Crime

Stephen Dedman reviews Bowraville by Dan Box

Stephen Dedman
22 July 2019

Dan Box is a crime reporter for The AustralianMore

Chris Flynn reviews four new crime novels

Chris Flynn
21 April 2019

The plethora of crime stories is such that, in order to succeed, they must either follow a well-trodden narrative path and do so extremely well, or run with a high concept and hope for the More

David Whish-Wilson reviews three new crime novels

David Whish-Wilson
25 February 2019

Last year in New York, I visited the Mysterious Bookshop, Manhattan’s only bookstore specialising in crime fiction. The otherwise knowledgeable bookseller had heard of three Australian c More

Chris Flynn reviews 'The Dry' by Jane Harper

Chris Flynn
23 May 2016

There is an odd moment halfway through The Dry when Aaron Falk, the Federal Police officer unofficially investigating the apparent murder–suicide of the Hadler family ...

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Simon Caterson reviews 'Waterfront: Graft, Corruption and Violence: Australia's crime frontier from 1788 to now' by Duncan McNab

Simon Caterson
27 April 2016

The Australian way of life has been much influenced by the proximity of most of the population to the coast. While we often think of the sunny side of that existence in terms of the beach, certain shadier aspects of the Australian experience have been shaped at the docks.

'Australia's major ports have been the birthplace of the nation, home to the tight-knit ... More

Viki Dun reviews 'Crucifixion Creek' by Barry Maitland

Viki Dun
28 May 2015

The first book in Barry Maitland’s projected Belltree Trilogy, Crucifixion Creek features veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, detective Harry Belltree. The eponymous Creek is a wasteland in south-western Sydney with a bloody history of settlement, including punitive expeditions against the local Aboriginal tribe; race-based riots that ended in the lyn ... More

Ray Cassin reviews 'Unholy Trinity: The Hunt for the Paedophile Priest Monsignor John Day' by Denis Ryan and Peter Hoysted

Ray Cassin
06 August 2013

Many people have heard of Gerald Ridsdale, defrocked Catholic priest of the diocese of Ballarat and a notorious convicted paedophile. But comparatively few people have heard of Ridsdale’ More