Pages Menu
Abbey's Bookshop
Plain engish Foundation
Categories Menu

Most recent articles

The Godfather: Peter Corris on Lee Child

Posted on 1 Mar 2012 in The Godfather: Peter Corris |

Patrick Gallagher, the publisher at Allen & Unwin Australia, asked me some time ago if I’d ever thought of writing a novel à la Lee Child. I had to admit I hadn’t read Lee Child. I checked with Jean, who consumes eight novels a week, mostly...

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....