Category Archives: Adrian McKinty

Books of the month: August 2017

I skipped my monthly roundup for June and July because I hardly read a word due to real life shenanigans. That those shenanigans were resolved via me resigning from my job with a shred of dignity left has some downsides (no … Continue reading

Posted in Adrian McKinty, Ann Turner (Aus), books of the month, Denise Mina, Elly Griffiths, Gianrico Carofiglio, Michael Robotham (Aus), Shari Lapena, Sue Grafton, Sulari Gentill (Aus), Vaseem Khan | 15 Comments

Musings on 2017’s Australian crime writing awards

It’s crime fiction awards season again here in Australia (and elsewhere) and while I am not participating as a judge in any way this year I can’t help but ponder the shortlists. I’ve tried not to be too obvious about … Continue reading

Posted in Adrian McKinty, Ann Turner (Aus), Candice Fox (Aus), Cath Ferla (Aus), Emily Maguire (Aus), Holly Throsby (Aus), Jane Harper (Aus), Jock Serong (Aus), Melina Marchetta (Aus), musings, Wendy James (Aus) | 6 Comments

Books of the month: March 2017

Pick of the month The good news is my reading picked up in both quantity and quality during March but the downside of that is it takes more effort to choose a favourite read of the month. After see-sawing between … Continue reading

Posted in Adrian McKinty, Agatha Christie, books of the month, Candice Fox (Aus), Elizabeth Edmondson, Ellery Adams, J.M. Peace (Aus), Jorn Lier Horst, Laura Lippman, Margery Allingham, Meg Keneally (Aus), Sally Andrew, Sarah Ward, Tom Keneally (Aus) | 7 Comments

2014: The Favourites

Despite its turmoil 2014 did contain some great reads and I’d hate to forget these excellent books. Crime fiction that’s not really about crime FATAL IMPACT by Katherine Fox. Series heroine Anya Crichton heads to Tasmania where she becomes involved … Continue reading

Posted in Adrian McKinty, Agnete Friis, Amanda Curtin (Aus), Belinda Bauer, books of the year, Ivy Pochoda, Karin Fossum, Kathryn Fox (Aus), Lene Kaaberbol, Richard Beasley, Sulari Gentill (Aus) | 18 Comments

2013: The Favourites

I like to look back on the year’s reading and highlight the books I loved for one reason or another. I’ve given up restricting myself to a number and won’t presume to say they’re “the best” but they have great … Continue reading

Posted in Adrian McKinty, Angela Savage (Aus), Arni Thorarinsson, Belinda Bauer, books of the year, Garry Disher (Aus), Gene Kerrigan, Hannah Kent (Aus), Kate Atkinson, Leif G.W. Persson, Liza Marklund, Mari Strachan, Michael Duffy (Aus), Sulari Gentill (Aus), Wiley Cash | 14 Comments