Aussie authors read in 2020 - 2015

I am participating in two reading challenges to ensure I maintain a good level of Australian crime fiction, or crime fiction written by Australian authors.

Books read in 2020 - last updated 26 July 2020
  1. 4.6. THE SHELLY BAY LADIES SWIMMING CIRCLE, Sophie Green
  2. 4.3, SIX MINUTES, Petronella McGovern
  3. 4.8, THE VAN APFEL GIRLS ARE GONE, Felicity McLean
  4. 4.5, DEAD MAN SWITCH, Tara Moss 
  5. 4.5, THE ACCUSATION, Wendy James
  6. 4.5, THE LOST GIRLS, Jennifer Spence 
  7. 4.5, THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ, Heather Morris 
  8. 4.5, NINE PERFECT STRANGERS, Liane Moriarty 
  9. 4.5, THE WIFE AND THE WIDOW, Christian White
  10. 4.5, GONE BY MIDNIGHT, Candice Fox
  11. 4.2, DARKNESS FOR LIGHT, Emma Viskic 
  12. 4.8, BLOOD RIVER, Tony Cavanaugh 
  13. 5.0, PEACE, Garry Disher  
  14. 4.5, THE PORTRAIT OF MOLLY DEAN, Katherine Kovacic 
  15. 4.8, THE GOOD TURN, Dervla McTiernan
  16. 4.5, BOXED, Richard Anderson 
  17. 4.6, IN THE CLEARING, J. P. Pomare
  18. 4.3, RETRIBUTION, Richard Anderson 
  19. 5.0, SOUTHERN CROSS CRIME, Craig Sisterson
  20. 4.5, THE SHIFTING LANDSCAPE, Katherine Kovacic 
  21. 4.4, TRUE WEST, David Whish-Wilson
  22. 4.6, PAINTING IN THE SHADOWS, Katherine Kovacic
  23. 4.4, THE GREAT DIVIDE, L. J. M. Owen  
  24. 4.4, UNDER THE MIDNIGHT SKY, Anna Romer
  25. 4.5, THE WEEKEND, Charlotte Wood 
  26. 4.4, YOU DON'T KNOW ME, Sara Foster
  27. 4.8, CALL ME EVIE, J.P. Pomare 
  28. 4.4, THE CAKEMAKER'S WISH, Josephine Moon
  29. 4.5, WHO WE WERE, B. M. Carroll
  30. 4.7, INHERITANCE OF SECRETS, Sonya Bates  
     
    Books read in 2019 - last updated 30 December 2019
    1. 4.7, KILL SHOT, Garry Disher
    2. 4.5, QUOTA, Jock Serong
    3. 4.2, ILLUSION OF DEATH, Brian Kavanagh 
    4. 5.0, THE PROMISED LAND, Barry Maitland  
    5. 4.4, THE KOOKABURRA CREEK CAFE, Sandie Docker  
    6. 4.3, THREE GOLD COINS, Josephine Moon
    7. 4.4, THE NOWHERE CHILD, Christian White
    8. 4.8, THE MARRIAGE CLUB, Kate Legge 
    9. 4.6, MARLBOROUGH MAN, Alan Carter 
    10.  4.7, THE SINGLE LADIES OF THE JACARANDA RETIREMENT VILLAGE, Joanna Nell 
    11. 4.5, ALL OUR SECRETS, Jennifer Lane 
    12. 4.5, THE COTTAGE AT ROSELLA COVE, Sandie Docker
    13. 4.1, THE GASLIGHT STALKER, David Field
    14. 4.7, THE BANK TELLER, Roger Monk
    15. 4.3, BRIDGE OF CLAY, Markus Zusak
    16. 4.7, RIVER OF SALT, Dave Warner 
    17. 4.4, THE DAY THE LIES BEGAN, Kylie Kaden
    18. 4.8, GOOD GIRL BAD GIRL, Michael Robotham
    19. 4.2, SISTERS, Gabrielle Lord 
    20. 4.8, THE SCHOLAR, Dervla McTiernan 
    21. 4.8, THE CHAIN, Adrian McKinty
    22. 4.5, THE AUTUMN MURDERS, Robert Gott
    23. 4.5, A MONTH OF SUNDAYS, Liz Byrski 
    24. 4.4, SILVER, Chris Hammer 
    25. 5.0, THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR, Liz Byrski 
    26. 4.7, LAPSE, Sarah Thornton 
    27. 4.5, THE MISSING PIECES OF SOPHIE McCARTHY, B.M. Carroll 
    28. 4.5, THE MOTHER-IN-LAW, Sally Hepworth      

