Australia

The Adventure of the Colonial Boy

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

1893. Dr Watson, still in mourning for the death of his great friend Sherlock Holmes, is now triply bereaved, with his wife Mary's death in childbirth. Then a telegram from Melbourne, Australia intrudes into his grief. “Come at once if convenient." Both suspicious and desperate to believe that Holmes may not, after all, be dead, Watson goes as immediately as the sea voyage will allow. Soon Holmes and Watson are together again, on an adventure through Bohemian Melbourne and rural Victoria, following a series of murders linked by a repulsive red leech and one of Moriarty’s lieutenants.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
B01C6HMDTU
Year of Publication: 
2016

Through A Camel's Eye

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

"Still, he looked for hoof prints, glad there was nobody to laugh at him for doing so. He shaded his eyes and squinted at a dark object, half covered in sand, then began to walk towards it. He should have been wearing sunglasses to protect his eyes, but he never thought of things like that. It was a woman's coat, black, or at least it had been."

ISBN: 
9780994448
Location: 
Victoria
Queenscliff
Publisher: 
For Pity's Sake Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

Amplify

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Music promoter Billy Lime is in trouble.

The tour of rock legends, The Pagan Virtue, is the biggest in music history. Their concerts in Australia should be a career highlight if Billy can keep the warring musicians off the drugs, out of the bars and on the stage.

When lead singer Jet Kelly is poisoned, Billy's world starts to crumble.

Motorcycle gang the White Sharks has stashed $100 million of cocaine inside the band equipment bound for Sydney, and the cops mark Billy as a killer and drug runner.

How will Billy Lime keep the show on the road . . .

ISBN: 
9780994397607
Series: 
Billy Lime
Year of Publication: 
2016

A Straits Settlement

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical

In the third instalment of the Le Fanu Mystery series, the intrepid superintendent is promoted to Inspector-General of Police in 1920s Madras, which proves to be more boring than he had envisaged.

Instead of pushing papers across his desk, Le Fanu focuses on the disappearance of a senior Indian Civil Service officer and an apparently unrelated murder. As the two incidents intertwine, the world weary detective is drawn into the worlds of indentured labor recruitment and antiquities theft..

ISBN: 
978-9881458483
Location: 
India
Series: 
Le Fanu
Publisher: 
Crime Wave Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Boy

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Thirteen-year-old Jamie Gilroy was the sole witness to the murder of his entire family five years ago. Now in protective custody and boarding at a special-needs school, the damaged boy hasn't spoken a word since his traumatic experience. That is, until he strays from a school excursion and stumbles upon a woman's body at the mysterious Trinity Quarry.

ISBN: 
9781941859322
Publisher: 
Pegasus Books
Year of Publication: 
2015

A.C. Efverman

Author Information
Efverman, A.C.

Swedish crime fiction author A.C. Efverman was born Anna Charlotta Efverman in Stockholm, year 1972. She lived and worked in many countries before she finally settled in Australia in 1996. During her time of travel she saw and experienced many things - in one horrific moment she had a gun pointed at her head. She writes from her experience of being a victim of crime, as well as drawing from her extensive imagination, plus many hours' research of real life murderers, police procedures and forensic data.

Unholy Trinity

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

One policeman's desperate and moving account of his decades-long struggle to bring a depraved pedophile priest to justice—only to find himself obstructed by the Catholic Church and betrayed by his own police force.

ISBN: 
B00DIOLZXG
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2013

Peter Hoysted

Author Information
Hoysted, Peter

Peter Hoysted is an author, columnist, and television producer. He co-wrote Shallow Graves in 2000 with Sydney based crime writer Paul Kidd, and was the producer and writer of Tough Nuts: Australia's Hardest Criminals, a 16 part true crime series which screens on Foxtel's Crime Investigation channel. Peter is an online columnist with The Australian, writing under the nom de plume Jack the Insider.

The Blood on My Hands

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Set in 1960s and '70s Australia, "The Blood on My Hands" is the dramatic tale of Shannon O'Leary's childhood years. O'Leary grew up under the shadow of horrific domestic violence, sexual and physical abuse, and serial murder. Her story is one of courageous resilience in the face of unimaginable horrors.

Sub Genre: 
Autobiography
ISBN: 
9781519695871
Year of Publication: 
2016