Crime

Viki Dun reviews 'Crucifixion Creek' by Barry Maitland

Viki Dun

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

Unholy Trinity

Ray Cassin

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’s contemporary John Day. A priest in the same diocese, he too preyed upon many hundreds of children who came under his pastoral care. Ridsdale, who for a time served as Day’s cur ... More

Bronwyn Parry: Dead Heat

Joy Lawn

Joy Lawn

 

Dead Heat
Bronwyn Parry
Hachette Australia, $32.99 pb, 352 pp, 9780733625497

 

Proudly popular fiction, Dead Heat is a romantic thriller set in a north-western New South Wales National Park. Organised crime in fiction generally operates in a ... More

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