The blog will be the (well a) place to go for reviews of Australian crime fiction (anything by an Australian author or set in Australia) and we’ll also be including news, new release information and author interviews.
Fair dinkum is an Australian colloquial phrase which means genuine or true. As in,
“Is that a fake Rolex you’re wearing?”
“Na, it’s fair dinkum, mate”.
Its first recorded use in Australian writing was in 1888’s Robbery Under Arms, a novel in which a bushranger on death row recounts his life experiences including his life of crime. A fitting phrase for a crime fiction blog, no?
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And Happy Australia Day to you all. Tradition demands that you stop work (even the unpaid kind like cleaning your house), have a beer (or tipple of choice) and relax. A good book is optional but highly recommended 🙂