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y separately published work icon The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender single work   novel   crime  
Is part of Claudia Valentine Marele Day , 1988 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender
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A Claudia Valentine mystery. Mark Bannister is writing 'the bestseller of the century'. But when he's found dead at his computer he seems to be the victim of a murder so perfect that Claudia Valentine smells a rat - and wants it caught. Witty, wry and fast-paced, The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender is a thriller with a twist and a crime novel which brilliantly evokes the sleaze beneath the surface of a city's glittering facade.

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  • A number of study guides available.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1988 .
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      Extent: 169p.
      Reprinted: 1992 , 1994
      ISBN: 0043780075 (pbk), 1863733949, 1863738010, 1864487720
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Hodder and Stoughton ,
      1994 .
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      Extent: 171p.
      ISBN: 0340613467 (pbk), 0340613459
Alternative title: Leben Und Verbrechen Des Harry Lavender
Language: German
    • Hamburg,
      c
      Germany,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Argument Verlag ,
      1994 .
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      Extent: 215p.
      ISBN: 3886195503

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Works about this Work

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)
y separately published work icon The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender, Marelle Day Angie Barillaro , Essendon North : Radiant Heart Publishing , 2011 8996732 2011 single work criticism
Can There Be a Feminist Whodunit? Shirley Tyler , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Crime Factory , no. 2 2001; (p. 25-28)
Discusses female investigators in detective novels by Marele Day, Caroline Shaw and American writer Barbara Wilson.
The Urbanisation of Australia : Representations of Australia in Popular Culture Selina Samuels , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Writing and the City : Refereed Proceedings of the 1999 Conference Held at the New South Wales Writers' Centre Sydney 2-6 July 1999 2000; (p. 108-114)
'Something Brand New on the Skyline' : Renovating the City in Contemporary Australian Detective Fiction Robert Beardwood , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Writing and the City : Refereed Proceedings of the 1999 Conference Held at the New South Wales Writers' Centre Sydney 2-6 July 1999 2000; (p. 101-107)
Southern Sleuths Frank Bren , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Editions , September no. 8-9 1990; (p. 6-7)

— Review of The Case of the Chinese Boxes Marele Day , 1993 single work novel ; The Fortunes of Mary Fortune Mary Fortune , 1989 selected work autobiography prose ; The Last Adventures of Christian Doom, Private I Robert Kenny , 1982 single work novel ; Dead Witness : Best Australian Mystery Stories 1989 anthology short story ; Sand on the Gumshoe : A Century of Australian Crime Writing 1989 anthology short story ; The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender Marele Day , 1988 single work novel
Cryptic Working for Mr Big Bronwen Levy , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December no. 107 1988; (p. 31-32)

— Review of The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender Marele Day , 1988 single work novel
Stand Aside, Tough Guys Stephen Knight , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10 December 1988; (p. 81)

— Review of The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender Marele Day , 1988 single work novel
Murder-mystery Writer Hits a Purple Patch Katharine England , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 26 November 1988; (p. 8)

— Review of The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender Marele Day , 1988 single work novel
[Review] The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender [et al] Stephen Knight , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 December 1988; (p. 42)

— Review of The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender Marele Day , 1988 single work novel ; A Chelsea Girl Barbara Hanrahan , 1988 single work novel ; In the Winter Dark Tim Winton , 1988 single work novel
Marele Day's 'Cold Hard Bitch' : The Masculinist Imperatives of the Private-Eye Genre Alison Littler , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Narrative Technique , Winter vol. 21 no. 1 1991; (p. 121-135)
Designer Claoks and Daggers : Some Thoughts on Women's Crime Fiction Wendy Larcombe , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , September vol. 1 no. 1 1989; (p. 20-22)
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)
Break of Day Sarah Walker , 1994 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 8 January 1994; (p. 24-26)
Buried Clues Marele Day , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Editions , March-April no. 10 1991; (p. 20)
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