Crime File

While we were on holidays on the NSW south coast recently, a small but positive review of Behind the Night Bazaar appeared in the Weekend Australian, in Graeme Blundell’s Crime File column as follows:

“Angela Savage’s Behind the Night Bazaar (Text, 292pp, $22.95) delivers a welcome new Bangkok-based female PI, thirtysomething Jayne Keeney, who gets further behind tacky glamour and steamy affairs than our Cassidy [a reference to a previous review]. In a city awash with sexual intrigue, Keeney’s bread and butter is spying on unfaithful lovers.

Coolly elegant with a lovely sense of place, Savage directs her authorial tuk-tuk into the literary precinct without sacrificing the requisite violence, corrupt police, edgy social commentary and the need for her heroine to become a lonely crusader in the best hard-boiled tradition. There’s even a clever self-reflexive discussion of other crime writers that might make Michael Connelly smile (he does it too).”


About Angela Savage

Angela Savage is a Melbourne-based crime writer, who has lived and travelled extensively in Asia. Her first novel, Behind the Night Bazaar won the 2004 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript. She is a winner of the Scarlet Stiletto Award and has thrice been shortlisted for Ned Kelly awards. Her third novel, The Dying Beach, was also shortlisted for the 2014 Davitt Award. Angela teaches writing and is currently studying for her PhD in Creative Writing at Monash University.
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