Crime Fiction

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No Witness, No Case

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A story of dirty business and dirty politics, of greed, corruption and callous disregard for the environment, the law and the community.  A black waste scam is concealed inside a legitimate waste business;  the business owner is in league with the Mafia;  his son is a dishonest and ruthless politician and the Russians are taking on the Mafia to wrest control of their waste and other scams.  Within this toxic milieu a dangerous yet powerful love story triggers witness protection and a major police investigation with national and international implications.

A Vintage Death

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Rory James is fond of a good red, but that's not why he's asking questions in the wineries of Heathcote. The Detective Sergeant is trying to bring a cold case back to life. But another body at Lady's Pass Run sets Rory on a collision course with not just the colleague who almost ruined his career but also history. It looks like the highly-prized vineyards are, once again, full of intrigue and dangerous plots. Why would someone kill for a Heathcote shiraz?

ISBN: 
9780987591708
Publisher: 
Bendigo Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2013

The Fourth Season

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When the body of young female environmental activist and science student, Laila Fanshaw, is found floating in Lake Burley Griffin, private investigator Sandra Mahoney's life is turned upside down, not least because her partner, Ivan, was in love with Laila. Ivan is a suspect and has no alibi for the time of death.

A further strain is put on the relationship when another suspect, who worked in the Federal Environment Department, wants to hire Sandra to help him clear his name.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
9781743052532
Location: 
Canberra
Series: 
Sandra Mahoney
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
2013

Scarlet Stiletto: Short Stories 2013

Author Information
Book Title: 
Scarlet Stiletto: short stories 2013
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
978-0-9923296-0-0
Series: 
Scarlet Stiletto Awards
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
Publisher: 
Clan Destine Press
Year of Publication: 
2013

WRONGFUL DEATH - Lynda La Plante

Author Information
Book Title: 
Wrongful Death
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9781471125867
Series: 
Anna Travis
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2013

WHEN THE DEVIL DRIVES - Christopher Brookmyre

Author Information
Book Title: 
When the Devil Drives
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9781408703410
Series: 
Jasmine Sharp
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
Publisher: 
Little
Brown
Year of Publication: 
2012

On Cringila Hill

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When a teenage boy is killed in a targeted shooting, the events that unfold rock the lives of the migrant families of Cringila. School friends Jimmy and Piggy have witnessed the violent crime, but need to protect their fledgling drug business.

After seasoned police detective Gordon Winter is assigned the murder case, his investigations uncover long-buried secrets and an entrenched culture of loyalty and fear.

On Cringila Hill weaves a gripping story of power, racial tensions and blood ties in a once-vibrant industrial community.

ISBN: 
978 0 7022 4997 6
Location: 
Wollongong
Publisher: 
University of Queensland Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

WHERE THE DEVIL CAN'T GO - Anya Lipska

Author Information
Book Title: 
Where the Devil Can't Go
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9780007504589
Series: 
Janusz Kiszka and Natalie Kershaw
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Private Detective
Location: 
London
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2013

RUMPOLE AND THE REIGN OF TERROR, John Mortimer

Author Information
Book Title: 
Rumpole and the Reign of Terror
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9780143570301
Series: 
Rumpole
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Legal
Publisher: 
Penguin Australia
Year of Publication: 
2013

Deserving Death

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Two female paramedics murdered in a month. Is it coincidence, or are they victims of a serial killer? Detective Ella Marconi isn't sure, but goes hard after her key suspects, including police officer John Morris. But each turn of the case throws up more questions and entanglements, and Ella and her partner, Detective Murray Shakespeare, struggle to find the truth among the lies.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9781742613666
Series: 
Ella Marconi
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2014

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