Karen from AustCrime's Blog – September 2009 Archive (6)

Interview with Adrian McKinty about Fifty Grand

Adrian was kind enough to take some time out of his busy life to answer a few questions about FIFTY GRAND which I was lucky enough to review recently.





AustCrime: FIFTY GRAND takes you into a slightly different place from THE DEAD trilogy in particular, having said that, there are also some similarities. Do you have a particular interest in the outsider taking control, stepping into the unknown… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 29, 2009 at 11:52am — No Comments

Review - Truth, Peter Temple

Book Title: TRUTH

Author: Peter Temple

Publisher: Text Publishing

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-1-921520-71-6

No of Pages: 387



Book Synopsis:



At the close of a long day, Inspector Stephen Villani stands in the bathroom of a luxury apartment high above the city. In the glass bath, a young woman lies dead.



Villani's job as head of the Victoria Police Homicide Squad is bathed in blood and sorrow. His life is his work. It is his identity, his… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 28, 2009 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Review - Shallow Water, Stuart Black

Book Title: SHALLOW WATER

Author: Stuart Black

Publisher: Sid Harta Publishers

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-1-921362-93-4

No of Pages: 344



Book Synopsis:



A lifeless body by the side of the road in Notting Hill... A gorgeous but high maintenance wife self-destructing because she's been denied access to the family fortune ... Another death - this time in the shallows of the stunning Great Barrier Reef...



Book Review:



Stuart Black,… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 25, 2009 at 9:55am — 2 Comments

Review - Fifty Grand, Adrian McKinty

Book Title: FIFTY GRAND

Author: Adrian McKinty

Publisher: Serpents Tail

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-1846687235

No of Pages: 308



Book Synopsis:



Cuban cop Mercado has a score to settle, on behalf of a deadbeat dad, a 'traitor' who skipped free from Castro's control to set up a new life working illegally in Colorado. He settled in a ski resort popular with the Hollywood set, where a facade of legality is maintained by the immigrant cleaners and… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 23, 2009 at 5:03pm — 3 Comments

Review - Death and the Running Patterer, Robin Adair

Book Title: DEATH AND THE RUNNING PATTERER

Author: Robin Adair

Publisher: Penguin

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-1-921518-25-6

No of Pages: 311



Book Synopsis:



One of the convict colony's soldiers has been murdered and Governor Ralph Darling is not pleased.



Reluctantly, he turns to Nicodemus Dunne for help.



Book Review:



DEATH AND THE RUNNING PATTERER is the book that won Penguin's last Most Wanted Crime Writing… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 17, 2009 at 8:21pm — No Comments

Review - True Crime - Outside the Law 3, Lindy Cameron (ed)

Book Title: OUTSIDE THE LAW 3

Author: Lindy Cameron (ed)

Publisher: Five Mile Press

Copyright: 2009

ISBN: 978-1-74211-588-7

No of Pages: 295



Book Synopsis:



Good cops, bad cops, killer husbands, homicidal women, thieves, firebugs, art heists and jailbreaks.



In Outside the Law 3 some of our best crime writers take you on a walk down the darkest side of life.



You’ll meet crooks who just can’t help themselves; killers with twisted… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 1, 2009 at 3:51pm — No Comments

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