Australia

The Forger's Wife

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

John Lang was Australia's first locally born novelist, publishing early work in Sydney in the 1840s and going on to write several bestsellers. The Forger's Wife (1856) is a lively adventure novel, set in an unruly colonial Sydney where everyone is on the make. The forger's wife is a young woman who follows her rakish husband out to Australia and struggles to survive as her marriage falls apart. She soon meets detective George Flower, a powerful man with a cavalier sense of justice and retribution.

ISBN: 
9780987625304
Series: 
Colonial Australian Popular Fiction
Publisher: 
Grattan Street Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

John Lang

Author Information
Lang, John

John Lang (1816-1864) was the first Australian-born novelist, often lauded as the first known writer of detective fiction in the Anglophone world. He is best known for his collection of short stories in Botany Bay: True Tales of Early Australia (1859) and for his career as a barrister. His grandfather was transported to Australia in the First Fleet for stealing eight silver spoons.

On The Java Ridge

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Amid the furious ocean there was no human sound on deck: some people standing, watching the wave, but no one capable of words. On the Java Ridge, skipper Isi Natoli and a group of Australian surf tourists are anchored beside an idyllic reef off the Indonesian island of Dana. In the Canberra office of Cassius Calvert, Minister for Border Integrity, a Federal election looms and (not coincidentally) a hardline new policy is being announced regarding maritime assistance to asylum-seeker vessels in distress.A few kilometres away from Dana, the Takalar is having engine trouble.

ISBN: 
9781925498394
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

Soon

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

An almost deserted town in the middle of nowhere, Nebulah's days of mining and farming prosperity - if they ever truly existed - are long gone. These days even the name on the road sign into town has been removed. Yet for Pete, an ex-policeman, Milly, Li and a small band of others, it's the only place they have ever felt at home.

ISBN: 
9780995409804
Publisher: 
Transit Lounge
Year of Publication: 
2017

Lois Murphy

Author Information
Murphy, Lois

Lois Murphy has travelled widely, most recently spending six years exploring Australia in a homemade 4WD truck, workling mainly in small or remote towns, before settling in Darwin for a number of years. She has won a handful of prizes for her writing, including the Northern Territory Literary Award and the Sisters in Crime Best New Talent prize. 

Review - The Swan Island Connection, Dorothy Johnston

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Book Title: 
The Swan Island Connection
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Series: 
Chris Blackie
Sea Change Mysteries
Anthea Merritt
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Queenscliff
Publisher: 
For Pity Sake Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - Planet Jackson, Brad Norington

Author Information
Book Title: 
Planet Jackson
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780522870336
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Ged Gillmore

Author Information
Gillmore, Ged

Ged Gillmore grew up in the Midlands of England before moving to London where he completed degrees in languages and literature at the University of London.

After graduating, Ged worked in France, Germany and Italy before returning to London for eighteen years where he gained experience in a variety of roles including the police service, the film industry and banking. Fancying a change to sunnier climes, Ged made the leap to Sydney in early 2004.

Sherlock Holmes, The Australian Casebook

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

It’s 1890. Holmes’s fame has spread even to the colonies, and he and his stalwart chronicler Watson are swept up in an array of mysteries Down Under. They find themselves summoned from place to place, dealing with exciting and unique mysteries in every corner of this strange island continent.

Contributors include Kerry Greenwood, Meg Keneally, Lucy Sussex, Kaaron Warren, L.J.M. Owen and many more.

ISBN: 
9781760404673
Publisher: 
Echo Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

Edward Berridge

Author Information
Berridge, Edward

Edward Berridge’s first book, The Lives of The Saints, kickstarted the original wave of 1990s dirty realism. Brutal, unflinching and funny, reviewers were captivated by it and Who Magazine called it pornography. Dog eared and battered copies have been passed from hand to hand for over twenty years. Edward’s next novel is a darkly comic domestic noir confronting divorce and aging. Imagine Big Little Lies written by Michel Houllebecq. As an author, Edward is concerned with sex, how women and men relate to each other and mortality.