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2014 Ned Kelly Shortlists - Australian Crime Fiction / True Crime

Announced last night - winners to be announced in September at the Brisbane Writers Festival:2014 BEST CRIME NOVELGarry Disher, BITTER WASH ROADKathryn Fox, FATAL IMPACTAdrian McKinty, IN THE MORNING I’LL BE GONEPM Newton, BEAMS FALLINGStephen Orr, ONE BOY MISSINGAngela Savage, THE DYING BEACH2014 BEST FIRST CRIME NOVELPeter Cotton, DEAD CAT BOUNCECandice Fox, HADESAlex Hammond, BLOOD WITNESSEllie Marney, EVERY BREATH2014 BEST TRUE CRIMEPaul Dale, DISGRACED?John Kidman & Denise Hofman,…See More
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Looking for William Leonard Marshall and W. Glenn Duncan (on behalf of AustCrimeWriters.com)

All... on behalf of the Australian Crime Writers Association, we've got a member looking for William Leonard Marshall (author of the Yellowstreet novels set in Hong Kong) and W. Glenn Duncan (author of the Rafferty novels set in Texas) who may now be living in Australia (or not).If anybody can help would you mind dropping a line to us via an email (this is a…See More
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Australian Crime Writers Association - November is Competitions, Prizes and Members

November is ACWA’s membership month.Australia’s premier organisation for crime, thriller and mystery writers, ACWA, is looking for members AND you don’t have to be an author to join (although our authors are really welcome :) ). Crime readers are being offered free Associate Membership with lots of prizes to be won during a month long membership drive.(Australia only for most prizes sorry).See More
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Review - Drive By, Michael Duffy

Title:  DRIVE BYAuthor: Michael DuffyISBN: 9781743312636Year of Publication: 2013Publisher: Allen & UnwinCategory: Crime FictionLocation: SydneyBook SynopsisJohn Habib is the mechanic son of a Muslim Lebanese-Australian crime family in Sydney's Western suburbs. His oldest brother is in a maximum security prison, his middle brother is becoming increasingly fundamentalist, and his younger brother Rafi is on trial for a murder he swears he didn't commit. John has no reason to disbelieve Rafi…See More
Aug 6, 2013
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Review - If I Tell You... I'll Have to Kill You, edited by Michael Robotham

What is the secret to good crime writing? No one better to ask than a group of Australia's leading crime writers. Their conclusions are fascinating, provocative, often surprising, and they are all drawn from the hard school of personal experience. What pieces of advice do the writers have in common? That there is no substitute for hard work! One tells us there is no such thing as writer's block - "just do it" is a common theme. There is a fun part though: research. The writers could not vary…See More
Jul 24, 2013
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Review - Dark Horse, Honey Brown

Title:  DARK HORSEAuthor Name:  Honey BrownAuthor's Home Country:  AustraliaISBN:  9781921901539Year of Publication:  2013Publisher:  Michael JosephCategory:  ThrillerLocation:  Victorian CountryBook SynopsisIt's Christmas morning on the edge of the rugged Mortimer Ranges. Sarah Barnard saddles Tansy, her black mare. She is heading for the bush, escaping the reality of her broken marriage and her bankrupted trail-riding business.Sarah seeks solace in the ranges. When a flash flood traps her on…See More
May 7, 2013

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Pyrenees Ranges, Victoria, Australia
About Me:
A reader. A constant reader. Less than 200 books in Mt TBR will cause me to break out in an uncontrollable panic sweat. Failure to stand in the middle of a well-stocked book store once a fortnight causes further panic attacks. The arrival of a Postpak full of review books causes uncontrollable shivers of joy. Basically I'm a simple creature - feed me books, ignore the dust and crud in the house and tell me about your favourite author.
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http://www.austcrimefiction.org
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Crime fiction in all its guises! I love Reginald Hill's books, I'm a huge fan of Scandinavian crime writers - Mankell, Wahloo and Sjowall, Nesbo, Fossum, Alvtegen, Larsson and their ilk. Indridason from Iceland is another favourite as well. Louise Welsh, Caro Ramsay, Denise Mina, Christopher Brookmyre and many Scottish authors as well.

In terms of local writers Adrian Hyland, Peter Temple, Shane Maloney, Malla Nunn, Lindy Cameron, Caroline Shaw, David Owen, Geoff McGeachin, Paul Thomas, Leigh Redhead, Katherine Howell, JR Carroll, Paul Cleave, Claire McNab and......

