The Dry

It hasn’t rained in Kiewarra for years, but is that really enough to drive a well-loved local farmer to suicide, taking most of his family…

Bay of Martyrs

Written by Tony Black and Matt Neal —  Tony Black is a past master of crime writing with 13 novels to his name and seven…

The Dry

Written by Jane Harper — The town of Kiewarra, somewhere in rural south-eastern Australia, is a community on the brink. A drought is making life extremely…

Gunshine State

Written by Andrew Nette — “Beautiful one day, perfect the next.” That’s how Queensland, Australia’s advertising campaign Sunshine State describes the weather in the country’s second…

Straight Jacket

Written by Adrian Deans — I’m an advocate of judging a book by its cover. When you’re walking through a bookstore, or even browsing on…

Beams Falling

PM Newton’s Beams Falling features Sydney detective Nhu ‘Ned’ Kelly who, because of her Vietnamese background, is given responsibility for cleaning up clean up Cabramatta,…

Beams Falling

Written by PM Newton — Beams Falling easily could be labeled a police procedural. It’s an easy mistake to make considering the author spent 13…

Cairo

Written by Chris Womersley — Based on the true story of the theft of Pablo Picasso’s Weeping Woman from the National Gallery in Victoria, Australia…

Interview: Helen FitzGerald

Helen Fitzgerald’s latest novel, The Cry, looks set to be one of 2013’s most talked about psychological thrillers. It’s he story of a young couple…

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The Cry

Written by Helen FitzGerald — Helen FitzGerald is one of those authors you just can’t pigeonhole. She roves across the genres, producing works of dark comedy…

SummerCrime: Holiday reads for 2013

Crime novels, with their abundant local colour and detail, are excellent travel companions. If you’re heading to a popular holiday destination this summer, why not…

Ian Rankin to headline at Melbourne

Here’s a little bulletin for our readers down under… Get yourself over to the Crime and Justice Festival hosted in Melbourne 16-18 November, and you’ll…

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The Bat

Written by Jo Nesbo, translated by Don Bartlett — Did you read the last Harry Hole book, Phantom? If you did you’ll know that the…

Look who’s writing for us III

Having recruited talented book reviewers in the UK, Canada and the United States, in a territorial swoop reminiscent of the board game Risk, we can…

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