AustCrimeFiction - All Posts https://www.austcrimefiction.org/ en Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone, Benjamin Stevenson https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/everyone-my-family-has-killed-someone-benjamin-stevenson <div data-history-node-id="15773" 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> Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone, Benjamin Stevenson </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="/index.php/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 href="https://www.twitter.com/kcfromaustcrime" > <span class='fa fa-twitter fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Austcrimefiction-301462913750409/" > <span class='fa fa-facebook fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a 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, March 28, 2022</div> <div class="review-body-ds field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Everyone is going to be talking about EVERYONE IN MY FAMILY HAS KILLED SOMEONE, because it's fiendishly clever, dryly funny (well as funny as a crime novel with a very high body count is going to get), complicated without being overly so, different, and well, relatable, in a weird sort of way.</p> <p>Right from the very start our narrator, Ern Cunningham, has a lot on. Professionally he self publishes "How To Write" crime books, with his advice based on Ronald Knox's '10 Commandments of Detective Fiction' from 1929 (well worth googling although they are all (with one edit) included at the commencement of this novel). Remember them, you're going to see them again. You might also want to take note of the page numbers referenced early on in the book as well. I cannot imagine the nightmare that laying this book out became, and the thought of coding the ebook is making me want to lie down in a dark room - but I digress.</p> <p>Which I think is something you'll find yourself catching from EVERYONE IN MY FAMILY HAS KILLED SOMEONE. There's a lot of what feels like digression as you meander your way through a family reunion that reads exactly like some family reunions go. Emnity, clashes of personality, long-held grudges and remembrances, a control freak or two, a peacemaker or two, recently separating couples (did I mention Ern's got marital problems), oh and Ern's brother being released from jail, returning to the "bosom" of his family, after Ern testified against him in a murder trial.</p> <p>Chuck in a classic locked room scenario by setting the whole thing in a snowed in luxury resort in the middle of a blizzard and the bodies, do indeed, start to pile up, and a lot of closets start to open out.</p> <p>I cannot begin to tell you how much I loved this book. The tone is pitch perfect, slightly light-hearted, slightly bemused, ever so slightly sarcastic and utterly matter of fact about, well a family that seems to be pretty darn good at killing people. To be fair, they do keep a bit of it in the family. The way the story unfolds, with the references forward, the casual introduction of new storylines (and deaths) and the gentle, almost kind way that the whole builds to a crescendo of fire and retribution was ... well seems a bit sick to say it here ... but hugely entertaining.</p> <p>Every now and again something different should pop it's head up above the clouds when it comes to crime fiction and EVERYONE IN MY FAMILY HAS KILLED SOMEONE is just that. It's so well crafted, brilliantly executed, entertaining, different and utterly engaging, and I hope somebody supplied the typesetters and ebook generators with enough antacid to get them through.</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/everyone-my-family-has-killed-someone-benjamin-stevenson" data-a2a-title="Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone, Benjamin Stevenson"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.austcrimefiction.org%2Freview%2Feveryone-my-family-has-killed-someone-benjamin-stevenson&amp;title=Everyone%20In%20My%20Family%20Has%20Killed%20Someone%2C%20Benjamin%20Stevenson"></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--2"> <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="15700" 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--2"> <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/everyone-my-family-has-killed-someone" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/everyone-family-killed.jpg?itok=9-9t4KYc" width="144" height="220" alt="Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone" 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/benjamin-stevenson" hreflang="en">Benjamin Stevenson</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">9780143795650</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>I was dreading the Cunningham family reunion even before the first murder.</p> <p>Before the storm stranded us at the mountain resort, snow and bodies piling up.</p> <p>The thing is, us Cunninghams don't really get along. We've only got one thing in common- we've all killed someone.</p> <p><em>My brother.<br /> My step-sister<br /> My wife<br /> My father<br /> My mother<br /> My sister-in-law<br /> My uncle<br /> My stepfather<br /> My aunt<br /> Me</em></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/2318" hreflang="en">#review</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2387" hreflang="en">Review</a></div> <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/2319" hreflang="en">#terroraustralis</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/9" hreflang="en">Australia</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5638" hreflang="en">Everyone in My Family Has Killed Someone</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/690" hreflang="en">Benjamin Stevenson</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="js-form-wrapper form-wrapper form-item js-form-item panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--3"> <div class="panel-heading"> <a aria-controls="bootstrap-panel--3--content" aria-expanded="true" aria-pressed="true" data-toggle="collapse" role="button" class="panel-title" href="#bootstrap-panel--3--content">RELATED POSTS</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--3--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-aa18e8091eac5a1eb3a8a154cec49cba61815de90cb5c9a9abe217fc54c4e64a"> <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/everyone-my-family-has-killed-someone-benjamin-stevenson" hreflang="en">Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone, Benjamin Stevenson</a> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-uid"><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> </article> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-created">Monday, March 28, 2022 </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=15773&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="wvew9aUQfpzS9ofJWFsEFzPQ5Qf01BoMInefeTdjOnU"></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> Mon, 28 Mar 2022 01:21:54 +0000 Karen 15773 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/everyone-my-family-has-killed-someone-benjamin-stevenson#comments A Perfect Spy, John le Carré https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/perfect-spy-john-le-carre <div data-history-node-id="15772" 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--4"> <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> A Perfect Spy, John le Carré </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="/index.php/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 href="https://www.twitter.com/kcfromaustcrime" > <span class='fa fa-twitter fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Austcrimefiction-301462913750409/" > <span class='fa fa-facebook fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a 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, March 25, 2022</div> <div class="review-body-ds field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Immersive, almost meditative listening, I started John le Carre's A PERFECT SPY in Audio version recently, and was amazed by it. Partly a spy thriller, but really it's a character study in two parts. Magnus Pym, a young boy growing up with a con-artist for a father, who has become a successful officer in British Intelligence, marrying a fellow member of the service, having his own child, disappearing, holed up in a second life, in a bed and breakfast, with a new identity and an alleged book to write. The other the story of a con-man father, Rick, a man of huge appetites, mostly for the dodgy, a spectral figure that dashes in and out of the life of young Magnus, leaving confusion and chaos in his wake, adored by his son, never quite understood by that same son, leaving a legacy that's impossible to define.