Something is happening here but you don’t know what it is. This is the thrill that lies at the heart of the murder mystery. It is the kind of intrigue that structures The Slipping Palace, a story of people who know each other well, or maybe they don’t. A mind game. A psychological mystery about … Continue reading THE MR JONES MOMENT
SOMETHNG AT THE CORNER OF VISION, THAT VANISHES AS YOU TURN TOWARDS IT The Slipping Place a page-turning murder mystery, but it also a meditation on the mind. It is about lies, secrets and unspeakable cruelty. It is about the things we thought we knew, and the things we miss… and it is about a … Continue reading
But there is no Illumin Gallery in Brooke Street. There is no Merchant’s Cafe, or empty haberdasher’s in New Town Road. There is no ruined barn on the northern edge of Campania. There isn’t even a Slipping Place.
The Slipping Place, is a murder mystery set in and around Hobart and on Mount Wellington. It is a dark and suspenseful and a meticulously constructed clue-puzzle. The book is also rich with ideas. "You draw a line" The Slipping Place is concerned with violence in the domestic sphere and examines the way in which … Continue reading The Slipping Place
To some extent the terms are interchangeable. But what are the connotations?
Narrative is central to our understanding of life. It reflects the structures of human thinking.
There are many reasons we might pick up a detective novel. One is obvious and very simple: We know we enjoyed the last one.