novel does particularly well is convey the goldfields as they were. The mud, misery, pain and day to day struggles of life feel very real, as does the initial forays of connection between First Nations people and colonisers. It makes sense that one on one, humanisation was there. Add authority, vested interest and sheer greed, and out rolls the dehumanisation agenda. </p> <p>Whilst THE DEATH OF JOHN LACEY is violent, unflinching and confronting, it's also extremely worthwhile reading. It is well past time that the white view of colonisation and dispossession was told truthfully, and there are timely lessons to be learnt about the way that "othering" of groups of people is still used to this day.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-book-source-declaration field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Book Source Declaration</div> <div class="field--item">I received a copy of this book from the publisher or author.</div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_15 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/death-john-lacey-ben-hobson" data-a2a-title="The Death of John Lacey, Ben Hobson"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.austcrimefiction.org%2Freview%2Fdeath-john-lacey-ben-hobson&amp;title=The%20Death%20of%20John%20Lacey%2C%20Ben%20Hobson"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_email"></a></span> </div> </div> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--24"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BOOK DETAILS</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-field-book field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><div data-history-node-id="15974" class="row bs-2col node node--type-books node--view-mode-blogged-books"> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--left"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--22"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BOOK INFORMATION</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-field-book-cover field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="/book/death-john-lacey" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/death-john-lacey.jpg?itok=lY6N7lTn" width="144" height="220" alt="The Death of John Lacey" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Author</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/author/ben-hobson" hreflang="en">Ben Hobson</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">ISBN</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item">9781761065897</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-year-of-publication field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Year of Publication</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5719" hreflang="en">2023</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--right"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--23"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BLURB</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>John Lacey's lust for power and gold brings him riches and influence beyond his wildest dreams. Only he knows the terrible crime he committed to attain that wealth. Years later, as Lacey ruthlessly presides over the town he has built and named after himself, no one has the courage to question his power or how he wields it.</p> <p>Brothers Ernst and Joe Montague are on the run from the law. They land in Lacey's town and commit desperate crimes to avoid capture. Lacey vows retribution and galvanises those in the town to hunt them down. But not everyone is blind to Lacey's evil, and a reckoning is approaching.</p> <p>A visceral, powerful dissection of dispossession, colonisation and the crimes committed in their name, The Death of John Lacey is also a moving and tender account of the love between brothers and a meditation on the true meaning of mercy and justice.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2320" hreflang="en">Crime Fiction</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2331" hreflang="en">#crimefiction</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Australia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3261" hreflang="en">Historical</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5816" hreflang="en">Ballarat</a></div> <div 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class="field--item">Yes</div> </div> </div> Wed, 15 Feb 2023 00:58:11 +0000 Karen 15997 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/death-john-lacey-ben-hobson#comments The Cane, Maryrose Cuskelly https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/cane-maryrose-cuskelly <div data-history-node-id="15996" class="node node--type-review node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--26"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">REVIEW</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item"><h2> The Cane, Maryrose Cuskelly </h2> </div> <div class="review-written-by field field--name-field-review-written-by field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Review Written By</div> <div class="field--item"><article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/1"> <div class="field field--name-field-display-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Karen Chisholm</div> <ul class="social-media-links--platforms platforms inline horizontal"> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--twitter" href="https://www.twitter.com/kcfromaustcrime" > <span class='fab fa-twitter fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--facebook" href="https://www.facebook.com/Austcrimefiction-301462913750409/" > <span class='fab fa-facebook fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--email" href="mailto:karen@austcrimefiction.org" > <span class='fa fa-envelope fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> </ul> </article> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-post-date field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item">Tuesday, February 14, 2023</div> <div class="review-body-ds field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Maryrose Cuskelly's novel seems to have taken Arthur Conan Doyle’s maxim to heart: ‘When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.’ Full Review at:  <a href="https://newtownreviewofbooks.com.au/maryrose-cuskelly-the-cane-reviewed-by-karen-chisholm/">Newtown Review of Books</a></p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-book-source-declaration field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Book Source Declaration</div> <div class="field--item">I received a copy of this book from the publisher or author.