Category Archives: Larry Kent

Interview: Australian pulp fiction historian Toni Johnson Woods

Dr Toni Johnson Woods is someone I’ve been keen to interview on this blog for a while now. A Research Fellow at University of Queensland, she is passionate about Australian books. Not just capital ‘L’ literature, but the local mass … Continue reading

Books my father read

  July 24 was the fourth anniversary of the death of my father, William Nette. He died peacefully in hospital on the Queensland Gold Coast, where he had retired with my mother many years earlier. He was 86. Like many … Continue reading

The dying trade? Private investigators in Australian crime fiction

In the 1940s and 50s, some of the biggest names in Australian fiction were authors unknown today. People such as Gordon Clive Bleeck, Carter Brown, Don Haring and KT McCall were the leading lights of a huge local pulp fiction … Continue reading