    Books read in 2018 - last updated 19 December 2018

    1. 5.0, FORCE OF NATURE, Jane Harper
    2. 4.4, 10 SHORT STORIES YOU MUST READ THIS YEAR
    3. 4.9, UNDER THE COLD BRIGHT LIGHTS, Garry Disher
    4. 5.0, THE WRITING BOOK, Kate Grenville
    5. 4.5, DEATH OF A LAKE, Arthur Upfield
    6. 4.4, THE INAUGURAL MEETING OF THE FAIRVALE LADIES BOOK CLUB, Sophie Green
    7. 5.0, ON THE JAVA RIDGE, Jock Serong
    8. 4.4, THE BONE IS POINTED, Arthur Upfield
    9. 4.2, A ROYAL MURDER, Sandra Winter-Dewhirst 
    10. 4.5, TRULY MADLY GUILTY, Liane Moriarty
    11. 4.8, THE RUIN, Dervla McTiernan 
    12. 5.0, THE OTHER WIFE, Michael Robotham
    13. 4.7, REDEMPTION POINT, Candice Fox
    14. 4.3, BALLAD FOR A MAD GIRL, Vikki Wakefield
    15. 4.6, DEAD HEAT, Peter Cotton 
    16. 4.3, THE CELTIC STONE, Nick Hawkes 
    17. 4.7, SCRUBLANDS, Chis Hammer
    18. 4.7, THE ONES YOU TRUST, Caroline Overington 
    19. 5.0, THE LOST MAN, Jane Harper
    20. 4.0, MURDER IN MURLOO, Brigid George 
    21. 4.5. INTO THE LIGHT, Sarah Bailey 
    22. 3.5, THE HONOURABLE THIEF, Meaghan Wilson Anastasios 
    23. 4.9. MAN AT THE WINDOW, Robert Jeffreys 
    24. 4.8, PRESERVATION, Jock Serong 
    25. 4.5, THE BOTANIST'S DAUGHTER, Kayte Nunn  

    Last updated 5 November 2017

    The Aussie Author Challenge 2017 is being hosted at Booklover Book Reviews

    I'm aiming initially at Kangaroo (12 titles) but the reality is that I will read many more than that.

    Read and review 12 titles written by Australian Authors of which at least 4 of those authors are female F, at least 4 of those authors are male M, and at least 4 of those authors are new to you N; Fiction or non-fiction, at least 3 genre F3
     I can see I may have a problem with the 3 genre aspect.

    Currently: 27
    1. 4.6, A MADRAS MIASMA, Brian Stoddart  M
    2. 4.4, WIN, LOSE, OR DRAW, Peter Corris M 
    3. 4.5, SIGNAL LOSS, Garry Disher M 
    4. 4.4, THE UNFORTUNATE VICTIM, Greg Pyers M
    5. 4.3, THE PALLAMPUR PREDICAMENT, Brian Stoddart - M 
    6. 4.2, SILVER WATTLE, Belinda Alexandra F N 
    7. 4.8, THE DIGGERS' REST HOTEL, Geoffrey McGeachin M  
    8. 4.3, THE MIDNIGHT PROMISE, Zane Lovitt M 
    9. 4.6, THE HUSBAND'S SECRET, Liane Moriarty F N 
    10. 4.5, TELL THE TRUTH, SHAME THE DEVIL, Melina Marchetta  F N
    11. 4.4, DAINTREE, Annie Seaton F N 
    12. 4.8, BIG LITTLE LIES, Liane Moriarty F 
    13. 4.4, SEE WHAT I HAVE DONE, Sarah Schmidt -
    14. 5.0, THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS, Michael Robotham M
    15. 4.4, GOODWOOD, Holly Throsby F N 
    16. 4.5, THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY, Caroline Overington F
    17. 4.6, CRIMSON LAKE, Candice Fox  F
    18. 5.0, THE SUSPECT, Michael Robotham
    19. 4.7, THE GOOD PEOPLE, Hannah Kent F3
    20. 4.3, AND FIRE CAME DOWN, Emma Viskic F
    21. 4.8, LOST, Michael Robotham
    22. 4.7, THE DARK LAKE, Sarah Bailey 
    23. 4.7, HER, Garry Disher
    24. 4.4, BARKING DOGS, Rebekah Clarkson 
    25. 4.6, WIMMERA, Mark Brandi 
    26. 4.7, AN IRON ROSE, Peter Temple
    27. 4.4, THE LIGHT ON THE WATER, Olga Lorenzo 
    2017 Australian Women Writers Challenge

    I will be aiming to read about 20 titles, all crime fiction. They will also count for the Aussie Author Challenge (above)

