Crime Fiction

Guns 'n' Rose

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

A holiday in Terrigal sounded great to Les Norton, and all he needed to do was look after young Jimmy Rosewater for a week. But young and handsome Jimmy was supposed to be in gaol and, before he knew it, Norton was busy fighting off the usual yobbos. And all the time Les had a feeling Jimmy was up to something. He just had a feeling...

ISBN: 
0330358510
Location: 
Country NSW
Sydney
South Australia
Series: 
Norton
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
1996

Leaving Bondi

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

Les figured by tossing $50,000 into the Gull's movie he'd become the next Sam Goldwyn. Only someone put a bomb on the film set. And who gets the blame? Now Norton's a fugitive from the law, desperate to prove his innocence. Satanists, drug dealers, nutty poets, blabbermouth disc jockeys - everybody between Sydney, the Blue Mountains and South Australia wants a piece of Les Norton. So what are Norton's chances of clearing his name and coming up smelling of roses? VFO. But rely on Les to come up smelling of something.

ISBN: 
0732268710
Location: 
Country NSW
Sydney
South Australia
Series: 
Norton
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2000

Mele Kalikimaka Mr Walker

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

Les Norton's Hawaiian holiday should have been just like in the tourist brochures: balmy days, blue seas, palm trees swaying in the moonlight. Instead, one of Norton's old friends turns out to be the biggest brothel owner in America. Through her, Les meets Mitzi Moonkiss and the Japanese Yakuza - lesbian geisha girls - and every time he puts his head out the door some boofhead US marine is looking for a fight. And somewhere in the middle of all of this, a crazed serial killer is on the loose with a bayonet. Aloha, Les.

ISBN: 
0330356070
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Norton
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
1994

Mud Crab Boogie

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

Do the Mud Crab Boogie! Extreme Water Polo is the water polo of the 90s. And when Les Norton catches the semi-final on TV he is amazed to see that the man behind Extreme Polo is his old mate, Neville 'Nizegy' Nixon. So when Neville calls out of the blue and asks Les to drive the Murrumbidgee Mud Crabs up to Sydney for the final, Les takes him on. But things are never as simple as they seem and Les finds himself drawn into an hilarious adventure involving the Mud Crabs. 

ISBN: 
073225843X
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Norton
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
1998

Mystery Bay Blues

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

Just when everything was going so good, Les slips a disc in his back. He can't run, he can't train. He can't do anything much. But he can still drive his car. So it's down to Narooma for the South Coast Blues Festival and a bit of R&R: 30 bands and three days and nights of non-stop rock 'n' roll. Which would have been great, only Les has to have a slight altercation with four fishermen on his first night in town. Now the toughest, meanest, most horrible bloke on the south coast is after his blood. Then Les meets Amazing Grace.

ISBN: 
0330358723
Location: 
Country NSW
Series: 
Norton
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2002

Rider on the Storm and Other Bits and Barrett

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

Blurb from the book:

This is Les Norton at his worst and Robert G. Barrett at his best - as a columnist, feature writer and short-story teller. In this collection, as well as more great Les Norton stories, Robert G. Barrett offers his views on getting published, getting famous, getting the dole, and getting a date.

ISBN: 
0330358723
Location: 
Sydney
Victoria
Series: 
Norton
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
1996

Rosa-Marie's Baby

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

Blurb from the book:

Robert G. Barrett's books have sold over one million copies, earning him the crown of king of Australia's popular fiction. This new novel, featuring his much-loved hero Les Norton, is a cracking story featuring the legendary witch of old Kings Cross, Rosaleen Norton, and a modern-day hunt through Victoria. Hold onto your hats for a rip-roaring read full of all the action, sex and humour that is the Robert G. Barrett trademark. 2003 marks a very special anniversary for the former butcher from Bondi, with the publication of his 20th book.

ISBN: 
073227818X
Location: 
Sydney
Victoria
Series: 
Norton
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2003

The Boys From Binjiwunyawunya

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

Blurb from the book:

Lethal but loyal, Les is always good for a laugh. In this, the third collection of Les Norton adventures, Les gets his boss off the hook. But not without the help of The Boys from Binjiwunyawunya. Les then finds himself in a spot of bother in Long Bay Gaol then in a lot more bother on a St. Kilda tram in Melbourne...

ISBN: 
0330271652
Location: 
Sydney
Melbourne
Series: 
Norton
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
1989

The Day of The Gecko

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

Blurb from the book:

Moving into his old flame Susie's flat in Bondi should have been a piece of cake for Les Norton - except that Price and Eddie had other ideas.There were two bodies buried under the handball courts at Bondi baths. The man to get them out? Major Garrick Lewis, aka, The Gecko. With Norton for company, The Gecko literally took Bondi, and everything that went with it, in his stride - Mossad hit squads, the KGB, ASIO, yobbo builders and loose women looking for action. For once, Les was flat out keeping up.

ISBN: 
0330357220
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Norton
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
1995

Urn Burial

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

Blurb from the book:

Phryne Fisher, intelligent, brave and stunningly chic, is back in this most entertaining mystery. With a brand new stylish 1920s cover, this seventh Phryne Fisher murder mystery is superb.

Phryne Fisher, scented and surprisingly ruthless, is not one to let sleuthing an horrific crime get in the way of an elegant dalliance.

ISBN: 
9781741141405
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Phyrne Fisher
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1996
2003