Category Archives: Crime fiction

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

Pulp Friday: Newton Thornburg’s heist novel, Knockover

“The scheme was so perfect, the take was so big, you couldn’t ask for anything more-but one of them did. I’ve got a little gem of a Pulp Friday today, the very rare Australian release of Newton Thornburg’s little known … Continue reading

In conversation with John Connolly

Melbourne folk, just a quick heads up that I will be in conversation with Irish crime writer, John Connolly, on Tuesday, May 20, at 6.30pm. John is the author of the acclaimed Charlie Parker series. The thirteenth book in the … Continue reading

Book review: Galveston

Nic Pizzolatto’s first novel, Galveston, was published in 2010. Prior to that he wrote a book of short stories that appeared in 2006. It’s fair to say most people didn’t hear about Galveston until the screening in January this year of Pizzolatto’s groundbreaking … Continue reading

Interview: Eva Dolan, author of Long Way Home

My first review of 2014 was Long Way Home, a cracker of a debut novel by British author, Eva Dolan.  Long Way Home opens with the discovery of a corpse of an adult male migrant worker in the burnt out remains of … Continue reading