Wakefield Press

Ecstasy Lake

Category: 
Crime Fiction
Author's Home Country: 
Australia

Hidden in the outback, somewhere near Ecstasy Lake, is a massive gold deposit worth billions of dollars.

Steve West, mining engineer and ex-AFL footballer, is the third person to know about it. The second is his good mate Tasso - loud, brilliant, filthy rich and just possibly mad. The first has just been brutally murdered.

A goldmine like this is just the thing to turn a man's fortunes around. It might even change the fortunes of the state.

ISBN: 
9781743053966
Location: 
Australia
Outback
Series: 
Steve West
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Prohibited Zone

Category: 
Crime Fiction
Author's Home Country: 
Australia

Steve West, mining engineer and ex-footy star, just wants a dirty weekend in town, but he can't stop people telling him their secrets. When crusading Kara incites a breakout in the desert, Westie finds himself her reluctant accomplice. Soon he's got a runaway asylum seeker in tow, and all the world, it seems, on his tail.

There is a way out - but it's in the prohibited zone.

ISBN: 
9781862549432
Location: 
Australia
Outback
Series: 
Steve West
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
2011

The Fourth Season

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

When the body of young female environmental activist and science student, Laila Fanshaw, is found floating in Lake Burley Griffin, private investigator Sandra Mahoney's life is turned upside down, not least because her partner, Ivan, was in love with Laila. Ivan is a suspect and has no alibi for the time of death.

A further strain is put on the relationship when another suspect, who worked in the Federal Environment Department, wants to hire Sandra to help him clear his name.

ISBN: 
9781743052532
Location: 
Canberra
Series: 
Sandra Mahoney
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
2013

Common People

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

People like to see something different - a king or a notorious criminal, a starving man. Even a dead elephant.

Dead elephant?

Pel nodded. "Plenty have seen 'em alive. Very few have seen 'em dead.

Dapper Pel Pelham is pulling stunts again, spruiking for Henri Sapolio, World's Champion Starving Man. The circus is in town and the police are on the prowl. After Rena, Queen of the Trapeze, takes a dive, not even Estelle, the Armless Wonder, is safe from their enquiries.

ISBN: 
1862543038
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
1994

Sinners Never Die

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The time is the mid 1890s. The setting, a small outback town. Harry Ford, the postmaster, is opening other people's mail. They say nothing happens in small towns, but there's plenty to set tongues wagging in this neighbourhood of sinners; adultery, blackmail, disappearances, poisonings. And then the Great Boldini comes to town.

ISBN: 
1862542902
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
1994

Beat Not the Bones

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

People changed; they were no longer recognisable as Australians. Frustrations and misfortunes festered into wounds here, deranged the mind and poisoned the blood.

Suicide, or murder? Newly arrived in Papua, where even the luscious vegetation conspires with the bureaucrats to bewilder her, Stella Warwick is determined to prove her husband did not take his own life. Defying the patronising concern of officials, she ventures deep into the jungle, striding ever clser to the horrifying heart of the mystery.

ISBN: 
1862542872
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
1952

Arms for Adonis

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The blood of Adonis, thought Sarah, remembering the church that was built like a pagan temple. Coquelicot rouge - the symbol of a dying man whose blood stained the hillside in the spring.

Sarah Lane, abandoning her French lover for the brilliant Lebanese sunshine, believes that the day will belong to her alone. But when a street bomb hurls her into the arms of a dangerously handsome Syrian colonel, she finds herself trapped once again.

Is this a kidnapping? A seduction? Or merely the chaos of the Middle-East?

ISBN: 
1862542961
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
1960

A Hank of Hair

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

''For I prefer beauty always a little soured. When it comes to me as a spoonful of syrup, I spit it out.''

Gilbert Hand hasn't been the same since his wife died. He's moved to a dull but respectable hotel where silence seems to brood in the hall and stairway. In a secret drawer he discovers a long, thick hank of human hair, and his world narrows down to two people - himself and the murderer

ISBN: 
1862542899
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
1964

The White Tower

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

Niall Howley has been spending night after night playing an interactive computer game when he's found dead at the bottom of the Telstra tower in Canberra.

From a graphic left on his computer, it is apparent that his actual death mimics in an eerie way the death already scripted for him in the game.

The police and the coroner call it suicide, but Niall's mother hires Sandra Mahoney, computer crime consultant, to help her understand what has really happened.

ISBN: 
1862546053
Location: 
Canberra
Series: 
Sandra Mahoney
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press

The Trojan Dog

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

I should ask your department's accountant whether he's missing nine hundred thousand bucks. This is the anonymous message that will change Sandra Mahoney's life.

When a powerful but unpopular bureaucrat is accused of theft and computer fraud, Sandra is convinced that the charge is false. But how to track down the culprit when almost anyone could be an enemy?

ISBN: 
1862544867
Location: 
Canberra
Series: 
Sandra Mahoney
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press