y The Wide Arch single work   novel   crime   thriller  
Issue Details: First known date: 1958 1958
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The story of Robert Lawton's liaison with the widow of his friend, of the bitter hatred felt for Lawton by the widow's son, of the emotional involvement of Lawton's wife and children, is a brilliant psychological drama that is also a first-rate thriller. Each character is sharply defined, whether as sufferer or as wilful inflictor of suffering, and murder emerges as a means to demonstrate one man's power and superiority over others. (Publisher's blurb).

Notes

  • Dedication: To my mother and father
  • Epigraph: Let Rome in Tiber melt, and the wide arch Of the rang'd empire fall! Here is my space. (William Shakespeare Anthony and Cleopatra Act 1, i (35-36)).
  • John Loder's Australian Crime Fiction: A Bibliography 1857-1993 (1994): 220 describes the work as a 'Psychological thriller set in Sydney'.

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Works about this Work

Sydney Case-Book Christopher Koch , 1959 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 20 no. 2 1959; (p. 109-110)

— Review of The Wide Arch Dal Stivens 1958 single work novel
Untitled Scrutarius , 1959 single work review
— Appears in: Walkabout , vol. 25 no. 5 1959; (p. 38)

— Review of The Wide Arch Dal Stivens 1958 single work novel ; A Book for Kids C. J. Dennis 1921 selected work poetry
Untitled 1959 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 30 January 1959; (p. 62)

— Review of The Wide Arch Dal Stivens 1958 single work novel
Hit or Myth? Leonie Kramer , 1958 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 8 November 1958; (p. 23-24)

— Review of A Handful of Pennies Hal Porter 1958 single work novel ; The Wide Arch Dal Stivens 1958 single work novel
Fiction Chronicle Vance Palmer , 1958 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 17 no. 4 1958; (p. 432-436)

— Review of Girl With a Monkey Thea Astley 1958 single work novel ; The Wide Arch Dal Stivens 1958 single work novel
A Sydney Thriller 1958 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 15 October vol. 79 no. 4105 1958; (p. 58-59)

— Review of The Wide Arch Dal Stivens 1958 single work novel
Hit or Myth? Leonie Kramer , 1958 single work review
— Appears in: Nation , 8 November 1958; (p. 23-24)

— Review of A Handful of Pennies Hal Porter 1958 single work novel ; The Wide Arch Dal Stivens 1958 single work novel
Fiction Chronicle Vance Palmer , 1958 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Summer vol. 17 no. 4 1958; (p. 432-436)

— Review of Girl With a Monkey Thea Astley 1958 single work novel ; The Wide Arch Dal Stivens 1958 single work novel
A Sydney Thriller 1958 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 15 October vol. 79 no. 4105 1958; (p. 58-59)

— Review of The Wide Arch Dal Stivens 1958 single work novel
Sydney Case-Book Christopher Koch , 1959 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 20 no. 2 1959; (p. 109-110)

— Review of The Wide Arch Dal Stivens 1958 single work novel
Untitled Scrutarius , 1959 single work review
— Appears in: Walkabout , vol. 25 no. 5 1959; (p. 38)

— Review of The Wide Arch Dal Stivens 1958 single work novel ; A Book for Kids C. J. Dennis 1921 selected work poetry
Untitled 1959 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 30 January 1959; (p. 62)

— Review of The Wide Arch Dal Stivens 1958 single work novel
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