</div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_15 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/cane-maryrose-cuskelly" data-a2a-title="The Cane, Maryrose Cuskelly"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.austcrimefiction.org%2Freview%2Fcane-maryrose-cuskelly&amp;title=The%20Cane%2C%20Maryrose%20Cuskelly"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a 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src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/cane.jpg?itok=j1-mk8hH" width="144" height="220" alt="The Cane" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Author</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/author/maryrose-cuskelly" hreflang="en">Maryrose Cuskelly</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">ISBN</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item">9781760879853</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-year-of-publication field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Year of Publication</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5478" hreflang="en">2022</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="col-sm-6 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The police have no leads. The people of Quala are divided by dread and distrust. But the sugar crush is underway and the cane must be burned.</p> <p>Meanwhile, children dream of a malevolent presence, a schoolteacher yearns to escape, and history keeps returning to remind Quala that the past is always present.</p> <p>As the smoke rises and tensions come to a head, the dark heart of Quala will be revealed, affecting the lives of all those who dwell beyond the cane.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2331" hreflang="en">#crimefiction</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2320" hreflang="en">Crime Fiction</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Australia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5815" hreflang="en">The Cane</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a 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class="views-field views-field-uid"><article typeof="schema:Person" about="/index.php/user/1"> <div class="field field--name-field-display-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Karen Chisholm</div> </article> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-created">Tuesday, February 14, 2023 </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="views-field views-field-type">Blog </td> <td class="views-field views-field-title"><a href="/blog/what-i-did-my-summer-hols" hreflang="en">What I Did on my Summer Hols</a> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-uid"><article typeof="schema:Person" about="/index.php/user/1"> <div class="field field--name-field-display-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Karen Chisholm</div> </article> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-created">Monday, January 9, 2023 </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> </div> </div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" 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field--item"><h2> The Honjin Murders, Seishi Yokomizo </h2> </div> <div class="review-written-by field field--name-field-review-written-by field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Review Written By</div> <div class="field--item"><article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/1"> <div class="field field--name-field-display-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Karen Chisholm</div> <ul class="social-media-links--platforms platforms inline horizontal"> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--twitter" href="https://www.twitter.com/kcfromaustcrime" > <span class='fab fa-twitter fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--facebook" href="https://www.facebook.com/Austcrimefiction-301462913750409/" > <span class='fab fa-facebook fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--email" href="mailto:karen@austcrimefiction.org" > <span class='fa fa-envelope fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> </ul> </article> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-post-date field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item">Monday, February 13, 2023</div> <div class="review-body-ds field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>First published in 1946, the story is set in the winter of 1937, in the Japanese village of Okamura. Steeped in both the culture and sensibility of the time, THE HONJIN MURDERS is a classic of Japanese crime fiction, a locked room murder in the style of the Golden Age of crime fiction worldwide.</p> <p>The grand, and influential family Ichiyanagi, are preparing for the wedding of the eldest son. It should be an auspicious event, but there is disquiet. The bride is the daughter of a fruit farmer, a lower class than the groom's Honjin family. Honjin is the Japanese word for an important inn, frequented only by government officials, they were originally places from which battles where directed by powerful generals. The families that ran these establishments gained influence and status by being granted official designations from the government, using their improved positions to create lavishly decorated and defended inns, in which general travellers were never permitted to stay.</p> <p>The Ichiyanagi Honjin houses the now retired family matriarch, two of her sons, and one daughter, who is regarded as a "bit slow". The third son is a doctor in Osaka, and a second daughter lives in Shanghai. The "narrator" of the story fills in all members of the family, their position in Okamura, the difficulties the marriage is presenting and, eventually, some of the reasons for the eldest son choosing a bride who seems to be somewhat "inappropriate". </p> <p>The family all live in the main, large house in the Honjin complex, with the annex or smaller dwelling in the grounds being setup as the home for the bride and groom. It is in this locked small house, on their wedding night, that the bride and groom are found murdered. In a strange sort of way, there's almost a sense of acceptance in some quarters that violent death has come to this mismatched pair. Happening on their wedding night is slightly disconcerting for all involved, but the thing that has everyone utterly confused, and considerably sobered, is that they died in what was effectively a securely locked room, with a bloody samurai sword thrust into the pristine snow outside the house. How, or who could possibly have caused such a violent, bloody death, with disruption in the room that they died in, and no obvious clues as to where a murderer could have been, or gone?