The Golden Child

Written by Wendy James — There are some pretty nasty characters out in the world. Hit and run drivers, hostage takers, robbers, serial killers, pre-teenage…

A Willing Executioner

Written by Connell Nisbet — A Nordic-inspired police procedural set in remote Australia; a debut written by an established magazine writer; an ambitious and unsettling work…

First Person

Written by Richard Flanagan — Can this be true? Has the 2014 Man Booker Prize winner Richard Flanagan written a crime fiction novel? Well, yes and…

The Dry

It hasn’t rained in Kiewarra for years, but is that really enough to drive a well-loved local farmer to suicide, taking most of his family…

Bay of Martyrs

Written by Tony Black and Matt Neal —  Tony Black is a past master of crime writing with 13 novels to his name and seven…

The Dry

Written by Jane Harper — The town of Kiewarra, somewhere in rural south-eastern Australia, is a community on the brink. A drought is making life extremely…

Gunshine State

Written by Andrew Nette — “Beautiful one day, perfect the next.” That’s how Queensland, Australia’s advertising campaign Sunshine State describes the weather in the country’s second…

Straight Jacket

Written by Adrian Deans — I’m an advocate of judging a book by its cover. When you’re walking through a bookstore, or even browsing on…

Beams Falling

PM Newton’s Beams Falling features Sydney detective Nhu ‘Ned’ Kelly who, because of her Vietnamese background, is given responsibility for cleaning up clean up Cabramatta,…

Beams Falling

Written by PM Newton — Beams Falling easily could be labeled a police procedural. It’s an easy mistake to make considering the author spent 13…

Cairo

Written by Chris Womersley — Based on the true story of the theft of Pablo Picasso’s Weeping Woman from the National Gallery in Victoria, Australia…

Interview: Helen FitzGerald

Helen Fitzgerald’s latest novel, The Cry, looks set to be one of 2013’s most talked about psychological thrillers. It’s he story of a young couple…

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The Cry

Written by Helen FitzGerald — Helen FitzGerald is one of those authors you just can’t pigeonhole. She roves across the genres, producing works of dark comedy…

SummerCrime: Holiday reads for 2013

Crime novels, with their abundant local colour and detail, are excellent travel companions. If you’re heading to a popular holiday destination this summer, why not…