Sandy Curtis

Keeping up with the 2015 Ned Kelly Submissions - Best Crime

This year I've promised myself a red hot go at reading the entire submissions list for all 3 of the Ned Kelly Categories. Preferably before the 2016 Submissions List is released although there are days when I think I might have bitten off more than I can possibly chew. Still - getting there :)

Next up Best Crime - kept the best to last :)

Keeping up with the 2015 Davitt Awards - Adult Fiction

Because I'm a glutton for punishment, let's add the 2015 Davitt's Award to the upcoming TBR Mountain Range - this time Adult Fiction.

First up - ADULT FICTION :)

Grievous Harm

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Suspense
Sub Genre: 
Romance

When a child is in danger, every second counts.

In Sydney, Australia, The Loving Hand church understands how children can be a commodity more precious than gold.

When Kate Maclaren flies in from Los Angeles, desperate to find her missing niece, she opens a door into this world, and uncovers a network of corruption and cruelty that stretches across the country.

ISBN: 
9780992492502
Publisher: 
Clan Destine Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

Fatal Flaw

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Thriller
Crimance

A city in danger. Thousands will die. What would you sacrifice to save them?

Operative Mark Talbert’s father is murdered, the agency he works for has him hunting terrorists, and the only connection is the father of Julie Evans, the woman he loves.

Julie’s father has placed her in the hands of a terrorist determined to unleash horror on an unprepared city. She needs someone she can depend on, but can she trust the man she loves?

ISBN: 
9780980790092
Publisher: 
Clan Destine Press
Year of Publication: 
2011

Dance with the Devil

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Thriller
Crimance

A destructive force ...

As Emma Randall prepares to bury one man, another enters her life with the force of the cyclone gathering around them.

A man fighting for his life ...

Drew Jarrett, his feet and hands torn by nail wounds, stumbles onto Emma’s isolated farm, with no clue to the identity of the man who has tried to kill him.

Within days the killer strikes again.

An attraction that can’t be denied ...

ISBN: 
9780987160461
Publisher: 
Clan Destine Press
Year of Publication: 
2011

Black Ice

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Thriller
Crimance

She fears the unknown ...

Artist Kirri Smith is haunted by the memory loss she suffered in New Orleans, and fears what it may hide.

He has the answer to her past ...

When American Daniel Brand walks into Kirri’s art gallery on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, their encounter results in a startling revelation – one which will have tragic outcomes for Kirri’s family.

The present holds dangers they could never imagine ...

ISBN: 
9780987160478
Publisher: 
Clan Destine Press
Year of Publication: 
2011

Deadly Tide

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Thriller
Crimance

Her father is accused of murder ...

Samantha Bretton takes over as skipper of her father’s fishing trawler, the Sea Mistress, determined to clear his name.

His job is to find out the truth ...

Brisbane cop Chayse Jarrett, guilt-ridden by the death of a young woman on his last assignment, goes undercover on the vessel, and soon realises that Samantha is hiding something.

Secrets that could implicate her father in more than murder.

Secrets that Chayse becomes reluctant to uncover.

Are friends really what they seem ...

ISBN: 
9780987160485
Publisher: 
Clan Destine Press
Year of Publication: 
2011

Dangerous Deception

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Thriller
Crimance

Some secrets are worth dying to protect ...

Professor John Raymond lies paralysed and unable to speak.

His colleague, brilliant young medical researcher Breeanna Montgomery, is attacked by a shotgun-wielding stranger. Before the night is over, the man is killed, and Breeanna is fleeing from someone even more ruthless … and deadly.

Have those secrets already cost a life?

ISBN: 
9780987160492
Publisher: 
Clan Destine Press
Year of Publication: 
2011

Until Death

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

In a war-torn African country, a mercenary slits the throat of a young native girl.

Fourteen years later and half a world away in Sydney, Libby Daniels staggers out of bed in her parents' harbourside home to see two men crouched over her mother's battered body. Already in shock, she hears them say 'Libby killed her'.

Terrified, she flees to Brisbane, where she hopes to find help from the grandfather she hasn't seen for years. Brutally mugged on the city streets, she takes refuge on the doorstep of Conor Martin, a man with his own horrifying secrets.

ISBN: 
0330421484
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2004

Deadly Tide

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When her father is arrested for murder, Samantha Bretton takes over as skipper of his fishing trawler, the Sea Mistress, determined to clear his name. Brisbane cop Chayse Jarrett, guilt-ridden by the death of a young woman on his last assignment, goes undercover on the vessel, and soon realises that Samantha is hiding something.

Secrets that could implicate her father in more than murder.

Secrets that Chayse becomes reluctant to uncover.

ISBN: 
0330363980
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2003