Category Archives: Genre: Crime

Forbrydelsen Series 1-3 Review

The Danish original crime show, Forbrydelsen (translated wrongly into english as The Killing, when actually it means The Crime), has long been on my to watch list. My Mum had watched all three series aons back and told me all … Continue reading

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Crime writing tips: Some lessons I learnt from Jane Harper at the Sydney Writers Festival

Ah, the Sydney Writers Festival. That place of baby boomers and a strange distrust of genre fiction in the program. That place where I actually got told off in a session for live-tweeting by the person sitting next to me. … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz

The Word is Murder Anthony Horowitz Publisher: Harper Collins First Published: August 2017 RRP: $27.99 paperback Anthony Horowitz is one of those authors who has been on my radar for a long, long time. I’ve never read his popular Alex … Continue reading

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Netflix A Series of Unfortunate Events Season 2 Review

If anyone knows me at all, they know I like A Series of Unfortunate Events. Obsessively so. I’ve blogged reviews of Snicket’s other series All The Wrong Questions twice on this blog. I once kept my partner up all night … Continue reading

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Childhood Favorites: The Teenage Years

Last week I blogged about my childhood favorite stories and series. This week I bring you part 2 where I describe the novels that got to me in my teens. Again, in no order. 1. The Merlin trilogy by Mary … Continue reading

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The Word is Murder: interview with Anthony Horowitz

Originally posted on Feathers of the Firebird:
Today, I am delighted to bring you my interview with the fantastic author Anthony Horowitz, about his latest novel, The Word is Murder. Anthony’s books, whether for adults or kids, are always gripping…

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Childhood favourites: The tender years

My brother and I used to attend swimming lessons every Saturday morning. After class, we’d excitedly demand a trip to Sutherland Library (a place which still feels a bit like coming home even with recent changes to library lay-out). Once … Continue reading

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TV Series Review: Jessica Jones

NB: This discusses the whole series in detail. There are massive spoilers. You have been warned. I’m not an obsessive Marvel fan. I thought Winter Soldier was really, really good. I thought Iron Man 1 and 2 were kind of … Continue reading

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“Why Is This Night Different From All Other Nights?” Book Review

“Why Is This Night Different From All Other Nights?” Lemony Snicket Publisher: Put Me In The Story First Published: 2015 RRP: $16 US Regular readers of this blog and my Goodreads account know that I am an enormous Snicket fan. … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: The Hestia

This piece was originally published last year as part of IfBook Australia’s Open Changes project, but I thought my blog readers might enjoy reading my brief crime piece here. The Hestia My hips wedge against the boat rim. I can … Continue reading

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