I haven’t read an Australian author in a while

With my love of crime fiction I am always interested when I find a book recommended on the Radio National program Books and Arts.  One such book was Bitter Wash Road by Gary Disher.  The title had been on my list for a while now and I was able to pick it up at the…

Omeo, Omeo, not wherefore but where art thou Omeo?

I live in Metung, East Gippsland which in the eastern part of the state of Victoria in Australia.  Omeo is in Victoria and in terms of distance in Australia it is quite near to Metung. Omeo is situated on the Great Alpine Road and my reason for mentioning Omeo is that I have just finished…

Mesmerism, mystery and murder

My first book in the Historical Fiction Challenge is The Mesmerist by Barbara Ewing. I am not sure where I obtained this book but it is second-hand as it has the price $7 on the inside cover, the price on the back of the book is $33.99.  I think I may have been given it…

Doing my duty as a citizen of this country

One of the tasks that falls upon you as a citizen of Australia, on the electoral role, is to be called up for Jury Duty.  I have been called up once before but was not selected for the jury, this time I was the last one called of the twelve jury members. I have never…