Karen from AustCrime's Blog – July 2007 Archive (8)

Updated austcrimefiction site

http://www.austcrimefiction.org has been around for a while now - listing Australasian Crime fiction authors and books, True Crime and whatever else sort of appealed to us at the time.

We've recently been working on an upgrade to the site to make it more interactive for people to get involved on - and that site has now been "launched" (well it's up and limping anyway :) )

If you're interested in Australasian / Australian / New… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 23, 2007 at 5:23pm — 1 Comment

Review - In the Woods, Tana French


Author: Tana French

Publisher: Hodder and Stoughton

Edition released: June 2007

ISBN: 978-0-340-92475-4

485 pages

Review by: Karen Chisholm

Is it really only a month or so since IN THE WOOD was released in paperback? There's a lot of talk about this debut book, and you should be listening, the positive talk is highly deserved.

In 1984, in Knocknaree, County Dublin, Ireland, three 12 year old children - Adam, Peter and Jamie… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 21, 2007 at 5:13pm — No Comments

I am officially a "librarything"er

Well I was avoiding it all for a while - but I finally relented and our library has been uploaded to librarything.


It's amazingly addictive - and its really fascinating to wander around and see firstly who has the same books as you (Hi Helen B) ) and then to see what else is in their collection.

Wander over - have a look -…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 18, 2007 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Review - Sucked In, Shane Maloney


Author: Shane Maloney

Publisher: Text Publishing

Edition released: March 2007

ISBN: 978-1-921145-44-5

276 pages

Review by: Karen Chisholm

I happily went out earlier this week and bought a copy of Sucked In and it took me roughly one day to finish it - and that was an unfair delay - I could have sat down and read it in one sitting. Needless to

say the 6th book in the Murray Whelan series (for which we've all…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 15, 2007 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Review - Amongst the Dead, Robert Gott


Author: Robert Gott

Publisher: Scribe

Edition released: April 2007

ISBN: 978-1-921215-24-7

270 pages

Review by: Karen Chisholm

AMONGST THE DEAD is the third novel in Robert Gott's William Power series. William is an "aspirational" but failed Shakespearean actor, turned Private Investigator who finds himself in very unusual circumstances in the Top End of Australia during World War II in AMONGST THE DEAD.

William and his brother… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 9, 2007 at 5:35pm — No Comments

Congratulations Peter Temple - CWA Duncan Lawrie Dagger Winner for 2007

In very pleasing news overnight it was announced that Peter Temple has won the Duncan Lawrie Dagger award with The Broken Shore.

This is the second year of the Duncan Lawrie Dagger - formerly the CWA Gold Dagger for Fiction - with a prize of 20,000 pounds. This is now the largest award for crime fiction in the world.


Duncan Lawrie Dagger: Peter Temple - The… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 6, 2007 at 9:50am — No Comments

Review - The Lying Tongue, Andrew Wilson


Author: Andrew Wilson

Publisher: Text Publishing

Edition released: July 2007

ISBN: 978-1-84195-941-2

325 pages

Review by: Karen Chisholm

Andrew Wilson is the author of a highly renowned biography of Patricia Highsmith and THE LYING TONGUE is his début novel. In an interesting move, the author starts his first novel with the comment "This is not the book I wanted to write. This is not how it was supposed to be at all." All I can say is if… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 4, 2007 at 12:30pm — No Comments

June Reads

She's only a tiny little thing - less than 2.5 kilos of thing, but that blasted dog (and The Seducer) ground my reading to a halt this month. Who would think such a thing could happen!

Anyway - pathetic as it is:

Thirty-Three Teeth, Colin Cotterill

(Australian release at last!)

My Rating: Woo woo abounds, didn't care - liked it very much

In THIRTY-THREE TEETH it is summer in Vientiane and it is hot, bloody hot. Laotians greet each other with that phrase as… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on July 1, 2007 at 1:47pm — No Comments

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