Crime Fiction

Last Days, The: the apocryphon of Joe Panther

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Joe Panther is a man with many secrets. Dangerous secrets. He is a drug dealer. He is a killer. He is a private investigator. Above all, he is the messiah, fallen on hard times.

When a young woman is found crucified and decapitated in a melbounre inner-city church, the police suspect the local priest, a man with dark secrets of hiis own. The priest hires Panther to clear his name.

Soon Panther becomes both the hunter and the hunted.Nothing is as it seems-not even, perhaps, Panther's own sense of self.

Sub Genre: 
Hard Boiled
Pulp
ISBN: 
0330360590
Publisher: 
Picador
Year of Publication: 
1998

Death of the Author

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Australian poet and academic Rick Harding has a good life, until he discovers someone is stealing his poems and publishing them under another name. Who is Jason Schwartze and why has he selected Rick as his victim? Unable to get anyone to take his distress seriously, Rick determines to track down the plagiarist poet himself. Then someone starts stalking him and his wife Mandy, and things get out of control. Suddenly a happy marriage is plunged into suspicion and paranoia - and who can you trust if not the person you love most?

ISBN: 
0732268001
Publisher: 
Flamingo
Year of Publication: 
2001

The Butterfly Man

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

"Today I was dangerous. I wanted to confess. I wanted to tell her stories I had held back all these years. I wanted at last to be free of the seventh of November, 1974. And I wanted to be free of today. As if in the telling, there would be a cure."

In November 1974 a young English nanny named Sandra Rivett was murdered in London's West End. Her employer, Lord Lucan, was named as her attacker. It was widely assumed he had mistaken her for his wife. Lord Lucan disappeared the night Sandra Rivett died and has never been seen since.

Special Interests: 
Lord Lucan
ISBN: 
0702235350
Location: 
Africa
London
Tasmania
Publisher: 
University of Queensland Press
Year of Publication: 
2005

Death Adder Dreaming

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

'He stepped down from the rocks onto the riverbed. Six minutes to live, but he didn't know it then. He loved - and feared - this place as it was, but its secret was going to come out now ... He began crossing the riverbed ... Four minutes.'

Why as part-Aboriginal lawyer Tony Grant brutally murdered in a lonely outback gorge?

What was the secret that threatened his beautiful Asian girlfriend Dana?

ISBN: 
0330271229
Publisher: 
Pan

Still Murder

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A nosy nun discovers a body in a park. There is an immediate police cover-up. A Vietnam veteran spies on his old sweetheart. A man tries to rape his wife's lover. And why has senior detective Margot Gorman been assigned to watch over a woman in an asylum?

ISBN: 
1876756330
Publisher: 
Spinifex Press

Darkness More Visible

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When Margot Gorman finds a body in the women's toilets a tangle of mysteries opens up. Margot Gorman, ex-cop, is now a free agent, a triathlete and has the equivalent of perfect pitch in the sense of smell and, naturally, is a connoisseur of good wine.

ISBN: 
1875559604
Publisher: 
Spinifex Press

The Dark Side

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The three Castle sisters, Hilary, Erin and Josie, know about the dark side.

Hilary the successful Gold Coast lawyer, haunted by her client's savage death.

Josie married to the dark side, lives an ongoing nightmare in prosperity.

Erin the brilliant artist, fled the dark side as a child and struggles to prevent her friend, Lydia, and Josie falling prey to it.

The fightback of three sisters for each other and for those they love.

Hidden violence. Powerless frustration. There is hope.

ISBN: 
1875169709
Publisher: 
Saga
Year of Publication: 
1997

The Blessing File

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Lyn Blessing is perplexed. A young woman comes into her second-hand bookshop at the same time each Friday, leafs through the same volume, and leaves. A man arrives shortly after and does exactly the same. What is going on? Lyn decides to find out. A debut novel set in Melbourne.

ISBN: 
0704345862
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
The Womens Press
Year of Publication: 
1998

An Uncertain Death

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Caught in a web of complex family ties, Marlo, Melbourne-based professional woman cricketer, is determined to find out if her aunt's death was suicide, or murder. A new crime thriller from the author of "The Blessing File".

Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
Special Interests: 
Cricket
ISBN: 
0704346311
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Marlo Shaw
Publisher: 
The Womens Press
Year of Publication: 
1999

A Simple Death

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When the storm dies down after the death of her aunt Jenny and the suicide of her cousin Cate, Marlo attempts to get on with her life. But when she discovers the body of a tramp bludgeoned to death in a local park, her grief emerges raw and fresh. Reluctant to get drawn into the investigation of another death, Marlo finds she has no choice when the police point the finger at her boss and friend of many years, Harold. Perhaps in solving this new mystery, she will at last be able to put her own ghosts to rest.

Special Interests: 
Cricket
ISBN: 
070434727X
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Marlo Shaw
Publisher: 
The Womens Press
Year of Publication: 
2011