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message 1: by Harvey (new)

Harvey FYI, Denise Mina, #16, is Scottish and Dead Hour takes place in UK.


message 2: by Renee (new)

Renee Don't Malla Nunn's books take place in South Africa and Europe?


message 3: by Karen (new)

Karen Renee wrote: "Don't Malla Nunn's books take place in South Africa and Europe?"

South Africa Renee - but she lives in Australia which I'm assuming is where the list got her from...


message 4: by Misfit (new)

Misfit Isn't It Pretty To Think So? removed. Not crime, not mystery and definitely not Australia.


message 5: by Assaph (new)

Assaph Mehr Trying to understand the rules - Does the crime have to take place in Australia?

Thanks!


Jülie ☼♄  Assaph wrote: "Trying to understand the rules - Does the crime have to take place in Australia?

Thanks!"


Pretty sure it means Australian authors who write books in this genre, regardless of where the story takes place. As long as the author is Australian and the story fits the crime fiction genre.


message 7: by Assaph (new)

Assaph Mehr ☼♄Jülie wrote: "Pretty sure it means Australian authors who write books in this genre, regardless of where the story takes place. As long as the author is Australian and the story fits the crime fiction genre. "

Cool, thanks!
The natural next question (for me) would be - does a historical fantasy murder mystery by an aussie author fir the rules? :)


Jülie ☼♄  Not sure Assaph, I think you should check to see what genre the book is normally listed under...unless it is your own book? Can you mention its title in your message, maybe one of the Mods could help?


message 9: by Assaph (new)

Assaph Mehr ☼♄Jülie wrote: "Not sure Assaph, I think you should check to see what genre the book is normally listed under...unless it is your own book? Can you mention its title in your message, maybe one of the Mods could help?"

Naturally, it's my book :)
It's an historical fantasy wrapped around a murder mystery. So there will be some overlap with crime lovers (plus, I'm an Aussie), but it's not a perfect fit.


message 10: by Terence (new)

Terence Charles Doesn't anyone on this list read Kindle, or eBooks?

Seems there are many Australian 'crime' novels available in those formats


message 11: by Svetlana (new)

Svetlana Tishchenko What about Sulari Gentill (Rowan Sinclair series) and Leigh Redhead


message 12: by Jean (new)

Jean Kibler I am trying to find an Australian author (male) who writes about mysteries in the Outback and the Aboriginal culture. I used to get his books at the public library and would love to re-read his books, but I cannot remember his name.


message 13: by Sarahmcv (new)

Sarahmcv Jean wrote: "I am trying to find an Australian author (male) who writes about mysteries in the Outback and the Aboriginal culture. I used to get his books at the public library and would love to re-read his boo..."

Adrian Hyland who wrote Diamond Dove?


message 14: by Ann (new)

Ann Graham No. 96 "Showtime" appears to be Sci-fi/fantasy not crime. No.124 "Killing for pleasure: the definitive story of the Snowtown murders" is true crime not fiction.


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message 16: by Maxine (new)

Maxine Dale Sarahmcv wrote: "Jean wrote: "I am trying to find an Australian author (male) who writes about mysteries in the Outback and the Aboriginal culture. I used to get his books at the public library and would love to re..."

Arthur Upfield?


message 17: by Dom (new)

Dom Romeo Maxine wrote: "Sarahmcv wrote: "Jean wrote: "I am trying to find an Australian author (male) who writes about mysteries in the Outback and the Aboriginal culture. I used to get his books at the public library and..."

Sounds like Upfield's 'Bony' series. (I used to like the tv show as a kid, too!)


message 18: by Marcus (new)

Marcus Help!

I read an Australian crime thriller decades ago but can't now for the life of me remember the title or author.

The story was about a small group of Sydney-based crooks who decide to rob a bank in a country town, figuring the security will be lax. One of them goes ahead to scope out the town and falls in love with a young Aboriginal woman.

Don't remember anything else, but from memory it would he been published in the 80s or earlier.

Does anyone have any idea what it could be?

Thanks in anticipation :)


message 19: by BookLovingLady (new)

BookLovingLady @Marcus
Have you tried What's the Name of That Book??? on GR yet? They have been able to help me twice.


message 20: by Marcus (last edited Feb 19, 2021 10:45PM) (new)

Marcus Booklovinglady wrote: "@Marcus
Have you tried What's the Name of That Book??? on GR yet? They have been able to help me twice."


Thanks! I'll give it a go :)


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