The Boy and the Dog – Seishu Hase

The Boy and the Dog – Seishu Hase

This beautiful hardback copy of The Boy and the Dog (Scribner 2022) by famed Japanese author Seishu Hase, translated by Alison Watts, won the prestigious Naoki Prize. A simple story of a dog named Tamon who, after the tragic tsunami, travels the length of Japan for...
Taken – Dinuka McKenzie

Taken – Dinuka McKenzie

Just breathlessly finished Taken (Harper Collins 2023) by Australian crime author Dinuka McKenzie, the second novel featuring Detective Sergeant Kate Miles. What a follow-up to her debut! This book focuses on any parent’s worst nightmare – a missing child – while also...
The Murder Rule – Dervla McTiernan

The Murder Rule – Dervla McTiernan

I’ve read and loved all three of Dervla McTiernan’s previous crime novels featuring Detective Cormac Reilly. Her new book The Murder Rule (Harper Collins 2022) is different in so many ways from her previous work – a standalone, it is set in the US and concerns The...
Our Missing Hearts – Celeste Ng

Our Missing Hearts – Celeste Ng

I absolutely adored Little Fires Everywhere so was keen to buy my copy of Celeste Ng’s new novel Our Missing Hearts (Abacus Books 2022) from Avid Reader. Ng is a writer of the highest calibre, managing to combine beautiful, literary pages with an accessible and...
Dirt Town – Hayley Scrivenor

Dirt Town – Hayley Scrivenor

2022 has been the year for amazing debut crime novels by female Aussie writers, especially those writing outback noir or focussing on the intimacy and intensity of small rural towns. One such novel that has already garnered heaps of accolades is Hayley Scrivenor’s...