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Review - THE PETTICOAT MEN, Barbara Ewing

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Petticoat Men
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781781859827
Categorisation
Category: 
Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Legal
Historical
Location: 
London
Publisher: 
Head of Zeus
Year of Publication: 
2014

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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Australian journo Peter Clancy is in London this time, working for a notorious scandal sheet. While writing salacious stories on celebrities, Clancy poses as a biographer to dig the dirt on drug- and alcohol-raddled Olivia Michaels, once a star of the screen.

But the more he discovers about Olivia Michaels, the more deeply he becomes embroiled in ugly secrets stretching across the entertainment world to the highest echelons of society.

Can Clancy succeed in his mission to blow the lid off Britain’s darkest secrets?

Sub Genre: 
Historical
Accidental Detective
ISBN: 
9780994265104
Location: 
Melbourne
London
Series: 
Peter Clancy
Publisher: 
Campanile Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - THE PALLAMPUR PREDICAMENT - Brian Stoddart

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Pallampur Predicament
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9789881351043
Series: 
Le Fanu
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Historical
Location: 
India
Publisher: 
Crime Wave Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review - A HISTORY OF CRIME, Dinah Holman

Author Information
Book Title: 
A History of Crime
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780473272791
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Ravensbourne Books
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review - THE PORT FAIRY MURDERS, Robert Gott

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Port Fairy Murders
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925106459
Series: 
Joe Sable
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
Port Fairy
Victoria
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2015

The Pallampur Predicament

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The second Superindentent Le Fanu Mystery sees our intrepid British policeman on the trail of the murderers of an Indian Rajah. Under pressure from his superiors, pining for his lost love and allergic to the sight of blood, Le Fanu must navigate through a political mine-field of colonial intrigue in 1920s Madras.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9789881351043
Location: 
India
Series: 
Le Fanu
Publisher: 
Crime Wave Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

Drowning City

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

In a city of elusive agendas, it's hard to find the truth. It's even harder to find what's right. A bootlegger's dream is rocked by an attempt to destroy his lucrative business. What begins as a curious evening snowballs into a night-time odyssey as Fontana searches for answers he never thought he'd have to find. The city is saturated with criminal and political extremism - is there anyone he can trust?

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781775535522
Publisher: 
Vintage
Year of Publication: 
2014

A History of Crime: The Southern Double-Cross

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

The most dangerous people are those with the most to lose.

It is 1887. The young colony of New Zealand is in the grip of a deep depression. Insolvent speculators conspire with corrupt politicians while Maori land slips from the hands of its owners.

Into this landscape of barely suppressed conflict steps a young Anglo-French-Maori soprano, visiting New Zealand for the first time.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9780473272791
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Ravensbourne Books Limited
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review - The Port Fairy Murders, Robert Gott

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Port Fairy Murders
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925106459
Series: 
Joe Sable
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
Port Fairy
Victoria
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2015

The Petticoat Men

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

The Victorian gossipmongers called them The Petticoat Men. But to young widow Mattie Stacey, they are Freddie and Ernest, her gentlemen lodgers. It is Mattie who admires their sparkling gowns, makes their extravagant hats and laughs at their stories of attending society balls dressed up as the glamorous 'Fanny' and 'Stella'.

But one fateful night Fanny and Stella are arrested, and Mattie and her family are dragged into a shocking court trial, described in newspapers all over England as 'The Scandal of the Century'.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781781859964
Location: 
London
Publisher: 
Head of Zeus
Year of Publication: 
2014

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