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Escape to the Country- the power of words

‘My Obliging Significant Other’ (Moso) is more your arty type than your literary type  so I wasn’t entirely convinced he’d want to accompany me to yet another writers’ festival, (especially as it had been raining most of the week). It wasn’t until I mentioned the words: country … Continue reading

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Tucked away between two imposing buildings in Pitt Street in up-town Sydney is the The Sydney Mechanics School of Arts (SMSA).  I doubt many Sydney-siders even know this little gem of a place exists. But before you jump to the conclusion … Continue reading

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Yesterday I attended a six-hour crime writing workshop at the New South Wales Writers Centre with Barry Maitland, a Scottish born, Australian author of crime fiction. Barry’s first crime novel was the Marx Sisters, published in 1994. Since then he has … Continue reading

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From hard sell to hard cell: art fraudster Ron Coles jailed Paintings ‘fake’, Brett Whiteley’s widow tells art fraud case The barrister, the dealer and the fraudulent painting Most people have read the tale of The Emperor’s New Clothes  by Hans Christian Andersen … Continue reading

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Sean. B. Fraser is the author of Betrayal and Deception, an action thriller about a case of identity theft and misplaced trust. To read more about Sean go to seanbfraser.com Sean took the time out of his busy writing schedule to … Continue reading

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A Sisters in Crime survey in 2010 found 68 per cent of thriller/mystery/crime readers were women. Another study from the same year discovered female fiction fans read thriller/crime novels at a higher rate than men (57 per cent to 39 … Continue reading

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The third novel in the Detective Jill Brennan series, ‘Asylum,’ (coming soon) is set in the grounds of Callan Park, in Rozelle, an inner-west suburb of Sydney. I knew from the moment I walked through the imposing iron gates that there … Continue reading

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On the Crime Trail

Last week I boarded a Sydney Harbour ferry bound for Circular Quay. The area west of the Quay is known as ‘The Rocks’, Sydney’s historical precinct. If you are familiar with Sydney’s tourist hot spots you may imagine that on a fine autumn … Continue reading

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Demise of the fictional victim

As a crime writer, my imagination runs wild when I consider the means by which my fictional victims will face their demise. Perhaps it will be by starvation, hand-to hand combat or by lethal injection. Will it be a slow … Continue reading

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