Iain Ryan

Drainland

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A disgraced cop. A case gone wrong. A danger she never saw coming.

Laura Romano is a dishonored cop and an addict. After being sold out by her biker boyfriend, she’s reassigned to Tunnel Island, a tropical paradise with a dark, seedy underbelly. When the son of an influential politician turns up dead, Romano teams up with a hard-nosed sheriff to investigate.

Sub Genre: 
Noir
ISBN: 
B01J023TF6
Series: 
Tunnel Island Series
Publisher: 
Lamb House Books
Year of Publication: 
2016

#amreading Two Days, Iain Ryan

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Perfect little filler and lead in to Drainland

From the Blurb:

A political operative in search of a Senator’s wayward son. A vice-ridden tropical island. This case is way, way too much…

John Dannen is a mysterious and violent man, employed by a powerful Senator. The Senator’s son is causing trouble and even worse, he’s doing it on Tunnel Island, a neon hell-hole run by gambling conglomerates, organized crime and a corrupt police force. But the case is simple enough: hand-deliver a message, get out alive..

Two Days

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Thriller

A political operative in search of a Senator’s wayward son. A vice-ridden tropical island. This case is way, way too much…

John Dannen is a mysterious and violent man, employed by a powerful Senator. The Senator’s son is causing trouble and even worse, he’s doing it on Tunnel Island, a neon hell-hole run by gambling conglomerates, organized crime and a corrupt police force. But the case is simple enough: hand-deliver a message, get out alive..

Sub Genre: 
Short Story
ISBN: 
B01HYZ31PE
Series: 
John Dannen
Year of Publication: 
2016

Announcing the 2016 Ned Kelly Award Shortlists

The Australian Crime Writers Association today announced the shortlists for the 2016 Ned Kelly Awards for the best in Australian crime writing.

December on AustCrime

Somewhere in the middle of the month - actually remembered to post some best of's for 2015. Other than that, this is a combination of books read, read and reviewed, and reviews caught up with, because I didn't really keep track of what was what. I was on holidays - from computers and PM tools if nothing else. 

Reviewed in December:

Skin Deep, Gary Kemble (Aust)

Review - Four Days, Iain Ryan

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Four Days
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780994312105
Categorisation
Category: 
Noir
Sub Genre: 
Hard-Boiled
Location: 
Queensland
Publisher: 
Broken River Books
Year of Publication: 
2015

Currently Reading - Four Days, Iain Ryan

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Read this one over the weekend. Review to come.

From the Blurb:

BRISBANE, 1984. Jim Harris is a hard-drinking Australian detective on his way to a nervous breakdown. Every day, he works alongside corrupt cops and dangerous crooks. That is, until a brutal murder case unravels his career, bringing past indiscretions to light. Alone, afraid, and out of control, Harris makes a pact with himself: Four days to locate the killer. Four days to take revenge. Four days to find redemption.

Four Days

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

BRISBANE, 1984. Jim Harris is a hard-drinking Australian detective on his way to a nervous breakdown. Every day, he works alongside corrupt cops and dangerous crooks. That is, until a brutal murder case unravels his career, bringing past indiscretions to light. Alone, afraid, and out of control, Harris makes a pact with himself: Four days to locate the killer. Four days to take revenge. Four days to find redemption.

Publisher: 
Broken River Books
Year of Publication: 
2015