Crime Fiction

Review - Dangerous to Know, Anne Buist

Author Information
Book Title: 
Dangerous to Know
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925240887
Series: 
Natalie King
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

Grand Slam

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

Erica Jewell can't worry about hunky hired gun, Jack Jones, and his commitment-phobic ways. She's flat out managing Dega Oil's sponsorship of the Australian Open tennis, and doing a pretty good job of it. That is until a devastating oil rig explosion sends Dega's reputation and share price plummeting.

ISBN: 
9780143799757
Series: 
Erica Jewell
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Adventure of the Colonial Boy

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

1893. Dr Watson, still in mourning for the death of his great friend Sherlock Holmes, is now triply bereaved, with his wife Mary's death in childbirth. Then a telegram from Melbourne, Australia intrudes into his grief. “Come at once if convenient." Both suspicious and desperate to believe that Holmes may not, after all, be dead, Watson goes as immediately as the sea voyage will allow. Soon Holmes and Watson are together again, on an adventure through Bohemian Melbourne and rural Victoria, following a series of murders linked by a repulsive red leech and one of Moriarty’s lieutenants.

ISBN: 
B01C6HMDTU
Year of Publication: 
2016

Through A Camel's Eye

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

"Still, he looked for hoof prints, glad there was nobody to laugh at him for doing so. He shaded his eyes and squinted at a dark object, half covered in sand, then began to walk towards it. He should have been wearing sunglasses to protect his eyes, but he never thought of things like that. It was a woman's coat, black, or at least it had been."

ISBN: 
9780994448
Location: 
Victoria
Queenscliff
Publisher: 
For Pity's Sake Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

Amplify

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Music promoter Billy Lime is in trouble.

The tour of rock legends, The Pagan Virtue, is the biggest in music history. Their concerts in Australia should be a career highlight if Billy can keep the warring musicians off the drugs, out of the bars and on the stage.

When lead singer Jet Kelly is poisoned, Billy's world starts to crumble.

Motorcycle gang the White Sharks has stashed $100 million of cocaine inside the band equipment bound for Sydney, and the cops mark Billy as a killer and drug runner.

How will Billy Lime keep the show on the road . . .

ISBN: 
9780994397607
Series: 
Billy Lime
Year of Publication: 
2016

A Straits Settlement

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

In the third instalment of the Le Fanu Mystery series, the intrepid superintendent is promoted to Inspector-General of Police in 1920s Madras, which proves to be more boring than he had envisaged.

Instead of pushing papers across his desk, Le Fanu focuses on the disappearance of a senior Indian Civil Service officer and an apparently unrelated murder. As the two incidents intertwine, the world weary detective is drawn into the worlds of indentured labor recruitment and antiquities theft..

ISBN: 
978-9881458483
Location: 
India
Series: 
Le Fanu
Publisher: 
Crime Wave Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Boy

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Thirteen-year-old Jamie Gilroy was the sole witness to the murder of his entire family five years ago. Now in protective custody and boarding at a special-needs school, the damaged boy hasn't spoken a word since his traumatic experience. That is, until he strays from a school excursion and stumbles upon a woman's body at the mysterious Trinity Quarry.

ISBN: 
9781941859322
Publisher: 
Pegasus Books
Year of Publication: 
2015

Made to Kill

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

It was just another Tuesday morning when she walked into the office--young, as I suspected they all might be, another dark brunette with some assistance and enough eye black to match up to Cleopatra. And who am I? I'm Ray, the world's last robot, famed and feared in equal measure, which suits me just fine--after all, the last place you'd expect to find Hollywood's best hit man is in the plain light of day.

ISBN: 
9780765379184
Publisher: 
Tor Books
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - Ghost Girls, Cath Ferla

Author Information
Book Title: 
Ghost Girls
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781760401177
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Echo Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

Blood, Wine & Chocolate

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

A blackly comic murder mystery involving very expensive wine and an overdose of chilli chocolate.

Two little boys start out as friends but their lives take two different paths. One becomes all he wants to be and is 'saved' by marrying a woman with the strength to keep him on the right side of the law and he has something to live for. The other is a boy who is given no choice about his life and the person he will become and the things he will do. When they meet again the contrast is stark. Like the 'Cain and Abel' story, but more violent.

ISBN: 
9781775540533
Publisher: 
HarperCollins
Year of Publication: 
2015