Monthly Archives: November 2008

Dominick Dunne

Recently we saw the compelling Australian documentary Celebrity: Dominick Dunne. What an amazing life he’s had! Besides experiencing more than his fair share of personal tragedies, knowing ‘everybody’ in Hollywood and covering celebrity trials for Vanity Fair, Dunne also produced … Continue reading

Posted in Film and television | 1 Comment

Vale Studs Terkel, 1912 – 2008

Posted in The everyday and the surreal

Australian Hard Boiled Detective Fiction

Australia has many fine mid-20th century hard boiled detective fiction writers: Carter Brown (Alan Yates), Marc Brody (Bill Williams), Larry Kent (various), Eric North (Bernard Cronin), Otto Beeby, and Ian Hamilton, to name just a few. But my favourite is … Continue reading

Posted in Crime fiction (excluding Sherlock Holmes)