Category Archives: Brian Kavanagh (Aus)

Aussie Authors Month

April has been designated by someone as Aussie Authors Month, a fact I have been neglectful of here at Reactions to Reading. But over at Fair Dinkum Crime, the blog I host with fellow Aussie crime fiction fan Kerrie to … Continue reading

Posted in blog spotlight, Brian Kavanagh (Aus), Felicity Young (Aus), Leah Giarratano (Aus), list, P M Newton (Aus), Sulari Gentill (Aus) | 7 Comments

Crime Fiction Alphabet: M is for Movies

There are a few settings that feature more regularly in crime fiction than they do in most people’s reality, but perhaps none is more glamorous than the movie set. Loads of authors have set mysteries in or around the movies, … Continue reading

Posted in Agatha Christie, Anthony Boucher, Brian Kavanagh (Aus), Crime Fiction Alphabet, George Baxt, Jane Dentinger, Patricia Moyes | 8 Comments

Review: A Canterbury Crime by Brian Kavanagh

The fourth novel in this series sees antiques dealer Hazel Whitby and her young friend and colleague Belinda Lawrence head to Canterbury to catalogue the valuable contents of the stately home of Professor de Gray who died six months previously. … Continue reading

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Aussie Authors Aced

I know the title doesn’t mean much but I had a yen for alliteration. What it means is that I have finished the highest possible level of the Aussie Author Challenge (8 books by Aussie Authors during 2010). And it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Adrian Hyland (Aus), Aussie Authors Challenge 2010, Brian Kavanagh (Aus), Colleen McCullough (Aus), Kathryn Fox (Aus), Leah Giarratano (Aus), list, Malla Nunn (Aus), memes and challenges, Michael Robotham (Aus), P D Martin (Aus) | 4 Comments

Review: Bloody Ham by Brian Kavanagh

For my fifth book in the 2010 Aussie authors challenge I went for a cosy mystery set in England but with an Australian protagonist. In her third adventure ex pat Australian Belinda Lawrence and her antique dealer friend Hazel Whitby … Continue reading

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Review: The Embroidered Corpse by Brian Kavanagh

TITLE: The Embroidered Corpse AUTHOR: Brian Kavanagh ISBN: 1-905202-36-9 PUBLISHER: BeWrite Books (2006) In the second Belinda Lawrence mystery our heroine and her friend Hazel visit Kidbrooke House, a Tudor mansion full of glorious antiques and a mysterious piece of … Continue reading

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