Balmain, once the industrial, blue-collar engine room of Sydney, is being transformed. The older locals are being squeezed out by the cashed-up developers and hungry young professionals keen for a town house near the city. Water views add value ... but are they worth killing for?
Duffy & Snellgrove
Mystery debuts don't come much better than this - The Wooden Leg of Inspector Anders straps us into a truly hair-raising ride that nonetheless has the feel of a classic hero's journey.
This is the second book in Australian author Marshall Browne's series about an Italian detective. The first, The Wooden Leg of Inspector Anders, won the Ned Kelly award for Best First Crime Novel in 2000, and has been shortlisted for the LA Times Crime Novel of 2001.
In this new book, Anders is sent to Strasburg to help the French police fight terrorist attacks on executives involved in big corporate mergers across Europe. Anders finds himself torn between his own opposition to globalisation and his duty as an increasingly reluctant policeman.
Melbourne, 1893. Banks are crashing, businesses failing, the unemployed and starving marching in the streets. The aftermath of the greed and corruption of the 1880s is "an inferno of dishonesty and ruthlessness".
A saga of love, litigation and murder in Melbourne at the time of Federation. In Melbourne in 1899, politician John Deveraux falls in love with Susan Fairfax, businesswoman and suffragette. Thwarted when he discovers her secret, he seeks revenge.
Then his own past begins to catch up with him. A professional assassin arrives from California and the plot thickens with love affairs, unsolved crimes, the fight for women's rights, parliamentary feuds, and a trial. This novel proceeds through the drawing rooms, business world and courts of late nineteenth century Melbourne.
This is the story of the crisis of conscience experienced by the chief auditor in a German banking house when it accepts the Nazi party as a client. He tries to save a Jewish secretary, fails, and then devises a scam to ruin the Nazi official who sent her to her death. His own marriage, and his moral universe, are torn apart in the process.