What is it about small country towns that make them the perfect setting for gripping crime fiction? Tightly held family secrets, local communities living in cloistered xenophobia and an ominous sense of isolation make it seem that almost all regional Australian towns must have decades-old mysteries waiting to be uncovered. Three exceptional crime writers, Garry Disher (The Way It Is Now), Aoife Clifford (When We Fall) and Hayley Scrivenor (Dirt Town), sit down with ABC Radio National’s Kate Evans to discuss the small-town settings of their new novels.