When playboy Charles Blakewell is found murdered in the garden house of his parents' mansion, a servant girl with whom he has been having an affair is charged and imprisoned. But Juliana Pyke, crusader for the rights of women, is convinced the girl is innocent. Enlisting Wellington Cotter in her campaign to have the Blakewell case reopened, together they discover evidence of intrigue and conspiracy involving some of Sydney's most respected and wealthy citizens.
A reluctant Wellington Cotter is summoned from retirement to investigate Bennington's death. As he quietly sifts the evidence, he finds someunexpected facts involving Bennington's strong-willed daughter, his philandering nephew, and a young man caught with his hand in the till of Bennington's company.
Cotter must balance their motives and alibies to come up with the truth - which has unexpected consequences.
Reissmann and his wife run a struggling musical academy in Sydney. They have too few pupils and too many financial problems. And nobody seems to have a reason for putting cyanide in Reissman's beer. But Wellington Cotter discovers that several people have secrets: Reissmann's daughter Helena, the enigmatic musician Maurice Vail, young and helpful cellist Harry Dalgliesh.
Cotter than begins to unravel a strange tale of thwarted ambition and dynastic revenge.
Lights! Action! Murder! Super-cool sleuth Lenny Aaron is back battling murder, mayhem and her own personal demons in another darkly funny whodunnit.
A pill-popping loner with a penchant for green tea, Zen meditation and bonsai, Lenny is making a living out of catching cats with a bit of PI work on the side.
When she is hired to track down a malicious vandal at a private film school and a student is brutally murdered, Lenny is drawn into a world of Hitchcock-sized egos and deceptive camera angles.
Re-creates the life and loves of the storied queen as she ascends the throne of Egypt, embarks on passionate love affairs with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, and struggles with the intrigues of the Roman Empire.
Down and out New York PI John Docker has a past he'd rather forget. So when he finds himself in Berlin in 1948, just after the Russians blockade the city in a move that ultimately sparks the Cold War, it's against his better judgment. Docker is there to track down some stolen treasure - the Cross of Christ, a legendary religious relic that was last in the hands of the Nazis and is now missing.
Jack Irish - lawyer, gambler and people-finder - is hunting down the villains who hijacked the winnings from his latest betting coup when he is hired by a mystery client to find missing barman Robbie Colburne. But Robbie turns up dead of a drug overdose. The case should be closed, but the dashing young barman was far from what he seemed, and the client wants to know more.
As Jack explores the young man's past, he finds himself drawn int oa deadly network of power, politics and money. In this world, nothing can be taken at face value and everyone is expendable - including Jack.
Frank Calder - ex-soldier and sacked police hostage negotiator - is just eking out a living as a mediator when he's approached by Pat Carson, patriarch of the dynastic Carson family. Pat wants him to deliver ransom money to kidnappers who've abducted his great-granddaughter, Anne. Frank urges Pat to call in the law, but he refuses, since police bungling nearly cost the life of another Carson child kidnapped years before. So a reluctant Frank begins to deal with the kidnappers, and quickly becomes convinced that both Carson kidnappings were motivated by something other than money.