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Crime Scene: HANS KOPPEL She’s Never Coming Back

Posted on 28 Feb 2012 in Crime Scene, Fiction |

The first crime novel from ‘an established Swedish author’ writing under a pseudonym – another name to watch. She’s Never Coming Back is the story of a kidnapped wife and mother (Ylva Zetterberg). Her husband, unaware that she is being held captive...

FAVEL PARRETT Past the Shallows. Reviewed by Linda Funnell

Posted on 28 Feb 2012 in Fiction |

This debut is a sharp plunge into dark water.  Bad things happen in Tasmania: from Marcus Clarke to Richard Flanagan and Carmel Bird, our novelists have been delivering stories inspired by the island’s ancient forests, wild seas and brutal history....

MANDY SAYER Love in the Years of Lunacy

Posted on 17 Feb 2012 in Fiction |

From wartime Sydney to Papua New Guinea, love, bigotry and bebop infuse Mandy Sayer’s latest novel. It’s hard to conceive of a time when there were laws in the US against whites and blacks marrying each other – though Australians can hardly be...