Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Ten top mysteries set in isolated or small-town Australia

Sara Foster is the author of Come Back to Me, Beneath the Shadows, Shallow Breath, All That Is Lost between Us, The Hidden Hours, and (releasing in the US in March 2020) You Don’t Know Me. Born and raised in England, Foster moved to Australia in 2004.

At The Strand Magazine she tagged "ten of the best brooding mysteries and thrillers set in isolated or small-town regions of Australia," including:
Bitter Wash Road by Garry Disher

Hirsch is a whistleblower cop, no longer trusted by his peers, sent to police a small town that doesn’t want him. But when the deaths of two women – one a hit-and-run, and the other a suicide – begin to look increasingly suspicious, Hirsch is prepared to take on all-comers to uncover the truth. Disher’s evocative language, great ear for dialogue and precise descriptions of small-town life all add layers of authenticity to this great Aussie outback crime story.
Read about another entry on the list.

Also see Emma Viskic's five top crime novels set in small-town Australia.

--Marshal Zeringue