Feature & Giveaway: The Green Popular Penguins are back!


That I am a fan of crime fiction should be evident to anyone who visits Book’d Out with any regularity so when I learnt Penguin Australia was re introducing the Green Popular Penguin collection I was excited to be able to share the announcement with you.

With a nod to the design for Penguin’s original ‘Mystery and Crime’ series, Penguin’s new Green Popular Penguins series flaunts a bold green cover twist on the iconic Penguin triband for 50 crime fiction classics by 38 acclaimed writers at the very top of their game. Featuring perennial favourites this new collection also (re)introduces some of the most interesting and influential crime writers of all time and showcases some of the key storylines, plot twists and character archetypes that have played an instrumental role in defining the evolution of the crime fiction writing genre across more than 160 years from the late 1800s to the turn of the 21st century.

Beginning with the early Victorian pioneers of detective fiction (Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins, Arthur Conan Doyle and his brother-in-law EW Hornung); through the Edwardian advent of the modern mystery and all-action hero with a stiff upper lip (EC Bentley, Childers Erskine, John Buchan); and the establishment of the post WWI spy thriller (Edgar Wallace); to the introduction of the hard-boiled self-talking detective popularised during the post-war austerity (Raymond Chandler, Dashiel Hammett); and the legal dramas typical of the 1970s and 80s (John Mortimer, Scott Turow ); and finally to the psychological thrillers of the 2000s (Nicci French).

Suspense, compelling plots and captivating characters ensure that once again, you need look no further than the Penguin logo for the scene of the perfect crime.

The Green Popular Penguins will be available for $9.95 from your favourite Australian bookseller, on-line and in-stores from Wednesday 24 July 2013.



Thanks to Penguin Australia

I have 3 random Green Popular Penguin’s to giveaway

to 3 lucky Australian readers.

To Enter

Solve this one minute mystery and then



Entries close August 11th.

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Imelda Evans
    Jul 24, 2013 @ 09:35:30

    Oh, this is very exciting! I see a fully green section of my bookshelf coming soon!



  2. The Australian Bookshelf
    Jul 24, 2013 @ 10:08:22

    I saw these in the Penguin enewsletter recently and I think they look great! Thanks for the giveaway Shelleyrae.



  3. Angelica @ Paperback Princess
    Jul 24, 2013 @ 11:05:35

    This is fantastic, I’ve got quite a few of the orange ones but I’d love to get different colours including the pink ones! Are there any other colours from the original range, apart from orange, green and pink?



  4. Mary Preston
    Jul 25, 2013 @ 21:45:33

    What a great addition these would be to my ‘library’.



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