Category Archives: Books

Book review: Out of the Black Land

Out of the Black Land, Kerry Greenwood’s first foray into ancient Egypt, also the first offering from new kids on the publishing block Clan Destine Press, is a sexy and sensational read, peopled with engaging characters in exquisite, exotic settings. The book … Continue reading

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On a high note

My tumultuous year is ending on a high note, with The Half-Child making lists of best crime reads for 2010 in the Sydney Sun-Herald (‘Footnotes’), the Adelaide Advertiser (‘The best words between the covers’). It is high praise indeed to … Continue reading

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Aussie Author Challenge

As the year 2010 nears its end, I’ve just learned about the annual Aussie Author Challenge, a terrific initiative designed to encourage people to read more works by Australian authors. As an Australian author, I can only support such an … Continue reading

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Summer reading

The Half-Child has gone electric, the eBook version released just in time for Christmas. You can buy it at Kobo Books or through Borders. A Kindle version will follow in a few months. Don’t you love that I sound like … Continue reading

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More reviews for The Half-Child

I was thrilled to see The Half Child given a four-star review by Kath Lockett in the latest edition of The Big Issue — one of my favourite publications. I especially liked the closing line: “Funny, heart-wrenching and informative, Savage’s heroine … Continue reading

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Take Out

Blogger Kerrie Smith at Mysteries in Paradise recently wrote a post about Defining your favourite crime fiction and ran a poll amongst her readers to determine the most popular crime fiction sub-genre. Detective fiction topped the list as the favourite of … Continue reading

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Gunshot Road

Emily Tempest is back in Gunshot Road, the follow up to Adrian Hyland’s  award-winning debut novel Diamond Dove. Described in the book’s blurb as ‘small, black, snaky as a taipan’s tooth’, Emily has reluctantly joined the Northern Territory Police as an … Continue reading

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A Few Right Thinking Men

One of the reasons I keep putting up my hand to facilitate at the Crime and Justice Festival is that it introduces me to some great books and makes me prioritise reading over watching DVDs — and even writing fiction … Continue reading

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Questions for Garry Disher

I’m delighted to have been given the task of interviewing Garry Disher at next month’s Crime and Justice Festival at the Abbotsford Convent, at 2 pm on Sat 17 July in The Refectory entitled ‘Garry Disher – A Master at … Continue reading

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Half-Child cover, take 2

It seems I blogged too soon when I recently released a sneak preview of the cover of my new novel The Half-Child. Last week Text advised that the cover had been revised in light of feedback from marketing department reps, … Continue reading

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