A terrifying journey into the heart of one of the wildest places on earth Award-winning thriller writer Caroline Carver's follow-up to Blood Junction.
Allen & Unwin
An outstanding thriller set in the unforgiving Australian outback .
When journalist India Kane travelled from Sydney to the outback town of Cooinda for a reunion with her friend Lauren, she had no idea of the devastating turn of events which would soon begin to unravel. For when India arrives in Cooinda, Lauren is not there - and the next day, India is arrested for a double murder...
When journalist India Kane agrees to accompany a Greenpeace ship in its pursuit of a whaling fleet, she has no idea what awaits her. Buffeted by high winds and blinded by freezing fog, by the time they spot the huge tanker bearing down on them - it is simply too late. Eight crew members are lost, including one of India's closest friends.
It's been a long, hard winter in the small Alaskan town of Lake's Edge - and things are about to get even tougher. Lisa McCall, a young and brilliant research scientist, has disappeared out in the Alaskan wilderness in the middle of a snowstorm. Lisa's sister, Abby - shaken by the news - flies out from England to join the rescue team.
You're never too old, says Mavis Levack. If only she could remember what it is you're never too old for. Oh yes, that's right - a career, adventure. It's important for a woman to have a career. Heavens above, you can only play bowls so many days a week.
Private investigating is what Mavis Levack has in mind, but unlike private investigators in those TV shows, Mavis doesn't have people conveniently dropping dead at her feet. Also, there's her husband, Eddy, calling her a busybody when really she is just an acute observer of human nature.
This is a book outlining the various stages of writing a crime novel with different contributors providing a chapter / topic each.
It is the start of a long, hot summer and Madalena Grimaldi has disappeared. Claudia is hired to find the missing schoolgirl but she's already working on a case - the death of Guy Valentine, her father.
As Claudia searches the streets, looking for the ghost of her derelict father and for the mysterious man who can lead her to Madalena, she finds herself sinking into a world where, for many, rock bottom is only the beginning.
And so Mark Bannister, writing the bestseller of the century, is found dead at his computer - the victim of a murder so perfect that someone smells a rat ... and wants it caught.
The chase leads into the murky underworld beneath Sydney's respectable facades. Claudia Valentine, hard-polied private investigator, must play a deadly high-tech game of cat and mouse with those who control the city's cancerous network of crime and corruption.
Being a minder for Dolores Delgado was no trouble at all for Claudia. Dolores slept all morning, shopped all afternoon and danced all night. Hanging out with this exotic and beautiful creature was fun as much as work.
Then, things got complicated. Dolores dropped dead. On stage. With barely a mark on her perfect body. Claudia has never lost a client before. Let alone one who was also a friend. This was not going to be good for business.
1988 started with a bang in Sydney's Chinatown and it wasn't just the fireworks. While the rest of the country was celebrating, the biggest bank job in Australia's history was taking place.
"The Great Chinese Take-Away" the press tagged it, and in those missing safety deposit boxes were items infinitely more valuable than money.
A gold key with a dragon on it: why did the Chen family want it back so badly?