Due to the popularity of recent Australian TV series Underbelly one could say Kiwis have a penchant for Australian crime stories and the colourful characters portrayed in them.
If you are into crime fiction may I suggest reading some of the excellent writing by Australian authors.
One of the things I enjoy about these reads is the authenticity of the dialogue.
Having lived for many years in various parts of Australia I find I can pick up the State or area that is being written about depending on the particular vernacular being used.
If you are looking for a good plot, and strong main characters try Peter Temple’s The Broken Shore with the interesting character Joe Cashin or any of his Jack Irish novels.
Garry Disher provides all the ingredients to make a good read in his novels. Try his latest novel Bitter Wash Road and I suggest you will not be disappointed. If you are looking for something along the lines of Femme Fatale try author Tara Moss.
We also have a If you like…Australian crime fiction list of recommended authors which serves up more lively suggestions.
I hope you find these reads as engaging as I have.