Three new crime novels by Emma Viskic, Christian White, and Garry Disher

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January–February 2020, no. 418

Three new crime novels by Emma Viskic, Christian White, and Garry Disher

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January–February 2020, no. 418

These are exciting times when the new normal for Australian crime fiction is strong domestic interest and sales, but also international attention in the form of Australian-only panels at overseas writers’ festivals, plus regular nominations and awards in Germany, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Whether this is a literary fad or sustainable in the long term – with Australian crime fiction becoming a recognisable ‘brand’ in the manner of Scandi-noir or Tartan-noir – will depend largely upon the sustained quality of the novels produced here.

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