Berta, Abyssal Demon Art by Koni Art

The Deep

Far out in the ocean, where the water is blue as spidering veins, it is deep. So very deep, indeed, that no skyscraper could fathom the vast space from the glittering surface waters to the mysterious ocean’s floor, that no array of steel and windows could compare to the flawless gradient of periwinkle, azure, cobalt … Continue reading The Deep

The Forger's Wife First Edition Art

Australian Crime Fiction: Breaking out from the ‘Fatal Shore’

Edgar Allan Poe’s short story ‘Murders in the Rue Morgue’ (1841) established some of the key generic conventions of the detective novel as it has developed internationally – the roles of investigator, assistant, witness and suspect; the presence of both ‘red herrings’ and real clues; and the contrast between the police, constrained by regulation, and … Continue reading Australian Crime Fiction: Breaking out from the ‘Fatal Shore’