</p> <p>Given the time, and the strong sense of culture, the pace of this novel is slightly on the stately side. Travel is achieved mostly via train (some limited bus services), bicycles and walking. People have time to sit outside local drinking establishments and notice strangers. In this case they particularly notice two - a masked man asking questions, and the scruffy, other-worldly, amateur detective, Kosuke Kindaichi, who is called in to explain the impossible. Which is just as well, as the investigation is somewhat stalled by a kind, but slightly ineffectual policeman. </p> <p>Wonderfully translated, THE HONJIN MURDERS proceeds at a pace which fits particularly well with the culture, location and standing of the central family. Around them is the village, from which they seem somewhat distant (on purpose), and various workers and assistants. The family has plenty of issues to be going on with - what with the sleepwalking sister and her dead kitten, the groom's past, the bride's present, and the amateur detective, called in by the bride's family. The plot here is classic locked room / impossible to commit, and it's constructed, analysed, and resolved based on deduction and careful observation, from an amateur sleuth who will go on to resolve 77 cases, although not all have been translated yet. Pushkin Vertigo has published English translations of The Inugami Clan (1951) and The Honjin Murders (1946) in 2020, The Village of Eight Graves (1951) in 2021, and Gokumon Island (?1971) in 2022.</p> <p><br />  </p> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_15 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/honjin-murders-seishi-yokomizo" data-a2a-title="The Honjin Murders, Seishi Yokomizo"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.austcrimefiction.org%2Freview%2Fhonjin-murders-seishi-yokomizo&amp;title=The%20Honjin%20Murders%2C%20Seishi%20Yokomizo"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_email"></a></span> </div> </div> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--34"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BOOK DETAILS</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-field-book field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><div data-history-node-id="15096" class="row bs-2col node node--type-books node--view-mode-blogged-books"> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--left"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--32"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BOOK INFORMATION</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-field-book-cover field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="/book/honjin-murders" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/honjin_murders.jpg?itok=8sJ2jPwm" width="144" height="220" alt="The Honjin Murders" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Author</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/author/seishi-yokomizo" hreflang="en">Seishi Yokomizo</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-translator field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Translator</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5064" hreflang="en">Yumiko Yamakazi </a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">ISBN</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item">B081FCGY4J</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-year-of-publication field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Year of Publication</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1722" hreflang="en">1973</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-series field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Series</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5063" hreflang="en">Detective Kosuke Kindaichi</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-book-number-in-series- field--type-integer field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Book Number (in series)</div> <div class="field--item">1</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--right"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--33"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BLURB</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><strong>Japan's greatest classic murder mystery, translated into English for the first time</strong></p> <p>In the winter of 1937, the village of Okamura is abuzz with excitement over the forthcoming wedding of a son of the grand Ichiyanagi family. But amid the gossip over the approaching festivities, there is also a worrying rumour – it seems a sinister masked man has been asking questions about the Ichiyanagis around the village.</p> <p>Then, on the night of the wedding, the Ichiyanagi family are woken by a terrible scream, followed by the sound of eerie music – death has come to Okamura, leaving no trace but a bloody samurai sword, thrust into the pristine snow outside the house. The murder seems impossible, but amateur detective Kosuke Kindaichi is determined to get to the bottom of it.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2331" hreflang="en">#crimefiction</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2320" hreflang="en">Crime Fiction</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2654" hreflang="en">Japan</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5813" hreflang="en">Locked Room Mystery</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5814" hreflang="en">The Honjin Murders</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5065" hreflang="en">Seishi Yokomizo</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="js-form-wrapper form-wrapper form-item js-form-item panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--35"> <div class="panel-heading"> <a aria-controls="bootstrap-panel--35--content" aria-expanded="true" aria-pressed="true" data-toggle="collapse" role="button" class="panel-title" href="#bootstrap-panel--35--content">RELATED POSTS</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--35--content" class="panel-body panel-collapse collapse fade in"> <div class="views-element-container form-group"><div class="view view-eva view-attached-views view-id-attached_views view-display-id-entity_view_2 js-view-dom-id-25e3cdff2f23e116674fbd08d160964ebc8680f0cad40a0acd8e53116be30077"> <table class="table cols-0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="views-field views-field-type">Review </td> <td class="views-field views-field-title"><a href="/review/honjin-murders-seishi-yokomizo" hreflang="en">The Honjin Murders, Seishi Yokomizo</a> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-uid"><article typeof="schema:Person" about="/index.php/user/1"> <div class="field field--name-field-display-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Karen Chisholm</div> </article> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-created">Monday, February 13, 2023 </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> </div> </div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=15994&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="JXp68qU7FrZ80ag8HIakxVWWe-Or_yFN0rS6-tlgeMk"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-recommended