</p> <p>Meanwhile, as the blurb explains, the grown up Magnus has vanished, leaving all sorts of questions behind him - who is he, who was he, who owns him, who trained him, what's he up to? I love this line from it "the reader joins Pym's pursuers to explore the unsettling life and motives of a man who fought wars he inherited with the only weapons he knew, and so became a perfect spy." Shadows and secrets, deceit and deceptions abound, brilliant listening as it quietly, almost hypnotically sucked in this listener to the point where it became absolutely addictive, in a low key, understated, deceptive way.</p> <p> </p> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_15 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/perfect-spy-john-le-carre" data-a2a-title="A Perfect Spy, John le Carré"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.austcrimefiction.org%2Freview%2Fperfect-spy-john-le-carre&amp;title=A%20Perfect%20Spy%2C%20John%20le%20Carr%C3%A9"></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--5"> <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="15770" 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--2"> <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/perfect-spy" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/perfect-spy.jpg?itok=ycuJ0be7" width="220" height="220" alt="A Perfect Spy" 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/john-le-carre" hreflang="en">John le Carre</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">B008PX2FF2</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/873" hreflang="en">2012</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>Magnus Pym, Britain's premier spy, has vanished--sending intelligence communities on a frenzied international manhunt.</p> <p>As the search plays out, so does a chain of clandestine operations surfacing in Washington, Vienna, Prague, London &amp; Berlin.</p> <p>But the most powerful drama of all comes from exploring Pym's background--his education as a spy, &amp; the spectacular motives &amp; mentors who transformed him into a master of guile &amp; deception.</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/4069" hreflang="en">#audio</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2331" hreflang="en">#crimefiction</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5637" hreflang="en">A Perfect Spy</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5347" hreflang="en">#espionage</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/4223" hreflang="en">John le Carre</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="js-form-wrapper form-wrapper form-item js-form-item panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--6"> <div class="panel-heading"> <a aria-controls="bootstrap-panel--6--content" aria-expanded="true" aria-pressed="true" data-toggle="collapse" role="button" class="panel-title" href="#bootstrap-panel--6--content">RELATED POSTS</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--6--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-b1a55a6923ca41ed80cddedc9bb4901a518276e8c2c4f30d5c511698fd591e3b"> <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/perfect-spy-john-le-carre" hreflang="en">A Perfect Spy, John le Carré</a> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-uid"><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> </article> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-created">Friday, March 25, 2022 </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=15772&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="m8GfaklZfhesHY9gDhk1bDHDNju8bwMRqofOtXRNrG8"></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, 25 Mar 2022 04:18:10 +0000 Karen 15772 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/perfect-spy-john-le-carre#comments Boy Fallen, Chris Gill https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/boy-fallen-chris-gill <div data-history-node-id="15771" 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--7"> <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> Boy Fallen, Chris Gill </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="/index.php/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 href="https://www.twitter.com/kcfromaustcrime" > <span class='fa fa-twitter fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Austcrimefiction-301462913750409/" > <span class='fa fa-facebook fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a 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, March 23, 2022</div> <div class="review-body-ds field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><b>Set in small-town New Zealand, Boy Fallen is beautifully written and elegantly plotted crime fiction.</b></p> <p>Auckland Detective Brooke Palmer returns to her home town of Taonga to support her best friend Lana when the body of Lana’s teenage son is found at the base of the local falls. Full review at <a href="https://newtownreviewofbooks.com.au/chris-gill-boy-fallen-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/boy-fallen-chris-gill" data-a2a-title="Boy Fallen, Chris Gill"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.austcrimefiction.org%2Freview%2Fboy-fallen-chris-gill&amp;title=Boy%20Fallen%2C%20Chris%20Gill"></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--8"> <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="15668" 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--5"> <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/boy-fallen" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/boy-fallen.jpg?itok=yp6pu3wT" width="147" height="220" alt="Boy Fallen" 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/chris-gill" hreflang="en">Chris Gill</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">9780994462084</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--6"> <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>A POWERFUL CRIME MYSTERY WITH A YOUNG MAN’S JOURNEY OF SELF-DISCOVERY AT ITS CORE</p> <p>When the body of wealthy teen and aspiring photographer Evan Wiley is found faceup at the base of Taonga Falls, one thing is immediately clear: he didn’t jump.</p> <p>Detective Brooke Palmer races down to the struggling New Zealand town she once called home to comfort her oldest friend – Evan’s mother.</p> <p>But when Brooke learns Evan had been hanging out with a boy who used to bully him, she quickly gets drawn into the case. She fears this dangerous new friendship may have cost Evan his life – or at the very least, his heart.</p> <p>And as Brooke confronts her own past, she is reminded that in Taonga, even those who have it all can hit rock bottom.</p> <p>A gripping whodunnit through a fresh lens, <em>Boy Fallen</em> will keep you guessing until the very end. </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/2318" hreflang="en">#review</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2387" hreflang="en">Review</a></div> <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 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<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> Wed, 23 Mar 2022 00:15:53 +0000 Karen 15771 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/boy-fallen-chris-gill#comments Wild Place, Christian White https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/wild-place-christian-white <div data-history-node-id="15769" 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--10"> <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 Place, Christian White </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="/index.php/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 href="https://www.twitter.com/kcfromaustcrime" > <span class='fa fa-twitter fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Austcrimefiction-301462913750409/" > <span class='fa fa-facebook fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a 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, March 21, 2022</div> <div class="review-body-ds field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>"Why do good people do bad things?" is an interesting question, explored fully in WILD PLACE by Christian White.