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Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 Crystal Coffin
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'Aaron Fletcher: a wannabe international crime lord who has faked the suicides of two Queensland farmers so he can use their secluded properties to set up an international art forgery ring. Jayson Locklin-Macleod: the suspicious son of one of the murdered farmers . . . and a nineteen-year-old Australian solider who has just returned from a covert mission in East Timor. Jayson is seeking justice for his father, and he's prepared to use all his military training and combat experience to secure it. Nikki Dumakis: the heir to a fortune that Aaron Fletcher thinks is his . . . and a young and vulnerable girl who may or may not be on Jayson's side. The crystal coffin: a priceless jewellery box, a gift to Nikki from her dead mother, and the vital clue in proving who is innocent . . . and who is guilty'. (Source: publisher's website.)

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has strong references to East Timor and is partly set in East Timor.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Milsons Point, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Random House , 2001 .
      Extent: 382p.
      ISBN: 1740517520

Works about this Work

Writing East Timor for Children : Mobilizing Sympathy David Callahan , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship , September vol. 22 no. 2 2016; (p. 108-123)
'Novels about East Timor in English and Portuguese for children have been scarce. Despite a contemporary background of revisionist approaches to history, the nationalist focus of such material means that certain stories are handled rarely, even those that interpellate the nation in some way. This article examines ways in which support for East Timor is underwritten in the few novels for children and young adults that deal with East Timor in English and Portuguese, concluding with a brief assessment of the extent to which they realize Herbert Kohl’s suggestions of appropriate strategies for what he terms “Radical Children’s Literature.”'
Untitled Jean Yates , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Books from Our Backyard : Must-Read Books from Queensland 2006; (p. 84)

— Review of Crystal Coffin Anita Bell , 2001 single work novel
Untitled Kevin Steinberger , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 46 no. 1 2002; (p. 37)

— Review of Crystal Coffin Anita Bell , 2001 single work novel
Untitled Matthew Wood , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 16 no. 1 2002; (p. 21-22)

— Review of Crystal Coffin Anita Bell , 2001 single work novel
Untitled Ray Sherriff , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 10 no. 2 2002; (p. 42)

— Review of Crystal Coffin Anita Bell , 2001 single work novel
Untitled Kevin Steinberger , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 46 no. 1 2002; (p. 37)

— Review of Crystal Coffin Anita Bell , 2001 single work novel
Untitled Jean Yates , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Books from Our Backyard : Must-Read Books from Queensland 2006; (p. 84)

— Review of Crystal Coffin Anita Bell , 2001 single work novel
Femme Sleuths Rewrite Tough-Guy Code Graeme Blundell , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16-17 March 2002; (p. 13)

— Review of In the Evil Day Peter Temple , 2002 single work novel ; Crystal Coffin Anita Bell , 2001 single work novel ; Skin Deep Catherine Cole , 2002 single work novel
Untitled Sally Harding , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 16 no. 5 2001; (p. 37)

— Review of Crystal Coffin Anita Bell , 2001 single work novel
Untitled Ray Sherriff , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 10 no. 2 2002; (p. 42)

— Review of Crystal Coffin Anita Bell , 2001 single work novel
Writing East Timor for Children : Mobilizing Sympathy David Callahan , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: New Review of Children's Literature and Librarianship , September vol. 22 no. 2 2016; (p. 108-123)
'Novels about East Timor in English and Portuguese for children have been scarce. Despite a contemporary background of revisionist approaches to history, the nationalist focus of such material means that certain stories are handled rarely, even those that interpellate the nation in some way. This article examines ways in which support for East Timor is underwritten in the few novels for children and young adults that deal with East Timor in English and Portuguese, concluding with a brief assessment of the extent to which they realize Herbert Kohl’s suggestions of appropriate strategies for what he terms “Radical Children’s Literature.”'
Last amended 30 Jul 2013 13:39:12
Settings:
  • Timor, Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
  • Lowood, Lowood area, Esk - Lowood - Toogoolawah area, Rosewood - Laidley - Gatton area, South East Queensland, Queensland,
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