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Peace

When you’re the only cop in a quiet cop shop in a corner of South Australia’s farming community, Christmas should be a doddle, shouldn’t it? Not so for Constable Paul ‘Hirsch’ Hirschhausen in Garry Disher’s follow up to the excellent Bitter Wash Road. It’s all…
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Peace by Garry Disher

It’s fair to say that things have been feeling a tad fraught lately, but if you’re looking to escape from the day-to-day and immerse yourself in the dramas of life on another continent, then multiple-award-winning Aussie author Garry Disher is definitely your man. Unless you’re…
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On the radar: Off the beaten path

It turns out the new normal is just like the old normal, only a bit more rubbish. That’s why we need crime fiction – it can take us well away from the normal. Take this week’s new books, for example. The normal settings of London…
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Don Winslow's back with six novellas

On the Radar — It’s pretty exciting when an author like Don Winslow drops you a line. We received a letter from the author last week telling us about how he’s doing the literary equivalent of changing his event. Known for his marathon crime stories…
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Criminal heroes! Seven of the best

By definition, there are always criminal characters in crime fiction books, and even the good guys sometimes have to take part in illegal or immoral acts. But books where the main character is a full-time professional criminal are surprisingly few and far between. Here’s a…
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