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Review: The Rules of Backyard Cricket

It’s been a while since I’ve read a crime novel, let alone reviewed one. But I can’t let Jock Serong’s new book, The Rules of Backyard Cricket… 666 more words

Angela Savage

Duck Season Death (2015) by June Wright

Last month I reviewed and enjoyed immensely Wright’s So Bad a Death (1949), the last of her Maggie Bryne novels. This month I decided to try one of her non-Bryne novels. 1,887 more words

In The Dock

Brilliant start to the month with June Wright's So Bad a Death (1949)

I’m long overdue another foray into the work of June Wright, having already read her first novel, Murder in the Telephone Exchange (1948) last year. The title for Wright’s second book comes from a line in Shakespeare’s… 2,490 more words

In The Dock


AUSTRALIAN CRIME FICTION doesn’t come my way anywhere near as much as I would like. I’m a massive fan of Peter Temple, but new books from him are as rare as hens’ teeth. 171 more words


Zane Lovitt’s BLACK TEETH

The Midnight Promise announced Zane Lovitt as a great new talent in Australian crime fiction. His new novel is even more incredible. Lovitt takes a wicked sense of humour and clever plotting to once again brilliantly subvert the crime genre. 329 more words

Book Reviews

Crime Scenes review

The following review appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age on Sat 14 May 2016 under the heading, Crime Scenes review: A collection of gems from criminally good writers… 168 more words

Angela Savage

Best of 3: Australian crime fiction

Aussie crime fiction is some of the best in the world. I had the pleasure this week of profiling three of my favourite crime novels over at British author and script reader  17 more words

Lily Mulholland