CRIME CULTURE: On Making BAD Great! An Interview with Catherine du Peloux Menagé

INTERVIEW: Excitement is building as the BAD Sydney Crime Writers Festival returns in under a week to the State Library of New South Wales between 2-5 December. From Rural Noir to Investigative Journalism to Cozy Crime to Indigenous perspectives on the criminal justice system, there will be plenty of diverse views and opinions from a star-studded guest list across crime fiction and true crime. The Festival’s artistic director, Catherine du Peloux Menagé, speaks to Therese Taylor for True Crime News Weekly about what audiences can expect.


ART, SEX ABUSE, FRAUD, MURDER, SUICIDE! Wicked life & death of Herbert Hepburn Calvert glimpsed for first time after 100 year cover-up

EXCLUSIVE: At the time of his death almost 100 years ago, in 1923, artist Herbert Hepburn Calvert was lauded as “one of the best known painters of Australian birds.” Yet his whimsical but realistic depictions of this nation’s birdlife hid a much darker, tormented soul and criminal life. That ended with a supposed late-night fall in a busy Adelaide hotel while he likely happened to be travelling with a much younger but equally-as-tormented “artist” and convicted felon.


CRIME CULTURE: The Sins Of The Sheikh

BOOK REVIEW: The giant shopping malls and skyscrapers of Dubai are a playground for a patriarchy that only pays lip service to human rights, suggests Irfan Yusuf, as he casts his eye over 60 Minutes journalist Tom Steinfort’s new book ‘The Sins of the Sheikh’.


CRIME CULTURE: Operation Clinker

When Rod Mason was recruited to stop suspected drug trafficking from Hong Kong to Australia, he got a lot more than he bargained for. ‘Operation Clinker’, Rod Mason’s debut book, tells the story of one of the biggest potential heroin imports in Australia’s history, writes April Shepherd.