THIS WEEK’S CANBERRA WEEKLY COLUMN: 26 SEPTEMBER 2019, Peter Temple and Peter Corris
My column in today’s Canberra Weekly features books by two of Australia’s master crime writers, Peter Corris and Peter Temple, both of whom died in 2018.
Both books feature examples of their short stories, literary criticism and reflections on society. See You At The Toxteth also contains Peter Corris’ previously unpublished ‘ABC of Crime Writing’. From ‘A is for Action’ to ‘M is for Mean Streets’ to ‘Z is for Zen’, this is a terrific guide to crime writing and a fascinating insight into the mind of Corris.
The Red Hand also contains an extract from Peter Temple’s last unfinished Jack Irish novel, High Art. It reads well, but is ultimately a sad reminder of what we have lost. See my The Red Hand post of 26 September 2019 for further reflections on the book.
Both books are fantastic and are ‘must haves’ for all fans of Australian crime fiction and good writing generally.
Thanks to the Canberra Weekly, Text Publishing and Allen & Unwin for advanced copies of the books.
I’ve enjoyed books by both of them, and will certainly read both of these books at some stage.