Karen from AustCrime's Blog – August 2007 Archive (11)

Melbourne Writers Festival - First weekend reports

Well we're up and running (well strolling) at the MWF - so we'll post our various thoughts and considerations over on the main site:


If you want to follow the chat - you might have to revisit as the others crawl out of bed and add their thoughts …:)


Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 27, 2007 at 4:18pm — No Comments

Little, Brown and BookCrossing Releasing I See You by Gregg Hurwitz into the wilds of Australia

200 copies of debut thriller I See You by Gregg Hurwitz will be released into the wilds of Australia on 3rd September - for more see:


Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 21, 2007 at 1:17pm — No Comments

Review: The Dante Trap, Arnaud Delalande

The Dante Trap by Arnaud Delalande is set in 1756 Venice - for a full review please check out the main site:


Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 19, 2007 at 4:45pm — No Comments

Scarlet Stiletto - The First Cut edited by Lindy Cameron

Yesterday I managed to get into one of the localish Borders stores and was really really pleased to spy a cop of the local Sisters in Crime publication of the Scarlet Stiletto winners and entrants. This is a book of short stories done by well-known, up and coming and not so well known Australian female crime writers. I've read a few of these short stories in other locations but I've been really looking forward to getting this compilation since I heard it was coming out.

An anthology of…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 18, 2007 at 10:46am — No Comments

Shark Bait, Susan Geason

I'm reminiscing through the TBR stacks at the moment and Shark Bait by Susan Geason caught my eye. Full review at:


Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 15, 2007 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Review - Bye Bye Baby, Lauren Crow

TITLE: Bye Bye Baby

AUTHOR: Lauren Crow

Publisher: Harper Collins

Copyright: 2007

ISBN: 0732284457

Pages: 506


From the Book: "It all began in Brighton. Now there is a killer on the loose. Scotland Yard's brightest talent is chosen to head up the

high-profile taskforce, a DCI who must confront his own past as the…

Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 12, 2007 at 9:04pm — No Comments

The Undertow, Peter Corris

I've been doing some serious catching up with Ned Kelly Nominees, and with local Crime Fiction in general and it has been a stellar reading month because of it. The latest is another fine
and fun outing with Cliff Hardy in The Undertow by Peter Corris. For a
full review wander over to my site:


Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 8, 2007 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Sneak Preview Movie Ticket Give-away

For anybody around here from Victoria, NSW, QLD, SA, WA and the ACT, thanks to the kind generosity of the people at Palace Films, we've got 10 double passes to sneak previews of the documentary Forbidden Lie$ to give away.


If you're around here and interested in the movie - please stick in a competition entry - you just never know who is judging these things… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 6, 2007 at 3:21pm — No Comments

Review - Frantic, Katherine Howell


Author: Katherine Howell

Publisher: Pan MacMillan

Edition released: 2007

ISBN: 978-1-4050-3797-6

2822 pages

Review by: Karen Chisholm

Sophie Phillips is a paramedic and her husband Chris is a cop. When Sophie and her paramedic partner are called to a premature labour case, the results of the early labour are tragic, and despite Sophie and Mick being very sure they have done the right thing, the baby's father - Boyd Sawyer is grief stricken and… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 6, 2007 at 11:57am — No Comments

Vodka Doesn't Freeze, Leah Giarratano


Author: Leah Giarratano

Publisher: Bantam

Edition released: 2007

ISBN: 978-1-86325-583-7

322 pages

Review by: Karen Chisholm

Nobody could possibly call reading VODKA DOESN'T FREEZE a pleasure - it's an absolutely heartbreaking and very discomforting book. The author is a trauma psychologist who works with victims, and victims are very much the focus of VODKA DOESN'T FREEZE.

A young girl, victim of sexual abuse kills herself.… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 3, 2007 at 11:49am — No Comments

Review - The Last Testament, Sam Bourne


Author: Sam Bourne

Publisher: Harper Collins

Edition released: July 2007

ISBN: 978-0-00-720333-8

442 pages

Review by: Karen Chisholm

The blurb for THE LAST TESTAMENT reads along the lines of "The Biggest Challenger to Dan Brown's Crown" and "A brilliant new high-concept religious conspiracy theory thriller", which might put

some readers off, or at the very least set you up with…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on August 1, 2007 at 11:53am — No Comments

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