Crime Fiction

The Ihaka Trilogy

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

Relentlessly tough yet hilarious, ingeniously plotted and full of killer one-liners, and featuring a rogue's gallery of weird and wild characters, THE IHAKA TRILOGY brings together the three novels that put New Zealand crime writing on the map.

ISBN: 
9781869711948
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Tito Ihaka
Publisher: 
Hachette
Year of Publication: 
2010

The Old School

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Sydney, 1992.  Nhu 'Ned' Kelly is a young detective making her way in what was, until recently, the best police force money could buy.  Now ICAC has the infamous Roger Rogerson in the spotlight, and the old ways are out.  Ned's sex and background still make her an outsider in the force, but Sydney is changing, expanding, modernising, and so is the Job.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Sydney
Bankstown
Series: 
Nhu 'Ned' Kelly
Publisher: 
Penguin Viking
Year of Publication: 
2010

The Missing Masterpiece

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The Missing Masterpiece is a satirical spoof on the snobbish world of art collectors. Ian Callinan uses his insider knowledge to have some wicked fun at the expense of our State art galleries. He exposes a nexus of self-serving politicians, a gallery director's lust for power and prestige, and a fair amount of gossip, intrigue and fraud. We follow the farcical adventures of a hapless innocent in this devious world as he sleuths away in his quest for the missing masterpiece.

Special Interests: 
The Arts
ISBN: 
1876780053
Publisher: 
Central Queensland University Press
Year of Publication: 
2001

The Lawyer and the Libertine

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Mascot, Sydney and two boys grow to manhood in the depression and the war, bitter antagonists in love, law, religion and politics. One, an ascetic, outwardly conservative lawyer, is driven by deep passions that he tries but fails to suppress. He becomes chief justice of Australia. The other, a flamboyant, populist, Labor politician, also aspires to and reaches the heights of his profession.

Sub Genre: 
Political
ISBN: 
1875998365
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Central Queensland University Press
Year of Publication: 
1999

The Coroner's Conscience

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Louise Genson is a beautiful merchant banker. She has everything to live for. But her dead body is found in her beloved Le Mans Jaguar at the bottom of Sydney Harbour. The coroner begins what promises to be a sensational enquiry.

ISBN: 
1875998667
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Central Queensland University Press
Year of Publication: 
1999

Appointment at Amalfi

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A world-famous and wealthy Australian film director, Roderick Lily, lingers on through the unfashionable off-season in beautiful Amalfi near Capri. He has become melancholic. He has left a disquieting mystery behind him in the Gold Coast Studios because he has left his greatest and his final film incomplete. Lily, uncharacteristically, sells an exclusive interview to an illustrated gossip magazine in London for a huge fee. What are his motives? There are scandalous rumours about the bizarre death of his wife on a fashionable Sydney beach decades ago.

ISBN: 
1876780320
Location: 
London
Amalfi
Publisher: 
Central Queensland University Press
Year of Publication: 
2003

The Song of an Innocent Bystander

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Hostage.

Nine-year-old Freda trapped in a restaurant with a fanatic and his gun.

Survivor.

No parents to protect her.  two men dead.

Ten years later.

Lives the rules:  keep yourself small, don't let them ask you questions.

A dead man's words ...

"Are you living a good life, Freda?"

The answer lies in hunting down the ghosts of the past.

ISBN: 
0140299904
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2002

Warning Shots Last

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

I've seen plenty of girls with slut written all over them, but never one like this.

She was near naked, tied to a bed and the killer had driven a sharp object through her heart.

'Slut' had been written on her skin with a black pen.

Sub Genre: 
Hard Boiled
Pulp
ISBN: 
1875291067
Location: 
Country NSW
Series: 
Joe Blake
Publisher: 
Warrigal Press
Year of Publication: 
2007

Murder is Never Pretty... Even When the Corpse is a Blonde

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

MURDER IS NEVER PRETTY ... EVEN WHEN THE CORPSE IS A BLONDE CHAPTER ONE I was cruising west along Great Eastern Highway, going nowhere in particular, waiting for the call. It was one of those nights. It was hot, the moon was full and the dregs of society were restless. Black storm clouds hung over the Perth hills to the east and we'd had a drizzle of rain. It was enough to bring out the smell of hot tar. It had been a long day and I knew it was going to be a long night. I needed a drink of good old Queensland rum but the wagging finger in the back of my brain told me I had to stay sane.

Sub Genre: 
Hard Boiled
Pulp
ISBN: 
1875291059
Location: 
Country NSW
Series: 
Joe Blake
Publisher: 
Warrigal Press
Year of Publication: 
2006