Is there really such a thing as an innocent person?
Teachers, cops, mothers, wives, everyone has their breaking point; that moment where it could go either way. From the prostitute with no way out, to the bitter author, and a cop who just wants his leave, the characters in this collection will baffle and bewilder you at every turn.
Features stories from award-winning authors Angela Savage, Peter Corris, Leigh Redhead, Andrew Nette, David WhishWilson, P.M. Newton, Carmel Bird and Tony Birch alongside emerging Australian crime writers, Amanda O'Callaghan, Michael Caleb Tasker, Melanie Napthine and Eddy Burger
‘Highly original stories ─ many using the standard elements of cop, crook, crime and punishment and yet producing fresh and intriguing tales. People who like reading crime stories will love this book. Australian crime writing is soaring.’ GABRIELLE LORD
Zane Lovitt’s story ‘Leaving the Fountainhead’ won the SD Harvey Short Story Award at the 2010 Ned Kelly Awards for Australian crime fiction, while his debut novel, The Midnight Promise, won the 2013 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction. That same year he was named a Sydney Morning Herald Best Young Australian Novelist. His second novel, Black Teeth, will be available in July 2016.
crime short_crime_stories short_Australian_crime_stories Zane_Lovitt Angela_Savage Peter_Corris Leigh_Redhead Andrew_Nette David_WhishWilson P_M_Newton Carmel_Bird and Tony_Birch Language: English / Published: 22 February 2016
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Spineless Wonders is devoted to short, quality fiction produced by Australian writers. We’re interested in brief fiction in all its forms – short story, novella, sudden fiction and prose poems. We publish all kinds of stories – contemporary realist, black comedy, steam punk, historical, literary, romance, psychological, mystery, crime, futurist, speculative and genres yet to be labelled.www.shortaustralianstories.com.au