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y The Opposite of Life single work   novel   fantasy   crime  
Is part of Greenvamp Narrelle M. Harris 2007 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 The Opposite of Life
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'I remember screaming very loudly. In TV shows, that's where the ad break comes in, while some ninny is screaming her head off. No ad breaks in real life, though.'

'Lissa Wilson has seen more than enough death in her family, so when people start being savagely killed whenever she has a night out in Melbourne with her beautiful new boyfriend, she's determined to investigate and to make the killing stop. Even when she realises the murders must be the work of a vampire.

'Things have been looking up for this librarian and 21st century geekgirl, but the murders make her remember why she prefers books to people. People leave you. People can die.

'She finds herself teaming up with the painfully awkward Gary to get to the undead heart of the matter. But there are more challenges in store than Gary's appalling fashion sense.

'The idea of living forever can be a big temptation for someone who has lost so much.'

Source: Back cover blurb.

Notes

  • Dedication: To Ian Gunn 1958-1998. You went too soon, but you sure knew how to live.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Brisbane, Queensland,: Pulp Fiction Press , 2007 .
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      Extent: 270p.
      ISBN: 0975112929, 9780975112922

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)
Fantasy Authors Find That Crime Does Pay After All Kylie Northover , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 4 April 2013; (p. 15) The Age , 6 April 2013; (p. 22)
Melbourne's Full of Vampires : Comparing Keri Arthur's The Darkest Kiss with Narelle M. Harris' The Opposite of Life Edwina Harvey , 2009 single work essay
— Appears in: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine , September no. 40 2009; (p. 90-92)
Untitled Tehani Croft , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine , no. 35 2008; (p. 91-92)

— Review of The Opposite of Life Narrelle M. Harris 2007 single work novel
Melbourne's Love Scene Kate Cuthbert , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 - 3 August 2008; (p. 22)
Books Fiction Jason Nahrung , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 - 3 February 2008; (p. 22)

— Review of The Opposite of Life Narrelle M. Harris 2007 single work novel
Untitled Tehani Croft , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine , no. 35 2008; (p. 91-92)

— Review of The Opposite of Life Narrelle M. Harris 2007 single work novel
Melbourne's Love Scene Kate Cuthbert , 2008 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 - 3 August 2008; (p. 22)
Melbourne's Full of Vampires : Comparing Keri Arthur's The Darkest Kiss with Narelle M. Harris' The Opposite of Life Edwina Harvey , 2009 single work essay
— Appears in: Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine , September no. 40 2009; (p. 90-92)
Fantasy Authors Find That Crime Does Pay After All Kylie Northover , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 4 April 2013; (p. 15) The Age , 6 April 2013; (p. 22)
‘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)
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