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Sixty Minutes with Garry Disher at the Crime & Justice Festival

Bitter WashA quick heads up that I’ll be interviewing Australian crime writing legend Garry Disher at the Reader’s Feast Crime & Justice Festival, on Sunday, November 17.

It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Disher. Have been ever since I picked up the first of his Wyatt novels, Kickback, in the early nineties. He’s got a new one out, Bitter Wash Road. We’ll be talking about that, his other books, including the Wyatt and Challis and Destry books series, and his tips to crime writing. If you’re luck, we might even discuss the time he wrote for television.

I’m half way through Bitter Wash Road and it’s terrific. Set in rural South Australia, it involves a police whistle blower and an investigation into the hit and run killing of a teenage girl that unearths terrible secrets.

The plot is as hardboiled as they come and the writing is simply wonderful.

Dare I say, it might even be Disher’s book best yet.

I’ll post a longer review of this book in the next week or so.

If you have the time, do come along to my discussion with Garry. It takes place 10am, Sunday, November 17 at the Reader’s Feast Bookstore, 162 Collins Street, Melbourne. The ticket will set you back $6, which is not too steep a price to listen to one of the best Australian crime writers working today.… Read more

In conversation with Scottish crime writer Stuart MacBride


Hot on the heels of last weekend’s Tartan noir panel at the Melbourne Writers Festival, comes news another Scottish crime writer will be visiting our city.

Best selling author Stuart MacBride will be in Melbourne next week.

MacBride is the author of several books featuring DS Logan McRae, as well as a number of stand-alone novels. His latest McRae novel, Close to the Bone has been released.

I’ll be in conversation with MacBride at Reader’s Feast Bookstore next Tuesday, September 3 at 6.30pm. Readers Feast is located at 162 Collins Street, Melbourne.

It’ll be MacBride’s only Melbourne appearance. Tickets are $6 and bookings are essential. E-mail readers@readersfeast.com.au

Hope to see you there.… Read more