Melbourne

Rough Diamond

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Funny, romantic, and action-packed, Rough Diamond introduces Australia's own Stephanie Plum – the unforgettable Erica Jewell.

The shock ending to Erica Jewell's marriage left a huge hole in her bank balance and a bigger one in her heart. And now her life goals make a very short list: no surprises, no debt and, definitely, no men. That is, until she finds one bleeding to death in her Melbourne garden one stormy Friday night.

Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
Humour
ISBN: 
9781742537559
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Erica Jewell
Publisher: 
Penguin Australia
Year of Publication: 
2012

Washed Up

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
United Kingdom
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Reluctant sleuth Bromo Perkins returns to the streets of Richmond, persuaded by the tempting wiles of Liz Shapcott, to look more closely into the death of bright young student Melissa O'Grady. As he bumbles his way into the murky depths of this trendy Australian suburb, Bromo soon falls foul of devious real estate agents, housing developers and town planners as he uncovers something far more sinister than shonky real estate deals.

ISBN: 
9780987281562
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Bromo Perkins
Publisher: 
BookPOD
Year of Publication: 
2012

The Holiday Murders

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

On Christmas Eve, 1943, the newly formed but undermanned Homicide division of the Melbourne police force is called to investigate the vicious double murder of a father and son. When Military Intelligence becomes involved, Homicide’s Inspector Titus Lambert must unravel the personal from the political.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Historical
ISBN: 
9781922070258
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Titus Lambert
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2013

UNNATURAL HABITS - Kerry Greenwood

Author Information
Book Title: 
Unnatural Habits
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781742372433
Series: 
Phryne Fisher
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
Melbourne
Bacchus Marsh
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2012

DARK CITY BLUE - Luke Preston

Author Information
Book Title: 
Dark City Blue
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
B009DF1IBI
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Noir
Location: 
Melbourne
Year of Publication: 
2012

Pink Tide

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

After a series of harrowing and life-changing cases in St Kilda—Head Shot & Blood Sunset—DS Rubens McCauley is burnt out and on the edge. Addicted to prescription medication, running away from too many years on the front line, he finds himself wandering the shores of Jutt Rock—a small town on Victoria’s south-western coastline—in search for the quiet life. And, for a while, he finds it. Every day, as the sun sets over the ocean, the brilliant wash of colour reflects on the shoreline—a Pink Tide. A picture-perfect respite; no crime, no stress.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9781921875489
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Rubens McCauley
Publisher: 
Australian Scholarly Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2012

The Midnight Promise : A detective's story in ten cases Zane Lovitt

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A brilliant Melbourne crime novel, told in ten hardboiled stories.

John Dorn is a private investigator. Just like his father used to be. It says ‘private inquiry agent’ in John’s yellow pages ad because that’s what his old man called himself, back before his business folded, his wife left him and he drank himself to death. 

But John’s not going to end up like his father. He doesn’t have a wife, or much business. He doesn’t really drink, either. Not yet. 

Sub Genre: 
Hard Boiled
ISBN: 
9781921922930
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2012

Cyanide and Poppies

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Cyanide and Poppies is the second book in an historical crime series featuring ex-Great War nurse Eleanor Jones.

The novel is set in Melbourne in 1923, at the time of the police strike and the spring racing carnival.

When Eleanor and Nicholas come across a murdered journalist at the offices of the Argus newspaper they find that rather too many people had good reason to want the man dead.  To get to the truth, Eleanor has to search through a complex web of personalities and events which build to a dangerous conclusion at the Melbourne Cup ball.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Eleanor Jones
Year of Publication: 
2012

THE TRUMPETING ANGEL - Marshall Browne

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Trumpeting Angel
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781875989614
Categorisation
Category: 
Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2001

WALKING SHADOWS - Narrelle M Harris

Author Information
Book Title: 
Walking Shadows
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
978-0-9872717-6-1
Categorisation
Category: 
Paranormal
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Clan Destine Press
Year of Publication: 
2012