Australia

Scrublands by Chris Hammer

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Book Title: 
Scrublands
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781760632984
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Rural Crime
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2018

Beautiful Revolutionary

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

The thrilling new novel inspired by Jim Jones’s Peoples Temple from the author of The Love of a Bad Man.

Following her conscientious-objector husband Lenny to the rural Eden of Evergreen Valley, California, Evelyn wants to be happy with their new life. Yet as the world is rocked by warfare and political assassinations, by racial discrimination and social upheaval, she finds herself disillusioned with Lenny’s passive ways — and anxious for a saviour.

Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2018

Whiteley on Trial

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

It was a cause célèbre: the biggest case of alleged art fraud to come before the Australian criminal justice system, a $4.5 million sting drawing in one of the country's most gifted and ultimately tragic artists, Brett Whiteley, a heroin addict who died alone in 1992. 

It started with suspicions raised about artworks being produced in the style of Whiteley in a Melbourne art restorer's studio. Secret photographs were taken as the paintings took form. 

Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

The List

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

Sidney Allen is a Fed. Part of the Australian Federal Police's K block, a unit doing whatever it takes in order to stop terrorist attacks on home soil.

But when young Muslim men on the Terror Watchlist start turning up dead, Sid and his partner, Haifa, have to work out what's going on.

Sectarian war? Drugs? Retribution? For Sid, there's nothing unclear about a bullet to the head and a severed hand. Someone is sending a message.

Sub Genre: 
Politics
ISBN: 
9780733637421
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2017

Michael Brissenden

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Brissenden, Michael

Currently ABC Correspondent in Washington, Michael Brissenden has been a political journalist and a foreign correspondent for the ABC since the 1980s. He has reported from Russia, the Middle East, South East Asia, Europe, the Pacific and the Americas and has covered many of the biggest international stories from all corners of the globe. 

Retribution, Richard Anderson

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Book Title: 
Retribution
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925713404
Categorisation
Category: 
Drama
Sub Genre: 
Rural thriller
Location: 
Australia
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2018

Greenlight

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

Four years ago Eliza Dacey was brutally murdered.

Within hours, her killer was caught.

Wasn’t he?

So reads the opening titles of Jack Quick’s new true-crime documentary.

A skilled producer, Jack knows that the bigger the conspiracy, the higher the ratings. Curtis Wade, convicted of Eliza’s murder on circumstantial evidence and victim of a biased police force, is the perfect subject. Millions of viewers agree.

ISBN: 
9780143789871
Publisher: 
Penguin Books Australia
Year of Publication: 
2018

Benjamin Stevenson

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Stevenson, Benjamin

Benjamin Stevenson is an award-winning stand-up comedian and author. He has sold out shows from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival all the way to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has appeared on ABCTV, Channel 10, and The Comedy Channel. Off-stage, Benjamin has worked for publishing houses and literary agencies in Australia and the USA.

The Ruin, Dervla McTiernan

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Book Title: 
The Ruin
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781460754214
Series: 
Cormac Reilly
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2018