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1 Top-Notch Crime with Plenty to Say Sue Turnbull , 2020 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 29 May 2020; (p. 13)

— Review of A Testament of Character Sulari Gentill , 2020 single work novel
1 Miss Fisher and Her Fans : How a Heroine on Australia’s Small Screen Became a Global Phenomenon Sue Turnbull , 2020 single work essay
— Appears in: The Conversation , 12 March 2020;
1 As Wentworth Slips Quietly Onto the ABC, the Series Still Asks Tough Questions about Gender Politics Sue Turnbull , 2018 single work column
— Appears in: The Conversation , 18 April 2018;

'In early March, the ABC issued a press release announcing that the “multi-award-winning Australian drama Wentworth” would make its free to air television debut on April 12. “This ground-breaking and much acclaimed Foxtel drama”, it went on, has not only been enormously popular “worldwide”, but also garnered a swag of nominations and awards, including one from the Monte Carlo TV festival. Somehow overseas recognition still seems to count for so much more when it comes to assessing the value and impact of Australian screen productions.' 

1 Investigating Miss Fisher : The Value of a Television Crime Drama Sue Turnbull , Marion McCutcheon , 2017 single work criticism
— Appears in: Media International Australia , vol. 164 no. 1 2017; (p. 56-70)

'This article explores the concept of value in relation to the Australian television crime drama series Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Drawing on a range of approaches to the economic valuation of culture, it argues for a nuanced approach to capturing the total cultural and economic value of a television crime drama series. While this may include the quantifiable, direct monetary benefits to be derived at all stages of development, production, distribution and consumption, the case is made for consideration of the unquantifiable, indirect non-monetary benefits that may also accrue to creators, to audiences and to society in general, as are clearly evident in the case of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.'

Source: Authors' abstract.

1 David Owen's Crime Novel Has Colour, Gore and Giggles in Down Under's Nether Region Sue Turnbull , 2016 single work
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 12 August 2016;

— Review of 13-Point Plan For a Perfect Murder David Owen , 2016 single work novel
'Pufferfish, aka Detective Inspector Franz Heinekin, is in trouble. He's stuck in a "grindingly dull" professional development lecture listening to "the nasal drone of the lecturer soporific over a mid-distance lawnmower" on a stuffy late summer afternoon in Tasmania. Or as Pufferfish would have it, "Down Under's icicle-hung nether region likened shapewise to nest-warm female pudenda". Pufferfish has a prose style all his own. ...'
1 Something's Rotten on the Apple Isle Sue Turnbull , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 August 2016; (p. 30)

— Review of 13-Point Plan For a Perfect Murder David Owen , 2016 single work novel
1 The Dry Review: Jane Harper's Hot Crime Debut Is Mythic and Valiant Sue Turnbull , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 9 June 2016;

— Review of The Dry Jane Harper , 2016 single work novel
'Every now and then an Australian crime novel comes along to stop your breath and haunt your dreams. The Broken Shore by Peter Temple was one, Bitter Wash Road by Garry Disher another. Both are books that capture something profound about the Australian landscape and the people who inhabit it. Both are not just great crime fiction, but great Australian novels. The Dry by Jane Harper is another. ...'
1 Outback Murder with Mythic Overtones Sue Turnbull , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11-12 June 2016; (p. 24) The Saturday Age , 11-12 June 2016; (p. 24)

— Review of The Dry Jane Harper , 2016 single work novel
1 Back on Campus for a Course in Atmospherics Sue Turnbull , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2-3 April 2016; (p. 29) The Saturday Age , 2-3 April 2016; (p. 20)

— Review of All These Perfect Strangers Aoife Clifford , 2016 single work novel ; Ghost Girls Cath Ferla , 2016 single work novel
1 Skills Make a Historical Novel Something Special Sue Turnbull , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 5-6 March 2016; (p. 29)

— Review of The Soldier's Curse Meg Keneally , Thomas Keneally , 2016 single work novel
1 Historical Mystery Is Connoisseurs' Cup of Tea Sue Turnbull , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5-6 March 2016; (p. 29)

— Review of The Soldier's Curse Meg Keneally , Thomas Keneally , 2016 single work novel
1 Another Round of the Belfast Shuffle Sue Turnbull , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 February 2016; (p. 32) The Age , 6-7 February 2016; (p. 26)

— Review of Rain Dogs Adrian McKinty , 2016 single work novel
1 Dark Deeds Disturb the Golden Sands Sue Turnbull , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9-10 January 2016; (p. 28) The Age , 9-10 January 2016; (p. 22)

— Review of The Heat Garry Disher , 2015 single work novel
1 Justice Is an Argument, Not a Science Sue Turnbull , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 December 2016; (p. 29)

— Review of Slaughter Park Barry Maitland , 2016 single work single work novel
1 Taking a Chance on a Life of Villainy Sue Turnbull , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 December 2016; (p. 30) The Saturday Age , 3-4 December 2016; (p. 29)

— Review of Gunshine State Andrew Nette , 2016 single work novel
1 A Masterly Debut with Familiar Echoes Sue Turnbull , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 26-27 November 2016; (p. 24)

— Review of Tell The Truth, Shame The Devil Melina Marchetta , 2016 single work novel
1 Growing up in the Age of Terrorism Sue Turnbull , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 November 2016; (p. 30)

— Review of Tell The Truth, Shame The Devil Melina Marchetta , 2016 single work novel
1 A Helping Hand in Familiar Territory Sue Turnbull , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 September 2016; (p. 20) The Saturday Age , 24-25 September 2016; (p. 20)

— Review of Never Never James Patterson , Candice Fox , 2016 single work novel
1 Breaking the Mould on Australia's Mean Streets Sue Turnbull , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 19-20 December 2015; (p. 33) The Saturday Age , 19-20 December 2015; (p. 29)

— Review of Resurrection Bay Emma Viskic , 2015 single work novel ; Detective Work John Dale , 2015 single work novel
1 Back on the Dark Side of a Sunny Underworld Sue Turnbull , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 November 2015; (p. 29) The Saturday Age , 7-8 November 2015; (p. 37)

— Review of The Big Whatever Peter Doyle , 2015 single work novel ; Before It Breaks Dave Warner , 2015 single work novel
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