Tag Archives: Australian Women Writers

Interview with crime writer Anna Jaquiery

My recent review of Anna Jacquiery’s new novel Death in the Rainy Season inspired fellow blogger and Asia-phile PJ (Philip) Coggan to read it and, subsequently, to interview Anna by email for his blog. It’s my great pleasure to reproduce … Continue reading

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Top 10 Crime Reads 2014

I was asked recently by the team at Radio National Books and Arts Daily to do a wrap-up of my Top 5 favourite crime reads for 2014. I’m sure I’m not the only author or reader for whom this is … Continue reading

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Review: Let Her Go

Dawn Barker’s novel Let Her Go is a psychological thriller about surrogacy and its consequences, set in contemporary Western Australia. Surrogacy is a hot topic, given the recent case of the WA couple who paid a Thai surrogate to have … Continue reading

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Review: What Came Before

“My name is David James Forrester. I’m a solicitor. Tonight, at 6.10, I killed my wife. This is my statement.” So opens Anna George’s debut novel, What Came Before. The story is narrated alternatively by David, Elle — his wife … Continue reading

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More on Death in July

Death in July: Festival of women’s crime writing Christina Bulbrook This article first appeared in Lip, 1 July 2014 Women’s crime writing has come a long way, but it hasn’t been smooth sailing. Like walking in high heels, there have … Continue reading

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Festival: Death in July

Next weekend I head to Ballarat for Death in July: A Festival of Women’s Crime Writing. A collaboration between Sisters in Crime Australia and Ballarat Writers Inc, Death in July is a celebration of Australian women’s crime writing designed to get the blood pumping despite … Continue reading

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Review: A Morbid Habit

A Morbid Habit is the third novel in Annie Hauxwell’s Catherine Berlin series and to my mind, it’s her best yet. Set mostly in Russia, A Morbid Habit is as bleak and dark as a Moscow winter. The plot is satisfyingly complex, the suspense … Continue reading

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