Australia

Scream Black Murder

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

Human flesh decays five times more slowly when wet. The rain began at two in the morning; by three, the naked bodies which lay in the shallow stormwater drain beside the railway track were half covered by a fast-running stream.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Special Interests: 
Indigenous Issues
ISBN: 
1875641
Location: 
Sydney
Australia
New South Wales
Publisher: 
Magabala

Still Waters

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

Blurb from the book

In the suburbs, a young mother is looking after her two children.  She has been a successful career woman in control of her life, sexually aware and used to attracting any man's undivided attention ... if she wanted to.

But now her control is slipping away.  Motherhood is devouring her identity.  Her two children depend on her and her husband adores her new role in the home.  He is no longer focused on her.  Her children are stealing his affection.  Her own desires are secondary to everyone else's.

ISBN: 
9780733622502
Location: 
Australia
Publisher: 
Hachette Livre
Year of Publication: 
2008

Sucked In

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Now pushing fifty, Murray Whelan is spinning his wheels in parliament - a toothless cog in Labor's stalled political machine.

Special Interests: 
Politics
ISBN: 
978192114544
Location: 
Australia
Series: 
Murray Whelan
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2007

Stiff

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

The fiddle at the Pacific Pastoral meat-packing works was a nice little earner for all concerned until Herb Gardiner reported finding a body in Number 3 chiller. An accident of course, but just the excuse a devious political operator might grab to stir up trouble with the unions.

Enter Murray Whelan, minder, fixer and general dogsbody for the Minister for Industry. Between playing off party factions and pursuing the kohl-eyed Ayisha, it's all in a days' work for Murray to hose down the situation at Pacific Patoral.

Special Interests: 
Politics
ISBN: 
1876485310
Location: 
Australia
Series: 
Murray Whelan
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
1994

Something Fishy

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

The Hon. Murray Whelan MP. Respectability at last.

And true love, what's more, in the person of the salty-tongued Lyndal Luscombe - who has in her possession a highly significant ultrasound photo.

There must be a catch.

And Murray's about to reel it in.

Special Interests: 
Politics
ISBN: 
1877008400
Location: 
Australia
Series: 
Murray Whelan
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2002

Nice Try

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

When Murray Whelan, lovelorn political minder and part-time fitness fanatic, is recruited to massage Australia's bid for the Olympics he has no idea how tough the going will get.

Not even the sight of the gorgeous Holly Deloite in her taut blue leotard at the City Club can stop him diving head first into trouble. And, when the death of the young Aboriginal athlete Darcy Anderson proves that murder is a contact sport, Murray is soon breaking all the rules.

Special Interests: 
Politics
ISBN: 
1877008516
Location: 
Australia
Series: 
Murray Whelan
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
1998

The Brush Off

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Angelo Agnelli has been Minister for the Arts for twelve hours and already artists have started killing themselves. Or so it seems when Marcus Taylor's body is fished from the Arts Centre moat.

Was it really an act of protest over the state of arts funding? And what's the political damage if the suicide note becomes public?

The career of Murray Whelan, minder and general dogsbody to the hapless Agnelli, hangs by its usual slender thread. If he can put the fix in here, he might have a chance of staying employed.

Special Interests: 
Politics
ISBN: 
1876485329
Location: 
Australia
Series: 
Murray Whelan
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
1997

The Big Ask

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Four a.m. and the smart money's home in bed. More importantly for Murray Whelan, his son Red isn't. He's gone missing, on the run somewhere in Sydney. So what's Murray doing in a greasy spoon at the fruit and veg markets, nursing his facial bruising and talking to Donny Maitland about a grass-roots takeover of the truckies' union?

Special Interests: 
Politics
ISBN: 
1877008524
Location: 
Australia
Series: 
Murray Whelan
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2000

Vodka Doesn't Freeze

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

When a middle-aged man is brutally murdered in the dunes overlooking a children's pool, it's immediately clear to Sergeant Jill Jackson that this was no ordinary victim:  someone has stopped a dangerous paeodophile in his tracks.  Knowing first-hand the impact of such men on their prey, Jill is ambivalent about pursing the killer, but when more men die - all known to the police as child sex offenders - she is forced to face the fact that a serial killer is on the loose.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Special Interests: 
Victim Impact
ISBN: 
9781863255837
Location: 
Australia
Series: 
Jill Jackson
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
2007

Black Ice

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Beautiful People can do Terrible Things.

A mother out of gaol, hell-bent on vengeance, desperate to be reunited with her son.

An ambitious cop trying to bust a Sydney drug cartel.

A glamorous society couple living the high life - he's a successful lawyer, she's a model.  He's also feeding her growing cocaine and ice habit.

When Detective Sergeant Jill Jackson goes undercover to investigate Sydney's drug lords, these worlds collide.  Soon people are going to get hurt.
 

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Special Interests: 
Victim Impact
ISBN: 
9781741668094
Location: 
Australia
Series: 
Jill Jackson
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
2009