Pufferfish

13-Point Plan For a Perfect Murder

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

TASMANIA'S rise and rise as a tourist destination makes the island an ideal location for the cashed-up international polo-set, jetting in from Europe, Buenos Aires, Shanghai and LA for their late summer carnival and relaxathon in the world's latest clean-green hotspot. They play fiercely and party hard at the swish Polo Palace, built near beautiful beaches through the largesse of an island-loving polo-mad billionaire Bahraini businessman.

ISBN: 
9780994561107
Location: 
Tasmania
Series: 
Pufferfish
Publisher: 
Fuller Bookshop
Year of Publication: 
2016

HOW THE DEAD SEE - David Owen

Author Information
Book Title: 
How the Dead See
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780980856415
Series: 
Pufferfish
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Hobart
Tasmania
Publisher: 
40 Degrees South
Year of Publication: 
2011

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

No Weather for A Burial

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

How long should long service leave be?

Pufferfish, aka Detective Inspector Franz Heineken, scourge of Tasmania's villains, is back.  And back with a seriously refreshed vengeance.  Pufferfish, prickly, curmudgeonly and irony-charged as ever, is attracted to an unusual stench in his island paradise: a badly decomposed corpse with no name, identity altered prior to execution, victim of a puzzling mix of professionalism and panic.

ISBN: 
978-0-9806555-2-0
Location: 
Tasmania
Series: 
Pufferfish
Publisher: 
40 Degrees South
Year of Publication: 
2011

How the Dead See

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

The theft of a valuable diamond necklace, and the death by apparent suicide of a notorious film star, have nothing in common. Nothing except Detective Franz Heineken, aka Pufferfish, scourge of an island’s villains and a deadly match for it unpredictable, unsettling crimes.

ISBN: 
9780980856415
Location: 
Tasmania
Series: 
Pufferfish
Publisher: 
40 Degrees South
Year of Publication: 
2011

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

NO WEATHER FOR A BURIAL - David Owen

Author Information
Book Title: 
No Weather for a Burial
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780980655520
Series: 
Pufferfish
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Tasmania
Hobart
Publisher: 
Forty Degrees South Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2009

PIG'S HEAD - David Owen

Author Information
Book Title: 
Pig's Head
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
1863303243
Series: 
Pufferfish
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Tasmania
Hobart
Publisher: 
Mandarin
Year of Publication: 
1994