Jean Bedford

Giveaway - Signs of Murder, Jean Bedford

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When I was but a girl, my grandmother and I were a tad addicted to Ngaio Marsh, Agatha Christie and Dorothy L Sayers books and we read them all although often lamenting the lack of local crime books with local settings. How excited were we both to discover in the late 80's / early 90's that there were local women writing really good crime fiction. Jean Bedford was one of those discoveries and we hoovered up the Anna Southwood books with relish - often reading the same book at the same time so we could share long telephone calls about them.

Now You See Me

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A gripping suspenseful thriller with journalist Noel Baker who, after reading a particularly disturbing coroner’s report, investigates the deaths of a group of abused children. The killer is still on the loose…

Publisher: 
Endeavour Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Worse Than Death

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

After a young girl goes missing, detective and recent widow Anna Southwood holds hopes that the girl is still alive. Anna must track down the girl in a gripping race against time, but can she find the girl before it is too late?

ISBN: 
0207187150
Series: 
Anna Southwood
Publisher: 
1992 Angus & Robertson
Endeavour Press
Year of Publication: 
2015

To Make A Killing

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Hilda Trelawney, a resident of a sleepy fishing village on the Australian South coast, has recently been widowed. 

Her husband Mark was found dead at the bottom of a dangerous cliff walk on the Shoalhaven River, and the cops have ruled the death an accident. 

Hilda, however, is unconvinced. She hires private eye Anna Southwood to investigate the case. 

ISBN: 
0207172390
Series: 
Anna Southwood
Publisher: 
1990 Angus & Robertson
Endeavour Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Signs of Murder

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

They caught up with her before she reached her car. She didn't hear their footsteps coming up behind her in the dark tree-lined street, had no awareness of them until they grabbed her from behind and threw her to the pavement. Fiona Galloway, a young, deaf social worker, has been threatened: keep her mouth shut or else! Frightened, she seeks out private eye Anna Southwood.

ISBN: 
0207186340
Series: 
Anna Southwood
Publisher: 
1993 Angus & Robertson
Endeavour Press
Year of Publication: 
2015

Crosstown Traffic

Category: 
Crime Fiction
Author's Home Country: 
Australia

Blurb from the book

Twelve adventurous Australian writers respond to the challenge of creating a hybrid crime story. Murder, mayhem and malice intercept with science fiction, fantasy, horror, western, fairy tale and romance writing to create an unholy miasma, the likes of which you have never encountered before.

Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
Year of Publication: 
1993

CROSSTOWN TRAFFIC, edited by Stuart Coupe, Julie Ogden & Robert Hood

Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
Publisher: 
Five Islands Press
Year of Publication: 
1993