    Currently: 14
    1. 4.2, SILVER WATTLE, Belinda Alexandra
    2. 4.6, THE HUSBAND'S SECRET, Liane Moriarty
    3. 4.5, TELL THE TRUTH, SHAME THE DEVIL, Melina Marchetta 
    4. 4.4, DAINTREE, Annie Seaton
    5. 4.8, BIG LITTLE LIES, Liane Moriarty 
    6. 4.4, SEE WHAT I HAVE DONE, Sarah Schmidt 
    7. 4.4, GOODWOOD, Holly Throsby
    8. 4.5, THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY, Caroline Overington
    9. 4.6, CRIMSON LAKE, Candice Fox 
    10. 4.7, THE GOOD PEOPLE, Hannah Kent 
    11. 4.3, AND FIRE CAME DOWN, Emma Viskic
    12. 4.4, BARKING DOGS, Rebekah Clarkson
    13. 4.7, THE DARK LAKE, Sarah Bailey
    14. 4.4, BARKING DOGS, Rebekah Clarks4.4, THE LIGHT ON THE WATER, Olga Lorenzo  
       


    The Aussie Author Challenge 2016 is being hosted at Booklover Book Reviews

    I'm aiming initially at Kangaroo (12 titles) but the reality is that I will read many more than that.
    Read and review 12 titles written by Australian Authors of which at least 4 of those authors are female, at least 4 of those authors are male, and at least 4 of those authors are new to you; Fiction or non-fiction, at least 3 genre. 
     I can see I may have a problem with the 3 genre aspect.

    Currently: 29 - Completed
    1. 4.4, KING OF THE ROAD, Nigel Bartlett   M, N
    2. 4.3, GOOD MONEY, J. M. Green FN
    3. 4.3, GHOST GIRLS, Cath Ferla F, N
    4. 3.5, DUCK SEASON DEATH, June Wright F  
    5. 4.4, OLMEC OBITUARY, L.J.M. Owen F, N
    6. 4.5, MISSING, Melanie Casey, F, N
    7. 4.6, DARKEST PLACE, Jaye Ford F, 
    8. 4.9, ALL THE BIRDS, SINGING, Evie Wyld F N
    9. 4.4, HINDSIGHT, Melanie Casey 
    10. 3.8, OUT OF THE ICE, Ann Turner
    11. 4.5, PROHIBITED ZONE, Alastair Sarre M
    12. 4.4, THE BARRAKEE MYSTERY, Arthur Upfield M
    13. 4.2, COMFORT ZONE, Lindsay Tanner M
    14. 5.0, THE LAKE HOUSE, Kate Morton  F
    15. 4.0, A MAN OF TWO TRIBES, Arthur Upfield M
    16. 4.4, THE BATTLING PROPHET, Arthur Upfield M
    17. 3.9, FRONT PAGE NEWS, Katie Rowney F
    18. 4.8, AN ISOLATED INCIDENT, Emily Maguire F
    19. 4.7, THE DRY, Jane Harper
    20. 4.3, MR JELLY'S BUSINESS, Arthur Upfield 
    21. 4.5, ONLY DAUGHTER, Anna Snoekstra  
    22. 4.2, THE HEAT, Garry Disher 
    23. 4.3, RESURRECTION BAY, Emma Viskic 
    24. 5.0, THE WRONG HAND, Jane Jago 
    25. 4.8, THE SOLDIER'S CURSE, Tom & Meg Kenneally 
    26. 5.0, THE RULES OF BACKYARD CRICKET, Jock Serong 
    27. 4.5, SALT CREEK, Lucy Treloar 
    28. 3.5, THE CLIMATE CHANGE MURDERS, David Kilner 
    29. 4.8, THE BANK MANAGER, Roger Monk   



    2016 Australian Women Writers Challenge

    I will be aiming to read about 20 titles, all crime fiction. They will also count for the Aussie Author Challenge (above)

    Currently: 18
    1. 4.3, GOOD MONEY, J. M. Green
    2. 4.3, GHOST GIRLS, Cath Ferla 
    3. 3.5, DUCK SEASON DEATH, June Wright 
    4. 4.4, OLMEC OBITUARY, L.J.M. Owen 
    5. 4.5, MISSING, Melanie Casey
    6. 4.6, DARKEST PLACE, Jaye Ford 
    7. 4.9, ALL THE BIRDS, SINGING, Evie Wyld 
    8. 4.4, HINDSIGHT, Melanie Casey 
    9. 3.8, OUT OF THE ICE, Ann Turner
    10. 5.0, THE LAKE HOUSE, Kate Morton
    11. 3.9, FRONT PAGE NEWS, Katie Rowney
    12. 4.8, AN ISOLATED INCIDENT, Emily Maguire 
    13. 4.7, THE DRY, Jane Harper
    14. 4.5, ONLY DAUGHTER, Anna Snoekstra
    15. 4.3, RESURRECTION BAY, Emma Viskic
    16. 5.0, THE WRONG HAND, Jane Jago 
    17. 4.8, THE SOLDIER'S CURSE, Tom & Meg Kenneally 
    18. 4.5, SALT CREEK, Lucy Treloar    