field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Recommended</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> </div> Mon, 13 Feb 2023 06:02:59 +0000 Karen 15994 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/honjin-murders-seishi-yokomizo#comments Murder in Williamstown, Kerry Greenwood https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/murder-williamstown-kerry-greenwood <div data-history-node-id="15993" class="node node--type-review node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--36"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">REVIEW</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item"><h2> Murder in Williamstown, Kerry Greenwood </h2> </div> <div class="review-written-by field field--name-field-review-written-by field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Review Written By</div> <div class="field--item"><article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/1"> <div class="field field--name-field-display-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Karen Chisholm</div> <ul class="social-media-links--platforms platforms inline horizontal"> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--twitter" href="https://www.twitter.com/kcfromaustcrime" > <span class='fab fa-twitter fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--facebook" href="https://www.facebook.com/Austcrimefiction-301462913750409/" > <span class='fab fa-facebook fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--email" href="mailto:karen@austcrimefiction.org" > <span class='fa fa-envelope fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> </ul> </article> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-post-date field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item">Friday, February 10, 2023</div> <div class="review-body-ds field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>In the previous book in the long and much loved Phryne Fisher series, DEATH IN DAYLESFORD, author Kerry Greenwood felt it was time for the younger members of the Fisher household to do some investigating of their own. Not surprisingly Ruth, Jane and young Tinker turned out to quite the dab hands, and they continue their activities in number 22 in the series - MURDER IN WILLIAMSTOWN.</p> <p>Whilst the murder, and Phryne's latest dalliance do centre around the Melbourne bayside suburb of Williamstown, there's also an investigation underway at the Blind Institute, courtesy of Ruth and Jane spending time there as part of their school's outreach program. Then there's the strident, and somewhat biblical warning notes being deposited in the Fisher household letterbox, and a peeping tom at Phryne's bedroom window - an investigation commenced by Phryne, and nicely wrapped up by young Tinker, who isn't quite the dab hand at surveillance he'd like to think he is. Meanwhile, in Williamstown, it's not all charming suppers in the house of her latest admirer, Phryne also stumbles upon some very odd goings on in a local warehouse, and a dead body on the waterfront.</p> <p>Whilst these investigations are all independent of each other, at the centre of nearly all the nefarious goings on in Melbourne at the time of these books, sits Phryne Fisher, along with her sleek car, gorgeous clothes, numerous lovers (always including the married Lin Chung), and the various members of her household. As the younger three step up a bit, Dot and the Butlers do seem to take a little more of a backseat, although Dot's worried that her fiance is developing cold feet, and the Butlers are busy coming up with the perfect refreshments for every guest, including the wife of Lin Chung when she calls asking for Phryne's assistance in the matter of a missing sister, and that aforementioned dead body. The Chinese community in Melbourne at the time being made up of two distinct groups - those of the respectable middle class, and those engaged in more dodgy pursuits. Phyrne's invitation to a magnificent party provides the link between the mysterious Mr Hong, and some of the concerns of the extended Chung family, just as Tinker's surveillance leads to the exposure of some awfully hypocritical behaviour. Meanwhile Jane and Ruth manage to flush a particularly nasty bit of financial shenanigans with only the smallest amount of assistance from Phyrne when it comes to a few loose ends.</p> <p>I will confess that I read these novels for the sheer entertainment factor (I do miss Stephanie Daniel, who was a frequent participant in long drives as we listened to the audio versions of books 1 - 20 in the series which she voiced before her untimely death in around 2014). And as entertainment, either in the written form or audio they excel. Clever and witty, pacey yet historically accurate (worth reading the author's note in this one to find out about the veracity of the research done and the directions it pulls the author in), these are perfect to while away an evening or two. With a glass of sparkling, or a gin and tonic in hand, feet up, wondering what could have been if only you'd been born in an earlier time, in a different place, with a completely different head of hair, attitude and physical capacity...</p> <p>The first Phryne Fisher novel, COCAINE BLUES, was published in 1989 - 34 years ago and Ms Greenwood is still writing, here's hoping the health issues she mentions in the aforementioned author's notes are not affecting her too much, and this reader's condolences on the loss of the magnificent Princess of Cats, Belladonna.</p> <p> </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-book-source-declaration field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Book Source Declaration</div> <div class="field--item">I received a copy of this book from the publisher or author.