Author Archives: Andrew Nette

Policing Melbourne’s TV mean streets: Homicide at 50

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It’s been a day for nostalgia. Foremost I’ve been thinking about the passing of Australia’s great reforming Labor Prime Minister, Gough Whitlam, who died this morning at the age of 98. But I’ve also been giving a lot of consideration lately … Continue reading

Kinda Hot: the making of Peter Bogdanovich’s Saint Jack

Towards the end of Kinda Hot: The Making of Saint Jack in Singapore, Peter Bogdanovich tells the book’s author Ben Slater: “Some of the best things are things that just happen once and then don’t happen again. They just don’t. Now … Continue reading

Crime Factory Publications launches new novella, Freight

A quick heads up that Crime Factory Publications, Melbourne’s only dedicated crime fiction publisher, will launch its latest ‘Single Shot’ novella, Freight, by Ed Kurtz, at Loop Bar, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne, Monday October 13, from 8pm Freight a hardboiled heist story set … Continue reading

Book Review: Jacks and Jokers by Matthew Condon

Meticulously researched, broad in its historical scope, Jacks and Jokers (QUP, 2014), the second books in Matthew Condon’s examination of police corruption in Queensland from the late 1950s to the late 1980s, is among a wave of recent books that … Continue reading

Pulp Friday: Nurse in Vietnam

                              While Sydney-based Horwitz Publications was Australia’s largest pulp publisher, it was not the only one. Cleveland Publishing Company, publisher of today’s Pulp Friday offering, Nurse … Continue reading