Karen from AustCrime's Blog – September 2007 Archive (10)

Want to come over and play?


We're probably bats, but

It seemed like a good idea at the time.

Ever wanted to have a go at a themed short story?

Ever wanted to participate in a serial novel online?

Ever wondered what the hell she's talking about this time....


Come and play.... it could be fun you…


Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 27, 2007 at 2:06pm — No Comments

Review - Maigret and the Idle Burglar

Penguin have released a range of classics under the "labelling" of Red Classics. From their website:


the Da Vinci Code to Jonathan Strange, from chick lit to crime, there

are so many bestsellers bursting onto the scene every week it can be

hard to decide what's actually good, as well as being a good read. The

sort of book that might change the way you think and feel forever, as

well as making your train journey home a bit more… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 24, 2007 at 3:50pm — No Comments

Review - The End of Mr Y, Scarlett Thomas

Every now and then you get a review book that just takes you somewhere

you never thought you'd go. This year I've been really lucky to read a

few of these - Let the Right One In by John Ajvide Lindvquist and now

The End of Mr Y by Scarlett Thomas is something I didn't think I'd ever

read, and something I would have expected to actually like even less!

Full review at:… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 23, 2007 at 4:16pm — No Comments

Australian / New Zealand Recommendations

I've had a few requests recently for recommendations on where to start /
which authors people might like in the Australian / New Zealand scene so
I've started a listing:


If I've missed a styling or a comparison of an author you particularly like - drop me a line or add a comment on the post and I'll update.

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 14, 2007 at 2:58pm — No Comments

The Low Road, Chris Womersley

Just posted a review of this interesting, startling debut book from Australian Author Chris Womersley:


Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 12, 2007 at 10:26am — No Comments

Scarlet Stiletto - The First Cut

I mentioned earlier I think that I've been reading this great anthology of short stories from the Local Sisters in Crime Chapter - I've finally started making very restricted comments at:


It's hard to say too much about each individual story without giving too much away - but this is a fabulous selection of short stories.

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 10, 2007 at 11:17am — No Comments

El Dorado, Dorothy Porter

Welllllll - stranger things have happened, but I read a Crime Fiction in

Verse book during MWF.

Even more unexpectedly, I really enjoyed it.

Author: Dorothy Porter

Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia

Copyright: 2007

ISBN: 978-0-3304-2304-5

Pages: 369


There is a serial child killer stalking the streets of Melbourne.

The victims are killed gently, lovingly, a gold mark traced on their


This killer… Continue

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 9, 2007 at 7:06pm — No Comments

MWF - Final Write up

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 6, 2007 at 9:52am — No Comments

MWF - First Authors

We saw a few events / panels with new authors this year - so some random mumblings on the matter at:


Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 4, 2007 at 10:55am — No Comments

MWF Final Day

Well Melbourne Writers Festival has ended
again for another year and there's something very very sad about that -
even though my feet hurt and my head is stuffed with cotton wool from
the cold I caught... another great year which we'll slowly report on in
more detail over the next few days. In the meantime - a final summary:

Added by Karen from AustCrime on September 2, 2007 at 7:00pm — No Comments

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