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Duncan McNab’s classic biography of the late Roger Rogerson has been reissued with a new final chapter. Duncan was a detective himself, and the book is accurate, informed, thoughtful. Highly recommended. Keep Reading

'Does for Katoomba what Donna Leon did for Venice.' Keep Reading

New Aussie crime novel: The Calabrian

The Calabrian is a novel by best-selling author Matthew Benns, Editor-at-Large of The Daily Telegraph, that tells the story of two Italian immigrants who build rival criminal organisations in Australia. It builds to an astonishing climax. It’s available online, one chapter at a  time. Starting now. Good people like it.… Keep Reading

Policing NSW in the 1960s & 1970s

Former officer Bob Deards recounts his experiences of the good, the bad and the ugly among the constabulary of New South Wales. See Sydney Crime Museum under ‘Organised Crime’ – where else – for a rare first-hand record of what life on the job was really like. Yes, there is… Keep Reading

The Danger Prize: shortlist

BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival has just announced the short list for this year’s Danger Prize, for the best book, podcast, TV series or film about crime and Sydney, published in the past financial year. The prize will be awarded by last year’s winner, John Ibrahim, at the Sydney Crime… Keep Reading

BAD19: program released

A bad city needs a bad festival. BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival has announced its program for this year’s festival, 6 to 8 September. The festival is growing – bigger and at a new venue, the State Library of NSW. This year’s star international guest is Val McDermid, who will… Keep Reading

Sex and the Vatican

'How much filth there is in the Church,' said Cardinal Ratzinger, who also discovered the extent of the "closet" through a secret report ... that was one of the major reasons for his resignation.' Keep Reading

World War Noir

Sydney’s unpatriotic war … a new book by Duffy and Hordern in their unique blend of true crime and history. Turns out not everyone in Sydney was behind the war effort, the city was abuzz with loose women and fast men – the deserters and black marketeers – sly grog,… Keep Reading

Sydney’s Great Unknown Crime Novelist

Richard Beasley is just about the best crime novelist writing about Sydney at the moment, and among the best in the country, so long as you include courtroom dramas as crime books. His Peter Tanner series is world class, with two out so far – Cyanide Games and The Burden… Keep Reading

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