Americans might be surprised to discover that Australians are fascinated by American Gun Culture. Ever since we first flicked on the tellie in 1956 Aussies have had a constatn diet of American TV shoot-’em-ups:
The Lone Ranger
The Streets of San Francisco
Need I go on. These are just a few TV shows off the top of my head. I haven’t even ventured into films. But few Aussies know that the gun laws changed in the USA when the 2nd Amendment was reinterpreted in 2004 and the again in 2008. Hence the need for a satirical novel looking at VICE and FOLLY in the USA today.
You’ll find TARGET 91 onAMAZONUSA, UK and coming to AUS.
There are many twists and turns in the plot of TARGET 91. But with guns, sex and an outrageous (but fictional) National Gun and Shooters Association (NGSA) CEO ranting SHOOT THE LOONY LEFTIES, what’s not to like especially when the ‘LOONY LEFTIES’ start shooting back?
“To get anything done the radical has to commit evil acts for good causes.”
David Brooks, New York Times, 11 DEC 2017
You’ll find TARGET 91 on AMAZON USA, UK and coming to AUS.
I didn’t just stumble across this theme. American Gun Culture has been the air I breathed ever since I was Annie Oakley with a cap gun as a kid. I sat cross legged on the floor watching TV shows from The Rifleman, Texas Rangers, The Lone Ranger, The Cisco Kid …. and more. Many more.
I grew up on a Police Station in rural Australia where my father’s .22 rifle rested against the side of the fridge. He carried the magazine in his pocket. Our own car, an FC Holden – maroon with a white roof – was the police car. One time, Dad, actually blew the passenger’s window out of the car with that rifle. He was firing a warning shot over the heads of escapees and failed to notice the window was still wound up.
The ‘What if?’ question of a fiction writer for me was ‘What if anti-gun activists picked up guns?’ The plot of TARGET 91 exploded from that point.
You’ll find TARGET 91 on AMAZONUSA, UK and coming to AUS.
Love crime novels. Love the middle-aged, morose, driven crime novel detective. Here are just a few of my favourites in this category: Morse, Lewis, Bosch, Wallander, Rebus, Perez, DCI Banks, Frost, Foyle, Cannon, Montalbano, Harry Hole, Jesse Stone, George Gently, Longmire.
Readers keep sending more names. Add Vera (fits the bill despite being female) and Jack Irish.