Dianne Dempsey

Dianne Dempsey is a scriptwriter, a freelance journalist and book reviewer. She has been a regular contributor to the Age for over twenty years.

Dianne Dempsey reviews 'Too Many Murders' by Colleen McCullough

February 2010, no. 318 01 February 2010
Dianne Dempsey reviews 'Too Many Murders' by Colleen McCullough
A good detective series depends on the author’s ability to devise canny plots with attendant clues and blind alleys, but of greater importance is the central detective who acts as a charismatic guide through the miasma of murder and mystery. There are many compelling detectives in crime fiction: think of Inspector Maigret, Hercule Poirot, Adam Dalgliesh, Kay Scarpetta and Stephanie Plum. However ... (read more)