It’s that time of year when folks in the northern hemisphere look forward to summer holidays and time off from reading about climate change, Brexit and Donald Trump. Crime, thriller and mystery fiction offer refreshment to the harried mind in the way that a crossword does at the end of the day: at least something can be solved, even if it’s not the world’s problems, or one’s own.

Indeed, even those of us Down Under can take advantage of the long winter nights and inclement weather to get a little extra reading in. So here’s the idea: use the form below to nominate yarns that you found engrossing, decent and enjoyable. You can submit more than one – that is, use the form more than once. Just tell us briefly why each one is a good read, and this time next week we will publish our selection of your recommendations.


Carolyn Moynihan

Carolyn Moynihan is the former deputy editor of MercatorNet