</p> <p>Set in the heart of Australian suburbia, during the height of the summer of 1989, seventeen year old Tracie Reed vanished one night. Her parents in the middle of a fraught divorce, Tracie's behaviour had changed in the leadup and despite her mother's protestations to the contrary, police have basically dismissed her as a runaway. Part of the local neighbourhood watch, Tracie's high school English teacher, and neighbour, starts digging into her disappearance, worried about his own two boys, quickly settling on his own idea of a suspect - the teenager next door, Sean Fryman. Sullen, reclusive, a bit weird, with a love of gothic clothing and heavy metal music, there's nothing like being different to mark you out as a potential suspect in anything dodgy.</p> <p>Right from the very start of WILD PLACE there's a sense of "otherness" going on. In the middle of supposedly tranquil, ordered suburbia there's one of those little pockets of bushland that used to be common - the titular wild place, that Tom's own house backs onto. The place where kids played, teenagers gathered for illicit assignations or just simply to smoke and hang out and snakes lurked, access to these places is increasingly disappearing as nature is wiped away and built out. Once Tracie goes missing though, the Wild Place goes from somewhere innocent and mildly threatening, to something lurking, mysterious and frightening. Especially as far as Tom's concerned as he bans his young son from every going there, and takes to exploring the area himself, finding plenty of odd things to worry over.</p> <p>As the story progresses it increasingly becomes obvious that the "wild place" is a convenient scapegoat, and there is plenty of oddity and danger lurking much closer - in the houses and the people of the suburb, many of whom seem to be hiding a lot of secrets. To say nothing of a spot of "Satanic Panic" very common in the 1980's in particular. Carefully letting the boundaries of possibilities slide outwards, the author takes the reader from a contained, acceptable threat - whatever is other and lurking in the wild place, to the wider area - and the people in it. The possibility that the threat is within the community, one of them, nothing "other" about it at all slowly reveals itself, leaving the reader disconcerted and baffled, until the epilogue at which point you'd be forgiven for taking a rather different look at everyone around you.</p> <p>Having never been a child of the suburbs, and only briefly an adult in those places it's books like WILD PLACE that could make you look more fondly on the wide open, sparsely populated areas of our world. You know where you stand with a snake, but this novel could leave you wondering if you ever really know that about people.</p> <p> </p> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_15 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/wild-place-christian-white" data-a2a-title="Wild Place, Christian White"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.austcrimefiction.org%2Freview%2Fwild-place-christian-white&amp;title=Wild%20Place%2C%20Christian%20White"></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--11"> <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="15596" 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--2"> <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-place" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/wild-place.jpg?itok=lnUiF1T8" width="142" height="220" alt="Wild Place" 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/christian-white" hreflang="en">Christian White</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">B09DD7WZ2V</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--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>In the summer of 1989, a local teen goes missing from the idyllic suburb of Camp Hill in Australia. As rumours of Satanic rituals swirl, schoolteacher Tom Witter becomes convinced he holds the key to the disappearance. When the police won't listen, he takes matters into his own hands with the help of the missing girl's father and a local neighbourhood watch group.</p> <p>But as dark secrets are revealed and consequences to past actions are faced, Tom learns that the only way out of the darkness is to walk deeper into it. Wild Place peels back the layers of suburbia, exposing what s hidden underneath guilt, desperation, violence and attempts to answer the question: Why do good people do bad things?</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/2318" hreflang="en">#review</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2387" hreflang="en">Review</a></div> <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/5634" hreflang="en">Wild Place</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/762" hreflang="en">Christian White</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="js-form-wrapper form-wrapper form-item js-form-item panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--12"> <div class="panel-heading"> <a aria-controls="bootstrap-panel--12--content" aria-expanded="true" aria-pressed="true" data-toggle="collapse" role="button" class="panel-title" href="#bootstrap-panel--12--content">RELATED POSTS</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--12--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-628fd31ebb8d4aecaa2f33021453a9f789d6cc8974bfe30a6819cfaea83a085b"> <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-place-christian-white" hreflang="en">Wild Place, Christian White</a> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-uid"><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> </article> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-created">Monday, March 21, 2022 </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=15769&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="G3gb733yYVv3yH5LGwcwL4ixm45KLVeE8Xd-JB4dofQ"></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, 21 Mar 2022 04:20:16 +0000 Karen 15769 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/wild-place-christian-white#comments The Carter of 'La Providence', Georges Simenon https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/carter-la-providence-georges-simenon <div data-history-node-id="15768" 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--13"> <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 Carter of &#039;La Providence&#039;, Georges Simenon </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="/index.php/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 href="https://www.twitter.com/kcfromaustcrime" > <span class='fa fa-twitter fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Austcrimefiction-301462913750409/" > <span class='fa fa-facebook fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a 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, March 21, 2022</div> <div class="review-body-ds field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The second in the Maigret series (although there's some suggestion it could be the fourth although I've done zero fact checking one way or the other), this one really re-affirmed my decision to go right back to the start, and work my way through the audio versions of this series (the anti-semitism and casual racism in the first one nearly derailed the quest). Of course the timing of this series has to be taken into account so this time, so the vaguely censorial nature of the commentary of the victim, and the "set" she socialised in was sort of to be expected, although the slight sense of "longing" that came through in Maigret's observations wasn't what I'd expected at all.</p> <p>Considerably more observational and reflective than the earlier entry as well, this is Maigret as I remember him. Standing in the pouring rain, or leaping onto a bicycle and heading up and down the canals, he's dogged and determined, but he's also almost funny in some places. And there are digs all the way through - brazen fleshed womenfolk protecting their men; a louche British colonel and his mistress; a retinue of people attached to the pleasure yacht that stands out amongst the working canal boats; and the hedonistic lifestyle of the pleasure seekers as opposed to the workers of the canal. At the centre of it all the pipe in mouth, pensive Maigret, sorting his way through a myriad of small, inconsequential bits of information to find the solution to how and why a well-dressed, glamorous woman like Mary Lampson (third wife of the aforementioned British colonel) ended up strangled in a stable wearing, of all things, her pearl earrings, a stylish bracelet and white buckskin shoes.