</div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_15 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/murder-williamstown-kerry-greenwood" data-a2a-title="Murder in Williamstown, Kerry Greenwood"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.austcrimefiction.org%2Freview%2Fmurder-williamstown-kerry-greenwood&amp;title=Murder%20in%20Williamstown%2C%20Kerry%20Greenwood"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_email"></a></span> </div> </div> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--39"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BOOK DETAILS</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-field-book field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><div data-history-node-id="15919" class="row bs-2col node node--type-books node--view-mode-blogged-books"> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--left"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--37"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BOOK INFORMATION</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-field-book-cover field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="/book/murder-williamstown" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/murder-williamstown.jpg?itok=rGTbpNMi" width="144" height="220" alt="Murder in Williamstown" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Author</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/author/kerry-greenwood" hreflang="en">Kerry Greenwood</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">ISBN</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item">9781760879327</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-year-of-publication field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Year of Publication</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5478" hreflang="en">2022</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-series field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Series</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1683" hreflang="en">Phyrne Fisher</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-book-number-in-series- field--type-integer field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Book Number (in series)</div> <div class="field--item">22</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--right"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--38"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BLURB</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Accustomed to both murder and dalliance, Australia's favourite detective, the inimitable Miss Fisher, returns in a case that will test her tact and judgement to the full.</p> <p>When the redoubtable Miss Phryne Fisher receives threatening letters at her home, she enlists the unflappable apprentice Tinker to investigate. But as the harassment of Phryne threatens to spin out of control, her lover, Lin Chung is also targeted.</p> <p>Meanwhile, Dot begins to fear that her fiance, newly promoted Sergeant Hugh Collins, has gone cold on setting a date for their wedding.</p> <p>Phryne's clever daughters, Ruth and Jane, begin their own investigation into suspiciously dwindling funds when they are sent to help at the Blind Institute.</p> <p>None of this is quite enough to prevent Phryne from accepting an invitation to a magnificent party at the house of the mysterious Hong. When the party is interrupted by shocking tragedy, Phryne gathers all of her unerring brilliance to track down the miscreants. With some unlikely assistance, Phryne is in a race against time to save a pair of young lovers from disgrace and death.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2331" hreflang="en">#crimefiction</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2320" hreflang="en">Crime Fiction</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Australia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5812" hreflang="en">Murder in Williamstown</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5363" hreflang="en">Phryne Fisher</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/646" hreflang="en">Kerry Greenwood</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="js-form-wrapper form-wrapper form-item js-form-item panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--40"> <div class="panel-heading"> <a aria-controls="bootstrap-panel--40--content" aria-expanded="true" aria-pressed="true" data-toggle="collapse" role="button" class="panel-title" href="#bootstrap-panel--40--content">RELATED POSTS</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--40--content" class="panel-body panel-collapse collapse fade in"> <div class="views-element-container form-group"><div class="view view-eva view-attached-views view-id-attached_views view-display-id-entity_view_2 js-view-dom-id-41c0ef58ef56471c0e56467954bdb4c10da208c86c6d5d56b515e9559030cddb"> <table class="table cols-0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="views-field views-field-type">Review </td> <td class="views-field views-field-title"><a href="/review/murder-williamstown-kerry-greenwood" hreflang="en">Murder in Williamstown, Kerry Greenwood</a> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-uid"><article typeof="schema:Person" about="/index.php/user/1"> <div class="field field--name-field-display-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Karen Chisholm</div> </article> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-created">Friday, February 10, 2023 </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> </div> </div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=15993&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="u9rogMaSLlSBlqH5SknCu-AyKpwbpsLWOVIH7yPzo8M"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-recommended field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Recommended</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> </div> Fri, 10 Feb 2023 04:01:04 +0000 Karen 15993 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/murder-williamstown-kerry-greenwood#comments The Gallerist, Michael Levitt https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/gallerist-michael-levitt <div data-history-node-id="15992" class="node node--type-review node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--41"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">REVIEW</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item"><h2> The Gallerist, Michael Levitt </h2> </div> <div class="review-written-by field field--name-field-review-written-by field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Review Written By</div> <div class="field--item"><article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/1"> <div class="field field--name-field-display-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Karen Chisholm</div> <ul class="social-media-links--platforms platforms inline horizontal"> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--twitter" href="https://www.twitter.com/kcfromaustcrime" > <span class='fab fa-twitter fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--facebook" href="https://www.facebook.com/Austcrimefiction-301462913750409/" > <span class='fab fa-facebook fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--email" href="mailto:karen@austcrimefiction.org" > <span class='fa fa-envelope fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> </ul> </article> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-post-date field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item">Monday, February 6, 2023</div> <div class="review-body-ds field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Author of THE GALLERIST, Michael Levitt, is a surgeon and health bureaucrat with a considerable list of scientific articles, medical books targeted at the general public and chapters in medical textbooks to his name. He's also an art collector, and has written numerous articles about art and artwork for a range of publications. This is his first work of fiction.