Tag Archives: David Whish-Wilson

Crime Scenes review

The following review appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age on Sat 14 May 2016 under the heading, Crime Scenes review: A collection of gems from criminally good writers. ED., ZANE LOVITT SPINELESS WONDERS, $27.99 Crime Scenes is … Continue reading

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Crime Scenes: a new anthology of short Oz crime fiction

After diligently blogging my way through Thailand between December 2015 and the start of the year, it’s taken nearly a month after returning home to catch my breath for long enough to post again. My excuse, if you need one, … Continue reading

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Strange Territory

Guest author on the blog today is David Honeybone, founder of the original Crime Factory magazine, with a terrific write up on the Melbourne Writers Festival panel ‘Strange Territory’. As Melbourne wins most livable city award again (how we laughed) … Continue reading

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Festival: Melbourne Writers Festival 2014

I am delighted to be chairing three crime panels at this year’s Melbourne Writers Festivals and, frankly, it’s an embarrassment of riches. I get to interview David Whish-Wilson and Adrian McKinty and Welsh author John Williams all on the same panel. Then a week … Continue reading

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My year of reading 2013

I was asked for a three-book ‘best of’ list and summer reading list for a feature  in The Melbourne Review, with the stipulation that all books had to be released in 2013. (Quite by chance, the three were laid out … Continue reading

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Review: Zero at the Bone

Heat, grit and the scent of blood rise from the pages of David Whish-Wilson’s latest novel Zero at the Bone. In this dark, convincing tale of greed and corruption in 1979 Western Australia, Whish-Wilson manages to combine the pace of a … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing

I’ve been tagged by Australian crime writer David Whish-Wilson to take part in the Next Big Thing meme that’s making the rounds among writers — a great way to find out what some of my favourite writers are up to and … Continue reading

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Crime Factory Hard Labour

Hard Labour is a new all-Australian anthology of short crime fiction being launched by Crime Factory in October and I’m thrilled to be part of it. The Hard Labour anthology is bookended by stories from two of Australia’s crime fiction greats, … Continue reading

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Ned Kelly Awards 2011 Shortlist

I am thrilled to announce The Half-Child has made a shortlist of three for Best Fiction in this year’s Ned Kelly Awards. The Half-Child is in good company: I recently read Bereft, by Chris Womersley and I’m rapt to have my book … Continue reading

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Book review: Sustenance

Simone Lazaroo’s first three novels all won the WA Premier’s prize for fiction and I wouldn’t be surprised if Sustenance continues her perfect strike rate. Beautifully crafted, satirical and poignant, Sustenance strikes the perfect balance, being a character-driven novel with … Continue reading

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