      Completed in 2015

      The Aussie Author Challenge 2015 is being hosted at Booklover Book Reviews

      I'm aiming initially at Kangaroo (12 titles) but the reality is that I will read many more than that.
      - Read and review 12 titles written by Australian Authors of which at least 4 of those authors are female, at least 4 of those authors are male, and at least 4 of those authors are new to you (N);
      - At least 6 fiction and at least 2 non-fiction, and at least 3 titles first published in 2014 or 2015

      Currently: 26.- completed
      1.  4.3, MASTERMIND, Helen Goltz - female, published 2014, N
      2. 4.7, WEB OF DECEIT, Katherine Howell  - female, published 2013
      3. 5.0, HADES, Candice Fox - publ 2014, female, N
      4. 4.7 MEDEA'S CURSE, Anne Buist - published 2015, female, N
      5. 4.5, DARK HORSE, Honey Brown - published 2013, N
      6. 4.3, TRACKING NORTH, Kerry McGinnis - female, published 2013, N
      7. 4.4, THE LOST SWIMMER, Ann Turner - female, published 2015
      8. 4.2, THE BLUE ROSES OF ORROROO, Margaret Visciglio published 2011, female, N
      9. 4.9, TELL THE TRUTH, Katherine Howell
      10. 4.4, THE PORT FAIRY MURDERS, Robert Gott, publ 2015, male 
      11. 4.8, THE BANK INSPECTOR, Roger Monk, publ. 2014, male
      12. 4.6, THE INSANITY OF MURDER, Felicity Young, publ 2015, female
      13. 4.0, A TRIFLE DEAD, Livia Day , publ 2013, female 
      14. 4.5, THE SECRET CHORD, Geraldine Brooks , publ. 2015, female, not crime fiction
      15. 4.3, THIS HOUSE OF GRIEF, Helen Garner, publ. 2014, female, not crime fiction 
      16. 4.8, CLOSE YOUR EYES, Michael Robotham, publ. 2015, male 
      17. 4.5, BLOOD REDEMPTION, Alex Palmer, published 2002, female
      18. 4.5,  A TIME TO RUN, J. M. Peace - published 2015, female
      19. 4.7, PAVING THE NEW ROAD, Sulari Gentil, publ 2012, female 
      20. 4.1, MURDER IN THE TELEPHONE EXCHANGE, June Wright
      21. 4.3, EDEN, Candice Fox 
      22. 4.3, MURDER ON THE ISLAND, Brian Kavanagh - male, 2015
      23. 4.7, CRUCIFIXION CREEK, Barry Maitland - male, 2015
      24. 3.9, THE POPEYE MURDER, Sandra Winter-Dewhirst - female 2015
      25. 4.3, ALL THAT IS LOST BETWEEN US, Sarah Foster - female, 2016 
      26. 4.4, RUNNING AGAINST THE TIDE, AMANDA Ortlepp - female, 2016 

          2015 Australian Women Writers Challenge

          I will be aiming to read about 20 titles, all crime fiction. They will also count for the Aussie Author Challenge (above)

          Currently: 21
          1.  4.3, MASTERMIND, Helen Goltz
          2. 4.7, WEB OF DECEIT, Katherine Howell 
          3. 5.0, HADES, Candice Fox  
          4. 4.7 MEDEA'S CURSE, Anne Buist
          5. 4.5, DARK HORSE, Honey Brown  
          6. 4.3, TRACKING NORTH, Kerry McGinnis
          7. 4.4, THE LOST SWIMMER, Ann Turner 
          8. 4.2, THE BLUE ROSES OF ORROROO, Margaret Visciglio  
          9. 4.9, TELL THE TRUTH, Katherine Howell
          10. 4.6, THE INSANITY OF MURDER, Felicity Young
          11. 4.0, A TRIFLE DEAD, Livia Day   
          12. 4.5, THE SECRET CHORD, Geraldine Brooks - not crime fiction
          13. 4.3, THIS HOUSE OF GRIEF, Helen Garner - not crime fiction 
          14. 4.5, BLOOD REDEMPTION, Alex Palmer 
          15. 4.5,  A TIME TO RUN, J. M. Peace 
          16. 4.7, PAVING THE NEW ROAD, Sulari Gentil 
          17. 4.1, MURDER IN THE TELEPHONE EXCHANGE, June Wright 
          18. 4.3, EDEN, Candice Fox 
          19. 3.9, THE POPEYE MURDER, Sandra Winter-Dewhirst 
          20. 4.3, ALL THAT IS LOST BETWEEN US, Sarah Foster 
          21. 4.4, RUNNING AGAINST THE TIDE, AMANDA Ortlepp 

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