Crime Fiction

Equinox

Category: 
Crime Fiction
Author's Home Country: 
Australia

Oxford, 2006: a young woman is found brutally murdered, her throat cut. Her heart has been removed and in its place lies an apparently ancient gold coin.

Twenty-four hours later, another woman is found. The MO is identical, except that this time her brain has been removed, and a silver coin lies glittering in the bowl of her skull.

ISBN: 
9781921215018
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Rubens McCauley
Publisher: 
Scribe
Year of Publication: 
2006

Head Shot

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

Gangland killings, drugs, corruption ...

You've read the newspapers, now read the book! -  a .22 calibre pistol. Good for a head shot. Nice and neat. Professional!

An acquitted cop-killer is executed in a St Kilda back-street. Another gangland killing, or a rogue cop out for revenge?

ISBN: 
1740970950
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Rubens McCauley
Publisher: 
Australian Scholarly Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2005

Blood Sunset

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

When the sun lowers itself into the bay and leaves the sky over St Kilda a dark crimson, it's beautiful and threatening at the same time. But the tourists don't see it that way. They only see the pretty colours and the calm water, the restaurants and the palm trees. They don't see the stabbings and the fights, the brawls and the rapes ...

ISBN: 
9781741754209
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Rubens McCauley
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2008

Done Deal

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

All is far from well in what claims to be the world's most liveable city. Disgraced secret service agent Bromo Perkins tries to establish a peaceful life in Australia but is coerced into resolving turf wars between property developers. He uncovers a mess of bribery, corruption and murder as he tracks through the inner suburbs of Melbourne, the country's second largest city, and reveals much about its past and present.

Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Bromo Perkins
Year of Publication: 
2008

A Fraction of the Whole

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

An irreverent comic adventure that spans three continents, A FRACTION OF THE WHOLE is the story of a father and son who are against each other and against the world. As Jasper Dean struggles to make sense of his certifiably paranoid father Martin, he discovers the outrageous truth about his own origins, his long-dead infamous uncle, and his mysteriously absent mother.

ISBN: 
9780385521727
Year of Publication: 
2008

Wildfire

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Bushfires are raging around Sydney. In the midst of the chaos a sadistic killer is on the loose.

When missing nurse Lisa Broderick is found brutally raped and murdered, panic spreads through the city like wildfire. Rachel Addison, a police psychologist and the only woman on the homicide squad, is assigned to the case. Starting out as a hunter, Rachel gradually becomes convinced she is the prey. But this murder is forcing her to confront the mystery of her own painful past and she can no longer be sure what is real and what is imagined.

ISBN: 
0091832160
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
1995

Shaved Fish

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

Who killed Devon Kent, a big-mouthed stripper who'd run out of credit? Who dared kidnap the pornographer's son? Why were Sydney's derros afraid for their lives? Where was Precious Ho, nymphomaniac Little Sister of a Chinese drug queen?

ISBN: 
0044422741
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Syd Fish
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1990