Category Archives: Kerry Greenwood (Aus)

Books of the Month – November 2011

Y.A. Erskine’s The Brotherhood was November’s best read for me. It is a debut novel from an Australian female author (the Y is for Yvette) about the shooting of a Tasmanian policeman and is a truly outstanding novel. It unfolds … Continue reading

Posted in Andrea Camilleri, books of the month, Jane Casey, John M Green (Aus), Kate Charles, Kerry Greenwood (Aus), list, Mari Jungstedt, Megan Abbott, Shamini Flint, Sofi Oksanen, Y A Erskine (Aus) | 5 Comments

Aussie Authors Update #3

My reviews of Aussie crime fiction are published exclusively at my other blog, Fair Dinkum Crime, which I co-host with fellow Australian blogger and crime fiction fan Kerrie of Mysteries in Paradise. But I like to do an occasional wrap-up … Continue reading

Posted in Alan Carter (Aus), Angela Savage (Aus), Chris Womersley (Aus), Kerry Greenwood (Aus), mini review, P D Martin (Aus) | 9 Comments

Crime Fiction Alphabet: V is for Victoria (the bit of Australia not the Queen)

I have neglected the last couple of alphabet letters but it can’t be helped: day-job workload and a dead computer reduced my blogging in recent weeks. Unfortunately I’ve chosen to return to the meme for a pesky letter of the … Continue reading

Posted in Carolyn Morwood (Aus), Crime Fiction Alphabet, Fergus Hume (Aus), Garry Disher (Aus), Jarad Henry (Aus), Kerry Greenwood (Aus), Lindy Cameron (Aus), Peter Klein, Peter Temple (Aus), Shane Maloney (Aus) | 11 Comments

Crime Fiction Alphabet: R is for Religious Cults

When I was a university student I was perpetually broke and so was willing to do almost anything for a few bucks or a hot meal. This included acting as a guinea pig for studies being carried out by the … Continue reading

Posted in Crime Fiction Alphabet, Faye Kellerman, Kerry Greenwood (Aus), Laurie R King | 16 Comments

Cooking can be murder

I’m not sure what it is about food and cooking that makes the subject such a popular one for mystery writers (and readers) but it’s probably the same factor that makes celebrity chefs and TV cooking shows so prevalent these days. The … Continue reading

Posted in Diane Mott Davidson, Dick Francis, Enid Blyton, Jerrilyn Farmer, Julie Hyzy, Kerry Greenwood (Aus), list, Michael Bond, Peter King, random thoughts, Rex Stout, Robin Cook | 4 Comments

Another Christmas title – Forbidden Fruit by Kerry Greenwood

I had planned to wrestle Kerry Greenwood’s Forbidden Fruit from Mt TBR on the lazy long weekend following Christmas day but recently learned it’s set at Christmas time so thought I’d settle down with it in the lead up to … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Kerry Greenwood (Aus), memes and challenges, mini review | 4 Comments

Review: Trick or Treat by Kerry Greenwood

Title: Trick or Treat Author: Kerry Greenwood Publisher: Allen & Unwin [2008] ISBN: 978-1-74175-000-3 In the fourth book of this series baker Corina Chapman is having a tough time with a competitor opening up shop a few doors away from her … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, book review, Kerry Greenwood (Aus) | 3 Comments

2008 a year in reading

Before I list my best books of the year a few statistics that sum up my reading year: I started 94 books this year and finished 82 of those. That’s a few more DNFs than I usually have but I did … Continue reading

Posted in Asa Larsson, books of the year, C J Box, Deon Meyer, Felicity Young (Aus), Kerry Greenwood (Aus), Leah Giarratano (Aus), list, Matt Beynon Rees, Nigel McCrery, Peter Temple (Aus), Stieg Larsson | 9 Comments

Series Review: Kerry Greenwood’s Corinna Chapman novels

When I need a break from brooding Scandinavian detectives and blood-curdling serial killers I like a light, fun ‘cosy’ but, of late, I’ve had trouble finding ones I enjoy. However, earlier this year I did discover a great, Australian series that has the humour, … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, book review, Kerry Greenwood (Aus) | 5 Comments