Andy Muir

Announcing the 2017 Ned Kelly Award Shortlists

The Australian Crime Writers Association today announced the shortlists for the 2017 Ned Kelly Awards for the best in Australian crime writing.

Review - Something for Nothing, Andy Muir

Author Information
Book Title: 
Something for Nothing
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925344936
Series: 
Lachie Munro
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Humour
Location: 
Newcastle
New South Wales
Publisher: 
Affirm Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Ned Kelly Awards 2017 Submissions List

All the submissions to the 2017 Ned Kelly Awards have just been announced and as usual, every year as the entries start to roll in, I start to fret about the ones I haven't had a chance to read yet - this year, needless to say is no different :) Check out the full list at: http://www.austcrimewriters.com/2017-submissions or follow the links below to those that somebody here have been lucky enough to review.

Something for Nothing

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

It’s not every day a bloke stumbles across a dismembered torso on Nobby’s beach.

Lachie Munro is starting to feel like he’s a magnet for trouble. Only the day before he fished a giant haul of heroin out of his favourite abalone poaching spot near Newcastle.

There’s a better than even chance that the heroin and the torso are connected and he should leave well enough alone. But the opportunity to get ahead of the game is too good to pass up.

ISBN: 
9781925344936
Publisher: 
Affirm Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

UNDERBELLY: SQUIZZY - Andy Muir

Author Information
Book Title: 
Underbelly: Squizzy
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781743316504
Series: 
Underbelly
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
TV Tie-In
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2013

CR - Underbelly: Squizzy, Andy Muir

Book Title: 
Author Name: 

Felt like a foray into some true crime - this being the first of a few I want to read, even though I haven't watched the TV Underbelly franchise for many a season now.

From the Blurb:

In the 1920s, Squizzy Taylor was a household name for all the wrong reasons - armed robbery, fraud, sly grog and prostitution rackets, race fixing, extortion, jury rigging and illegal gambling. Squizzy was a dandy, a bootlegger and Melbourne's most notorious criminal. From 1915 to 1927 he and his gang waged open warfare against their rivals across Melbourne.

Underbelly: Squizzy

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

In the 1920s, Squizzy Taylor was a household name for all the wrong reasons - armed robbery, fraud, sly grog and prostitution rackets, race fixing, extortion, jury rigging and illegal gambling. Squizzy was a dandy, a bootlegger and Melbourne's most notorious criminal. From 1915 to 1927 he and his gang waged open warfare against their rivals across Melbourne.

Special Interests: 
TV Tie-In
ISBN: 
9781743316504
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Underbelly
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2013