Australian literature, Australian women writers, Author interviews, Book Industry, Books, Crime/Mystery, history, Interviews, Isolation Publicity, non-fiction, Publishers, Reading, Reviews

Isolation Publicity with Tanya Bretherton

Due to recent events, many Australian authors have had to cancel book launches and festival appearances. For some, this means new novels, series continuations and debut novels are heading into this scary, strange world without much publicity or attention. The good news is, you can still buy books – online or get your local bookstore… Continue reading Isolation Publicity with Tanya Bretherton

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The Killing Streets: Uncovering Australia’s first serial murderer by Tanya Bretherton

Title: The Killing Streets: Uncovering Australia’s first serial murderer Author: Tanya Bretherton Genre: History, Non-Fiction, True Crime Publisher: Hachette Australia Published: 25th February 2020 Format: Paperback Pages: 340 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: From the acclaimed author of THE SUITCASE BABY and THE SUICIDE BRIDE, the story of a series of horrific murders that began in 1930s Sydney - and… Continue reading The Killing Streets: Uncovering Australia’s first serial murderer by Tanya Bretherton

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Book Bingo Fourteen – Non-Fiction Book About an Event

Welcome back to Book Bingo for July! For this fortnight with Theresa and Amanda, I am ticking off the non-fiction book about an event with The Suicide Bride by Tanya Bretheton, accompanied by an interview.   A book with a red cover is covered in Book Bingo Eighteen, I updated this card after checking that… Continue reading Book Bingo Fourteen – Non-Fiction Book About an Event

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April Round Up

In April, I read twenty-three books, and added to most of my challenges. No updates for my Jane Austen Challenge this month, but I am working on it. I have read 60 books towards my overall challenge and the #Dymocks52Challenge, and I'm at 28 books for the Australian Women Writer's Challenge - 29 if I… Continue reading April Round Up

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Interview Tanya Bretherton The Suicide Bride

Welcome to The Book Muse Tanya, it's a pleasure to have you here. Thank you very much for having me. You've written two true crime books about Australian crime - what drew you to this genre, and these cases? As a reader, I am a big fan of crime stories, particularly those that seek to… Continue reading Interview Tanya Bretherton The Suicide Bride

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The Suicide Bride: A Mystery of Tragedy and Family Secrets in Edwardian Sydney by Tanya Bretherton

Title: The Suicide Bride: A Mystery of Tragedy and Family Secrets in Edwardian Sydney Author: Tanya Bretherton Genre: True Crime/History Publisher: Hachette Published: 23rd April 2019 Format: Paperback Pages: 315 Price: $32.99 Synopsis: From the author of the acclaimed THE SUITCASE BABY - shortlisted for the Ned Kelly and Nib awards - comes the chilling… Continue reading The Suicide Bride: A Mystery of Tragedy and Family Secrets in Edwardian Sydney by Tanya Bretherton

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Pop Sugar Challenge Round Up

One of the challenges I did during 2019 was the PopSugar Challenge. It had forty categories, plus an additional ten advanced ones - a couple of which I managed to check off, and I filled most of the main categories, some with multiple books. It was a good challenge, but one thing I think lets… Continue reading Pop Sugar Challenge Round Up

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Check in #5: Australian Women #60 to #78

In what is likely my final Check in for 2018 for the Australian Women Writers Challenge, I'm making my list a little longer as it did not make sense to make another post for one or two books, given I did this in blocks of fifteen - and am debating whether to do monthly, or… Continue reading Check in #5: Australian Women #60 to #78

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Last Woman Hanged by Caroline Overington

Title: Last Woman Hanged Author: Caroline Overington Genre: True Crime Publisher: HaperCollins Published: 14th December 2015 Format: Paperback Pages: 400 Price: $22.99 Synopsis: Two husbands, four trials and one bloody execution: Winner of the 2015 Davitt Award for Best Crime Book (Non-fiction) - the terrible true story of Louisa Collins. In January 1889, Louisa Collins,… Continue reading Last Woman Hanged by Caroline Overington