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Notes

  • Epigraph: Do I dare disturb the universe? (T. S. Eliot)
  • Dedication: For Mum and Dad
  • Other formats: Also large print and sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Showdown : Roman
Language: German
    • Munich,
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      Germany,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Ullstein ,
      2002 .
      Extent: 239p.
      ISBN: 3548254063
    • Munich,
      c
      Germany,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Ullstein ,
      2003 .
      Extent: 439p.
      ISBN: 3548257119

Works about this Work

‘There’s a Dead Body in My Library’ : Crime Fiction Texts and the History of Libraries Rachel Franks , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian Library Journal , vol. 64 no. 4 2015; (p. 288-300)
'Since the publication of Australia’s first crime novel in 1830, Australians have read crime fiction for entertainment, for the reassurance that wrongdoers will be punished, and to test their deductive skills against those of their favourite sleuth. The novels, short stories and plays within the crime fiction genre that have been produced in Australia between colonial times and the present day also offer opportunities to investigate a particular place or a particular time. Indeed, many crime fiction writers have mastered the art of recreating settings in both rural and metropolitan landscapes. The details provided within these works ultimately reveal a culprit (usually a murderer), yet they also outline the availability of certain products, bus and train timetables, the floor plans of local hotels or world-famous buildings and numerous other particulars, thus providing a rich, if surprising, source of material for the merely curious and the professional researcher. Crime fiction stories set within libraries present a history of the information services profession. This paper demonstrates how crime fiction can provide an important supplement to more traditional historical sources, with a focus on how the genre has documented some of the major changes within libraries over the last 75 years, since 1939.' (Publication abstract)
Funded by Reel People Rodney Chester , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 March 2012; (p. 26)
Issues of Class and Gender in Australian Crime Fiction : From the 1950s to Today Rachel Franks , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 96-111)
In this chapter, Rachel Franks notes ‘‘Australian crime fiction writers imported many types of crime fiction from Britain, including the gothic mystery and the Newgate novel, and from America, including the locked room mystery and the spy story.’ She observes how Australian crime fiction has changed along with the ‘societies that produce it.’ She concludes that for Australian crime fiction to be attractive to mass market and an assured popularity, Australian crime fiction writers must respond ‘to the changing demands of their readers,’ and ‘continue to develop the genre with increasingly sophisticated stories about murderers and those who bring them to justice.’ (Editor’s foreword xii)
Persistence is Useful Ellen-Maree Elliot , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 October 2011; (p. 20)
Some of the most popular books were rejected before they were published.
First Voice : Matthew Reilly Looks Back on the Writing of His First Novel Matthew Reilly , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 4 February 2006; (p. 27)
Untitled Gay Tierney , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 15 no. 3 2001; (p. 58)

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Genius at Work John Birmingham , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7 October 2000; (p. 10)

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Reilly Feels Like a Million..... and Takes to Directing His Destiny Jason Steger , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 29 October 2005; (p. 6)
First Voice : Matthew Reilly Looks Back on the Writing of His First Novel Matthew Reilly , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 4 February 2006; (p. 27)
Persistence is Useful Ellen-Maree Elliot , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 17 October 2011; (p. 20)
Some of the most popular books were rejected before they were published.
Issues of Class and Gender in Australian Crime Fiction : From the 1950s to Today Rachel Franks , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 96-111)
In this chapter, Rachel Franks notes ‘‘Australian crime fiction writers imported many types of crime fiction from Britain, including the gothic mystery and the Newgate novel, and from America, including the locked room mystery and the spy story.’ She observes how Australian crime fiction has changed along with the ‘societies that produce it.’ She concludes that for Australian crime fiction to be attractive to mass market and an assured popularity, Australian crime fiction writers must respond ‘to the changing demands of their readers,’ and ‘continue to develop the genre with increasingly sophisticated stories about murderers and those who bring them to justice.’ (Editor’s foreword xii)
Funded by Reel People Rodney Chester , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1 March 2012; (p. 26)
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