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Started this discussion. Last reply by Barbara Fister May 3, 2007.


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Melbourne, Australia
About Me:
Author and filmmaker. Author of the Belinda Lawrence mystery series, CAPABLE OF MURDER, THE EMBROIDERED CORPSE, BLOODY HAM, A CANTERBURY CRIME. Many years' experience in the Australian Film Industry in areas of production, direction, editing and writing. Editing credits include The Chant Of Jimmie Blacksmith, Odd Angry Shot, The Devil's Playground, Long Weekend, Sex Is A Four-Letter Word and the comedy, Dags.

Received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Australian Film Editors Guild and an Australian Film Institute award for Best Editing for Frog Dreaming. First feature film produced and directed, A City's Child, won an AFI award for actress Monica Maughan and was screened at the London Film Festival as well as Edinburgh, Montreal, Chicago and Adelaide, where it won the Gold Southern Cross Advertiser Award for Best Australian Film.
I Am A:
Books And Authors I Like:
Peter Lovesey, Simon Brett, M.C.Beaton, Robert Barnard.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
UK films. Comedies. Murder Mysteries.

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Five Cozy Mysteries.

Australian author, Brian Kavanagh, brings new excitement into the world of cozy mysteries. With crimes linked to historical items and events: a spirited young Australian sleuth and her flamboyant English partner, the series adds suspense, humour, to action packed resolutions.




Posted on January 29, 2015 at 6:04pm

Hello World indeed!

 I can't believe it has been so long since I posted, but life took over and I have been busy living. Also I have new editions of my Belinda Lawrence mystery series and am currently writing book six. So I hope to talk more regularly with you. Meanwhile, my web page has details of what I have been up to with my books. Take a look, and a Happy 2015 to all. Cheers, Brian…


Posted on January 27, 2015 at 3:07pm

New reviews

Excellent Puzzle. one of your best.

I’m thrilled with the reaction to A CANTERBURY CRIME. ‘The story is totally unpredictable and never loses the reader's rapt attention. Brenda and Hazel are witty, irksome, sharp, and pleasure-loving characters who are the perfect detectives, barely managing to elude disaster by the most dire, unsavory criminals imaginable!’ More splendid reviews on this link,…


Posted on December 15, 2010 at 6:21pm

Now at AMAZON & B&N.

My good news. Belinda Lawrence new mystery, A CANTERBURY CRIME now as Paperback, Kindle & Nookbook. In time for Xmas!



The ancient walled city of Canterbury has held many secrets over the centuries but none more mysterious than the death of Professor de Gray. It's Christmas and Belinda & Hazel are… Continue

Posted on November 20, 2010 at 4:16pm

Down Under Interview.

The Manic Readers Group very kindly interviewed me, prior to the launch on 21st October of my fourth

Belinda Lawrence mystery, A CANTERBURY CRIME. I am very grateful to them.

Interview on Manic Readers. Brian Kavanagh, author of Belinda Lawrence mysteries.…


Posted on October 15, 2010 at 11:04am

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At 12:46am on June 13, 2010, Gaile Hughes said…
Hi Brian - a pleasure to accept the hand of friendship. Have now joined a writing group that is headed up by Lindy Cameron, a very positive step, my writing has been given a huge boost, especially being around such inspirational women. Still struggling with dialogue.....sighs. Cheers Gaile
At 6:02pm on April 7, 2010, Gaile Hughes said…
Hi Brian, I'm new to CrimeSpace and trying to touch base with as many fellow Aussies as I can, especially down here in Vic.

Wow !! a published author, I will have to have a read. I have been trying to get my head around the rules and regs for mentioning public places and people in a storyline, not much info forthcoming, any pointers?? Only know two people in the film industry Mike Bishop actor/drama coach and the late sadly missed Lyn Bayonas, producer.

I guess dialogue would certainly be your forte... Has the new book been published yet?
At 7:33am on January 6, 2010, Reece Hirsch said…
Hi Brian -- Nice to meet you! I have the utmost admiration for film editors. Sounds like you were right in the thick of the Australian film industry Renaissance. Best, Reece
At 6:15pm on November 18, 2008, Lindy Cameron said…
Thanks Brian
I might just have to visit my library!
At 11:07am on November 9, 2008, Lindy Cameron said…
Hi Brian
It's great to have a new local friend on crimespace.
Are your books available here - in our wonderful home town?
cheers Lindy
cats rule
At 9:05pm on July 5, 2008, JJ Cooper said…
HI Brian,

Thanks for the well-wishes. Much appreciated.

At 12:46pm on March 9, 2008, sally906 said…
I've just booked my ticket - will be joining the usual suspects for MWF in August - we will be doing the chocolate tour again - hope you can come - if not I am sure we will meet up at some stage during the week
At 3:03pm on November 22, 2007, Jackie Tritt said…
Fantastic bio, Brian - some wonderful films listed there. I hadn't realised you were from Melbourne when I've seen you on the crime-writers Yahoo group (which I rarely visit these days), but the unforgettable titles of your books stayed with me.
At 4:29pm on October 22, 2007, Brian Kavanagh said…
Just letting you know that my third mystery BLOODY HAM has been published by BeWrite Books.
" ***** Compulsive Page Turner, September 14, 2007
By Cyril Thomas (Dundee, Scotland)

After "The Embroidered Corpse" and "Capable of Murder" Brian Kavanagh just cooked Bloody Ham and it is delicious for the voracious reader. For the fans of Belinda and Hazel this delightful book is something to cherish. Kavanagh is a master of ingenuity and cerebral humour. The characters in Bloody Ham, are dexterously delineated and the book is a scream from beginning to end. A great murder mystery and drama with a touch of humour. Just go out and get the book..."

At 5:09pm on August 9, 2007, Brian Kavanagh said…
There is an interview with me on

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