Australia

Melina Marchetta

Author Information
Marchetta,Melina

Melina Marchetta was born in Sydney Australia. Her first novel, Looking For Alibrandi was awarded the Children's Book Council of Australia award in 1993 and her second novel, Saving Francesca won the same award in 2004. Looking For Alibrandi was made into a major film in 2000 and won the Australian Film Institute Award for best Film and best adapted screen play, also written by the author. On the Jellicoe Road was released in 2006 and won the WAYRBA voted by teenagers in Western Australia in 2008. It also won the US Printz Medal in 2009 for excellence in YA literature.

Dead Men Don't Order Flake

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

On the night Leo Stone returns—notionally from the dead, in reality from the Democratic Republic of the Congo—Cass Tuplin gets a call from Gary Kellett. A call about an actual dead person: Gary’s daughter, killed in a car crash. Gary’s adamant it wasn’t an accident.

ISBN: 
9781925240948
Location: 
Victoria Country
Series: 
Cass Tuplin
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

Until I Met Her

Category: 
Crime Fiction
Author's Home Country: 
Australia

She's the celebrated author of a best-selling novel, adored by legions of fans everywhere, shortlisted for the prestigious Poulton Prize.

It all happened so fast. Less than a year earlier no one had heard of Emma Fern. But then by chance, Emma meets her favorite writer, the doyenne of crime fiction Beatrice Hodgson-Greene, and life suddenly becomes a lot more exciting.

Beatrice takes Emma under her wing, she will even help her write her own novel, she will be her mentor. And before long, Emma becomes one of the most celebrated novelists of her generation.

ISBN: 
B01FBTW19C

Natalie Barelli

Author Information
Barelli, Natalie

You will usually find Natalie Barelli reading a book, and that book will more likely than not be a psychological thriller.

Writing a novel was always on the bucket-list, and while on a break from work, she decided to give it a try. She hasn’t stopped writing since.

When not absorbed in the latest gripping page-turner, Natalie works as an IT professional, loves cooking when she has the time, knits very badly and spends far too much time at the computer. She lives in rural NSW, in Australia.

Two Days

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Thriller
Sub Genre: 
Short Story

A political operative in search of a Senator’s wayward son. A vice-ridden tropical island. This case is way, way too much…

John Dannen is a mysterious and violent man, employed by a powerful Senator. The Senator’s son is causing trouble and even worse, he’s doing it on Tunnel Island, a neon hell-hole run by gambling conglomerates, organized crime and a corrupt police force. But the case is simple enough: hand-deliver a message, get out alive..

ISBN: 
B01HYZ31PE
Series: 
John Dannen
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - 13-Point Plan For a Perfect Murder, David Owen

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Book Title: 
13-Point Plan For a Perfect Murder
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780994561107
Series: 
Pufferfish
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Tasmania
Publisher: 
Fuller Bookshop
Year of Publication: 
2016

REVIEW - AN ISOLATED INCIDENT by Emily Maguire

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Book Title: 
An Isolated Incident
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781743538579
Categorisation
Category: 
Drama
Sub Genre: 
Mystery
Location: 
Australia
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Devour, L.A. Larkin

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Book Title: 
Devour
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781472124838
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Location: 
Antarctica
Afghanistan
London
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Out of the Ice, Ann Turner

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Book Title: 
Out of the Ice
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925030891
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Suspense
Location: 
Antarctica
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2016

Gunshine State

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

A heist thriller set in Queensland, Melbourne and Thailand. Think Richard Stark's Parker, Garry Disher's Wyatt, and Wallace Stroby's Crissa Stone. Add a touch of Surfers Paradise sleaze and a very dangerous stopover in Asia.

Gary Chance is a former Australian army driver, ex-bouncer and thief. His latest job sees him in Queensland working for Dennis Curry, an aging Surfers Paradise standover man. Curry runs off-site, non-casino poker games, and wants to rob one of his best customers, a high roller called Frederick 'Freddie' Gao.

ISBN: 
9788283550016
Location: 
Queensland
Western Australia
Publisher: 
280 Steps
Year of Publication: 
2016