Benjamin Stevenson 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 class="social-media-link-icon--twitter" href="https://www.twitter.com/kcfromaustcrime" > <span class='fab fa-twitter fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--facebook" href="https://www.facebook.com/Austcrimefiction-301462913750409/" > <span class='fab fa-facebook fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--email" href="mailto:karen@austcrimefiction.org" > <span class='fa fa-envelope fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> </ul> </article> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-post-date field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item">Monday, 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--4"> <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 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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 Either Side of Midnight, Benjamin Stevenson https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/either-side-midnight-benjamin-stevenson <div data-history-node-id="15253" 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--6"> <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> Either Side of Midnight, 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 class="social-media-link-icon--twitter" href="https://www.twitter.com/kcfromaustcrime" > <span class='fab fa-twitter fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--facebook" href="https://www.facebook.com/Austcrimefiction-301462913750409/" > <span class='fab fa-facebook fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> <li> <a class="social-media-link-icon--email" href="mailto:karen@austcrimefiction.org" > <span class='fa fa-envelope fa-2x'></span> </a> </li> </ul> </article> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-node-post-date field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item">Wednesday, September 23, 2020</div> <div class="review-body-ds field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Benjamin Stevenson's first book featuring documentary maker Jack Quick was a revelation, particularly when considered again, in hindsight, from the viewpoint of the second novel in the series. Quoting from my own review of GREENLIGHT at the time:</p> <blockquote> <p>"There's a something about GREENLIGHT that feels like a non-too-subtle dig at the commercialisation of true crime. There's always been a sub-set of true crime writing that's been about the crims, their exploits, personalities and too big to be believable criminal histories. Ranging from reflective and analytical in style, to tongue in cheek, many books and programs seem to have contributed to the rise of the "celebrity criminal".</p> <p>It's no surprise then that the rise and rise of the true crime investigative journalist is increasingly leaking over into the crime fiction realm, with GREENLIGHT by debut Australian author Benjamin Stevenson introducing documentary maker Jack Quick doing a major TV program on the murder of Eliza Daley. "</p> </blockquote> <p>Hinted at by me then, but discussed more succinctly by fellow AustCrime contributor Andrea Thompson is the central character of Jack Quick:</p> <blockquote> <p>"The mental health issues raised in this novel are not often addressed in fiction in relation to the males of our species. This is quite enlightening to read of, as negotiating your everyday working life around a full blown eating disorder is just another difficulty to your day. Jack’s character and life outside of his career are fully fleshed, and the read is all the better for it."</p> </blockquote> <p>Those mental health issues are explored more in EITHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT, from multiple perspectives, and it's the realisation that this is what's occurring that made this novel a serious page turner.</p> <blockquote> <p>"At 9.01pm, TV presenter Sam Midford delivers the monologue for his popular current affairs show Midnight Tonight. He seems nervous and the crew are convinced he's about to propose to his girlfriend live on air.</p> <p>Instead he pulls out a gun and shoots himself in the head."</p> </blockquote> <p>First assumptions are obviously suicide, but it's Sam's twin brother Harry who is convinced his brother was murdered. Convinced enough to hire now disgraced TV producer Jack Quick to investigate. That investigation is intertwined with the story of two struggling families. The twin brothers (born either side of midnight / hence the title of the novel) who have had a fractious, difficult relationship, in part initially it seems because ... brothers; but something was triggered by an event in their teenage years which has come back to bite them big time in the present. The other family is Jack's own. There's enough in this novel to fill in some of the background to Jack's torment and his mental health and physical challenges, although the extent of the damage is even more understandable if you've read the first novel.</p> <p>The truth of what happened in that TV studio, and why, goes to human behaviour that's had more attention in recent years, with some high profile cases in real life. Impossible to discuss here without major spoilers, there is a point at which the reader may very well work out the who and why, and even have some insight into the how, but the devastation, and destructive forces unleashed by this behaviour are part of what made this such a page turner.</p> <p>Along the way there's yet more insight into the damage that unresolved, or unaddressed, mental health issues can cause. It's good to see this approached from a male perspective in this case, but there's plenty here to be learnt about the human condition overall.