Review: Taken by Dinuka McKenzie

The disappearance of an infant drives Dinuka McKenzie’s outstanding sophomore novel “Taken,” which sees the return of Detective Sergeant Kate Miles, back from maternity leave and the tumultuous events of “The Torrent.” McKenzie strikes me as an unrepentant classicist when it comes to crime fiction, and here, once again, she keeps the traditional police procedural … Continue reading Review: Taken by Dinuka McKenzie

Review: The Torrent by Dinuka McKenzie

Australian crime fiction fans are spoiled for choice nowadays. Whatever your predilection, there's an author crafting a mystery or thriller styled to your taste. For the longest time I've searched for an Australian answer to Britain's Sarah Ward and Cara Hunter, and I think I've found it in Dinuka McKenzie. The Torrent combines clever plotting, … Continue reading Review: The Torrent by Dinuka McKenzie