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Posted by on 23 May, 2022 in Australian Crime Fiction, British Crime, Crime, Outback Crime, Thriller | 0 comments



Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine No. 95

George Easter has just sent out the latest issue of his Deadly Pleasures Mystery Magazine (No. 95) and it is another stellar issue packed full of reviews and interesting information.

The issue’s main article is on the Best of Southern Noir and highlights some great authors including S. A. Cosby, Attica Locke and Chris Offutt, whose The Killing Hills I am currently reading and enjoying. As always, George accompanies the reviews of Southern Noir books with some interesting reflections on this expanding sub-genre.

The issue also contains the nominees for the 2022 Barry Awards, which can be voted on by all readers of Deadly Pleasures (by 1 August 2022). The Winners will be announced at the Opening Ceremonies at the Minneapolis Bouchercon on September 8, 2022. It is a great batch of nominees, including some personal favourites in the form of Michael Connelly, James Kestrel and Paul Doiron. Pleasingly, there are also two Australians up for the Best Paperback Original Award: Dervla McTiernan and Gabriel Bergmoser.

In addition there is the usual sweeping collection of book reviews that cover all aspects of crime fiction from cozy mysteries to historical crime to action thrillers. There is also articles on new Australian crime fiction and the best new releases from the United Kingdom.

For those who want to keep up with new and forthcoming releases, there is the usual listing of the best releases so far this year and books to look out for in the coming months. As well, George and Assistant Editor Larry Gandle provide their interesting thoughts on the current state of the genre. I particularly liked Larry’s reflections on the importance of a good opening for a crime novel.

As always, it is a terrific read that will inspire your criminal reading and alert you to those books, which may fall a little short of expectations.

It is really a must read for anyone interested in crime novels, mysteries and thrillers.

Here is a link to George’s website where you can more information and details on how to subscribe:

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