Crime Fiction

Grave Silence

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Gay & Lesbian Fiction

Montezuma County Sheriff's detective, Jude Devine doesn't face too many challenges based in remote Paradox Valley, where most of the crime involves hiker assaults, campsite thefts, and cattle rustling. However, when the body of local teenager, Darlene Huntsberger shows up with a stake through her heart and missing her tongue, Jude finds herself leading an investigation no one wants to touch. Darlene was a member of a Utah polygamist cult with powerful allies; a cult that silences women who try to leave.

ISBN: 
1933110252
Location: 
USA
Series: 
Judy Devine
Publisher: 
Victory
Year of Publication: 
2005

Fair Play

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Gay & Lesbian Fiction

The son of a Baptist preacher, Bryce Petty looked like a choir boy. But when he is found murdered in Wellington, New Zealand, his less-than-angelic past becomes front-page news. President of the Melbourne-based gay and lesbian broadcasting firm, Spectrum Television, Bryce has left behind him a trail of debts and a slew of enemies.

ISBN: 
1562800817
Location: 
Melbourne
New Zealand
Series: 
Amanda Valentine
Publisher: 
Naiad Press
Year of Publication: 
1995

Love Is In The Air-conditioning

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

Self-appointed private eye Sam Chauvel, fresh from unearthing Wil Dreamsworth, takes on the corporate world.

He goes undercover at consulting powerhouse HemmingsLloyd, a small firm that thinks big, rubbing shoulders with the wheelers and dealers, movers and shakers, legends and masters of methodology. Who will help him, who will lead him astray? Who is this Britney Spitz, the temp receptionist - could she be the answer to his sensuo-spiritual and other needs?

The answer is blowing in the wind ... or is there love in the air-conditioning?

ISBN: 
1920764708
Series: 
Sam Chauvel
Publisher: 
Equilibrium Books
Year of Publication: 
2005

Nice Day for a Murder

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

It was a nice day for a barbeque; a nice day for a family get together. Everyone was there, including dreaded Aunt Val, who, it seemed, enjoyed giving the younger ones a hard time. But when she went to lie down, she didnt get up, and it turned out to be a nice day for a murder.

Special Interests: 
Journalism
ISBN: 
0670070432
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Seaview Press
Year of Publication: 
2005

And Hope to Die

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

When a fourth child is taken, Solomon Glass knows what to expect: an anonymous letter to the mother, making a promise - kill yourself and your child will be released. He knows because two women are dead already. Glass has just survived his own nightmare - a tragedy, an internal investigation and a spell off the force. In his race to uncover the kidnapper, Glass must enter the darkest side of himself, a place he's barely able to go but where he knows he will find the answers. And the more he learns, the more he suspects that's exactly what the kidnapper wants him to do.

ISBN: 
0670070432
Location: 
USA
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2007

A Thing of Blood

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

As Word War II drags on, failed Shakespearian actor and would-be private detective William Power Returns to Melbourne in disgrace after his disastrous brush with theatre and murder in Maryborough. Bloodied, broken but somehow unbowed, he arrives in a town struggling under war rationing and resentful of cocky American soldiers, and lands squarely in the bosom of his childhood home in Carlton -  a home now dominated by his sister-in-law, the odious Darlene.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
Special Interests: 
Theatre
ISBN: 
1920769587
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
William Power
Publisher: 
Scribe

A Good Murder

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A satire on life in small-town Australia, this clever murder mystery introduces William Power - actor, raconteur, and Shakespearean impresario. In 1942, with war raging in Europe and the Pacific, the Japanese army is on Australia's doorstep, and the small coastal Queensland town of Maryborough is on full alert. They are not, however, prepared for the arrival of a troupe of incompetent actors whose unjustifiably self-confident leader is determined to bring his daring production of Titus Andronicus to the rural barbarians.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
Special Interests: 
Theatre
ISBN: 
1920769250
Location: 
Country QLD
Series: 
William Power
Publisher: 
Scribe
Year of Publication: 
2004

Amongst the Dead

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

Failed Shakesperean actor and would-be private investigator Will Power's unique detective skills are, once again, in demand.  The Japanese army is rampaging through the islands of the South Pacific and Australia's front line of defence is a top-secret, crack division of men embedded deep in the tropical wilderness of northern Australia.  But something is threatening their vital, covert mission:  one of this elite corps is a murderer, preying on his comrades, one by one.

ISBN: 
9781921215247
Location: 
Arnhem Land
Series: 
William Power
Publisher: 
Scribe
Year of Publication: 
2007

The Jack Irish Quinella

Category: 
Crime Fiction

The first two books in Peter Temple's highly acclaimed Jack Irish series, now published in one volume.

Bad Debts' (Winner of the 1996 Ned Kelly Award) Ex-lawyer Jack Irish is in no special hurry to return a call from ex-client Danny McKillop. For one thing, they go back to a time Jack would rather forget. But when Danny is shot dead by police in the carpark of The Hero of Trafalgar, Jack reckons he owes Danny a few well-placed questions. Trouble is, the answers could take him to some very bad places indeed.

Special Interests: 
Lawyers
ISBN: 
9781921145704
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Jack Irish
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2007