Tag Archives: crime fiction

Coming soon to a festival near you (Part 3)

Winter is here, possibly the best time of year for reading and talking about books. Early next month, I’ll be doing just that in Geelong at an ‘Author Encounter’ with Sarah Hopkins, talking about her latest novel, The Subjects, an … Continue reading

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The Half-Child, re-birthed

My second novel The Half-Child is probably my personal favourite of my books, so it’s always a particular source of delight when it rates a mention on the internet and/or in real life. The book was published in 2010, making … Continue reading

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Crime writing workshop on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula

A quick update to spread the word that I’ll be running a full-day workshop on crime fiction writing as part of the Arcadian Workshops program on Monday 24 July 2017 from 10am-4pm at Wallington on Victoria’s beautiful Bellarine Peninsula. Here’s … Continue reading

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The Half-Child – now with Teaching Notes

I am excited to announce that comprehensive Teaching Notes for my second novel, The Half-Child, are now available, thanks to Michael Blenkins, Executive Teacher, English and the Arts. In terms of genre, content and style, The Half-Child is accessible to … Continue reading

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Michael Robotham’s Life or Death wins CWA Gold Dagger

Michael Robotham this week won the 2015 Crime Writers Association (CWA) Goldsboro Gold Dagger Award for his bestselling 2014 standalone novel, Life or Death. The UK’s CWA Gold Dagger, together with the Edgars in the US, are considered crime writing’s … Continue reading

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Review: Stay With Me

Stay With Me by Australian YA author Maureen McCarthy is narrated by Tess Browne, who has been living outside Byron Bay with her violent and abusive boyfriend, Jay, since she finished school. At the age of 21, a chance meeting … Continue reading

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Crime Fest, Adelaide

This weekend will see both me and my partner in crime/life Andrew Nette in Adelaide for SA Writers Centre Inc‘s inaugural Crime Fest. We’re part of a great weekend program. Saturday 27 June consists of panels, followed by a Murder … Continue reading

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Ghost Money by Andrew Nette – Redux

I’m excited to share news that Ghost Money, the stunning debut novel by Australian author Andrew Nette, has recently been re-released by Hong Kong based publisher Crime Wave Press. Ghost Money, set in Cambodia, was originally published in the US … Continue reading

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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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Review: Death in the Rainy Season

For a number of reasons, the most significant being the need to focus my reading and writing time on my PhD while also making a living, I made it a rule not to do any unpaid reviewing this year. But … Continue reading

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