Australia

Death of a Friend

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

In Sydney, when lawyer Richard Catlin lies dead of a stab wound, Karl Landry, a forensic accountant, blames himself for allowing the police to cause him to doubt the integrity of his best and closest friend. He strives to find the truth, learns to trust Detective Inspector Fiona Collins, and traces the paths of art and science fraud, involving paintings by Caravaggio and Mondrian, and the deaths of people ensnared. Those paths lead to the European Mafia and bring Karl Landry to the brink of his own death - from which he is saved by.... 

ISBN: 
9780994389817
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Gumbark Books
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - The Blackmail Blend, Livia Day

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Blackmail Blend
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781922101266
Series: 
Tabitha Darling
Café La Femme
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Tasmania
Publisher: 
Twelfth Planet
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - Taken At Night, Christa A. Ludlow

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Book Title: 
Taken At Night
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Series: 
Beatrix Spencer
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Create Space
Year of Publication: 
2016

Dark Fires Shall Burn

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

Inspired by the true events of an unsolved murder

Sydney, 1946. Eleven-year-old Frances and her best friend, Nancy, are growing up in the doglegged streets of Newtown and into a world they do not understand. It is the aftermath of World War II, and thousands of damaged soldiers have returned to their homes, bearing the psychological scars of battle with them.

ISBN: 
9781925321227
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2016

Anna Westbrook

Author Information
Westbrook, Anna

Anna Westbrook is a Sydney-based writer and critic. She holds a PhD in creative writing and lectures at New York University Sydney. She was shortlisted for theAustralian/Vogel Literary Award at the age of twenty-one, and has also been a recipient of an Australian Society of Authors mentorship (where she worked with Fiona McGregor, author of Indelible Ink) and an Australian Poetry Poet in Residence award. Her work appears in publications in Australia, the United States, and France. Dark Fires Shall Burn is her first novel.

Review - Comfort Zone, Lindsay Tanner

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Book Title: 
Comfort Zone
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925321029
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Scribe
Year of Publication: 
2016

Kidnapped

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

The story of Australia’s only known kidnapping of a child for ransom

When eight-year-old Graeme Thorne was kidnapped on his way to school in July 1960, Australia was gripped with fear and loathing. What monster would dare take financial advantage of the most treasured bond of love – between parent and child? Just weeks earlier, Graeme’s parents had won a fortune in the Opera House Lottery, and this had attracted the attention of the perpetrator, Stephen Bradley.

ISBN: 
9781925310238
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2015

Evil Life

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

The Calabrian Mafia in Australia is alive and well. This is the first time its real story in this country has ever been told.

The Calabrian mafia is Australia's oldest, largest and most ruthless crime syndicate, trafficking drugs worth billions of dollars and laundering the proceeds through sophisticated international networks.

ISBN: 
9781742374925
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2016

Dirty Girl

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Mostly it only took a trumped up charge to ruin a reputation and silence a person, but sometimes the rat pack that ruled Perth in the 1970’s would have to resort to murder. 

Not the back room, needle in the arm, overdose kind of murder that could so easily be written off, nor the disappearance altogether of troublemakers like anti-drugs campaigner, Donald Mackay and publisher, Juanita Nielsen on the east coast of Australia. 

Away from prying eyes in one of the remotest and richest cities on earth, there was no need to hide your crime. 

ISBN: 
B00QTU1S0Q
Publisher: 
Alto Books
Year of Publication: 
2015