Re: RARA-AVIS: Australian Mystery

From: Juri Nummelin (
Date: 17 Jan 2001

On Tue, 16 Jan 2001, Etienne Borgers wrote:

> - There is a contemporary writer from Down Under,
> rather successful, not to be forgotten:
> Peter Corris, with his series about the PI Cliff
> Hardy, and more. His crime novels belong to the HB
> area.

The Corris books are worth reading.

> -There is a "special case" with Carter Brown!

After Carter Brown there was a whole paperback explosion in Australia. Writers like K.T. McCall, Carl Dekker, Peter Flynn, Larry Kent, Marc Brody and G.G. Bleeck (mostly pseudonyms) wrote stuff almost straight out of pulp magazines. The stuff is clearly pastiche and sometimes parody, but nevertheless an intriguing object of study. By the way, Carter Brown AKA Alan Yates started his career in the 1940's writing science fiction for the local pulp magazines.


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