</p> <p>The fictional Mark Lewis is an art lover and former surgeon, now running a small art gallery after the death of his much loved wife Sharon left him lost and grieving deeply. His investigative interest is tweaked when a local woman arrives in the gallery one day with a painting that was a gift to her dead sister, signed and supposedly painted by a seventeen-year-old boy named Charlie. So why does this work look so much like a known work by the famous James Devlin?</p> <p>Needless to say, the author has undertaken a "write what you know" endeavour in THE GALLERIST. It's obvious that he knows a lot about collection, collectors and the art world in general. A world that has always seemed to this reader to be somewhat secretive, made up of cliques and people who seem to wield enormous power over a lot of money. Obviously not helped when you hear stories about private collections made up of pieces with very dodgy provenances. (Interestingly I'd just finished Barry Maitland's novel The Russian Wife which is set in the same world of art collection).</p> <p>The mystery element in THE GALLERIST revolves around the identity of "Charlie". A young boy from within the disability community, he's not easy to track down. Lewis is trying because something about those similarities between his painting and the work of the famous, and very pricey, Devlin won't let him rest. Along the way he meets a new romantic interest, travels to Melbourne, and realises that he could potentially be outing the famous James Devlin as some sort of a fraud. Or not, depending upon what could also be a very reasonable explanation.</p> <p>It's an interesting idea, and one that, despite the Maitland coincidence, is an unusual take for a crime fiction novel. There's obviously a great depth of knowledge of art collection, authentication and the whole world of valuing, selling and marketing behind this novel. Maybe a little too much as there were times where it dragged interminably, perhaps because of the slightly detached writing style, which read more like an instructive text in places, than a thriller designed to pull the reader into the minds of the protagonists. </p> <p>It also wasn't too tricky to figure out the mystery at the heart of the story, so the why felt more important to this reader than the who or the how. It's not fully revealed until the end, but even the twist here wasn't, well, utterly unexpected. Perhaps it came down to the lack of emotional connection that I ended up with but the choice of paths didn't feel altogether convincing. </p> <p>Definitely a novel in two parts, if you're struggling a little with the first half, and of a mind to learn something about the art world in general, stick with it. Once you get into the second half, where the history of James Devlin and how it all fits together starts to be explored more you could find that worthwhile in its own right.</p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-book-source-declaration field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Book Source Declaration</div> <div class="field--item">I received a copy of this book from the publisher or author.</div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_15 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/gallerist-michael-levitt" data-a2a-title="The Gallerist, Michael Levitt"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.austcrimefiction.org%2Freview%2Fgallerist-michael-levitt&amp;title=The%20Gallerist%2C%20Michael%20Levitt"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_email"></a></span> </div> </div> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--44"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BOOK DETAILS</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-field-book field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><div data-history-node-id="15573" class="row bs-2col node node--type-books node--view-mode-blogged-books"> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--left"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--42"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BOOK INFORMATION</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-field-book-cover field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="/book/gallerist" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/gallerist.jpg?itok=BPBqQzJw" width="144" height="220" alt="The Gallerist" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Author</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/author/michael-levitt" hreflang="en">Michael Levitt</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">ISBN</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item">9781760991272</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-year-of-publication field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Year of Publication</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5478" hreflang="en">2022</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--right"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--43"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BLURB</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Mark Lewis, a former surgeon, has found solace in running a small art gallery. When Jan, a local woman, brings him a painting for valuing, it looks uncannily like a painting by the enigmatic artist James Devlin. Yet Jan claims it was done by a seventeen-year-old boy called Charlie.</p> <p>As Mark searches for the painting's true provenance, he is joined by the attractive and clever Linda de Vries. But the pair will learn that James Devlin is a man whose past is as blank as an empty canvas, and he is determined to keep it that way.