Crime Fiction

Freud and the Nazis Go Surfing

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

It's summer, Jim is sixteen, and off to the Victorian coast with his parents for an easy time at the beach. But things start to happen. Who is the strange figure he glimpses on the dunes? What is the link between Rachel, a survivor of Hitler's holocaust, and the sinister events Jim witnesses? And how can Gillian, with whom he falls completely in love, help him make sense of the drama around them? The tension builds in this remarkable exploration of adolescent sexuality in a world which is much more mysterious, dangerous, and apocalyptic than anyone guesses ...

ISBN: 
033027063X
Location: 
North Queensland
Publisher: 
Pan
Year of Publication: 
1986

Dying for Paradise

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Crocodiles, sharks and stingers are just some of the nasties to be found on the reef. Professional gambler Jack Speerman is faced with more serious dangers. When he goes to North Queensland to collect a debt from his friend, Charlie, he is not prepared for what he finds.

ISBN: 
0340621842
Location: 
North Queensland
Publisher: 
Hodder Headline
Year of Publication: 
1995

Pink Water Dawn

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A man dies after being dunked in a vat of toxic chemicals. A ship explodes in Port Phillip Bay, leaving a poisonous fallout. A pall of black smoke hangs over Melbourne's western suburbs as Jack Speerman begins his investigations into a cover up of lethal proportions. As Jack digs deeper, he unearths everything from crooked horse racing and money laundering on the trail of an illicit trade in chemical weapons, made right in Melbourne's own backyard. The stakes are high and the bodycount is even higher on a switchback ride of cross and double cross. Vengeance is a game no one can win.

ISBN: 
0733602711
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Coronet Books
Year of Publication: 
1995

Dead Lovely

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When Krissie joins her best friend, Sarah, on a walking holiday in the Scottish Highlands, it seems like the peaceful balm they both need. But peace turns to betrayal when Krissie seduces Sarah's husband, Kyle - and it isn't long before betrayal turns to murder . . .

ISBN: 
9781741752281
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2007

The Indignity of Death

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Still looking for the perfect murder/mystery recipe????
Try this …..
Take 1 Chief Inspector... Ryan Gregorian (if in season)
Add 1 psychic... of the Cassandra variety
Throw in a vision of three coffins.........
Add 1 dead politician shot outside a brothel
Mix well and you have the ingredients for The Indignity of Death
According to Cassandra’s vision, three people will die.
The politician is the first victim and Ryan is desperate to find the killer before two more deaths occur.

ISBN: 
1921118342
Publisher: 
Zeus Publications
Year of Publication: 
2006

Beer Money

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A brewery executive has gone missing … or has he? Joseph Lucien Abbott – Joe to his mates – is paid by the man’s wife with a beer-sodden cheque to find out the truth.

In doing so he locks horns with dodgy nightclub owners, a toupeed beer baron, and endless assorted ratbags – and, of course, a wild pig – all in the twisted pursuit of a stash of missing money.

Plus he has time for a beer or ten along the way.

ISBN: 
9781921240744
Publisher: 
Zeus Publications

Bankrupts and Bandits

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When Harry Gartner's business falls into the fat receiver's hands confusion reigns in the family.

Steven leaves Karen and the farm, and finds Jane, investigative journalist.

Emily, for her children's sake, wishes she'd never signed that personal guarantee.

Together, they need to thwart the machinations of the Pinton brothers - Alan, the duplicitous accountant, and Michael, the lawyer, who is bad to the bones.

Bankrupts and Bandits is a rollicking, topical and racy novel, set squarely in the Australian financial landscape of the 1990s.

Special Interests: 
Finance
ISBN: 
1862543011
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
1993

The Analyst

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

At a time when massive corporations are collapsing all over the world as a result of fraudulent behaviour at the top, Fred Guilhaus's third novel is a highly topical read. The "analyst" of this story, Henry Sinclair, is attracting a celebrity following for his newspaper columns about money and love. A group of social climbers has adopted him - promising rivers of gold if he'll hype their ventures to ordinary investors. Their ventures of course, are built on sand. As the bank forecloses on his parents' cottage, and "the Group" unravels in its own deceit, Henry must make his choices.

Special Interests: 
Finance
ISBN: 
1862545820
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
2002