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18 August 2009
Crime at MWF
A newsletter arrived today from Melbourne Writer's Festival with the following summary:
We've attracted the world's most interesting crime writers to Melbourne this year.
Don't miss Robert Wilson who, in The Ignorance of Blood is bringing to a close his acclaimed series of psychological thrillers featuring Javier Falcon, the tortured detective from The Hidden Assassins and The Blind Man of Seville.
Also from Spain we have Catalan crime writer Teresa Solana.
Tom Rob Smith, shortlisted for the Booker Prize with Child 44, brings us another glacial Russian thriller, The Secret Speech.
Marshall Browne this year published The Iron Heart, another in his stunning Franz Schmidt series. Herr Schmidt, a bank auditor, is the most unlikely hero in these absolutely gripping novels set in Nazi Germany during WWII.
Our two Lisas from the US - Lisa Unger whose latest thriller, Die for You looks like it will follow Beautiful Lies onto the NY Times bestseller list and Lisa Lutz with Revenge of the Spellmans. If you haven't been introduced to the offbeat Spellmans yet - drop everything and head to Readings.
Philip McLaren's Murder in Utopia is crime with an indigenous twist.
PD Martin in Killing Hands has FBI profiler Sophie Anderson on the trail of a serial killer.
Garry Disher's Chain of Evidence is the fourth Challis & Destry novel and 'puts Disher up on the world stage' (The Age).
And in Murder on a Midsummer Night Kerry Greenwood has given us another elegant Phryne Fisher mystery set in Melbourne in 1929 where Phryne deals with a group of thoroughly unpleasant Bright Young Things.
There's even a Crime Lovers package!
Look for PD Martin and Katherine Howell this Friday 21 Aug at the Davitt Awards.
You can find out more at http://www.home.vicnet.net.au/~sincoz/
Look for PD Martin, Kerry Greenwood, and Lisa Lutz on Friday 21 Aug on session 2135 Who Knew Crime was Sassy? And PD Martin, Garry Disher, and Philip McLaren in X-rated on Saturday 22 Aug,