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GOOD MORNING ENGLAND ... and good evening Australia

When I lived in Australia, listening to an Ashes cricket series on the old steam radio was a matter of staying up until all hours, usually with some mates and a few beverages. 296 more words


Review: Gunshine State

I’ve been keen to post a review of Andrew Nette’s latest novel, Gunshine State, on this blog. But seeing as how Andrew is not only a great crime writer but also my life partner, I could hardly be the one to do the review. 540 more words
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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

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