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TV: Unit One, Eagle - Crime Odyssey, Dalziel & Pascoe, Black Books, Spicks & Specks, Kingswood Country

Movies: Bollywood! oh and Gangster Number 1, Layer Cake, Lock Stock etc recently (don't watch many movies).


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2014 Ned Kelly Shortlists - Australian Crime Fiction / True Crime

Announced last night - winners to be announced in September at the Brisbane Writers Festival:

2014 BEST CRIME NOVEL

Garry Disher, BITTER WASH ROAD

Kathryn Fox, FATAL IMPACT

Adrian McKinty, IN THE MORNING I’LL BE GONE

PM Newton, BEAMS FALLING

Stephen Orr, ONE BOY MISSING

Angela Savage, THE DYING BEACH

2014 BEST FIRST CRIME NOVEL

Peter Cotton, DEAD CAT BOUNCE

Candice Fox, HADES

Alex Hammond, BLOOD…

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Posted on August 10, 2014 at 2:00am

Looking for William Leonard Marshall and W. Glenn Duncan (on behalf of AustCrimeWriters.com)

All... on behalf of the Australian Crime Writers Association, we've got a member looking for William Leonard Marshall (author of the Yellowstreet novels set in Hong Kong) and W. Glenn Duncan (author of the Rafferty novels set in Texas) who may now be living in Australia (or not).

If anybody can help would you mind dropping a line to us via an …

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Posted on January 6, 2014 at 12:09pm

Australian Crime Writers Association - November is Competitions, Prizes and Members

November is ACWA’s membership month.

Australia’s premier organisation for crime, thriller and mystery writers, ACWA, is looking for members AND you don’t have to be an author to join (although our authors are really welcome :) ). Crime readers are being offered free Associate Membership with lots of prizes to be…

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Posted on October 31, 2013 at 2:30pm

Review - The Dying Beach, Angela Savage

The Dying Beach is the third Jayne Keeney book from Angela Savage, following on closely from Behind the Night Bazaar and The Half-Child. The series is set in various parts of Thailand, a country Private Investigator Keeney, originally from Melbourne, loves and feels a strong affinity for. Review at …

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Posted on August 8, 2013 at 8:54pm

Review - Dead Cat Bounce, Peter Cotton

The body of popular Environment Minister and leadership contender Susan Wright turns up on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin in the company of a recently deceased cat likewise dumped in the mud. Then a particularly unpopular government head-kicker (aka ‘advisor’) is found in similar circumstances, followed by further disappearances. including the kidnapping of our central hero – Detective Darren Glass. Review at …

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Posted on August 8, 2013 at 8:45pm

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At 6:31am on November 23, 2010, Ian Frankland said…
Thanks for the contact Karen.
I am relieved that someone else appreciates Bill James, I have walked around the 2nd Hand bookstores of Melbourne and been told that he doesn't exist!
Regards

Ian
At 3:13pm on October 1, 2010, David Whish-Wilson said…
Thanks Karen, much appreciated...
At 1:16pm on October 1, 2010, David Whish-Wilson said…
Thanks for the welcome Karen (have been a fan austcrimefiction.org for a while), and hope you enjoy the book (if you need a review copy let me know). Looking forward to acquainting myself with crimespace better over the coming days...cheers...
At 1:58pm on September 30, 2010, Ian Edward said…
Karen, thanks for the invite from a fellow Aussie. I know exactly what you mean about finding an inner calm hanging out in the local bookstore (or any bookstore for that matter!)
At 9:54am on September 30, 2010, Lee Franklin said…
Hi Karen, nice to meet a fellow Aussie from the bush! I hope the Vic fires didn't effect you too much, we had our own here in 2007 and almost lost everything. There's nothing like country air to fuel the reading bug is there? ;)
At 12:34pm on August 2, 2010, Simon Fenn said…
Hi Karen...nice to see u :)
At 7:11pm on July 2, 2010, Vic said…
as you know - quackers = eeekkkk! I much prefer the four pawed hairy, slobbery and dopey :) And enjoying CS very much already!
At 11:23am on July 2, 2010, Vic said…
nice to see someone from the bush with an avian bent :) Just avoid the bigger quackers!
At 12:01am on July 2, 2010, Shane Maloney said…
I like your dogs.
At 10:48pm on April 15, 2010, Helene Young said…
Ha, housework is sooo over rated, Karen.

I had a fabulous night with Sisters Inc! Very nervous but they were all so lovely and Lindy kept the room buzzing so I had a ball.
 
 
 

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