Melbourne

Review - ST KILDA BLUES, Geoffrey McGeachin

Author Information
Book Title: 
St Kilda Blues
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780670075898
Series: 
Charlie Berlin
Categorisation
Category: 
Police Procedural
Historical
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Penguin Australia
Year of Publication: 
2014

ThornyDevils

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

Melbourne, Australia. Once deemed Marvellous Melbourne in the late nineteenth century. The Victorian Goldrush makes Melbourne one of the wealthiest cities in the world.

In 1901 Melbourne will become Australia’s first capital. But by the twentieth century, Melbourne has been overtaken by its arch rival, Sydney.  Canberra is now the nation's capital. Melbourne is known as boring and puritanical. On the weekends, the streets are deserted. The only highlights is in 1956 when Melbourne hosts the Olympic Games and the Beatles tour in 1964.

ISBN: 
9781925112832
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Peter Clancy
Publisher: 
Palmer Higgs
Year of Publication: 
2014

Homecountry

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

Peter Clancy is a hard-drinking, hard-living journalist for the Melbourne Truth newspaper. He is unscrupulous in getting the dirt on society figures for the salacious stories the scandal sheet publishes. Upon hearing of the death of his mother in the outback Queensland town of Clarke's Flat, Peter returns to see to her affairs. He plans a quick trip to his childhood home, and aims to return to Melbourne within a few days. But things don't go according to his plan.

ISBN: 
978-0646584690
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Peter Clancy
Publisher: 
Campanile Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2012

Review - MURDER IN THE TELEPHONE EXCHANGE, June Wright

Author Information
Book Title: 
Murder in the Telephone Exchange
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781891241376
Series: 
Maggie Byrnes
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
Historical
Special Interests: 
Historical
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Dark Passage
Year of Publication: 
2014
1948

The Tainted Trial of Farah Jama

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

On 21st July 2008, 21-year-old Somali, Farah Jama was sentenced to six years behind bars for the rape of a middle-aged woman as she lay unconscious in a Melbourne nightclub.

Throughout the trial Jama had maintained his innocence against the accusations he committed such a predatory, heinous crime.

But the Prosecution had one ‘rock solid’ piece of evidence that nailed the accused-his DNA.

ISBN: 
9780987381149
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Wild Dingo Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

The Fingerprint Thief

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

SARAH ARDEN is a forensic technician with a special talent and a medical abnormality. She can profile a person’s passions from a fingerprint, yet due to disease has no classifiable fingerprints of her own.

Sub Genre: 
Forensics
ISBN: 
B00HIRCWMW
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Sniper Books
Year of Publication: 
2013

St Kilda Blues

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A serial killer's work goes unnoticed until Detective Berlin is on the case in this third spine-tingling Charlie Berlin novel.

It's 1967, the summer of love, and in swinging Melbourne Detective Sergeant Charlie Berlin has been hauled out of exile in the Fraud Squad to investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl, the daughter of a powerful and politically connected property developer. As Berlin's inquiries uncover more missing girls he gets an uneasy feeling he may be dealing with the city's first serial killer.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9780670075898
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Charlie Berlin
Publisher: 
Penguin Australia
Year of Publication: 
2014

Murder in the Telephone Exchange

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

June Wright’s debut stars feisty young telephonist Maggie Byrnes. When one of her more unpopular colleagues at Melbourne Central is murdered – her head bashed in with a “buttinsky,” a piece of equipment used to listen in on phone calls – Maggie resolves to turn sleuth. A couple of her co-workers are acting strangely, and Maggie is convinced she has a better chance of figuring out who is responsible for the killing than the stodgy police team assigned to the case, who seem to think she herself might have had something to do with it.

Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Dark Passage
Year of Publication: 
2014
1948

MURDER AND MENDELSSOHN, Kerry Greenwood

Author Information
Book Title: 
Murder and Mendelssohn
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
978-1-74237-956-2
Series: 
Phryne Fisher
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2013

A BODY OF WORK - JM Simpson

Author Information
Book Title: 
A Body of Work
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780992334017
Series: 
Micelli & O'Leary
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Melbourne
Ballarat
Publisher: 
Apsley Press
Year of Publication: 
2013