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2331" hreflang="en">#crimefiction</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2320" hreflang="en">Crime Fiction</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Australia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5811" hreflang="en">The Gallerist</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5479" hreflang="en">Michael Levitt</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="js-form-wrapper form-wrapper form-item js-form-item panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--45"> <div class="panel-heading"> <a aria-controls="bootstrap-panel--45--content" aria-expanded="true" aria-pressed="true" data-toggle="collapse" role="button" class="panel-title" href="#bootstrap-panel--45--content">RELATED POSTS</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--45--content" class="panel-body panel-collapse collapse fade in"> <div class="views-element-container form-group"><div class="view view-eva view-attached-views view-id-attached_views view-display-id-entity_view_2 js-view-dom-id-07d8f176ddc3bc76f9c9be8f52eadeba2e4b83a5596c204f592724c3e1489a7d"> <table class="table cols-0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="views-field views-field-type">Review </td> <td class="views-field views-field-title"><a href="/review/gallerist-michael-levitt" hreflang="en">The Gallerist, Michael Levitt</a> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-uid"><article typeof="schema:Person" about="/index.php/user/1"> <div class="field field--name-field-display-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Karen Chisholm</div> </article> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-created">Monday, February 6, 2023 </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> </div> </div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=15992&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="YT6PfvmGC0AbeR7QKSbevbdVU-MGIIp5Ngw6ehPjXgY"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-recommended field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Recommended</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> </div> Mon, 06 Feb 2023 02:50:51 +0000 Karen 15992 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/gallerist-michael-levitt#comments Wild Card, Simon Rowell https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/wild-card-simon-rowell <div data-history-node-id="15985" class="node node--type-review node--view-mode-rss ds-1col clearfix"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--46"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">REVIEW</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item"><h2> Wild Card, Simon Rowell </h2> </div> <div class="review-written-by field field--name-field-review-written-by field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Review Written By</div> <div class="field--item"><article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/1"> <div class="field field--name-field-display-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Karen Chisholm</div> <ul class="social-media-links--platforms platforms inline horizontal"> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--twitter" href="https://www.twitter.com/kcfromaustcrime" > <span class='fab fa-twitter fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--facebook" href="https://www.facebook.com/Austcrimefiction-301462913750409/" > <span class='fab fa-facebook fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--email" href="mailto:karen@austcrimefiction.org" > <span class='fa fa-envelope fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> </ul> </article> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-post-date field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item">Tuesday, January 31, 2023</div> <div class="review-body-ds field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Will confess to being more than a bit pleased when WILD CARD, the second DS Zoe Mayer (and her service dog Harry) novel arrived. The initial outing - THE LONG GAME - had all the hallmarks of a long, and good series in the making, and the follow-up does nothing to dispel that belief.</p> <p>Starting out in a very atmospheric location (if you ignore the dead body lying in burnt-out grassland beside the banks of the Murray River), Mayer, Harry and Charlie Shaw have arrived from Melbourne in response to the shooting death of Freddie Jones, a bikie from the other side of the river in Moama, New South Wales.</p> <blockquote> <p>The kookaburras, lost in the spring fog, laughed at one another across the water, as if in some maniacal game of hide and seek. With red gums crowding against the banks, the Murray River arced around on itself at this spot just out of Echuca, nature having changed her mind. Zoe Mayer, standing on the outside of the bend, could look both upstream and downstream with a tilt of her head. Her boss, Rob Loretti, had woken her at some ungodly hour. It had taken Zoe and her partner, Charlie Shaw, the best part of three hours to make the drive north from Melbourne, speeding through towns whose streets were deserted at that early hour.</p> </blockquote> <p>Mayer, Shaw, Jarrah Walters and Mary McDonald, and tactical intelligence officer Anjali Arya are a close-knit working unit, introduced, along with service dog Harry and the rest of the main characters in the first novel. It won't matter if you haven't read it, but you really should, not just because it fills in the details of what's happened to Mayer in the past, and why Harry is with her every step of the way (there are clues in this outing, so you won't be left at sea).</p> <p>The complications in this investigation however, are more than just the cross-jurisdictions, or even the tight local communities. A dig around on the NSW side of the river raises disquiet about the relationship between the victim, his two closest fellow bikies Ben Cutlass and Wally Galvin, and local cop Mick Kovacks. Kovacks prides himself on his rules of operation for the bikie gang - no illegal activity in the town and no aggro as a result. Meanwhile Kovacks sister is looking to restart a stalled journalism career but there's tension between the siblings for some reason. Add to that a lot of complicated connections between the townsfolk, and people in nearby locations like Shepparton and it's a lot for the team to come to grips with in a hurry. To say nothing of a dark speedboat travelling at speed on the river at night, proceeded by a drone, Senior Constable Jen Owens and the photos she keeps showing up in, and the vegetable growers in the area outside Moama. A second body showing up in the same location as the first would seem to complicate the issue even more, but is actually the catalyst to allow Mayer and her team to blow some of that fog out of the way at last.</p> <p>Anybody living around regional towns in Victoria will have heard of the problems with meth and the fallout that the drug has on communities, and for years now there's been talk of the drug cartels around the Riverina district and in and around the Murray. There's been plenty of bikie gangs, alleged Mafia connections and more than a few missing people over those years as well, so the background to WILD CARD fits, and its execution is perfect in terms of how a group of outsider "big city cops" would feel arriving in a town where the connections go back generations, and the stories are part of local legend. Mayer, Shaw and the rest of the team slowly work their way through those stories as a way of trying to understand who is who, and how the deaths of two men, in the same location, could be connected. </p> <p>Along the way you discover even more about this group of work colleagues, and friends, and you'll find that this is an author unafraid to surprise and shock a reader. Not I hasten to add, anything to do with Harry. He knows not to harm a hair on the dog's body, right down to the understandable / accepted by all swing Mayer takes at somebody who looks like they might be about to launch a kick in Harry's direction.