</p> <p>All in all this outing was considerably more enjoyable than the earlier novel - it flowed really well, it was well constructed for audio, with a plot that you could really keep up with, and a storyline full of observations and descriptions that really drew out the sense of place and time (it seems Simenon was a boat enthusiast himself so he must have written what he knew about the people and canal life).</p> <p> </p> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_15 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/carter-la-providence-georges-simenon" data-a2a-title="The Carter of &#039;La Providence&#039;, Georges Simenon"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.austcrimefiction.org%2Freview%2Fcarter-la-providence-georges-simenon&amp;title=The%20Carter%20of%20%27La%20Providence%27%2C%20Georges%20Simenon"></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--14"> <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="15767" 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--20"> <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/carter-la-providence" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/carter-la-providence.jpg?itok=2F5z4GDy" width="220" height="220" alt="The Carter of &#039;La Providence&#039;" 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/georges-simenon" hreflang="en">Georges Simenon</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/5631" hreflang="en">David Coward</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">B00H4G6EBW</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/851" hreflang="en">2014</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/1281" hreflang="en">Maigret</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--21"> <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>Georges Simenon's tragic tale of lost identity, translated by David Coward as part of the new Penguin Maigret series.</p> <p>What was the woman doing here? In a stable, wearing pearl earrings, her stylish bracelet and white buckskin shoes! She must have been alive when she got there because the crime had been committed after ten in the evening. But how? And why? And no one had heard a thing! She had not screamed. The two carters had not woken up.</p> <p>Inspector Maigret is standing in the pouring rain by a canal. A well-dressed woman, Mary Lampson, has been found strangled in a stable nearby. Why did her glamorous, hedonistic life come to such a brutal end here? Surely her taciturn husband Sir Walter knows - or maybe the answers lie with the crew of the barge La Providence.</p> <p> </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/5176" hreflang="en">#review #crimefiction</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5503" hreflang="en">#france</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5632" hreflang="en">#maigret</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/1282" hreflang="en">Georges Simenon</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5633" hreflang="en">The Carter of &#039;La Providence&#039;</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="js-form-wrapper form-wrapper form-item js-form-item panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--15"> <div class="panel-heading"> <a aria-controls="bootstrap-panel--15--content" aria-expanded="true" aria-pressed="true" data-toggle="collapse" role="button" class="panel-title" href="#bootstrap-panel--15--content">RELATED POSTS</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--15--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-ece032e6d4c761cb045d758b6e915a31177daf97bc59a715931ef65f5ea8dd3d"> <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/carter-la-providence-georges-simenon" hreflang="en">The Carter of &#039;La Providence&#039;, Georges Simenon</a> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-uid"><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> </article> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-created">Monday, March 21, 2022 </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=15768&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="Bxh9I5U7LlvsPPgref95UrIv9ou_iEwbON0TTF_bcdU"></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, 21 Mar 2022 01:39:34 +0000 Karen 15768 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/carter-la-providence-georges-simenon#comments When We Fall, Aoife Clifford https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/when-we-fall-aoife-clifford <div data-history-node-id="15766" 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--16"> <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> When We Fall, Aoife Clifford </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="/index.php/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 href="https://www.twitter.com/kcfromaustcrime" > <span class='fa fa-twitter fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Austcrimefiction-301462913750409/" > <span class='fa fa-facebook fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a 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, March 21, 2022</div> <div class="review-body-ds field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Given the juxtaposition of this review, and my recent one for THE STONING, I probably should mention that Aoife Clifford was the author I was discussing rural noir versus rural crime with. To my eye, Clifford is one of the great writers of rural crime in Australia at the moment, and she's right when she says the difference between her books and the more noirish styled ones like THE STONING is her self-professed affection, and sense of hope for the small towns that she sets her action in.</p> <p>WHEN WE FALL is the story of Alex Tillerson and her mother and the small coastal town of Merritt, as much as it is the story of two murdered women. Alex is back in town for some very complicated reasons - a pending divorce, and a career as a barrister that's tanking; her mother's gentle slip into dementia requiring some difficult decisions to be made; and there's family history in Merritt that's complicated and challenging for all. The quote from the blurb sums it up beautifully:</p> <blockquote> <p>‘It isn’t strangers you need to worry about here. Blood lines run deep and in unexpected places. Every victim, every accused, we’ll know. The past runs alongside us all the time. Some days it spills into the open.’</p> </blockquote> <p>When Alex and her mother make a shocking find on the beach one morning, the local police seem to be almost desperate to call it an accidental death, but there are whispers around town, and there's some odd connections between Maxine McFarlane, the latest victim, and the death of Bella Greggs a year earlier. She was found at the bottom of a ravine, despite having drowned in salt water. Maxine was found on the beach, supposedly drowned but her death quickly becomes more complicated as well. Nobody has ever explained the black feathers found with both bodies.</p> <p>Cleverly interwoven with the deaths of these young women are many current day issues, from environmental activism, climate change, addiction, forced adoption, and the prejudice and unemployment that seems to blight so many small Australian towns these days. Elegantly plotted, tightly paced and littered with red herrings, readers are going to be left adjusting guesses at motive, and possible perpetrators right from the outset, with a lot of people - locals and incomers - with a lot of secrets to hide.</p> <p>Aoife Clifford really writes descriptions of place, people and impact well. As with earlier novels, there's a clever juxtaposition of architecture and atmosphere, something, somewhere in the location that speaks to the central theme - in this case a lighthouse that looms, creating dark corners, and then shining bright, clear light in them. There are problems in her small town Australia locations, but there is always that sense of hope, and affection that peaks through. Her characters are beautifully nuanced and complicated, many of them with a sneaking sense of hope: that they didn't do it; or they will get to the truth; and will find a way of living a good life, in a place that deserves a second go.