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The Snow Kimono

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

There are times in your life when something happens after which you’re never the same. It may be something direct or indirect, or something someone says to you. But whatever it is, there is no going back. And inevitably, when it happens, it happens suddenly, without warning.

Paris: 1989. Recently retired Inspector of Police Auguste Jovert receives a letter from a woman who claims to be his daughter. Two days later, a stranger comes knocking on his door.

ISBN: 
9781922182340
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2014

Mark Henshaw

Author Information
Henshaw, Mark

Mark Henshaw has lived in France, Germany, Yugoslavia and the United States. He currently lives in Canberra. His first novel Out of the Line of Fire (1988), won the FAW Barbara Ramsden Award and the NBC New Writers Award. It was also shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Age Book of the Year Award. Out of the Line of Fire was one of the biggest selling Australian literary novels of the decade, and is being republished in the Text Classics series.

Medea's Curse

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Forensic psychiatrist Natalie King works with victims and perpetrators of violent crime. Women with a history of abuse, mainly. She rides a Ducati a size too big and wears a tank top a size too small. Likes men but doesn’t want to keep one. And really needs to stay on her medication.

Now she’s being stalked. Anonymous notes, threats, strangers loitering outside her house.

ISBN: 
9781922182647
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2015

Anne Buist

Author Information
Buist, Anne

Anne Buist is the Chair of Women's Mental Health at the University of Melbourne. She has over twenty-five years' clinical and research experience in perinatal psychiatry, and works with protective services and the legal system in cases of abuse, kidnapping, infanticide and murder. Medea's Curse is her first thriller.

Grievous Harm

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

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.

Sub Genre: 
Romance
ISBN: 
9780992492502
Publisher: 
Clan Destine Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review: POISON BAY by Belinda Pollard

Author Information
Book Title: 
Poison Bay
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
B00QI99MJW
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Small Blue Dog Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2014

Poison Bay

Category: 
Crime Fiction
Author's Home Country: 
Australia

“The Maori call this place Ata Whenua—Shadow Land.”

Television reporter Callie Brown likes safe places with good coffee. But she joins friends from the past on a trek into New Zealand’s most brutal wilderness, in the hope of healing a broken heart.

What she doesn’t know is that someone wants them all dead.

Lost in every sense of the word, the hikers’ primal instincts erupt. Surrounded by people who have harbored secrets for a decade, Callie must choose the right ally if she doesn’t want to be the next to die…

Publisher: 
Small Blue Dog Publishing

Belinda Pollard

Author Information
Pollard, Belinda

Belinda Pollard is an award-winning former journalist who loves mountain hiking despite bad knees and a fear of heights. She has been a professional writer/editor for decades, and a contributor to the Closer to God series since 1999.

The words “Poison Bay” on a map triggered her journey to the sinister end of the bookshelf. Spooky and remote, it was a location just begging for a mystery. Poison Bay is her first novel, and won a Varuna Publisher Fellowship in 2011.

Blurline

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Australian journo Peter Clancy is in London this time, working for a notorious scandal sheet. While writing salacious stories on celebrities, Clancy poses as a biographer to dig the dirt on drug- and alcohol-raddled Olivia Michaels, once a star of the screen.

But the more he discovers about Olivia Michaels, the more deeply he becomes embroiled in ugly secrets stretching across the entertainment world to the highest echelons of society.

Can Clancy succeed in his mission to blow the lid off Britain’s darkest secrets?

Sub Genre: 
Historical
Accidental Detective
ISBN: 
9780994265104
Location: 
Melbourne
London
Series: 
Peter Clancy
Publisher: 
Campanile Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - THE PALLAMPUR PREDICAMENT - Brian Stoddart

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Pallampur Predicament
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9789881351043
Series: 
Le Fanu
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Historical
Location: 
India
Publisher: 
Crime Wave Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

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