Review: Grungy Fitzroy takes centre stage in Sally Bothroyd's debut thriller

By Mark Thomas
April 1 2022 - 1:00pm
Brunswick Street in Melbourne's Fitzroy is the setting for Sally Bothroy'd novel.
  • Brunswick Street Blue, by Sally Bothroyd. HQ Fiction, $30.

Any new entrants into the realm of Australian thriller writing need to jostle their way into an already crowded field. The days when Peter Corris, then Peter Temple, held undisputed sway are long gone. In fiction at least, we live in a country chock-a-block full of serial killers, dysfunctional families, unexplained disappearances, esoteric murder techniques and menacing outback landscapes.