Re: RARA-AVIS: Australian Mystery

From: John Williams (
Date: 19 Jan 2001

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> > I would recommend Peter Temple, the Jack Irish books: Black Tide, Bad
> Debts and Dead Point plus the stand alone Shooting Star and Iron Rose.
> Also John Dale's Dark Angel and The Dogs are Barking.

Yeah, Dark Angel in particular is terrific.

Also Caroline Shaw - Cat Catcher and its follow-up whose name escapes me - get past the fact they're about a woman who finds lost cats and these are really good - her detective Lenny Aaron is about as distinctively female a hard-boiled protagonist as I've come across.

Also Kenneth Cook's extraordinary Thompson-esque 60s outback noir Wake In Fright


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