</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/either-side-midnight-benjamin-stevenson" data-a2a-title="Either Side of Midnight, Benjamin Stevenson"><a class="a2a_dd addtoany_share" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share#url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.austcrimefiction.org%2Freview%2Feither-side-midnight-benjamin-stevenson&amp;title=Either%20Side%20of%20Midnight%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--9"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BOOK DETAILS</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-field-book field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"><div data-history-node-id="15191" class="row bs-2col node node--type-books node--view-mode-blogged-books"> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--left"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--7"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BOOK INFORMATION</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-field-book-cover field--type-image field--label-hidden field--items"> <div class="field--item"> <a href="/book/either-side-midnight" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/either-side-midnight.jpg?itok=71nJ-DkK" width="144" height="220" alt="Either Side of Midnight" 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">9780143795643</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> </div> </div> <div class="col-sm-6 bs-region bs-region--right"> <div class="form-item js-form-item form-wrapper js-form-wrapper panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--8"> <div class="panel-heading"> <div class="panel-title">BLURB</div> </div> <div class="panel-body"> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>An electrifying thriller with a mind-bending premise: One million viewers witness a popular TV presenter commit suicide live on air - yet his twin brother is convinced it was murder.</p> <p>How can it be murder when the victim pulled the trigger?</p> <p>At 9.01 pm, TV presenter Sam Midford delivers the monologue for his popular current affairs show Mr Midnight. He seems nervous and the crew are convinced he’s about to propose to his girlfriend live on air.</p> <p>Instead, he pulls out a gun and shoots himself in the head.</p> <p>Sam’s grief-stricken brother Harry is convinced his brother was murdered. But how can that be, when one million viewers witnessed Sam pull the trigger?</p> <p>Only Jack Quick, a disgraced television producer in the last days of a prison sentence, is desperate enough to take Harry’s money to investigate.</p> <p>But as Jack starts digging, he finds a mystery more complex than he first assumed. And if he’s not careful, he'll find out first-hand that there’s more than one way to kill someone . . </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/5196" hreflang="en">Either Side of Midnight</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--10"> <div class="panel-heading"> <a aria-controls="bootstrap-panel--10--content" aria-expanded="true" aria-pressed="true" data-toggle="collapse" role="button" class="panel-title" href="#bootstrap-panel--10--content">RELATED POSTS</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--10--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-045466c39d2358d4758ddf0e3ec304f4f61e6f11cc0571a0b1580bcbdd54acdf"> <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/either-side-midnight-benjamin-stevenson" hreflang="en">Either Side of Midnight, 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">Wednesday, September 23, 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=15253&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="uLKjIwaE03v3ZFusmuCkq_5WviFCSi9ICnkX7TKTEy0"></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> Wed, 23 Sep 2020 03:49:51 +0000 Karen 15253 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/review/either-side-midnight-benjamin-stevenson#comments #amreading Greenlight by Benjamin Stevenson https://www.austcrimefiction.org/blog/amreading-greenlight-benjamin-stevenson <span>#amreading Greenlight by Benjamin Stevenson</span> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Karen</a></span> <span>Mon, 24/09/2018 - 12:40 pm</span> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Another from the was reading pile (I've been computer avoiding for a few days).</p> <p><strong>From the Blurb:</strong></p> <p><em>Four years ago, in the small town of Birravale, Eliza Daley was murdered. Within hours, her killer was caught. Wasn’t he?</em></p> <p>So reads the opening titles of Jack Quick’s new true-crime documentary. A skilled producer, Jack knows that the bigger the conspiracy, the higher the ratings - and he claims Curtis Wade was convicted on flimsy evidence and shoddy police work. Millions of viewers agree.</p> <p>Just before the final episode, Jack uncovers a minor detail that may prove Curtis guilty after all. Convinced it will ruin his show, Jack disposes of the evidence and delivers the finale unedited, leading to Curtis's eventual release.</p> <p>Then a new victim is found bearing horrifying similarities to the original murder. Has Jack just helped a killer walk free?</p> <p>Determined to set things right, Jack returns to Birravale looking for answers. But with his own secrets lurking just beneath the surface, Jack knows more than anyone what a fine line it is between fact and fiction. Between life and death.</p> <p>Now there's only one option left. The truth.</p> </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/3221" hreflang="en">#amreading</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/2387" hreflang="en">Review</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/3362" hreflang="en">Greenlight</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/690" hreflang="en">Benjamin Stevenson</a></div> </div> </div> <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="2008" 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/greenlight" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/greenlight.jpg?itok=-uknQmM6" width="144" height="220" alt="Greenlight" 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">9780143789871</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/14" hreflang="en">2018</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>Four years ago Eliza Dacey was brutally murdered.</p> <p>Within hours, her killer was caught.</p> <p>Wasn’t he?</p> <p>So reads the opening titles of Jack Quick’s new true-crime documentary.</p> <p>A skilled producer, Jack knows that the bigger the conspiracy, the higher the ratings. Curtis Wade, convicted of Eliza’s murder on circumstantial evidence and victim of a biased police force, is the perfect subject. Millions of viewers agree.</p> <p>Just before the finale, Jack uncovers a minor detail that may prove Curtis guilty after all. Convinced it will ruin his show, Jack disposes of the evidence and delivers the finale unedited: proposing that Curtis is innocent.