Crime Fiction

The Swap

Category: 
Crime Fiction
Author's Home Country: 
Australia

Dom Tolen craves a simple life. He keeps his head down at work, jogs off his midweek beers and busies himself with jigsaw puzzles. What riles him is his irksome twin, Donald. Separated from his wife and making his presence felt holed up in Dom’s spare room, Donald turns to pestering him to play a practical joke. 

Caught off guard, Dom agrees. The episode, with its disastrous results, changes his carefully constructed life forever.

ISBN: 
9780994313386
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - Dead Joker, Anne Holt

Author Information
Book Title: 
Dead Joker
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Norway
ISBN: 
9780857898142
Series: 
Hanne Wilhelmsen
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2016

Death of a Friend

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

In Sydney, when lawyer Richard Catlin lies dead of a stab wound, Karl Landry, a forensic accountant, blames himself for allowing the police to cause him to doubt the integrity of his best and closest friend. He strives to find the truth, learns to trust Detective Inspector Fiona Collins, and traces the paths of art and science fraud, involving paintings by Caravaggio and Mondrian, and the deaths of people ensnared. Those paths lead to the European Mafia and bring Karl Landry to the brink of his own death - from which he is saved by.... 

ISBN: 
9780994389817
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Gumbark Books
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - The Blackmail Blend, Livia Day

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Blackmail Blend
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781922101266
Series: 
Tabitha Darling
Café La Femme
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Tasmania
Publisher: 
Twelfth Planet
Year of Publication: 
2015

Elementary: The Ghost Line

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
TV Tie In

Summons to a bullet-riddled body in a Hell’s Kitchen apartment marks the start of a new case for consulting detectives Sherlock Holmes and Joan Watson. The victim is a subway train driver with a hidden stash of money and a strange Colombian connection, but why would someone kill him and leave a fortune behind?

The search for the truth will lead the sleuths deep into the hidden underground tunnels beneath New York City, where answers—and more bodies—may well await them...  

ISBN: 
9781781169841
Series: 
Elementary
Publisher: 
Titan Books
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - Taken At Night, Christa A. Ludlow

Author Information
Book Title: 
Taken At Night
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Series: 
Beatrix Spencer
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Create Space
Year of Publication: 
2016

Dark Fires Shall Burn

Category: 
Crime Fiction
Author's Home Country: 
Australia

Inspired by the true events of an unsolved murder

Sydney, 1946. Eleven-year-old Frances and her best friend, Nancy, are growing up in the doglegged streets of Newtown and into a world they do not understand. It is the aftermath of World War II, and thousands of damaged soldiers have returned to their homes, bearing the psychological scars of battle with them.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781925321227
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Comfort Zone, Lindsay Tanner

Author Information
Book Title: 
Comfort Zone
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925321029
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Scribe
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Tattooed Arm

Category: 
Crime Fiction
Author's Home Country: 
Australia

A romantic thriller set in Sydney, Australia in the nineteen-thirties. Dark and atmospheric, with an intriguing premise, the novel is pacey and tightly structured. A degree of psychological depth gives added interest. It’s nineteen thirty-five and Australia is emerging from the Great Depression. In Sydney, nightclubs and casinos are filling again. To fuel the good times, the demand for booze and drugs is on the rise. Emma is feeling pleased with herself. She’s achieved her life’s ambition, a comfortable marriage with two children and a wealthy boatyard owner husband.

ISBN: 
978-1514769058
Year of Publication: 
2015

The Copyart Murders

Category: 
Crime Fiction
Author's Home Country: 
Australia

Blake Knox, a young Australian working on his novel in France, ­finds himself in a police cell, caught up in a crime that echoes scenes from his own manuscript. As Inspecteur Sauveur pores over the details of the case, the facts ceaselessly point to the author. Blake’s secret liaison with an Icelandic beauty and the intimate familiarity of the Provence setting of his manuscript are only the beginning… 

Will Blake be jailed for a murder he believed was just part of a good story? And what will his fiancée make of this? 

ISBN: 
9781925231076
Year of Publication: 
2015