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Dark Deeds Down Under: Announcing our groundbreaking new anthology!

Dark Deeds Down Under: Announcing our groundbreaking new anthology!

Dark Deeds Down Under  brings together 
internationally-renowned Aussie and Kiwi crime writers 
and their beloved characters. Dark Deeds Down Under: 19 short stories from some of the brightest storytelling talents from Australia and New Zealand: including international bestsellers and award winners. Through the prism of page-turning crime, mystery and thriller stories you will roam from the dusty Outback to South Island glaciers, from ocean-carved coastlines and craggy mountains to sultry rainforests and Middle Earth valleys, and via sleepy villages to the underbellies of our cosmopolitan cities. In these all-new stories you’ll spend time with favourite series cops, sleuths and accidental...

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Book Review: The Attack by Catherine Jinks

Book Reviews Catherine Jinks Sherryl Clark Sisters in Crime Australia The Attack

Book Review: <em>The Attack</em> by Catherine Jinks

The Attackby Catherine Jinks Publisher/Year: Text Publishing/2021Entry in The Davitt Awards 2022 Publisher description Robyn Ayres works as the camp caretaker on Finch Island, a former leper colony off the coast of Queensland. Her current clients are a group of ex-military men who run a tough-love program for troubled teens. The latest crop looks like the usual mix of bad boys and sad boys. Then Robyn takes a second look at a kid called Darren. Last time she saw him his name was Aaron, and Robyn was his primary school teacher. And she was somehow at the centre of a...

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Geelong Today's "Not So Fun in the Sun" Chat with Hugh McGinlay

Bodysurfing Catherine Kint Mysteries Hugh McGinlay Jinx Pachyderm

Geelong Today's "Not So Fun in the Sun" Chat with Hugh McGinlay

“I wake up with Boris and Catherine most days. I know what she thinks about the war in Ukraine and I know what Boris thinks and we argue. It’s lovely.” So says our very own Hugh McGinlay about his Catherine Kint murder mystery series and its protagonist Catherine Kint and her sidekick Boris. Recently profiled in Geelong Today, Hugh talks about how each of his three novels in the series (so far!) are love letters not only to his wife Louise Kent – on whom Catherine Kint is based – but also to places he adores. Hugh's latest book Bodysurfing,...

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A Sisters in Crime Review of Sarah Evans' Bad Habits

Bad Habits Book Reviews Sarah Evans Sisters in Crime Australia

A freezer full of body parts is the tip of the criminal iceberg for intrepid Western Australian Detective Inspector Eve Rock. Butchered bodies and their questionable use; a murdered man in a skip; a brazen multi-million-dollar haul from a safety deposit facility; thefts from a high-end jewellers and art galleries… All in day’s work for Eve and her team. The festive season has spawned a spate of bizarre crimes which, at least, reassures Eve that others’ bad habits far exceed her own. It also gives her a watertight excuse to avoid her dysfunctional family, and to spend time with her...

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More Double Detective Excitement with Louisa Bennet!

L.A. Larkin Louisa Bennet Monty & Me Monty the Dog Detective

More Double Detective Excitement with Louisa Bennet!

More excitement in the world of Monty the Dog Detective and Detective Rose Sidebottom! Or should we say more excitement in the world that inspired the world of this crime fighting duo in Monty & Me and The Bone Ranger. Yes, yes that is what we shall say about author Louisa Bennet's recent interview in Inner West Review. Meet Louisa's faithful and true companions, Pickles and Lilly, the pups who helped inspire her novels, and find out why this writer – who also pens thrillers, like Prey, as L.A. Larkin – loves inhabiting a world of cosy mysteries. Then find...

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