Crime Fiction

Above Suspicion

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

Like an eye on the ceiling, ABOVE SUSPICION is watching the detectives. So busy, so serious - if only they could see how funny they look!

Sly, lighthearted, hardheaded, original, ABOVE SUSPICION is an entertainment.

Gaelyn Gordon overhears muddle-class New Zealand talking to itself and laughs.

Year of Publication: 
1990

Rough Justice

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A Yardie drug dealer is shot in his car, and 12-year-old girl is murdered in an alley. Two unrelated murders. The same squad called in to investigate. A notorious criminal is identified by a witness of the first killing, but Sgt Fox is having problems pinning the second on a sweet shop owner.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
0340750316
Series: 
Madeleine Fox
Publisher: 
New English Library
Year of Publication: 
1999

The Certainty of Doing Evil

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A woman is found strangled on a torture rack in the basement of her home, and DI Madeleine Fox is sent to investigate. Fox is dogged by dark visions of her own, and as the investigation continues and the body count rises, Fox learns more about the certainty of evil than she ever wanted to know.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
0340750332
Series: 
Madeleine Fox
Publisher: 
New English Library
Year of Publication: 
2000

April Fool

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Her novel, April Fool, is the first of the April Taub investigation novels, and introduces us to a seriously funny, wisecracking feisty young woman. April Taub is a Melbourne thirty-something rebel with a cause. A freelance journalist, she also has more than a passing interest in chasing Nazi war criminals. A moment of indiscretion sees her stumbling onto a nationwide conspiracy with potentially fatal consequences to herself and her organisation.

ISBN: 
0733613225
Series: 
April Taub
Publisher: 
Hodder Headline
Year of Publication: 
2001

Goodbye Sweet William

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Shortly after joining an exclusive house party, William, a successful writer and Casanova, is found dead. Inspector Swinton, called in to investigate, discovers he has been murdered - not once, but three times, and more puzzling still, that none of the attempts has killed him. Only, after the appearance of a second corpse, does Swinton solve the mystery and the story reach its startling climax.

Sub Genre: 
Classics
Publisher: 
Ure Smith
Year of Publication: 
1959

Hell for Heather

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

What happens when a man murders his wife and finds himself the victim of a subtle and vindictive persecution, a harrowing new existence of terror and nightmare that brings him to the edge of madness? His grandiose plans are forgotten as moment by moment his safety is undermined. Is it all hallucination? - or will the "murdered" woman carry out her threat to be revenged - some time, somewhere?

Sub Genre: 
Classics
Publisher: 
Hale
Year of Publication: 
1962

Vanishing Point

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Cruel, egotistical Noel, a thistledown, a cheap balloon whisking willy-nilly away from the piercing, deflating needle of her fine judgement. Geraldine needs to keep her cool through the highs and the lows, but it's maddening when Noel keeps missing the point. The trek up north was gruelling, yet every plant and bird she saw, every sweaty, purposeless mile she crossed, convinced her that they were made for each other. Back home in Sydney, when there's still a gap between them, he has to be made to see.

Sub Genre: 
Classics
ISBN: 
1862542929
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
1975

The Berlin Cross

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Down and out New York PI John Docker has a past he'd rather forget. So when he finds himself in Berlin in 1948, just after the Russians blockade the city in a move that ultimately sparks the Cold War, it's against his better judgment. Docker is there to track down some stolen treasure - the Cross of Christ, a legendary religious relic that was last in the hands of the Nazis and is now missing.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
1863255559
Location: 
Germany
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
2005

Collins Street Whores

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

After years of study and hard work, the strikingly beautiful Carmen Minelli finally achieves her dream of attaining a senior position with the most respected stockbroker in the land - J.D. Ford & Co.

Special Interests: 
Finance
Stockbroking
ISBN: 
1877059870
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Sid Harta
Year of Publication: 
2004

The Dogs are Barking

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When a young Asian student is strangled, Nickie Taroney suspects the killer may be a cop. On the case is Terry Dedovic. There is something about him Nickie doesn't trust. Where exactly do his loyalties lie? When Nickie gets involved in a risky relationship, her suspicions are confirmed.

ISBN: 
1852426098
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Serpents Tail
Year of Publication: 
2006