Crime Fiction

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Overkill

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

When the body of a young mother is found washed up on the banks of the Mataura River, a small rural community is rocked by her tragic suicide.

But all is not what it seems.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9780143006857
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Sam Shephard
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2007

The Ringmaster

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Death is stalking the southern South Island. And what role does the visiting Darling Brothers Circus have to play?

Sam Shephard is on the bottom rung of detective training in Dunedin, and her boss makes sure she knows it. She gets involved in her first homicide investigation there when a university student is murdered in the Botanic Gardens. Sam soon discovers this is not an isolated incident. There is the chilling prospect of a predator loose in Dunedin.

Is the murdered in the circus or closer to home?

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9780143008347
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Sam Shephard
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2008

Frantic

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

In one terrible moment, paramedic Sophie Phillips's life is ripped apart - her police officer husband, Chris, is shot on their doorstep and their ten-month-old son, Lachlan, is abducted from his bed. Suspicion surrounds Chris as he is tainted with police corruption, but Sophie believes the attack is much more personal - and the perpetrator far more dangerous...

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Special Interests: 
Paramedics
ISBN: 
9781405037976
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Ella Marconi
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2007

The Darkest Hour

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Paramedic Lauren Yates stumbles into a world of trouble the night she discovers a killer and his victim in an inner Sydney alley. When the killer threatens to make her life hell if she tells the police what she’s seen, she believes him – he’s Miles Werner, her sister’s violent ex, father to Lauren’s niece, and not a man to cross.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Special Interests: 
Paramedics
ISBN: 
9781405037976
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Ella Marconi
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2008

The Precipice

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

Blurb from the Book

Thea Farmer, 77, a reclusive and difficult retired school principal, lives in isolation with her dog in the Blue Mountains. Her distinguished career ended under a cloud over a decade earlier, following an unspecified scandal involving a much younger male teacher. After losing her savings in the financial crash, she is forced to sell the dream house she had built for her old age and live on in her dilapidated cottage opposite.

ISBN: 
9781741667165
Location: 
Blue Mountains
NSW
Publisher: 
Vintage Books
Year of Publication: 
2011

The Black Russian

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

After yet another slow week at the cash register, that fine purveyor of second-hand literature, Susko Books, is facing financial ruin. Jack Susko sets off to a gallery in Woollahra to scrape up some coin with the sale of an old art catalogue. With his usual panache and exquisite timing, he arrives just as De Groot Galleries is being done over by masked thieves. Along with a mysterious object from the safe, the robbers seize a valuable first edition from Jack’s bag, too.

Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
Special Interests: 
Bookshop
ISBN: 
9781921640261
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Jack Susko
Publisher: 
Scribe
Year of Publication: 
2011

De Luxe

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

For once, Jack Susko is feeling pretty good: his secondhand bookshop is on the up, and the cops haven’t been around in ages. Even his cat, Lois, is being nice to him.

Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
Special Interests: 
Bookshop
ISBN: 
9781921844157
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Jack Susko
Publisher: 
Scribe
Year of Publication: 
2011

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