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‘This’, our Icelandic tour guide tells us as he lunges at a hapless American with a sword, ‘is how you stab someone and make it look real’. We’re somewhere near the end of a nine hour Game of Thrones bus … Continue reading
(This review of Adrian McKinty’s latest crime novel, ‘I Hear the Sirens in the Street’ published by Serpent’s Tail originally appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald on April 6, 2013). According to Ian Rankin’s blurb for ‘I Hear the Sirens … Continue reading
(This review appeared in The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 March 2013) Three historical crime books down, and Robert Gott has changed tack. The period is still the 1940s, but Gott’s series character, the would-be Shakespearian actor and wanna-be private eye, … Continue reading
(This review was published in the Sydney Morning Herald in July last year. However, I’ve noted how many people have included it in their ‘best’ crime fiction lists of 2012 and thought I would include my review here after the … Continue reading
For both Harry Hole and Craig Gisto, the protagonists of Norwegian Jo Nesbo and American James Patterson’s crime novels set in Australia, it all begins in the international arrivals hall of Sydney airport where so many first impressions are formed. … Continue reading