Hugh O’Brien – Undaunted From Clearance Diver to Mercenary

Undaunted Cover ImageHugh O'BrienGrowing up on the family sheep and wheat farm near Young, NSW, Hugh ‘Obi’ O’Brien was the second of four sporty and competitive sons. Attending Sydney boarding school St Joseph’s College, a rugby academy, old-school English customs and Dickensian group living that honed his fast developing survival skills. His lacklustre performance in both sporting and academic endeavours ingrained a sense of underachievement that would fuel his later success in the Special Forces. Continue reading

14th Davitt Awards Shortlist for the Best Crime Books

Sisters in Crime Australia has announced its shortlist for its 14th Davitt Awards for the best crime books by Australian women. The categories include Best Adult Novel; Best Novel Young Adult, Best True Crime Book, Best Debut Book (any category), Readers’ Choice (as voted by the 660 members of Sisters in Crime Australia) and, for the very first time, Best Children’s Novel. Continue reading