Moon Sugar – Angela Meyer

Moon Sugar – Angela Meyer

Author Angela Meyer has a reputation as a writer who creates stories with shifting genre boundaries; stories with heightened passions and senses; stories that are set in a world we know but also give us glimpses of magical fantasy combined with scientific...
Time and Tide in Sarajevo – Bronwyn Birdsall

Time and Tide in Sarajevo – Bronwyn Birdsall

Author Bronwyn Birdsall has given us a glimpse into a world that probably not many readers are familiar with, in her novel Time and Tide in Sarajevo (Affirm Press 2022). Birdsall lived in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina and taught English for four years in her...
Catch Us the Foxes – Nicola West

Catch Us the Foxes – Nicola West

Encapsulating popular Aussie rural noir combined with sinister ritualistic killings and a quirky dark humour, Catch Us the Foxes (Simon and Schuster 2021) by debut author Nicola West is one of the more unusual crime novels I’ve read. The story is narrated by Marlowe...
The Liars – Petronella McGovern

The Liars – Petronella McGovern

Author Petronella McGovern has her finger on the pulse of contemporary Australian crime writing. Her latest novel The Liars (Allen and Unwin 2022) is a complex mix of difficult family relationships and the unique dynamics of a small country Australian town, all set...
Rattled – Ellis Gunn

Rattled – Ellis Gunn

Rattled (Allen and Unwin 2022) by Ellis Gunn is a memoir/thriller/guide/manual of fear and optimism like no other I’ve read. The main context is a first-person account by Gunn of the intimidating and menacing Man who stalked her. He was a stranger; a person who...