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Justine Larbalestier
I am an Australian-American writer. My latest novel is Razorhurst, which takes place on a winter’s day in 1932 when Dymphna Campbell, a gangster’s moll, and Kelpie, a street urchin who can see ghosts, meet over the dead body of Dymphna’s latest lover, Jimmy Palmer. The three of them tip the... show more



I am an Australian-American writer. My latest novel is Razorhurst, which takes place on a winter’s day in 1932 when Dymphna Campbell, a gangster’s moll, and Kelpie, a street urchin who can see ghosts, meet over the dead body of Dymphna’s latest lover, Jimmy Palmer. The three of them tip the balance in a bloody underworld power struggle. Razorhurst publishes in the USA in March 2015.

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Birth date: September 23, 1967
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Kaethe
Kaethe rated it 9 months ago
Mind blown, again, by the endlessly adaptable Larbalestier. Personality disorders are the worst. Loved it so much I had to reread Liar, also set in NY. (As an aside, the way she writes about physical activity is so compelling, I'm ready to devote myself to running, or boxing. Something. Almost ready...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it 11 months ago
So I really love zombies. And I also think unicorns are pretty cool. Therefore, I really thought I would enjoy this anthology. However, reading it was really a struggle for me. I really didn't like the first few stories. They all had the same problems which were that they were too long, very dull,...
Aprille Legacy
Aprille Legacy rated it 2 years ago
Actual rating 1.5
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it 2 years ago
Historical fantasy set in Sydney in 1932. This one focuses on two main characters, Dymphna and Kelpie. Much of the city is ruled by rival gangs, and it’s a pretty brutal time. The book opens with the murder of Dymphna’s boyfriend, Jimmy Palmer, and continues as Dymphna and Kelpie try to stay alive a...
Susana "Lost in Fantasy Land"
Susana "Lost in Fantasy Land" rated it 3 years ago
Arc provided by Soho Teen through Edelweiss Release Date: March 3rd An atmospheric tale set in Sydney during the thirties. A period fertile in gang wars, and consequent fights for power. Confession time:This rating is more representative of the book merits, than my actual appreciation of it. ...
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