Craig Buchanan

Craig Buchanan is a freelance reviewer and self-professed bookaholic based in Perth.  He has a PhD in literature from the University of Western Australia, and reading interests (both academic and personal) that range from the earliest forms of medieval story telling right up to the present, techno-centric offerings of the 21st century.  His mother always said he should play outside more, but he was too engrossed to listen then, and he’s too old to change now.

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Book review: The Signal Line, Brendan Colley

An award-winning novel that defies easy categorisation.

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Book review: The Murder Rule, Dervla McTiernan

Another impressive psychological thriller by one of Australia's most talented crime writers.

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Book review: Amongst Our Weapons, Ben Aaronovitch

The latest in the series blends fantasy and realism and London's historical past.

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Book review: Everyone In My Family Has Killed Someone, Benjamin Stevenson

Funny and ingenious, this is an exemplary contribution to the detective genre.

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Book review: The Torrent, Dinuka McKenzie

A stunning crime debut worthy of local and overseas accolades.

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Book review: Wild Place, Christian White

A thriller exploring why good people do bad things.

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Book review: Who Sleuthed it? Edited by Lindy Cameron

Beastly tales of crime.

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Book review: The Attack, Catherine Jinks, Text Publishing

A slow-burner that canvasses familial conflict and builds to a violent crescendo.

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Book review: The Last Guests, J.P.Pomare, Hachette

A panic-inducing thriller with all the right ingredients to keep you guessing to the end.