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Sense of Place

There's been a few discussions here recently about favourite books, most memorable books and so on, but I'm reading City of Spies by Simon…

Started by Karen from AustCrime

18 Mar 31, 2007
Reply by Karen from AustCrime

Finding Time to Read

The other day, Dave White started a discussion about finding time to write. What about finding time to read? A few other discussions have a…

Started by Gerald So

21 Mar 28, 2007
Reply by anabrazil

Who Are You Taking To Bed? (READERS wanted)

I just finished Carol Anne Davis's Sob Story. Davis is a new (to me) author who writes intense psychological thrillers. Now, I'll be rev…

Started by Sandra Ruttan

54 Mar 28, 2007
Reply by Joy Calderwood

Early influences

What books influenced you as a child? I loved TREASURE ISLAND and still remember the scene in JOHNNY TREMAIN when his injury occurred. T…

Started by Harry Hunsicker

33 Mar 28, 2007
Reply by Merrill Young


If you had to choose, which fictional protagonist would you like to have on your side in a bar room brawl? My choice would have to be Reach…

Started by DADavenport

27 Mar 26, 2007
Reply by Karen from AustCrime

"Comfort Reading"?

Wikipedia defines comfort food as a food or drink that someone turns to because of "familiarity, simplicity, and/or pleasant associations."…

Started by Graham Powell

13 Mar 23, 2007
Reply by Laura Root

Equivocal Ambiguity

This morning I find myself pondering ambiguity in crime fiction. (Before you start rolling your eyes and thinking I need to get out more...…

Started by Karen from AustCrime

8 Mar 23, 2007
Reply by Karen from AustCrime

Your top ten all time fav novels?

I'm sure this has been done here before by now ( perhaps even many times by now ... ), but I couldn't spot one that had been done in the re…

Started by bluerosekiller

25 Mar 21, 2007
Reply by Alice Morgan

Crime novels where the crime does not take place...

Can anyone think of examples where the expected crime does not take place and yet the story is still satisfying and you don't feel cheated?…

Started by Patricia Abbott

14 Mar 20, 2007
Reply by Karen from AustCrime

Character crushes: anything to confess?

Okay folks it's the weekend and any excuse will do for a bit of lighthearted discussion. Except this one involves a little 'fessing up, too…

Started by Julie Morrigan

11 Mar 18, 2007
Reply by Julie Morrigan


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