Crime Fiction

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Murder by the Book

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Who is killing Australia's best-selling authors?

It's party time at Berry & Michaels, one of Australia's oldest book publishers. The company is celebrating its recent takeover and the most important Berry & Michaels' authors are coming from all over the country. Quentin Hale, Managing Director, thinks this party is a great idea, but some of the staff don't seem to be in a party mood.

Special Interests: 
Journalism
ISBN: 
1863407693
Location: 
Country NSW
Publisher: 
Bolinda
Year of Publication: 
1988

Something Wicked

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

When burnt-out pop-star Adam Quinn is found grotesquely dead on a secluded mountain property called Haven, it looks like a case of suicide. But is it?

Bliss, Skye and Astral Brydie, the three sisters found at Haven with Quinn's body, are vague about what happened the night he died. And their mother is nowhere to be found. The girls seem terrified, as if they're holding something back. The neighbours are only too ready to talk. But how much of what they say can be believed?

Special Interests: 
Journalism
ISBN: 
0345427955
Location: 
Country NSW
Series: 
Tessa Vance
Publisher: 
Ballantine Books
Year of Publication: 
1999

Stranglehold

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Mux Tully, controversial, irrepressible superstar is finally settling down. Or is he? His scapegoat son Douglas and adoring daughter Wendy certainly think so. So does his estranged third wife, the artist Berwyn Kyte. And former lover and long-time friend Isa Truby. But Max loves surprises. And now he is planning one that will outdo anything yet.

Special Interests: 
Journalism
ISBN: 
1864484179
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Verity Birdwood
Publisher: 
G K Hall & Co
Year of Publication: 
1995

Suspect

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Introducing Senior Detective Tessa Vance. Jennifer Rowe's brilliant, intuitive homicide investigator now featuring in the outstanding televison series Murder Call.

Special Interests: 
Journalism
ISBN: 
0345427939
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Tessa Vance
Publisher: 
Ballantine Books
Year of Publication: 
1997

The Makeover Murders

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

At discreet Deepdene, the guests are ready to test for themselves the makeover mansion's claim that every woman can - with expensive encouragement - realise her full beauty.

Outside the rain begins to fall. Inside, beneath the smooth surface of the Deepdene routines, undercurrents stir and gather strength. Soon it is clear to Verity Birdwood that all is not what it seems. But even sharp, resourceful Birdie does not suspect that within Deepdene's silk-lined walls is an enemy with murder in mind.

Special Interests: 
Journalism
ISBN: 
1864482915
Location: 
Country NSW
Series: 
Verity Birdwood
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1997

Love Honour and O'Brien

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Holly Love's in big trouble - she's got to find the cheating swine who ripped her life apart, which turns out to be a huge mystery involving a gloomy old house, a hearse-driving Elvis impersonator and a gang of vengeful thugs - not to mention a possessed parrot and a very cute guy who might just take her mind off all her woes! A funny and hugely entertaining mystery from a brilliant storyteller.

ISBN: 
978-1-74237-583-0
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Holly Love
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2011

Lamb to the Slaughter

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Debate rages when Trevor Lamb, convicted five years ago for the brutal murder of his wife, is released with a pardon. Passions run high, especially in Hope's End, the tiny rural backwater that is home to the notorious Lamb clan.

When, twenty-four hours after his release, Trevor Lamb is foud dead in his hometown, the police think it's an open and shut case. Privately, some think it's no more than Lamb deserved. But then matters take a shocking twist and private investigator Verity Birdwood finds herself compelled to uncover the truth.

Special Interests: 
Journalism
ISBN: 
0553568205
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Verity Birdwood
Publisher: 
Crimeline
Year of Publication: 
1996

Grim Pickings

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

The old crowd had gathered at Aunt Alice's once again - to pick apples against a chilly orchard setting. Beneath the surface were the usual boiling jealousies, frustrations and uneasy gaps between the generations and in-laws. Or was there something different about this year?

Special Interests: 
Journalism
ISBN: 
055329122X
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Verity Birdwood
Publisher: 
Crimeline
Year of Publication: 
1991

Death in Store

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Christmas may be the season to be jolly, but there's a noticeable absence of good will at Frederick's Department Store, where behind the very professional smiles lurk thoughts of murder. As Verity Birdwood recounts in this witty collection of her most intriguing cases, the the Australian sleuth discovers that tidings of joy can be overshadowed by Death's dark hand.

Special Interests: 
Journalism
ISBN: 
0553568752
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Verity Birdwood
Publisher: 
Crimeline
Year of Publication: 
1994

Green Velvet Shoes

Category: 
Crime Fiction
Author's Home Country: 
Australia

Blurb from the Book

The Flying Fish is about to embark from England to Australia under the captaincy of Langford Ennis. The passengers and their entire belongings have been loaded and (the too young) Jos Todhunter is excited about his future and the Queensland land voucher he has in his oilskin.

ISBN: 
1876485523

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