</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/when-we-fall-aoife-clifford" data-a2a-title="When We Fall, Aoife Clifford"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.austcrimefiction.org%2Freview%2Fwhen-we-fall-aoife-clifford&amp;title=When%20We%20Fall%2C%20Aoife%20Clifford"></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--17"> <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="15692" 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--10"> <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/when-we-fall" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/when-we-fall.jpg?itok=l4FiQGEi" width="144" height="220" alt="When We Fall" 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/aoife-clifford" hreflang="en">Aoife Clifford</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">9781761150197</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--11"> <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>‘It isn’t strangers you need to worry about here. Blood lines run deep and in unexpected places. Every victim, every accused, we’ll know. The past runs alongside us all the time. Some days it spills into the open.’</p> <p>In the wild, coastal town of Merritt, Alex Tillerson and her mother make a shocking find on the beach. The police claim it’s an accidental death but there are whispers of murder and that it is not the first.</p> <p>Bella Greggs was found dead at the bottom of a ravine but drowned in salt water. Maxine McFarlane was pulled from the ocean but with no water in her lungs. Black feathers were found with both bodies but what do they mean?</p> <p>As Alex fights for answers to honour the dead, and to discover why her mother fled town as a teenager, good people keep looking the other way, memories become unreliable and secrets threaten to reveal the past.</p> <p>Alex discovers the truth never dies but it can kill…</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/2318" hreflang="en">#review</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2387" hreflang="en">Review</a></div> <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/5630" hreflang="en">Where We Fall</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/114" hreflang="en">Aoife Clifford</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="js-form-wrapper form-wrapper form-item js-form-item panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--18"> <div class="panel-heading"> <a aria-controls="bootstrap-panel--18--content" aria-expanded="true" aria-pressed="true" data-toggle="collapse" role="button" class="panel-title" href="#bootstrap-panel--18--content">RELATED POSTS</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--18--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-5937f32cb602791e7dcd23c1bb950cfd17291d2ffe9168679fb2e4a9cefd5a42"> <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/when-we-fall-aoife-clifford" hreflang="en">When We Fall, Aoife Clifford</a> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-uid"><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> </article> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-created">Monday, March 21, 2022 </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=15766&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="qveXY6u0hl5NvNszVZ2ec0dk7ollYW9cSyEmRCAnVLk"></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, 21 Mar 2022 01:26:23 +0000 Karen 15766 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/when-we-fall-aoife-clifford#comments The Stoning, Peter Papathanasiou https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/stoning-peter-papathanasiou <div data-history-node-id="15764" 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--19"> <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 Stoning, Peter Papathanasiou </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="/index.php/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 href="https://www.twitter.com/kcfromaustcrime" > <span class='fa fa-twitter fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Austcrimefiction-301462913750409/" > <span class='fa fa-facebook fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a 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 17, 2022</div> <div class="review-body-ds field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>In a conversation with a well known author of Australian Rural/Regional crime fiction on twitter recently, we talked about the differences between "rural noir" and "rural crime". She clarified the difference between rural crime fiction and rural noir fiction for me perfectly - a projection from the author about the place that they are writing. In noir you get the sense that the author feels this place is without hope, lost and struggling to find a future. In rural crime there's more of a sense of affection or hope for a setting, both of which often extends to the handling and depiction of characters.</p> <p>All of which makes THE STONING one of the most pitch perfect examples of that rural noir definition that you're going to come across. There's something brutal and utterly bereft about the childhood hometown of central character DS George Manolis. Cobb is now a shadow of it's past, with loss of population and prospects, stacked up against community dysfunction and the tension - and what, upon reflection really feels like shame - that comes with being the host town for a detention centre. Sure "community leaders" might have seen the centre as an exciting purveyor of jobs and a future, but it's turned out to create an "us and them" scenario which a town with very few of "us" left can do without.</p> <p>The crime at the centre of the novel is shocking enough - a local schoolteacher, tied to a tree and stoned to death. There's something very medieval about the crime, and this is all that's needed for some people to connect the dots with potential suspects in the detention centre. Nicely wrapping up the idea that the killer couldn't be a local and demonising a group of people that simply don't need further demonising. Helps that there's connections between the victim and the centre.</p> <p>Stepping back into the town as the "big city cop", it takes a while for Manolis to process his personal connection to Cobb, understandable really when the local population seems to spend their entire lives obsessed with alcohol, fighting, prejudice and finding anybody else to blame for their plight. The dysfunction nicely reflected by local cops - a sergeant with a drinking problem; a bereaved female constable; and an indigenous, gay young constable who is bullied by just about everybody.</p> <p>There are absolutely no punches pulled by the author in THE STONING. This is Australian rural noir at it's scathing, pointed absolute best. Uncomfortable reading, it was nonetheless absolutely riveting and it nailed everything about the environment, people, weather and desperation that makes up the subgenre. The sense of place is spot on, the characters utterly believable, the action unrelenting and the reality in your face, brutal and unapologetically so.</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/stoning-peter-papathanasiou" data-a2a-title="The Stoning, Peter Papathanasiou"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.austcrimefiction.org%2Freview%2Fstoning-peter-papathanasiou&amp;title=The%20Stoning%2C%20Peter%20Papathanasiou"></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--20"> <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="15575" 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--18"> <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/stoning" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/stoning.jpg?itok=wPka-oQ-" width="136" height="220" alt="The Stoning" 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/peter-papathanasiou" hreflang="en">Peter Papathanasiou</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">9781925760798</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--19"> <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>A small outback town wakes to a savage murder.</p> <p>Molly Abbott, a popular teacher at the local school, is found taped to a tree and stoned to death. Suspicion falls on the refugees at the new detention centre on Cobb’s northern outskirts. Tensions are high between immigrants and some of the town’s residents.</p> <p>Detective Sergeant Georgios ‘George’ Manolis is despatched to his childhood hometown to investigate. His late father immigrated to Australia in the 1950s, where he was first housed at the detention centre’s predecessor – a migrant camp. He later ran the town’s only milk bar.</p> <p>Within minutes of George’s arrival, it is clear that Cobb is not the same place he left as a child. The town once thrived, but now it’s disturbingly poor and derelict, with the local police chief it seemingly deserves. As Manolis negotiates his new colleagues’ antagonism and the simmering anger of a community destroyed by alcohol and drugs, the ghosts of his own past flicker to life. His work is his calling, his centre, but now he finds many of the certainties of his life are crumbling.