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Review - GHOST CHILD, Caroline Overington

Author Information
Book Title: 
Ghost Child
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781863256803
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
2009

Ghost Child

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

In 1982 Victorian police were called to a home on a housing estate an hour west of Melbourne. There, they found a five-year-old boy lying on the carpet. There were no obvious signs of trauma, but the child, Jacob, died the next day.

The story made the headlines and hundreds attended the funeral. Few people were surprised when the boy’s mother and her boyfriend went to prison for the crime. Police declared themselves satisfied with the result, saying there was no doubt that justice had been done.

ISBN: 
9781863256803
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
2009

THE BETRAYAL - Y.A. Erskine

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Betrayal
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781742750187
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Tasmania
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
2012

THE BROTHERHOOD - Y.A. Erskine

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Brotherhood
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781742750156
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Tasmania
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
2011

The Garden House

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical

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.

ISBN: 
0947189556
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Wellington Cotter
Publisher: 
Bantam

The Dark Gateway

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical

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.

ISBN: 
0947189483
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Wellington Cotter
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
1987

The Music Room

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical

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.

ISBN: 
0947189696
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Wellington Cotter
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
1990

Eye to Eye

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Private Detective

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.

Special Interests: 
Cat Detectives
ISBN: 
1863252576
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Lennie Aaron
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
2000

When We Were Gods

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

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.

ISBN: 
1863253254
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
2001

The Berlin Cross

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

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.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
1863255559
Location: 
Germany
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
2005