Tag Archives: Australian Crime Fiction

Beat Not the Bones (1952) by Charlotte Jay

This was Xavier’s Lechard second recommendation to me earlier this year, you can read about his first recommendation here. Although this title comes from Shakespeare’s Love Labour’s Lost, this book is set in Marapai in New Guinea and was written … Continue reading

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Duck Season Death (2015) by June Wright

Last month I reviewed and enjoyed immensely Wright’s So Bad a Death (1949), the last of her Maggie Bryne novels. This month I decided to try one of her non-Bryne novels. I found it interesting that although it was written … Continue reading

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Brilliant start to the month with June Wright’s So Bad a Death (1949)

I’m long overdue another foray into the work of June Wright, having already read her first novel, Murder in the Telephone Exchange (1948) last year. The title for Wright’s second book comes from a line in Shakespeare’s Henry VI Part … Continue reading

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Wings Above The Diamantina (1936) by Arthur Upfield

Vintage Mystery Scavenger Hunt: Plane While touring their cattle station, Coolibah in Queensland Australia, John and Elizabeth Nettlefold, father and daughter come across an unusual site, a red monoplane. What makes this even more out of ordinary is that there … Continue reading

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