Australia's best crime writers - Michael Robotham, Kerry Greenwood, Shane Maloney, Peter Corris, Tara Moss and more - share the secrets to their success, their best- ever writing tips and their favourite 'must reads'. An ideal guide for aspiring writers and crime fiction fans alike.
Crime fiction is the single most popular genre in international publishing and Australia has some of the finest practitioners when it comes to walking the mean streets and nailing the bad guys.
Whether you're a fan of crime fiction, true crime or a would-be crime writer, this collection of essays will provide laughter, understanding, insight, ideas, advice and hopefully some inspiration. Learn about Shane Maloney's near-death experience in a freezer, Leigh Redhead's adventures as a stripper and Tara Moss taking a polygraph test to prove her doubters wrong.
There are stories of struggle and triumph, near misses and murderous intent, as our best crime writers lay bare their souls and reveal their secrets as never before, along with their rules for writing and reading lists.
But beware. They will have to kill you...
Read Caroline Baum's Review
A great collection of pieces by some of Australia's most popular crime writers with terrific lists of advice for wannabes and must-read recommendations.
I especially liked Liz Porter's piece about the quiet back-room forensic experts who do the unglamorous, methodical work that never makes it into the fictional or televisual versions of investigations.
About the Author
After an early career as a journalist and ghostwriter, Michael Robotham has become one of Australia's most widely read crime writers. He has twice won the Ned Kelly Crime Novel of the Year Award and his psychological thrillers have been translated into twenty-two languages.