Chess is good at staying rational, and this is what allowed her to solve the previous mystery. That commitment to logic is about to be tested.
For W. H. Auden detective fiction embodied a timeless idea, which appears in Classical, Christian and Freudian thought.
Hobart is beautiful and vibrant, but it sits on the edge of two great emptinesses.
You can’t really discuss Australian crime fiction without mentioning Jane Harper’s first book. It has been spectacularly successful. Here's one reason.
Hobart sits on the edge of two great emptinesses. In a way I think we have inherited a deep sense of loneliness.
Agatha Christie can be taken seriously as a modernist author.
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 choice, a decision point, that is infinitely, vanishingly, terrifyingly small. see: joannabakerauthor.com … Continue reading Something at the corner of vision, that vanishes as you turn towards it.
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
Narrative is central to our understanding of life. It reflects the structures of human thinking.