Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Five top crime novels set in small-town Australia

Emma Viskic is the author of the multi-award-winning Caleb Zelic series. Her critically acclaimed debut novel, Resurrection Bay, won the 2016 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction, as well as an unprecedented three Davitt Awards: Best Adult Novel, Best Debut, and Readers' Choice. The second novel in the series is And Fire Came Down.

At CrimeReads, Viskic tagged five top crime novels set in small-town Australia, including:
The Broken Shore by Peter Temple

The Broken Shore is one of those rare things—a novel beloved by readers, reviewers and award-givers alike. Told through the eyes of the contemplative and wounded, Detective Joe Cashin, the novel centres on a police investigation into the murder of local landowner with an apparently blameless past. Set in the windswept ‘broken shore’ of western Victoria, Temple uses his customary light touch and biting wit to write about a class system Australia isn’t supposed to have, and the racism we won’t admit to.
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--Marshal Zeringue