</p> <p>White skin, black skin, brown skin – everyone is a suspect in this tautly written novel that explores the nature of prejudice and keeps the reader guessing to the last. <em>The Stoning</em> is an atmospheric page-turner, a brilliant crime novel with superb characters, but also a nuanced and penetrating insight into the heart of a country intent on gambling with its soul.</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/2318" hreflang="en">#review</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2387" hreflang="en">Review</a></div> <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/3434" hreflang="en">#ruralnoir</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5629" hreflang="en">The Stoning</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5481" hreflang="en">Peter Papathanasiou</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="js-form-wrapper form-wrapper form-item js-form-item panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--21"> <div class="panel-heading"> <a aria-controls="bootstrap-panel--21--content" aria-expanded="true" aria-pressed="true" data-toggle="collapse" role="button" class="panel-title" href="#bootstrap-panel--21--content">RELATED POSTS</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--21--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-ce86c3db8c3f57ab47836d6e029d7cff3c987fa6266f1baf70592b3d9f4ea589"> <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/stoning-peter-papathanasiou" hreflang="en">The Stoning, Peter Papathanasiou</a> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-uid"><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> </article> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-created">Thursday, March 17, 2022 </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=15764&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="ll8q9wA2z2XRI6HmpHCHfBOI7GbjEPxcH5mKifpfufg"></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> Thu, 17 Mar 2022 06:29:36 +0000 Karen 15764 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/stoning-peter-papathanasiou#comments Auē, Becky Manawatu https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/aue-becky-manawatu <div data-history-node-id="15226" 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--22"> <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> Auē, Becky Manawatu </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="/index.php/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 href="https://www.twitter.com/kcfromaustcrime" > <span class='fa fa-twitter fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Austcrimefiction-301462913750409/" > <span class='fa fa-facebook fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a 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, March 1, 2022</div> <div class="review-body-ds field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><blockquote> <p>Auē: 1. (verb) (-tia) to cry, howl, groan, wail, bawl.</p> <p>Nō tō mātau mōhiotanga kua mate, kāore i ārikarika te auē o ō mātau waha (HP 1991:19). / When we knew that she had died we howled our eyes out.</p> <p><a href="https://maoridictionary.co.nz/word/524">https://maoridictionary.co.nz/word/524</a></p> </blockquote> <p>Understanding the meaning of the verb auē doesn't quite cover the visceral, gut-wrenching capacity of it in the way that the novel AUĒ depicts it. The characters in this novel experience it in all sorts of ways, including love, lamentation, surprise, annoyance, and sorrow.</p> <p>AUĒ is on one level, a brutal novel. The subject matter is challenging, confronting and profoundly sorrowful. On another level it's hopeful, the voices that tell their stories are glorious, deeply human and cautiously optimistic. There's amazing writing here, telling difficult tales of human failure in a delicate, almost lyrical style, never downplaying the awfulness but somehow adding hope and light to some pretty dark subject matter.</p> <p>To be clear, it's the darkest of dark subjects at points, with gun violence, animal cruelty, domestic violence, gang culture and drug addiction. Interwoven into those darker aspects there are insights into local belief systems and glimpses of love and the support and care of family. It also carefully explores the legacy of inter-generational trauma and learned behaviours.</p> <p>The story is told from three different perspectives, Ārama (eight year old boy), Taukiri (his older brother) and a couple, Jade and Toko. The story is told in alternating viewpoints with the two boys in the present and the couple in the past. Alongside the telling of these three different perspectives are moments of description of place that are breathtakingly beautiful, but it's the internal monologues, pictures and views of the main characters that are the most descriptive, illuminating and sobering. There are also touches from another world, a view from the wind or a spirit, giving perspective and providing deeper understanding.</p> <p>It's this aspect that makes AUĒ comparable to Alan Duff's ONCE WERE WARRIORS, but a completely different undertaking. They both touch on the same subject matter, the same violence, drug culture, domestic abuse and inter-generational trauma, but AUĒ, on reflection (and you'll be doing a lot of that after reading it), seemed to this reader to be like, but not the same as the other. Perhaps it's the sheer beauty of the voices of the characters here, perhaps it was the little touches of humanity - the coping mechanisms, the bandaids Ārama uses to cover up emotional and physical hurts.</p> <p>Whatever it was AUĒ was gut-wrenching, uplifting, saddening to the point of tears, horrifying to the point of having to put it down, and hopeful to the point of more tears.</p> <p> </p> <p>AUĒ has been shortlisted for the 2020 Ngaio Marsh Awards for Best and Best First Novel (eventually winning the Award for Best Crime novel).</p> <p>The entire shortlist for the 2020 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best First Novel is:</p> <p><a href="https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/tuggas-mob-stephen-johnson">Tugga's Mob, Stephen Johnson</a><br /><a href="https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/aue-becky-manawatu">Aue, Becky Manawatu (also shortlisted for Best Novel)</a><br /><a href="https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/nancys-rwr-mcdonald">The Nancys, R.W.R. McDonald (also shortlisted for Best Novel)</a> *<br /><a href="https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/void">Into the Void, Christina O'Reilly</a></p> <p>The entire shortlist for the 2020 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Novel is:</p> <p><a href="https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/whatever-it-takes-paul-cleave">Whatever It Takes, Paul Cleave</a><br /><a href="https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/girl-tree-house-gudrun-frerichs">Girl From The Treehouse, Gudrun Frerichs</a><br /><a href="https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/aue-becky-manawatu">Aue, Becky Manawatu (also shortlisted for Best First Novel)</a> *<br /><a href="https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/nancys-rwr-mcdonald">The Nancys, R.W.R. McDonald</a><br /><a href="https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/clearing-jp-pomare-0">In The Clearing, J.P. Pomare</a><br /><a href="https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/wild-card">The Wild Card, Renee</a></p> <p> </p> <p>* Category Winner</p> <p> </p> <p>Originally published August 2020, promoted on the release of the AUS version from Scribe Publications: <a href="https://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/books/aue-9781922585295">https://scribepublications.com.au/books-authors/books/aue-9781922585295</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/aue-becky-manawatu" data-a2a-title="Auē, Becky Manawatu"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.austcrimefiction.org%2Freview%2Faue-becky-manawatu&amp;title=Au%C4%93%2C%20Becky%20Manawatu"></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--23"> <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="15000" 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--33"> <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/aue" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/aue.jpg?itok=kjZj3m27" width="146" height="220" alt="Auē" 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/becky-manawatu" hreflang="en">Becky Manawatu</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">9780995111028</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/1699" hreflang="en">2019</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--34"> <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>Taukiri was born into sorrow. Auē can be heard in the sound of the sea he loves and hates, and in the music he draws out of the guitar that was his father’s. It spills out of the gang violence that killed his father and sent his mother into hiding, and the shame he feels about abandoning his eight-year-old brother to a violent home.