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Crime fiction improv hits Melbourne

If you’re in Melbourne, Australia in mid-September, it’d be a crime not to catch up with the city’s Fringe Festival, which this year includes Murder Village, an improve entertainment act who will be creating original whodunits throughout a week-long engagement. This comedic murder mystery will…
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Black Teeth

Zane Lovitt’s brand of modern noir with an Aussie twist has won him awards and praise Down Under, and his latest twisted revenge tale is a reworking of the old private detective genre. Black Teeth stars Jason Ginaff, a freelance investigator digging up old secrets…
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Black Teeth

Written by Zane Lovitt — Documentary filmmaker and author Zane Lovitt is a long-time member of the Melbourne crime-writing scene, putting out a bunch of short stories and a couple of novels in a style that can be best described as modern noir with an Aussie…
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Resurrection Bay

Written by Emma Viskic — Over the five years I’ve been reviewing for Crime Fiction Lover, some of my most memorable reads have featured protagonists who are that little bit different. There was Maggie Quinn, terrified of the dark in Dianne Gallagher’s Too Dark to…
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NTN: Bullet Gal

Written by Andrez Bergen — Mitzi (surname unknown) is a character who won’t die. She appears throughout Andrez Bergen’s oeuvre, which stretches across genres and forms, with influences from high-tech sci-fi and classic crime noir worn prominently on the sleeve. His graphic novels, short stories…
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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 largest state. The beaches and pristine waters from Coolangatta in the south to Cape York in the far north attract…
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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 in 1986, Cairo opens with main character Tom fleeing from an ordinary small town for a new life in Melbourne….
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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 who suffer every parent’s worst nightmare, the disappearance of their baby. But are Joanna and Alistair as innocent as they…
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