Category Archives: #yeahnoir

A Greater God by Brian Stoddart – 2018

It is 1925 and Superintendent Chris Le Fanu has returned to Madras from the Straits Settlement, fending off multiple job offers while trying to work out who is on a killing spree targeting Muslims, and which romantic relationship to pursue. … Continue reading

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No One Can Hear You by Nikki Crutchley – 2018

Zoe is back in her home town for the funeral of her estranged mother, who has apparently been suffering from memory loss and who has left odd notes around indicating that young women have been disappearing from the town.  It … Continue reading

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Heaven Sent by Alan Carter – 2018

Cato Kwong and his new wife Sharon Wang are blissfully married, if not a bit sleep deprived, with an infant daughter, Ella.  But when Kwong starts working on a series of murders among the Fremantle homeless community, he gets more … Continue reading

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Eye of the Songbird by Michael Munro – 2018

Sadie Rosenberg is hanging down a crevasse in Antarctica, refusing to cut free her friend Bill who is hanging beneath her, making it impossible for another friend, Sean Tomasin, to haul her to safety.  Sadie and Sean, and a large … Continue reading

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The Quaker by Liam McIlvanney – 2018

‘The Quaker’ is the nickname given to a serial killer who has taken three female lives, ruined families, stymied the police, and terrorised a city.  The city in question is the “disintegrating city” of Glasgow in the late 1960s, and … Continue reading

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All Our Secrets by Jennifer Lane – 2017

WELCOME TO THE NGAIO MARSH AWARDS BLOG TOUR 2018 All was going pretty OK in the small town of Coongahoola, NSW, but then Gracie’s Dad moved out, the Believers arrived, and one by one the River Children started disappearing. Coongahoola … Continue reading

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Overkill by Vanda Symon – 2018 (originally published 2007)

I had read a few of Vanda Symon’s Sam Shephard novels, but not the first.  So, when Overkill was re-published this year for the European market I read it – and I am so glad I did – it is … Continue reading

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