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Carmel Shute

Carmel Shute reviews 'Dreamland' by Tom Gilling

December 2008–January 2009, no. 307 01 December 2008
Dreamland is the first foray into crime fiction of British-born writer Tom Gilling. His earlier novels, The Sooterkin (2000) and Miles McGinty (2001), were historically themed. His closest brush with the world of crime was Bagman, the posthumous memoir of the corrupt Queensland cop Jack Herbert, co-authored in 2004. The premise of Dreamland is encouraging. Sydney journalist Nick Carmody meets up ... (read more)