Category Archives: Crime fiction

Book review: Trouble in the Heartland

With so many books to get through for various projects and paid journalism, I haven’t been doing much reading for pleasure lately and, what little I have done, hasn’t been very focused. So short story anthologies are the ideal format. Trouble … Continue reading

Mid-summer reading report back: Perfidia, Japanese tattoos, eighties sleaze

Summer in Melbourne is usually the one time of the year I can be guaranteed to get a fair amount of personal reading done. As has become my annual practice, a short report back on the books I have got … Continue reading

Post traumatic noir – a note on the passing of Robert Stone

The death of US writer Robert Stone on the weekend has drawn me out of the break I planned on posting on this site over January. Stone was the author of two tremendous works of neo-noir fiction, both of which … Continue reading

My top fiction and non-fiction reads of 2014

Time for me to present Pulp Curry readers with the list of my best reads for 2014. As is customary, I will start off by admitting, yet again, I feel I have not read nearly as much as I should have. … 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