Crime in Medieval Time

FELICITY PULMAN: I’ve lived most of my life in Australia (although I was born in Zimbabwe) and yet at least half of my novels are set in medieval England where my heart and my dreaming seem to have taken root. This is somewhat unfortunate in terms of researching and writing historical crime (and historical fantasy.) ‘Unfortunate’ …

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Sisters in Crime celebrate 25 years – RN interview with Sue Turnbull and Melina Marchetta, 17 November 2016

Sisters in Crime, a group who champions women crime writers, is having its 25th Anniversary Convention, called SheKilda3. Topics under debate include domestic noir, detectives with a difference, unlikely heroes, mystery with history, where to draw the line in Young Adult fiction and more. Sue Turnbull, co-convenor of Sisters in Crime Australia, and author Melina …

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Crime and the big short… list

Catch up with The Fairfax Media report on the short lists for the 2016 Davitt Awards and the Ned Kelly Awards. http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/bookmarks-news-and-views-from-the-book-world-20160809-gqofe2.html

Bone by Bone – Sanjida Kay

Allen and Unwin – Corvus, 2016 Reviewer: Lesley Vick Synopsis Laura loves her daughter more than anything in the world. But nine-year-old Autumn is being bullied. Laura feels helpless. When Autumn fails to return home from school one day, Laura goes looking for her. She finds a crowd of older children taunting her little girl. …

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Melanie Casey – Missing

Publisher:  Pantera Press Copyright year:  2016 Reviewer:  Robyn Walton Synopsis Someone is targeting Adelaide’s homeless. Men are disappearing off the streets, and body parts are turning up in a local dump. Still haunted by her last run-in with a serial killer, Cass Lehman is trying hard to focus on the future. That’s not easy when …

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Melanie Casey – Hindsight

Publisher:  Pantera Press Copyright year:  2013 Reviewer:  Robyn Walton Synopsis The youngest in a family of extraordinary women with supernatural talents, Cass is cursed with the not-so-sexy gift of seeing the past… but not just any past; she sees death. Fo years she’s hidden herself away in her family home. Now desperate for a better …

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