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Blood Junction

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

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...

ISBN: 
9780752844879
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2001

Black Tide

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

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.

ISBN: 
9780752864884
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2006

Beneath the Snow

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

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.

ISBN: 
9780752871783
Location: 
Alaska
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2006

Mavis Levack, P.I.

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

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.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
186508391X
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2000

The Disappearances of Madalena Grimaldi

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

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.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
1863737650
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Claudia Valentine
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1994

The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavendar

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

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.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
Special Interests: 
Killing off Crime Writers
ISBN: 
0043780075
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Claudia Valentine
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1998

The Last Tango of Dolores Delgado

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

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.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
186373323X
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Claudia Valentine
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1992

Clone of The Monkey's Mask

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

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?

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
0044422776
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Claudia Valentine
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1990

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