</p> <p>But Ārama is braver than he looks, and he has a friend and his friend has a dog, and the three of them together might just be strong enough to turn back the tide of sorrow. As long as there’s aroha to give and stories to tell and a good supply of plasters.</p> <p>Here is a novel that is both raw and sublime, a compelling new voice in New Zealand fiction. Haere mai, Becky Manawatu.</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/2388" hreflang="en">#yeahnoir</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5026" hreflang="en">#newzealand</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5174" hreflang="en">Aue</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/21" hreflang="en">New Zealand</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2318" hreflang="en">#review</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="js-form-wrapper form-wrapper form-item js-form-item panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--24"> <div class="panel-heading"> <a aria-controls="bootstrap-panel--24--content" aria-expanded="true" aria-pressed="true" data-toggle="collapse" role="button" class="panel-title" href="#bootstrap-panel--24--content">RELATED POSTS</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--24--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-df6696d948ae20b462682e3a2bce991f76518232f2044fb8f649f7ca97c63e7e"> <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/aue-becky-manawatu" hreflang="en">Auē, Becky Manawatu</a> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-uid"><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> </article> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-created">Tuesday, March 1, 2022 </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="views-field views-field-type">Blog </td> <td class="views-field views-field-title"><a href="/blog/through-eyes-children-debut-tales-win-ngaio-marsh-awards" hreflang="en">Through the eyes of children: debut tales win Ngaio Marsh Awards</a> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-uid"><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> </article> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-created">Monday, November 2, 2020 </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=15226&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="XaUkUTGJm0T3udlA5ST7BxKbUMxzJJYddn11a28JIVE"></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, 01 Mar 2022 01:20:23 +0000 Karen 15226 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/aue-becky-manawatu#comments Consolation, Garry Disher https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/consolation-garry-disher <div data-history-node-id="15698" 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--25"> <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> Consolation, Garry Disher </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="/index.php/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 href="https://www.twitter.com/kcfromaustcrime" > <span class='fa fa-twitter fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Austcrimefiction-301462913750409/" > <span class='fa fa-facebook fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a 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, February 17, 2022</div> <div class="review-body-ds field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><strong>Australia’s leading writer of rural crime fiction, Garry Disher, has been quietly crafting an excellent series set in the dry wheatbelt of South Australia. Full review at <a href="https://newtownreviewofbooks.com.au/garry-disher-consolation-reviewed-by-karen-chisholm/">Newtown Review of Books</a></strong></p> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_15 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/consolation-garry-disher" data-a2a-title="Consolation, Garry Disher"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.austcrimefiction.org%2Freview%2Fconsolation-garry-disher&amp;title=Consolation%2C%20Garry%20Disher"></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--26"> <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="15683" 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--28"> <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/consolation" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/consolation.jpg?itok=E-Zr06Xj" width="144" height="220" alt="Consolation" 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/garry-disher" hreflang="en">Garry Disher</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">9781922268150</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/4845" hreflang="en">2020</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/860" hreflang="en">Hirsch</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">3</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--29"> <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>Winter in Tiverton.</p> <p>Constable Paul Hirschhausen has a snowdropper on his patch. Someone is stealing women’s underwear, and Hirsch knows enough about that kind of crime—how it can escalate—not to take it lightly.</p> <p>But the more immediate concerns are a call from the high school, a teacher worried about a student who may be in danger at home. Another call, a different school: a man enraged about the principal’s treatment of his daughter.</p> <p>A little girl in harm’s way and an elderly woman in danger. An absent father who isn’t where he’s supposed to be; another who flees to the back country armed with a rifle. Families under pressure. And the cold, seeping feeling that something is very, very wrong. </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/2318" hreflang="en">#review</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2387" hreflang="en">Review</a></div> <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/3361" hreflang="en">Rural Noir</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3434" hreflang="en">#ruralnoir</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5591" hreflang="en">Consolation</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/583" hreflang="en">Garry Disher</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="js-form-wrapper form-wrapper form-item js-form-item panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--27"> <div class="panel-heading"> <a aria-controls="bootstrap-panel--27--content" aria-expanded="true" aria-pressed="true" data-toggle="collapse" role="button" class="panel-title" href="#bootstrap-panel--27--content">RELATED POSTS</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--27--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-0c6df93390f734dfd336b484b41550dee103b982cbc3f5399df12a10c7aabf51"> <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/consolation-garry-disher" hreflang="en">Consolation, Garry Disher</a> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-uid"><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> </article> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-created">Thursday, February 17, 2022 </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=15698&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="23YCjdtJtrt9bypDkJ9kJMKnWo0kJeQZqSLf4mUIqnQ"></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> Thu, 17 Feb 2022 06:35:13 +0000 Karen 15698 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/consolation-garry-disher#comments Doc: The life and times of Aussie rock legend Doc Neeson, Anne Souter & Jon Bradshaw https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/doc-life-and-times-aussie-rock-legend-doc-neeson-anne-souter-jon-bradshaw <div data-history-node-id="15697" 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--28"> <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> Doc: The life and times of Aussie rock legend Doc Neeson, Anne Souter &amp; Jon Bradshaw </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="/index.php/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 