Things have been almost deathly silent here at Fair Dinkum HQ of late and for that I apologise. But I was moving house (and am still living in the semi-chaos of ongoing renovations) and Kerrie was gallivanting about the world on holidays so Aussie crime fiction had to take a back seat for a bit. But we’re almost back to full speed now and are gearing up for some more great reading. I have moved to a house that is a 3 minute walk away from one of Adelaide’s last remaining independent bookstores and so should have no excuse for not keeping up with my Aussie crime fiction from now on.
Recent and Upcoming Releases
- Adrian d’Hage – THE INCA PROPHECY
- Kathryn Fox – COLD GRAVE (Forensic physician Dr Anya Crichton is taking a break aboard a luxury cruise ship when the body of a teenage girl is discovered shoved in a cupboard, dripping wet)
- Geoffrey McGeachin – BLACKWATTLE CREEK (the second Charlie Berlin book and the first of what I expect will be many books I bought after moving into a house 3 minutes walk from a book shop)
- Sulari Gentill – PAVING THE NEW ROAD (a second Rowly Sinclair book for 2012 and one we have already received here at Fair Dinkum HQ, I intend to sit down with it very shortly)
- Stuart Littlemore – Harry Curry: The Murder Book
- Barry Maitland – ALL MY ENEMIES (Brock & Kolla #12)
- Michael Robotham – SAY YOU’RE SORRY (a Joe O’Loughlin novel)
- Courtney Collins – THE BURIAL (Inspired by the life of Jessie Hickman, the legendary horse thief and murderess of the 1920s, The Burial powerfully evokes the imagined life of a 22 year old bushranger whose real crime, it seems, was to have been born a woman)
- Gabrielle Lord – DEATH BY BEAUTY
- Tara Moss – ASSASSIN
- Kerry Greenwood – UNNATURAL HABITS (Phryne Fisher #19)
In case you missed it the longlist for this year’s 2012 Ned Kelly Awards has been announced. As always there’s no information available at the online home of the awards about the shortlising criteria or timelines for the various stages of the process but we’ll try to keep abreast of things as best we can (and no I’m not going to have another rant about this topic) (promise).
In what seems to be coming a regular feature (well I hope so anyway) Angela Savage discussed two new release crime novels from Aussie authors on the ABC’s Books and Arts Daily radio show. The audio is available here for anyone who wants to hear the discussion on YA Erskine’s second novel THE BETRAYAL and Annie Hauxwell‘s debut IN HER BLOOD.
At Book’d Out Shelleyrae has been churning through Australian crime fiction (as well as all her other reading because apparently superwoman is hiding in semi-rural Australia) and has included Aussie women crime writers in her features for the Australian Women Writers challenge, She has reviewed Malla Nunn‘s LET THE DEAD LIE and SILENT VALLEY then had a chat with Malla that you can listen to then reviewed Y.A. Erskine‘s THE BETRAYAL and interviewed the author about the secret behind the book and has also reviewed Helene Young’s romantic suspense novel BURNING LIES just this week.
Aust Crime Fiction has also been busily reviewing Aussie crime fiction including Malla Nunn‘s SILENT VALLEY, Annie Hauxwell‘s IN HER BLOOD, Geoffrey McGeachin‘s BLACKWATTLE CREEK and Sulari Gentill‘s PAVE THE NEW ROAD