Monday, January 01, 2007

New crime fiction from Australia

The Age newspaper of Melbourne offers this long list of books of all kinds scheduled for publication in 2007. It includes Shane Maloney's next Murray Whelan novel (Sucked In) and books from Garry Disher (Chain of Evidence) and Peter Temple.

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Anonymous Karen C said...

Hi Peter and Happy New Year.

The Age listing also includes Cherry Pie by Leigh Redhead.

Now for a different sort of protagonist I can highly recommend Simone Kirsch. Set in Melbourne, Simone's a stripper turned PI - hilarious, with some very interesting sex scenes :)

http://www.austcrimefiction.org/index.php/Redhead%2C_Leigh

January 03, 2007  
Blogger Peter said...

The same to you, and thanks for the recommendations. The Age included lots of recommendations. I just mentioned some of the Australian writers whose works I'd read recently.

Hmm, seems to me I'd heard of another stripper turned P.I. before, but not this one. I just read Leigh Redhead's biography on your link. I'm not sure I believe her name or the details she gives of her life, but they make good reading! And her titles are titillating. I'll see if she's a good enough writer to keep from flipping ahead to the sex scenes.

January 03, 2007  
Anonymous Karen C said...

Leigh, I believe, is the genuine article. I've seen her and she definitely "looks" the genuine article.

But seriously though, I believe there's somebody on oz_mystery_readers who is actually acquainted with her / lives close by or something similar.

Leigh was particularly memorable at the 2006 Ned Kelly's as one of the panel / debaters. She nearly wore the most gorgeous little black dress and reading the sex scenes in her books are nothing compared to having her tell the sex scenes on a stage :) :) :)

Seriously though, the books are great fun.

January 03, 2007  
Blogger Peter said...

Oh, I believe she's the genuine article, all right. And, from her pictures, I have no trouble believing that she worked in her former profession. She's stunning.

But some of the biographical details, and the last name . . . :) I'd love to see the New York Times, which uses courtesy titles in all cases, refer to her as "Ms. Redhead."

January 03, 2007  
Anonymous Karen C said...

LOL - I see what you mean :)

January 03, 2007  
Blogger Peter said...

She must take some delight in upsetting the composure of male interviewers! I've been an active promoter of Australian crime fiction. Hmmm .... :)

January 03, 2007  

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