Crime Fiction

The Murder of Madeline Brown

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

The basin was brimful of a dark red fluid.  He lifted his eye a little and looked at the bed.  A woman was lying on it, half-naked.  Her nightdress, delicately wrought with lacework all over, was drawn back and folded tight, wrapped around her stiffened limbs and body.  Her ankles, firmly lashed together with a thin cord that cut into the flesh, were attached to the near bedpost.  Her right arm, drawn out at full stretch, was attached by the wrist in the same way to the bedpost opposite...

ISBN: 
1876485523
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
1887
2000

Dreamland

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

When Nick Carmody agrees to take the fall for his old friend Danny Grogan, he has no idea what he's setting in motion.

He doesn't know that the path he chooses will be a thousand times more dangerous than the one he's leaving behind.

Or that he will fall in love with a woman who enters his life in the most unpredictable way.

And it is merely chance that has taken over the direction of his life?  Or are more sinister forces at work?

ISBN: 
978-1-921145-79-7
Location: 
Sydney
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2008

The Ghost of Waterloo

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

The young settlement is shaken by a daring bank robbery and a spate of murders.  At the Governor's command, Nicodemus Dunne – a disgraced London thief-taker who is now the Running Patterer, a news-hawker roaming the streets of Sydney – sets out to discover the truth.

The evidence points – amazingly – to none other than Napoleon Bonaparte!

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781921518485
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Nicodemus Dunne
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2011

Death and the Running Patterer

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

Sydney, 1828.  All is not well.  One of the convict colony's soldiers has been murdered and Governor Ralph Darling is not pleased.

Reluctantly, he turns to Nicodemus Dunne for help.  Dunne, a fallen Bow Street Runner now transported to Australia, makes his living as a running patterer, hawking news on the dusty streets.  Only he has the detective skills required to chase down the ritual killer and stop the ever-bewildering series of gruesome murders that follow the first.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
978-1-921518-25-6
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Nicodemus Dunne
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2009

Shadow Alley

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
Young Adult

Blurb from the book

Nine tautly plotted stories of crime and detection ranging from the darkly dangerous to the frankly comical.  All with young adult central characters - some authors have taken their own characters back to their childhood - others have created completely new characters.

ISBN: 
1862912408

Straight, Bent & Barbara Vine

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

"Straight...an insurance investigator recalled to his childhood uncovers a body and ghosts from his past.

"Bent...an unseen stranger confuses a crime writer with the characters who stalk the pages of his books.

"Barbara Vine...a conservator restoring a flood-damaged Venice crypt suspects that he's been implicated in a murder.

"Twelve dazzling stories by an award-winning author writing at the peak of his ability, introduced by an elegant testament to the writing process itself."

Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
ISBN: 
9781864480252
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1997

Snapshot

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

The neat suburban homes of the peninsula seem like an improbable setting for sex parties, blackmail and murder.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
1920885722
Location: 
Mornington Peninsula
Series: 
Challis & Destry
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2006

Wyatt Butterfly

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

COMING IN MAY:  THE WYATT BUTTERFLY

To keep his avid readers satisfied, Text is following up the release of the long-awaited new novel with a new omnibus edition of two iconic and interlinked Wyatt novels: The Wyatt Butterfly

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Series: 
Wyatt
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2010

Wyatt

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

Blurb from the Book

Wyatt's been away; now he's back.

The job's a jewel heist, quick and simple.  Stake out the international courier, one Alain Le Page.  Hold up the goods in transit.  Get away clean.

Wyatt prefers to work alone but this one belongs to Eddie Oberin - his very smart ex-wife Lydia has inside information.  Wyatt has the planning genius and attention to detail.  So what could possibly go wrong?

Plenty, if Le Page has anything to do with it.  But when you cross Wyatt, you don't walk away.

Special Interests: 
Criminal's Viewpoint
ISBN: 
978-1-921656-02-6
Series: 
Wyatt
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2010

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