I am currently reading "The Broken Shore" by Peter Temple. I admit I was a little slow getting into it, but I am now completely hooked. At first, I was afraid that I would be bogged down by the slang, but there is a handy Aussie glossary in the back. Next, I want to tackle Arthur Upfield's classic Bony series and some Shane Maloney.
I was fortunate enough to visit the land Down Under in the early 1980s while I was in the Navy and have never forgotten my brief time there.
I know there are some Aussies out there in Crimespace. Who are some of your favorite Aussie crime writers?