</p> <p>But when Curtis is released, and a new victim is found bearing horrifying similarities to the original murder, Jack realises that he may have helped a guilty man out of jail. And, as the only one who knows the real evidence of the case, he is the only one who can send him back … </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <section> <h2>Add new comment</h2> <drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderForm" arguments="0=node&amp;1=10630&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="ZSsL0thhyQg5VvPcDD1P_pFJV4cu60eQ0S5EWAEeIzc"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> Mon, 24 Sep 2018 02:40:29 +0000 Karen 10630 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/blog/amreading-greenlight-benjamin-stevenson#comments Benjamin Stevenson https://www.austcrimefiction.org/author/benjamin-stevenson <div data-history-node-id="1141" class="row bs-1col-stacked node node--type-author node--view-mode-rss"> <div class="col-sm-12 bs-region bs-region--main"> <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">Author Info</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--12--content" class="panel-body panel-collapse collapse fade in"> <div class="field field--name-node-title field--type-ds field--label-hidden field--item"><h2> Benjamin Stevenson </h2> </div> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Benjamin Stevenson is an award-winning stand-up comedian and author. He has sold out shows from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival all the way to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has appeared on ABCTV, Channel 10, and The Comedy Channel. Off-stage, Benjamin has worked for publishing houses and literary agencies in Australia and the USA.</p> </div> <div class="open-closed js-form-wrapper form-wrapper form-item js-form-item panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--11"> <div class="panel-heading"> <a aria-controls="bootstrap-panel--11--content" aria-expanded="false" aria-pressed="false" data-toggle="collapse" role="button" class="panel-title" href="#bootstrap-panel--11--content">Tags</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--11--content" class="panel-body panel-collapse collapse fade"> <div class="author-display-tags field field--name-field-country-of-origin field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Country of Origin</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/3" hreflang="en">Australia</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div 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js-view-dom-id-8adf40c38657daf2bf261013b25fd57987011d2c705edeb7e4bf6b67fe6f8db5"> <header> <h3>Books:</h3> </header> <h3>Series: </h3> <div id="views-bootstrap-attached-views-entity-view-1" class="grid views-view-grid horizontal"> <div class="row"> <div class="col col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6 col-lg-3 "> <div class="views-field views-field-field-book-cover"><div class="field-content"> <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="views-field views-field-title"><span class="field-content"><a href="/book/everyone-my-family-has-killed-someone" hreflang="en">Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone</a></span></div><div class="views-field views-field-field-year-of-publication"><div class="field-content">2022</div></div> 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alt="Greenlight" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div></div><div class="views-field views-field-title"><span class="field-content"><a href="/book/greenlight" hreflang="en">Greenlight</a></span></div><div class="views-field views-field-field-year-of-publication"><div class="field-content">2018</div></div> </div> </div> </div> <h3>Series: Audible Original</h3> <div id="views-bootstrap-attached-views-entity-view-1--2" class="grid views-view-grid horizontal"> <div class="row"> <div class="col col-xs-12 col-sm-12 col-md-6 col-lg-3 "> <div class="views-field views-field-field-book-cover"><div class="field-content"> <a href="/book/find-us" hreflang="en"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/book-covers/find-us.jpg?itok=4F0olH2h" width="220" height="220" alt="Find Us" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </a> </div></div><div class="views-field views-field-title"><span class="field-content"><a href="/book/find-us" hreflang="en">Find Us</a></span></div><div class="views-field views-field-field-year-of-publication"><div class="field-content">2021</div></div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="js-form-wrapper form-wrapper form-item js-form-item panel panel-default" id="bootstrap-panel--14"> <div class="panel-heading"> <a aria-controls="bootstrap-panel--14--content" aria-expanded="true" aria-pressed="true" data-toggle="collapse" role="button" class="panel-title" href="#bootstrap-panel--14--content">Posts About This Author</a> </div> <div id="bootstrap-panel--14--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_4 js-view-dom-id-d14fb87909246630565110e3f642ed83a6c741d76d031fcfeae016077bb5db53"> <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> <tr> <td class="views-field views-field-type">Review </td> <td class="views-field views-field-title"><a href="/review/either-side-midnight-benjamin-stevenson" hreflang="en">Either Side of Midnight, 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">Wednesday, September 23, 2020 </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="views-field views-field-type">Blog </td> <td class="views-field views-field-title"><a href="/blog/2018-reading-reminiscences" hreflang="en">2018 Reading Reminiscences</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, January 7, 2019 </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="views-field views-field-type">Review </td> <td class="views-field views-field-title"><a href="/review/greenlight-benjamin-stevenson" hreflang="en">Greenlight, 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">Tuesday, September 25, 2018 </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="views-field views-field-type">Blog </td> <td class="views-field views-field-title"><a href="/blog/amreading-greenlight-benjamin-stevenson" hreflang="en">#amreading Greenlight by 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, September 24, 2018 </td> </tr> <tr> <td class="views-field views-field-type">Review </td> <td class="views-field views-field-title"><a href="/review/greenlight-benjamin-stevenson-1" hreflang="en">Greenlight, Benjamin Stevenson</a> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-uid"><article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/92"> <div class="field field--name-field-display-name field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Andrea Thompson</div> </article> </td> <td class="views-field views-field-created">Sunday, September 2, 2018 </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=1141&amp;2=field_comments&amp;3=comment" token="5-IH-tI8fufN4WMCcsaK37YHhMfPDz8mMxvvYkRTzq8"></drupal-render-placeholder> </section> </div> </div> Thu, 26 Oct 2017 04:17:46 +0000 Karen 1141 at https://www.austcrimefiction.org https://www.austcrimefiction.org/author/benjamin-stevenson#comments