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Friday, June 08, 2007

Around the Traps #2

Another Nutter attended the Sydney Writers Festival last weekend and gives her report remarking on what a great couple of days she had.

Also last weekend, Sue Turnbull reviewed The Night Ferry by Michael Robotham in the Sydney Morning Herald describing it as a big and complex crime novel.

Over to the US and The Unknown Terrorist is still garnering the reviews, this time Richard Flanagan's latest has been held up for close examination in The Philadelphia Inquirer for its borrowing plot elements from The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum by Heinrich Boll. has included Ned Kelly Award winning and now, CWA Dagger nominated The Broken Shore by Peter Temple as one of their Summer Reads recommendations. Although it's recommeded, for every glowing tribute given there is a caveat to consider e.g. (Temple) writes so beautifully that even the most ludicrous scenes can win you over

There's all sorts of a hoo-haa, fuss, whatever you want to call it about Debi Marshall's new True Crime book titled The Devil's Garden: The Claremont Serial Killings with Gary Hughes posing the question: Has a serial killer blogged here? on The Australian blog. It's certainly got everyone commenting and maybe one or two of those are a sandwich short of a picnic.

And sometimes, crime doesn't pay while other times crime really doesn't pay.

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