You can’t really discuss Australian crime fiction without mentioning Jane Harper’s first book. It has been spectacularly successful. Here's one reason.
“If a narrative is going to be as clumsy as that, can’t it have some guns?”
Something is happening here but you don’t know what it is.
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
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.
In 1948, poet W. H. Auden confessed to a passion: "The reading of detective stories is an addiction."