Lucy Sussex


Lucy Sussex was born in New Zealand. She works across genres, with particular interests in women’s lives, crime and Victoriana.

Her award-winning fiction includes the novel, The Scarlet Rider (Forge, 1996, to be reprinted 2014). Her latest project is ‘Victorian Blockbuster: Fergus Hume and The Mystery of a Hansom Cab’ (forthcoming).

She lectures in English at La Trobe University, Bundoora.


The sin room

FictionA HOT DAY in old Adelaide, the only sounds being the air-con and the books yammering to themselves – as I like to think. Before the sun rose too high, I had rearranged the display in the shop window, this...

Told in the bush

Essay'THAT'S A GENUINELY rare book you have there,' said the second-hand book dealer. 'I've never seen it before.''It came from my mother's side of the family,' I replied. 'She kept her children's books.'The object in question is genuinely unprepossessing....

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