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The Orchard Murders by Robert Gott

Robert Gott was born in Maryborough and has written “the William Power series of crime-caper novels set in 1940s Australia: Good Murder, A Thing of Blood, and Amongst the Dead.” He also has a Holiday Murder Series. (Fantastic Fiction https://www.fantasticfiction.com/g/robert-gott/). The Orchard Murders is the fourth book in the Murder Series and has just been releasedContinue reading “The Orchard Murders by Robert Gott”

My Brother Jack by George Johnston

Each read of this fifty-six-year-old classic reveals more nuances about the Australian identity. Set in post-war Melbourne suburbs, this seminal piece is a retelling by David Meredith of his life. His mother is a nurse who houses Gallipoli invalids including Meredith’s father. Suffering PTSD, he is a brutal alcoholic who displays unpredictability and weakness. TheContinue reading “My Brother Jack by George Johnston”