Australia

Jane Harper

Author Information
Harper, Jane

Jane Harper has worked as a print journalist for thirteen years both in Australia and the UK. She lives in Melbourne and writes for the Herald Sun, among other publications. Winner of the Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript, The Dry is her first novel with rights sold to over twenty territories.

A Devious Mind

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

It was a silent death. One blow to her head was all it took. The killer struck Marcia Hamilton, a sixty-year-old grandmother of slim build, from behind. Marcia’s status as a distinguished author could not save her. The killer rolled her body, ‘like a piece of discarded junk’, down into a gully where it remained for almost two weeks.



Location: 
Byron Bay
Series: 
Dusty Kent
Year of Publication: 
2016

Evil in the City

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Assorted

Evil in the City, is made up of 14 short stories, most are about crime, but not all.

The Girl in the Red Beret, won the Burnside short story contest, - a man is inadequate with women who can’t understand why the girls he admires end up dead.

What a Dirty Little Town - conveys the story of Luke who returns after being jailed for 15 years for a crime he did not commit. He immediately sets out to clear his name.

Disposable - is about a killer who must decide what to do with a dead body.

Sub Genre: 
Short Stories

The Long Con

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Frank Cousins is a knockabout bloke; an ex-Queensland cop turned private eye who - it has to be said - is his own worst enemy. Owner and sole employee of the Tasmanian Private Investigation Agency in Hobart, Frank takes on three simple cases and soon finds himself up to his neck in bad guys, bad situations and, as usual, bad behaviour. Money-for-jam, these three cases: find a missing woman, get the dirt on a philandering state politician, and provide personal protection for a wealthy, elderly matriarch - figurehead of a Tasmanian environmental group. What could possibly go wrong?

Series: 
Tasmanian Private Investigation Agency
Publisher: 
Clan Destine Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Death of a Friend, Desmond L Kelly

Author Information
Book Title: 
Death of a Friend
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780994389817
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Gumbark Books
Year of Publication: 
2015

The Bank Manager

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Detective Sergeant Brian Shaw is transferred to a country town. Just an ordinary, average Australian country town where nothing ever happens - except blackmail, fornication, embezzlement, revenge, avarice, brutality, snobbery, rape ... and murder. Like any other ordinary, average Australian country town.

ISBN: 
9781922238573
Publisher: 
Horizon
Year of Publication: 
2016

Front Page News

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

Cadet journalist Stacey McCallaghan is struggling to find anything newsworthy to report on in the small country town of Toomey. Front-page stories consist of the price of cattle and lawn bowls results, and Stacey spends more time laying out the crossword than covering actual news.

Until the first dead body turns up.

ISBN: 
9780143797197
Location: 
Queensland
Series: 
Stacey McCallaghan
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - The Boy, Gary L. Clarke

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Boy
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781941859322
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Pegasus Books
Year of Publication: 
2015