Melbourne

Review - SO BAD A DEATH / DUCK SEASON DEATH, June Wright

Author Information
Book Title: 
So Bad a Death
Duck Season Death
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781891241451
Series: 
Maggie Byrnes
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Golden Age
Location: 
Melbourne
Victoria
Publisher: 
Dark Passage
Year of Publication: 
1949
2015

Review - A TIME OF SECRETS, Deborah Burrows

Author Information
Book Title: 
A Time of Secrets
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781743532997
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Romance
History
Special Interests: 
World War II
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2015

Blurline

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Australian journo Peter Clancy is in London this time, working for a notorious scandal sheet. While writing salacious stories on celebrities, Clancy poses as a biographer to dig the dirt on drug- and alcohol-raddled Olivia Michaels, once a star of the screen.

But the more he discovers about Olivia Michaels, the more deeply he becomes embroiled in ugly secrets stretching across the entertainment world to the highest echelons of society.

Can Clancy succeed in his mission to blow the lid off Britain’s darkest secrets?

Sub Genre: 
Historical
Accidental Detective
ISBN: 
9780994265104
Location: 
Melbourne
London
Series: 
Peter Clancy
Publisher: 
Campanile Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2015

Every Move

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Rachel Watts is suffering from recurring nightmares about her near-death experience in London. She just wants to forget the whole ordeal, but her boyfriend, James Mycroft, is obsessed with piecing the puzzle together and anticipating the next move of the mysterious Mr Wild - his own personal Moriarty.

So when Rachel's brother, Mike, suggests a trip back to their old home in Five Mile, Rachel can't wait to get away. Unfortunately it's not the quiet weekend she was hoping for with the unexpected company of Mike's old school buddy, the wildly unreliable Harris Derwent.

Sub Genre: 
Young Adult
ISBN: 
9781743318539
Location: 
Melbourne
Victoria
Series: 
Watts & Mycroft
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - EVERY WORD, Ellie Marney

Author Information
Book Title: 
Every Word
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781743316511
Series: 
Watts & Mycroft
Every
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2014

Stuck Up

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Prada Bryant has it all. A Collins Street Office, a glittering career, a string of influential lovers and extremely useful underworld connections. She even has the best black lingerie that money can buy.

Working at the illustrious PR firm Shackle, Hacker and Toss (staffed largely by misfits and the morally reprehensible), Prada collects enemies like other people collect teapots. When she finds herself ‘stuck up’ it’s less a whodunnit than a whowouldn’t? - and that’s a very short list.

Sub Genre: 
Humour
ISBN: 
9780992433611
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Prada Bryant
Publisher: 
Type A Books
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review - ONCE UPON A TIME IN MELBOURNE, Liam Houlihan

Author Information
Book Title: 
Once Upon a Time in Melbourne
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780522862331
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Sub Genre: 
Underworld
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review - QUICK, Steve Worland

Author Information
Book Title: 
Quick
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780143799542
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Location: 
Melbourne
Lyon
Monaco
Publisher: 
Michael Joseph: Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2014

Once Upon A Time in Melbourne

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Dirty Cops. Lying Politicians. Vampire Gigolos . . . An Unbelievable True Story.

Once upon a time in Melbourne there was a gigolo who thought he was a vampire. He bit the tongue off a prostitute and was then murdered in broad daylight on a suburban street. His execution, top brass believed, was organised by police. The aftershocks of this killing—and the murder of a state witness and his wife inside their fortress home—rocked the police force and the Parliament, vanquished one government and brought the next to its knees. 

ISBN: 
9780522862331
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

Tell Me Why

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Picturesque Daylesford has a darker side.

Melbourne writer Georgie Harvey heads to the mineral springs region of central Victoria to look for a missing farmer.

There she uncovers links between the woman's disappearance and her dangerous preoccupation with the unsolved mystery surrounding her husband.

Maverick cop and solo dad John Franklin is working a case that’s a step up from Daylesford’s usual soft crime; a poison-pen writer whose targets are single mothers.

Georgie’s investigation stirs up long buried secrets and she attracts enemies.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
978-0-9923296-6-2
Location: 
Daylesford
Melbourne
Series: 
Rural Crime Files 01
Publisher: 
Clan Destine Press
Year of Publication: 
2014