'Inspiration came to me when I was waiting to be served in a very chic cake shop and couldn’t take my eyes off a glossy chocolate Sachertorte (invented by an Austrian apprentice pastry chef, Franz Sacher, in 1832)...' Author Lesley Truffle reveals the inspiration behind her wonderful new treat of a novel.
'With an intricately woven, thrilling but believable plot, combined with complex, likeable characters and a vividly drawn location at Australia’s top end, Crimson Lake will delight Fox fans and new readers...'
'For those of you who have read Goldie’s novel The Paperbark Shoe, you will know that nobody but Goldbloom could have written a tale both so strange and so true as Gwen...' Try the first chapter today.
'Masterly plotting, grisly murders and chilling suspense: Stefan Ahnhem keeps the threads of this complex, two-country narrative pulled tensely across more than 500 pages. A crime wave that will satisfy even the most exacting of Scandi-noir devotees.'
A reminder that our next Book Club is next month – Wednesday 29 March at 8pm (AEST). Tune in for the lively debate featuring the fabulous Candice Fox and her latest nail-biting novel, THE CRIMSON LAKE.
'Sasha’s extremely fond of champagne and she likes nothing better than a few chocolat bouchons washed down with champagne. I hold Sasha personally responsible for the indiscreet quantity of champagne I imbibed as I wrote her tale... ' Don't miss our delightful interview with the wonderful Lesley Truffle!
It’s well-known that many authors prefer to distance themselves from their art – but do readers let them get away with it? Pen names, solitude, social withdrawal, and media avoidance are just some of their strategies... . Better Reading brings you a list of the most elusive, mysterious writers.
'Muir’s time as a screenwriter for the Underbelly franchise has paid dividends. The writing in Something for Nothing is lively, the pace cracking, and the cast of grimy small-town shysters utterly believable. This very Aussie crime is served up with a healthy dose of Strine and a seemingly endless stream of cold beers... Muir is definitely one to watch.'
‘This year’s must-read thriller’ – The Evening Standard; ‘Set to be one of the most talked-about books of 2017’ – Good Housekeeping Magazine. See for yourself what all the fuss is about... Get comfy and start reading our book of the week, Behind Her Eyes.