</p> <p>There is really a lot to like about these two novels. The characterisations are strong, the flaws touching and very human. The relationships between this group of colleagues are realistic, and Mayer's reaction to the slower pace, and gentler lifestyle (not withstanding murders and drugs) of a small country town on the side of the wonderful Murray River believable. </p> <p><br /> In the end, WILD CARD only had one downside to it. It demanded, and was read, in a day. Now I'm going to be twiddling my thumbs, waiting, with not a hint of pretend patience, for the next book in the series. </p> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-book-source-declaration field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Book Source Declaration</div> <div class="field--item">I received a copy of this book from the publisher or author.</div> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_15 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/wild-card-simon-rowell" data-a2a-title="Wild Card, Simon Rowell"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.austcrimefiction.org%2Freview%2Fwild-card-simon-rowell&amp;title=Wild%20Card%2C%20Simon%20Rowell"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"></a><a class="a2a_button_email"></a></span> </div> </div> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--49"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BOOK DETAILS</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-field-book field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><div data-history-node-id="15972" class="row bs-2col node node--type-books node--view-mode-blogged-books"> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--left"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--47"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BOOK INFORMATION</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-field-book-cover field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="/book/wild-card-0" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/wild-card2.jpg?itok=gITk1SKF" width="144" height="220" alt="Wild Card" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-author field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Author</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/author/simon-rowell" hreflang="en">Simon Rowell</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-isbn field--type-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">ISBN</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item">9781922458728</div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-year-of-publication field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Year of Publication</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5719" hreflang="en">2023</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-series field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Series</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5441" hreflang="en">Zoe Mayer</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-book-number-in-series- field--type-integer field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Book Number (in series)</div> <div class="field--item">2</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--right"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--48"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BLURB</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>One foggy morning on the banks of the Murray River, a body is found in a burnt-out area of grassland. The heavily tattooed victim, who has suffered two bullet wounds to the head, is identified as Freddie Jones, a bikie from Moama.</p> <p>Detective Sergeant Zoe Mayer is on the case, alongside her trusty service dog, Harry. Although Zoe is determined to track down the murderer, she finds herself stonewalled at every turn—by Freddie’s family, his associates and even the local police. But then a second body is discovered, and soon all bets are off…</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2331" hreflang="en">#crimefiction</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2320" hreflang="en">Crime Fiction</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Australia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3529" hreflang="en">Text Publishing</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5807" hreflang="en">Wild Card</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5443" hreflang="en">Simon Rowell</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5808" hreflang="en">DS Zoe Mayer</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="js-form-wrapper form-wrapper form-item js-form-item panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--50"> <div class="panel-heading"> <a aria-controls="bootstrap-panel--50--content" aria-expanded="true" aria-pressed="true" data-toggle="collapse" role="button" class="panel-title" href="#bootstrap-panel--50--content">RELATED POSTS</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--50--content" class="panel-body panel-collapse collapse fade in"> <div class="views-element-container form-group"><div class="view view-eva view-attached-views view-id-attached_views view-display-id-entity_view_2 js-view-dom-id-8b5ea231212d97601f46c47d5f4a2fc13044cd6d96729fd72c38446a46453209"> <table class="table cols-0"> <tbody> <tr> <td class="views-field views-field-type">Review </td> <td class="views-field views-field-title"><a href="/review/wild-card-simon-rowell" hreflang="en">Wild Card, Simon Rowell</a> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-uid"><article typeof="schema:Person" about="/index.php/user/1"> <div class="field field--name-field-display-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Karen Chisholm</div> </article> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-created">Tuesday, January 31, 2023 </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> </div> </div> </div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=15985&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="5B4za5SvwhAX7IXIGPaq3L4rw7mZ4E1NYgSZAEodKaw"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> <div class="field field--name-field-recommended field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Recommended</div> <div class="field--item">Yes</div> </div> </div> Tue, 31 Jan 2023 06:35:58 +0000 Karen 15985 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/wild-card-simon-rowell#comments