href="https://www.twitter.com/kcfromaustcrime" > <span class='fa fa-twitter fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Austcrimefiction-301462913750409/" > <span class='fa fa-facebook fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a 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 16, 2022</div> <div class="review-body-ds field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>I was one of those girls, right up the back of the venue, watching The Angels. The band mostly keeping to the shadows, statues in the dark, playing hard driving, LOUD, guitar based rock and roll. In the spotlights, at the front, more often than not, hanging from the scaffolding, dressed in all sorts of costumery / theatrical and impossibly gorgeous, was Doc Neeson. Teasing (antagonising) the audience, throwing himself around with (what turned out to be) no regard for his personal health at all. In those days, ridiculously tall, utterly mesmerising with his wild hair, wild / driven eyes, and wild wild wild singing, you never came away from an Angels gig disappointed. Mildly deaf, utterly exhausted, totally exhilarated and feeling reckless, excited, possessed, they were heady days back then. Rock and roll was in the pubs and big venues, it was loud, it was sweaty, it was vaguely pissed and it was my young years. Loved it. Loved the Angels, loved every single gig of theirs I was lucky enough to see - have left strict instructions for no funeral but the pub will be playing Am I Ever Gonna See Your Face again - NOT the ballad version.</p> <p>This book was my Christmas present to me, bought as soon as I could get my hands on it, dragged to the top of the reading pile on purpose. It starts out with Jon Bradshaw's recollections of Doc's early childhood and in particular his arrival in Elizabeth South Australia, the eldest of a large Catholic tribe of kids, the boy whose education was interrupted by the need to help out with the family, the kid who came to love music, and showed quite the propensity for the business side of the industry from an early age.</p> <p>Doc went on to spend time in the military, and in (of all things) a jug band, before working his way into the rock world. And you have to give all the Angels points for their work ethic which was unbelievable, as was their propensity to in fight, bitch at each other, tear themselves apart and shoot themselves in the feet on regular occasions. Followers of the Australian rock scene will know the story of the Angels, Angel City, Doc Neeson's Angels, The Angels 100% and all the other incarnations, they'll probably also know the story of the legendary break up of friendships, the chaos of broken personal relationships and the general mess that seemed to straighten itself out, only to disintegrate again.</p> <p>The second part of the book is the more personal recollections of Anne Souter, Doc's partner at the end, although Doc's concept of relationships and other people's might vary a little - he was a tricky man to tie down it seems, and bloody impossible to be around if he was corralled in any way. He was also a very unwell man, a car accident left him with life-long injuries, numerous concussions and head bumps created complications, and a number of serious illnesses limited him severely - most of which weren't necessarily known about widely at the time. He was such a driven, success orientated person that these set backs badly affected him, created a world that he really struggled to navigate in at times.</p> <p>Despite all of those setbacks he was always known as a hard man of rock, dangerous and daring on the stage, Doc was also the sort of man that cared for an injured lizard, befriended a possum, loved a lot of women and fathered multiple sons (one he didn't know about for years). He was loved by many, annoyed a lot (often the same people) and he was most definitely his own man. Tricky, maybe. Original, definitely. We were lucky to be young in those days, in the pub rock, mad days of dancing until silly o'clock, and then dancing in the streets afterwards. Dodging fights, and a heap of bad things that went on as well (no rose coloured glasses), we saw the beginnings of a music industry that feels like it's uniquely Australian. Loud, mad, bad, crazy and so much fun. So very very much fun and it was people like Doc that made it that way for the rest of us.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_15 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/doc-life-and-times-aussie-rock-legend-doc-neeson-anne-souter-jon-bradshaw" data-a2a-title="Doc: The life and times of Aussie rock legend Doc Neeson, Anne Souter &amp; Jon Bradshaw"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.austcrimefiction.org%2Freview%2Fdoc-life-and-times-aussie-rock-legend-doc-neeson-anne-souter-jon-bradshaw&amp;title=Doc%3A%20The%20life%20and%20times%20of%20Aussie%20rock%20legend%20Doc%20Neeson%2C%20Anne%20Souter%20%26%20Jon%20Bradshaw"></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--29"> <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="15696" 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--36"> <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/doc-life-and-times-aussie-rock-legend-doc-neeson" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/doc-neeson.jpg?itok=Ncl9Dg0A" width="144" height="220" alt="Doc: The life and times of Aussie rock legend Doc Neeson" 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/anne-souter" hreflang="en">Anne Souter</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/author/jon-bradshaw" hreflang="en">Jon Bradshaw</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--37"> <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>He was a legend of Australian rock, the front man who lived as hard and as wildly as he performed . . . this is his story.</strong></p> <p>Often compared to David Bowie and Mick Jagger, Doc Neeson was hailed as a 'messianic rock god'.</p> <p>He was thumping, pumping, sweaty hard rock. He commanded the stage. He was unstoppable. He was terrifying. He was wild. He was a legend. And as their front man, Doc propelled the Angels to become the highest paid band in Australia in the 1980s and 1990s. With massive album sales in Australia and a US record deal, global superstardom seemed assured . . . but then everything started to fall apart.</p> <p>This is Doc's story with the highs, the lows, the girls, the booze, the drugs, the tours, the good deeds, the crazy antics, the dark days and the great split that shattered the Angels. When he died in 2014 from a brain tumour, a black veil came down over a generation of Australian rock fans.</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/5588" hreflang="en">#biography</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5589" hreflang="en">#docneeson</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5590" hreflang="en">Doc Neeson</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5587" hreflang="en">Jon Bradshaw</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/5586" hreflang="en">Anne Souter</a></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="js-form-wrapper form-wrapper form-item js-form-item panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--30"> <div class="panel-heading"> <a aria-controls="bootstrap-panel--30--content" aria-expanded="true" aria-pressed="true" data-toggle="collapse" role="button" class="panel-title" href="#bootstrap-panel--30--content">RELATED POSTS</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--30--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-c5dea5a12ddb2b81fa3a48067e8942f6805bbc912e58ef83b9c3d8b416843a69"> <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/doc-life-and-times-aussie-rock-legend-doc-neeson-anne-souter-jon-bradshaw" hreflang="en">Doc: The life and times of Aussie rock legend Doc Neeson, Anne Souter &amp; Jon Bradshaw</a> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-uid"><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> </article> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-created">Wednesday, February 16, 2022 </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=15697&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="Z6AcW83UF52F_kDYnhUZVrp76Vkl3BsNRZYAjqYHVj4"></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> Wed, 16 Feb 2022 00:31:57 +0000 Karen 15697 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/doc-life-and-times-aussie-rock-legend-doc-neeson-anne-souter-jon-bradshaw#comments