Australia

Dr Jekyll & Mr Seek

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Seven years after the death of Edward Hyde, a stylish gentleman shows up in foggy London claiming to be Dr. Henry Jekyll. Only Mr. Utterson, Jekyll’s faithful lawyer and confidant, knows that he must be an impostor – because Jekyll was Hyde.

But as the man goes about charming Jekyll’s friends and reclaiming the estate, and as the bodies of potential challengers start piling up, Utterson is left fearing for his life ... and questioning his own sanity.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781925143898
Publisher: 
Xoum
Year of Publication: 
2017

Crossing the Lines

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Literary Fiction

When Madeleine d’Leon conjures Ned McGinnity as the hero in her latest crime novel, she makes him a serious writer simply because the irony of a protagonist who’d never lower himself to read the story in which he stars, amuses her.

When Ned McGinnity creates Madeleine d’Leon, she is his literary device, a writer of detective ction who is herself a mystery to be unravelled.

As Ned and Madeleine play out their own lives while writing the other’s story, they nd themselves crossing the lines that divide the real and the imagined.

ISBN: 
9781921997860
Publisher: 
Pantera Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - Gravity Well, Melanie Joosten

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Book Title: 
Gravity Well
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925322057
Categorisation
Category: 
Fiction
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2017

Code of Silence

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

The powerful true story of the first police officer to lift the lid on police corruption in Queensland and what then happened to him.

'Wherever there is power and money, there is always the risk of corruption. But everyone has a choice: to become involved or to take a stand against it.'

Colin Dillon is an extraordinary man. He was the first Indigenous policeman in Australia. But that is actually a very small part of his story.

ISBN: 
9781760290580
Location: 
Queensland
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2016

Colin Dillon

Author Information
Dillon, Colin

Colin Dillon joined the Queensland police force in 1965 (before the 1967 referendum, which supposedly offered Aboriginal Australians full and equal citizenship). He worked within that system for almost four decades and became the first commissioned Indigenous Police Inspector in Australia. He still lives in Queensland.

And Fire Came Down

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Deaf since early childhood, Caleb Zelic is used to meeting life head-on. Now, he’s struggling just to get through the day. His best mate is dead, his ex-wife, Kat, is avoiding him, and nightmares haunt his waking hours.

ISBN: 
9781760402945
Series: 
Caleb Zelic
Publisher: 
Bonnier Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - The Dark Lake, Sarah Bailey

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Book Title: 
The Dark Lake
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781760295899
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - Marlborough Man, Alan Carter

Author Information
Book Title: 
Marlborough Man
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925164534
Series: 
Nick Chester
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Undercover Cop
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - The Girl in Kellers Way, Megan Goldin

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Girl in Kellers Way
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780143785446
Categorisation
Category: 
Domestic Noir
Publisher: 
Michael Joseph
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Student

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Do bad people look like good people, like friends and brothers and boyfriends and students, until they have their hands around your throat? All of these men standing around me, drinks in hand, backs to this screen… smiling, laughing, flirting, and they look harmless. But any one of them could be something else now: rapist, murderer, spree shooter, torturer, paedophile. I try to picture them sprayed with blood and gore and it’s easy. I can do it, mentally. All of these guys could be him because all of these guys were just like him, right up until he…

ISBN: 
9781760406370
Location: 
Queensland
Publisher: 
Echo Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017