Hard Boiled

Blindside

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

This raunchy page-turner features Shaun McCreadie, a young police detective who finds himself on the wrong side of the law and implicated in a brutal home invasion. When McCreadie is released from jail 11 years later he is determined to discover the nature of the crime that put him away. Armed with $2.8 million in ill-gotten gains and his police street smarts, McCreadie grapples with murderous former accomplices, corrupt old cop buddies, and the seductive wife of a prominent lawyer in his quest to find answers.

Sub Genre: 
Hard Boiled
ISBN: 
1741142067
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2004

Hard Yards

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

It's September 2000, and the Olympic Games are about to descend on Sydney. The city is at fever pitch, but Barrett Pike, private investigator, couldn't care less.

The excitement in Barrett's life comes via his part-time squeeze, the glamorous and successful Andrea Fox-Fearnor, or the after-dark activities of Sydney's notorious criminals - in particular, the sartorial stand-over man, Ernesto 'Hollywood Jack' Tucci.

Sub Genre: 
Hard Boiled
ISBN: 
0732910226
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2001

No Way Back

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Meet Sargeant Dennis Gatz. He's a cop on the trail of a killer the law can't touch. He has his own brand of justice. He's got nothing to lose. Except his own life. When you've been pushed to the edge, there's no way back.

Sub Genre: 
Hard Boiled
ISBN: 
0330274163
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
1995

Out of the Blue

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Dennis Gatz knows the shockingly violent death of his wife was no accident. Someone's out to get him and he can't wait to meet them. Head on. This time it's personal. This time he'll do anything for revenge. And the best revenge comes out of the blue.

Sub Genre: 
Hard Boiled
ISBN: 
0330274163
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
1995

Stingray

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

You reckon you've seen everything, but you never have, have you?  There's always something really shitful up ahead.  Waiting for you....

The bodies of eight women are uncovered in the scrub at Kinglake.  For Kerry Byrne, head of the task force investigating the murders, it's a problem he doesn't need.

It's enoughthat his wife is slipping away from him.  Enough that he has to put loyalty to a mate above loyalty to the force.  Enough that he might become a target of investigation himself....

Sub Genre: 
Hard Boiled
ISBN: 
0330356283
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
1994

Wyatt

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

Wyatt's been away; now he's back.

The job's a jewel heist, quick and simple.  Stake out the international courier, one Alain Le Page.  Hold up the goods in transit.  Get away clean.

Wyatt prefers to work alone but this one belongs to Eddie Oberin - his very smart ex-wife Lydia has inside information.  Wyatt has the planning genius and attention to detail.  So what could possibly go wrong?

Plenty, if Le Page has anything to do with it.  But when you cross Wyatt, you don't walk away.

Sub Genre: 
Hard Boiled
Special Interests: 
Criminal's Viewpoint
ISBN: 
978-1-921656-02-6
Series: 
Wyatt
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2010

Port Vila Blues

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Wyatt snatches the cash easily enough. He bypasses the alarm system, eludes the cops, makes it safely back to his bolthole in Hobart.

It's the diamond-studded Tiffany brooch - and perhaps the girl - that brings him undone. Now some very hard people want to put Wyatt and that brooch out of circulation. But this is Wyatt's game and Wyatt sets the rules - even if it means a reckoning somewhere far from home.

Sub Genre: 
Hard Boiled
Special Interests: 
Criminal's Viewpoint
ISBN: 
9781864480252
Location: 
Tasmania
Series: 
Wyatt
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1995