Tag Archives: PM Newton

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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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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Ned Kelly Awards 2014 shortlist

The Australian Crime Writers Association announced the shortlist for the 2014 Ned Kelly Awards on Saturday evening at the Bendigo Writers Festival. I was absolutely thrilled to be on the spot when my latest novel The Dying Beach was included … Continue reading

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Review: Beams Falling

Beams Falling by PM Newton is a powerful book that explores trauma and its legacy in the guise of a police procedural. The central character is Detective Nhu ‘Ned’ Kelly, the child of an Anglo-Australian veteran and his Vietnamese wife who were killed in front … Continue reading

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And isn’t it ironic, don’t you think?*

I’m starting to think JK Rowling has it in for me. It started when I was interviewed by a journalist for a piece about the Robert Galbraith/JK Rowling phenomenon. The story by now is legend: that JK Rowling, author of … Continue reading

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Jump cuts

I’m excited to announce that my short story ‘The Teardrop Tattoos’, has been shortlisted for the 2011 Sisters in Crime Scarlet Stiletto Awards. The story is a change of pace for me. Unlike my novels, which are set in Thailand, … Continue reading

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SheKilda all right

A couple of things struck me–fortunately neither a blunt object nor a stiletto–at the SheKilda Australian Women’s Crime Convention in Melbourne last weekend. So many women, including distinguished and established writers, talked about their fears and doubts when it came … 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: Bereft

I read Bereft, Chris Womersley’s second novel, on the strength of it being both short-listed for the 2011 Miles Franklin Award and nominated for the 2011 Ned Kelly Awards. Womersley’s first novel, The Low Road, won the Ned Kelly Award for … Continue reading

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