Category Archives: crime fiction

Crime & Justice Festival 2010 wrap-up 2

I had the pleasure of interviewing Garry Disher, aka ‘The Master’, in my second session at the Crime and Justice Festival 2010. Truth be told, I asked for this gig. I’ve never read a Garry Disher novel I didn’t like … Continue reading

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Crime & Justice Festival 2010 wrap-up 1

The past two weeks of furious swotting, email volleys and coffee meetings paid off on Saturday when both panels I chaired at the Crime & Justice Festival went off without a hitch. Sadly, Peter Temple was not so lucky, forced … 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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Truth

Homicide ate you, your family got the tooth-scarred bone. For a newly-minted crime writer, reading Peter Temple is like taking a master class. There is not a wasted word, the writing is beautiful, and  the lengths I go to as … Continue reading

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Crime & Justice Festival de-brief 2009

I enjoyed the 2009 Crime & Justice Festival even more than last year’s. The crowds were bigger, the venue warmer, and it helped not being jet-lagged for the duration. I was facilitating panels rather than being a panelist this year, … Continue reading

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Crime & Justice Festival Program 2009

The program for this year’s Crime & Justice festival at the Abbotsford Convent has just been released. I’ll be chairing two panels on Sunday 19 July. The first is at 10am in The Community Room under the heading “Location, Location – … Continue reading

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