Thursday, February 14, 2008

A bonza birthday to Oz Mystery Readers

The estimable crime-fiction reading and discussion group Oz Mystery Readers, of which I am a member, turned five years old this week. Why not celebrate by joining up? It costs nothing, and you’ll participate in in-depth book discussions, weigh in on specialized themes, and get to chat with an author or two.

You’ll discuss crime fiction from Australia and elsewhere, and if you yourself are from elsewhere, the group’s Australian perspective on your home country can be interesting.

(Photo courtesy of Tourism NT)

© Peter Rozovsky 2008

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Blogger Kerrie said...

Thanks for the pat on the back Peter.
I love the picture of Uluru.
As you know we are about to start a week long discussion with very successful and award winning author Gabrielle Lord. I've sent her some curly questions.
If people want to find out more about her there is some info in my blog at http://paradise-mysteries.blogspot.com/2008/01/gabrielle-lord.html

February 15, 2008  
Blogger Philip said...

I shall follow this blog with interest, for I have been rather remiss when it comes to Australian crime fiction, though I have recently turned to Peter Temple. Prior to that I had read only Arthur Upfield, and it has been many years since I've seen one of his books or a mention of his name. His 'Boney' novels I thought quite superb, and I do recommend them to anyone who has not already had the pleasure. H.R.F. Keating included The Sands of Windee in his Crime and Mystery: The 100 Best Books, an accolade from a master indeed.

February 15, 2008  
Blogger Peter said...

Pat yourself on the back, Kerrie. I'm happy to give the group a heads-up. I've learned about a number of fine Australian crime writers and tasty Australian expressions through the group and its members.

Philip, for reasons I cannot recall, Australian writers and crime-fiction fans were the first group to which I was introduced when I started the blog. I've read three or four of Upfield's novels, of which The Sands of Windee was the best. Peter Temple seems to be acknowledged as the king of Australian crime writers, and the only thing wrong with that is that he's really one of the kings of world crime writers, maybe the best of them all. But there are plenty of good ones, some of whom I've written about on this blog, and always more to discover. Gabrielle Lord is just one more to whom I'll be introduced thanks to Oz Mystery Readers.

February 15, 2008  

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