Mandarin Australia

Faces in the Rain

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Wealthy drug-company mogul Duncan Hamilton is on the run - wanted for the murder of a high class Polynesian hooker. Her funeral, on a wet winter's day, is the beginning of his quest for the real killer. Hamilton's transformation from fugitive to hunter sends him on a dangerous trail from Melbourne to Paris and back, running the gauntlet of agents trying to cover up mistakes of the Fench nuclear programme in the Pacific and ambitious rival businessmen who want him framed or eliminated.

ISBN: 
1863300767
Location: 
Melbourne
Paris
Polynesia
Publisher: 
Mandarin Australia
Year of Publication: 
1990

Breathing Underwater

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

One autumn evening in the city of Cardigan a bicycle goes flying off the end of the pier and its rider disappears, never to be seen again. The key to the mystery is held by Adam Windsong, who possesses the extraordinary ability to breathe underwater.

ISBN: 
1863306331
Publisher: 
Mandarin Australia
Year of Publication: 
1997

Guerilla Season

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The APA is on the offensive. First, a loudmouth redneck talkback radio broadcaster, Fred 'the Freckle' Freckleton, is forced to walk the plank from the 15th floor of a building. Then, a crusading journalist gets his neck wrung and a diehard monarchist MP is slowly cooked while his minder is fed to a pitbull terrier. And it's all the work of the Aotearoa People's Army.

ISBN: 
1863306315
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Mandarin Australia
Year of Publication: 
1997

Pig's Head

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

There are good cops, there are bad cops...and there is Pufferfish, aka Detective Inspector Franz Heineken.

Pufferfish (Contusus brevicaudus): Body moderately short, pectorals rounded. Slow swimmer. Scavenger in the mud, at home in the murky shallows, where it roots out and feeds on detritusbody able to bloat and even explode under extreme provocation.

A severed head rolls out of the runnish in a crowded Tasmanian caravan park, and the hunt is on for the killers ... and for their victim, a man no-one seems to miss, a man no-one wants to know.

ISBN: 
1863303243
Location: 
Tasmania
Series: 
Pufferfish
Publisher: 
Mandarin Australia
Year of Publication: 
1994

X and Y

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

You can bend copper. All it takes is a little heat, a touch of persuasive muscle. But can you bend a poisonous fish?

Drug barons and international operators move in on the Apple Isle for what look like easy pickings. Detective Inspector Franz Heineken - aka Pufferfish - is busy tracking a series of top-drawer break-ins, when he is assigned to a government narcotics taskforce.

ISBN: 
1863304932
Location: 
Tasmania
Series: 
Pufferfish
Publisher: 
Mandarin Australia
Year of Publication: 
1995

The Devil Taker

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

Toward the finish of the Sydney-Hobart yacht race, a leading boat sights a dingy crewed by a bloated corpse - wearing only Bermuda shorts and a six-inch galley knife in its back.

ISBN: 
1863304940
Location: 
Tasmania
Series: 
Pufferfish
Publisher: 
Mandarin Australia
Year of Publication: 
1997

A Second Hand

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

Detective Inspector Franz Heineken, aka Pufferfish, is a cop who loves to be loathed.

Roaming the backwaters of his bedevilled island home, Pufferfish is led to investigate a mysterious and clueless attack on a second-hand dealer. But while Ira Cone's injuries are not serious, her volunteer work for a soup kitchen attracts the attention of the good detective's ever-probing eye.

ISBN: 
1863303251
Location: 
Tasmania
Series: 
Pufferfish
Publisher: 
Mandarin Australia
Year of Publication: 
1995