Category Archives: Australian crime fiction

Hit-and-run books & ‘literary’ works: true crime, from Garner to Chopper Read

In her latest book, This House of Grief, Helen Garner examines the case of Robert Farquharson, who on Father’s Day 2005 drove his car into a dam off the Princes Highway near Geelong, drowning his three young sons. It is … Continue reading

In conversation with Michael Robotham

A heads up that I’ll be in conversation with Australian crime writer Michael Robotham at Reader’s Feast Bookstore this coming Tuesday, August 12, from 6.30pm. Michael is an ex-journalist, ghost-writer. We’ll be discussing his tenth novel, Life or Death, which is … Continue reading

Mid-year reading report: The Thief, St Kilda Blues, Hanging Devils, In the Morning I’ll Be Gone

My reading has been dominated of late by the need to get through a lot of pulp books and material I need to be across for several upcoming literary festival appearances (all of which I’ll also be discussing here in the … Continue reading

My year in books: Karen Chisholm

I’ve very happy to welcome Karen Chisholm as the next contributor to the ‘my year in books’ series I’m running on this site over December. Karen probably does need any introduction for many of you, especially readers in Australia. For … Continue reading

My year in books: Angela Savage

Next up on the ‘my year in books’ series running on this site over December, is crime writer (and my long time partner) Angela Savage. Angela is the author of three highly acclaimed crime novels based in Thailand and featuring … Continue reading