S H Courtier

One Cried Murder

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The scene of this novel is the remote interior desert of Australia; the characters' assorted anthropologists, interested dilettantes and hangers-on, and local denizens of both sexes. The problem isn't how, when the scientific expedition was supposed to uncover aboriginal remains, did a twenty-five-year-old skeleton of a modern white man turn up? At first, the finding of the skeleton seemed sheer coincidence, but very soon one member of the expedition, watching the reaction of the other members, began to wonder how much was coincidence and how much design.

Sub Genre: 
Classics
Location: 
Outback Australia
Series: 
Ambrose Mahon

Gently Dust the Corpse

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Australia was in the grip of a tremendous heatwave, when a group of people living in Tyson's Bend in the remote Victorian Mallee, Australia, heard the news that their ticket had won £100,000 in a lottery. Excitedly they gathered at Sally Moyes' hotel to celebrate, but their delight quickly gave place to anger and bitterness when Sally, into whose care the ticket had been given, found that it had disappeared from her desk.

Sub Genre: 
Classics
Location: 
Australia
Mallee

Ligny's Lake

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A dead man alive at Melbourne's Festival Hall . . . a merino-shaped lake . . . a stolen copy of Thoreau's Walden . . . ASIO's wall of silence . . . Sandy Carmichael can pick up the pieces, but to fit the jigsaw together, he needs to risk his life.

Sub Genre: 
Classics
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
1971

Death in Dream Time

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Jock Corless didn't understand the cryptic S.O.S., but he knew that his cousin, Laurie, would not have sent it without good reason, so he was soon speeding to Ungamillia, Queensland, where Austin Flax had his homestead and his eccentric creation Dream Time Land, in the jungle mazes of which tourists could stumble over astonishing depictions of native initiation ceremonies, or start back from armed warriors peering from the thick bush. Jock's arrival at Ungamillia coincided with Laurie's body being lifted into an ambulance, apparently the victim of a road accident.

Sub Genre: 
Classics
Location: 
Queensland
Series: 
Inspector 'Digger' Haig
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
2005

S H Courtier

Author Information
Courtier, S H

About the Author

Full name Sidney Hobson Courtier (28 Jan 1904-1974), born in Kangaroo Flat, Victoria. Australian teacher/principal; President P.E.N. (Melbourne branch) who has written 22 mystery/detective novels with series characters Inspector "Digger" Haig and Inspector (later Superintendent) Ambrose Mahon (often ingenious, sometimes in bizarre physical settings)

DEATH IN DREAM TIME - S H Courtier

Author Information
Book Title: 
Death in Dreamtime
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
1876631295
Series: 
Inspector 'Digger' Haig
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Classics
Location: 
Queensland
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press