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If I Tell You... I'll Have to Kill You : Australia's Leading Crime Writers Reveal Their Secrets - Michael Robotham

If I Tell You... I'll Have to Kill You

Australia's Leading Crime Writers Reveal Their Secrets

By: Michael Robotham (Editor)


Published: 30th July 2013

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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.


Essential reading!


I love crime and mystery novels by Australian writers. I love this book. Lots of my favourite writers and some I'm delighted to meet for the first time tell us their thoughts about writing crime and lots more. They won't really have to kill me now. So I can go back to this book any time, and I know I will.



It would be a crime to miss this one


If I Tell You...I'll Have To Kill You is a great collection, both informative and entertaining and I think it is a must have for Australian crime fiction fans. In addition, the royalties from the sale of this book are going towards the Australian Crime Writers Association which runs the annual Ned Kelly Awards. Show your support for our talented Aussie crime writers and purchase a copy today.

Taree, AU


If I Tell You... I'll Have to Kill You

5.0 2


ISBN: 9781743313480
ISBN-10: 1743313489
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 30th July 2013
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.8  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1