Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Australian Crime Fiction Snapshot, Part II

Day Two of the Australian Crime Fiction Snapshot brings further evidence that there is more to Australia than quokkas (right) and didgeridoos.

Matilda interviews Kirsty Brooks, to whom Perry Middlemiss asks: "Does living in Adelaide — sometimes described as the weird crime capital of Australia — have anything to do with your choice of genres? Or is it just the quality of the wine that makes the difference?"; Aust Crime Fiction quizzes Jason Nahrung; and Crime Down Under chats with Geoff McGeachin, Katherine Howell and the great Peter Temple.

As a special bonus, McGeachin, author of D.E.D., the marvelously titled Fat, Fifty & F***ed and Sensitive New Age Spy, has recently posted several comments here at Detectives Beyond Borders about the last of those three books, including its connection with the Asian tsunami of 2004.

© Peter Rozovsky 2008

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peter, if you get a chance to get your hands on any of Geoff McGeachin books do so ... with alacrity. I've read D-E-D and Sensitive New Age Spy and Fat etc is here tempting me from the unread stacks. But the first two - the Alby Murdoch books - are great. Spy fiction done in a very Australian manner.

March 04, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

I shall try to do so with alacrity, if not with outright haste. I've read a bit about Geoff McGeachin since his interview on the Australian Crime Fiction Snapshot and his comments here, and what I've read makes me want to read his books. The concepts of "spy fiction" and "a very Australian manner" are an enticing combination.

March 04, 2008  

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