THIS WEEK’S CANBERRA WEEKLY COLUMN: 10 OCTOBER 2019, Tess Gerritsen, Chris Hammer and Anne Brinsden
In this week’s Canberra Weekly I review a paranormal suspense novel by Tess Gerritsen, Chris Hammer’s follow up to Scrublands and a heartwarming debut novel by Melbourne author Anne Brinsden
Chris Hammer’s Scrublands was one of the stand-out Australian crime novels of 2019. His follow-up novel, Silver, may not be quite as good, but it is still a spectacularly realised piece of epic Australian crime fiction. I have posted a longer review of it at
Tess Gerritsen bravely leaves her regular Rizzoli and Isles series behind and heads off in the direction of paranormal romance and suspense with The Shape Of Night. I have to admit to enjoying it far more than I thought I would! See my longer review at
Finally, Anne Brinsden makes a strong debut with her heartfelt novel about a woman who is out of place on a Victorian Mallee farm in the 1950s and 60s, Wearing Paper Dresses. Fans of Australian outback fiction will enjoy this one.