Crime Fiction

The Affair

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

It started so innocently. But doesn;t everyone say that?

In the opulent rooms of a Sydney specialist, Nina and James Wilde are waiting. Waiting to learn whether the rare, blood disease that killed James' father will threaten not only James, but also their much loved son, Luke.

ISBN: 
0732911427
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2002

The Deception

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Mike Felice is a life-beaten Melbourne detective about to turn 40 and craving inspiration. His past is shrouded in failure and personal short-comings. He finds his opportunity for redemption in solving a series of murders that lure him into the criminal underworld of Asian crime syndicates and suburban crime lords. Redemption comes with the possibility of a huge cash reward - but only if he breaks the laws he has sworn to uphold and protect. Mike needs to decide - Break the law, or win the cash.

ISBN: 
1920910638
Publisher: 
BAS Publishers
Year of Publication: 
2005

Firehead

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Firehead is ...
a very Sicilian love story
by one of Australia's most praised authors
and now published into Vintage

Love, blood and pasta over three decades in Brisbane

She used to sell her kisses for caramels; her lips went for long licks of licorice and her touch for tangerines and tutti frutti ... She looked as Irish as rain out of a sunny blue day and as English as green meadows where wildflowers grow, and her name was Gabriella Maria Santuzza Zazo ...

ISBN: 
0091831326
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
1999

My Beautiful Friend

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Can you imagine what it must be like to take the souls of others?

Marcello Mansini has been dead for more than two months, his body lost in the icy depths of Lac Leman.

But when Aaron and Rebecca stumble across his gravestone, their hearts full of human despair, Mansini slips into their lives like the ancient viper he is.

Soon, very soon, he will summon them both into the freezing darkness of the lake ... but only when their fear and horror have reached sickening heights.

A dark, brooding and erotic ghost story.

ISBN: 
0091837014
Publisher: 
Vintage
Year of Publication: 
1995
1999

The Volcano

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A fiercely original, beautifully written, multi-layered tour de force of immense power and humanity, The Volcano tells the tumultuous story of Emilio Aquila, a boy driven mad by love for a woman beyond his reach. His passion turns him into an outcast, forced to live away from his village in the labyrinthine caves high on the slopes of Sicily's Mount Etna.

ISBN: 
1740510534
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
2001

Cop This!

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

In 1969 a home-made bomb explodes in the sleazy heart of Brisbane's Fortitude Valley, killing eleven people and igniting a controversy that could threaten the government itself. When small time criminal Johnny Arnold is charged, his fight for justice sets two men - father, then son -  on a collision course with the state's most powerful men.

Nyst's powerful tale of corruption, idealism and personal courage, spans two decades of dark political intrigue and sensational courtroom drama.

Special Interests: 
Courtroom
ISBN: 
0732264588
Location: 
Brisbane
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
1999

Gone

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

On a hazy summer's morning in 1965, nine-year-old Michael McCabe and his four-year-old sister, Catherine, kiss their mother goodbye and set off to the beach. They never return. As a junior constable, Bill Keliher was there when the McCabe kids went missing.

Now, still enslaved by the mystery thirty years later, the respected senior police inspector will be there when the riddle is solved ...

ISBN: 
0732268117
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2001

Death in Malta

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Novelist Gregory Worthington flees to Malta, where he hopes to find sanctuary from his crumbling marriage and inspiration for his next novel. The inspiration arrives upon hearing of the village mystery of a missing child. This becomes the subject of his writing, but his investigations are fraught with difficulty. His romance with a local woman can either restore or ruin his career, but who is the unexpected female visitor? The village parish priest shows veiled antagonism towards him, which is countered by a friendship struck with a mysterious doctor.

ISBN: 
1904492924
Publisher: 
Bewrite Books
Year of Publication: 
2000
2005