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Review - THE SUN IS GOD, Adrian McKinty

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Sun is God
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Ireland
ISBN: 
9781846689833
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
New Guinea
Publisher: 
Serpent's Tail
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2014

A Murder Unmentioned

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The black sheep of a wealthy grazier dynasty, gentleman artist Rowland Sinclair often takes matters into his own hands. When the matter is murder, there are consequences.

For nearly fourteen years, Rowland has tried to gorget, but now the past has returned.

A newly-discovered gun casts light on a family secret long kept... a murder the Sinclairs would prefer stayed unsolved.

As old wounds tear open, the dogged loyalty of Rowland's inappropriate companions is all that stands between him and the consequences of a brutal murder... one he simply failed to mention

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
978-1-921997-43-3
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Rowland Sinclair
Publisher: 
Pantera Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review - THE BONE CHURCH, Victoria Dougherty

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Bone Church
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
USA
ISBN: 
9780615980522
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
Prague
Publisher: 
Pier's Court Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review - A MADRAS MIASMA - Brian Stoddart

Author Information
Book Title: 
A Madras Miasma
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9789881351012
Series: 
Le Fanu
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Police Procedural
Location: 
India
Madras
Publisher: 
Crime Wave Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review - THE PECULIAR CASE OF THE ELECTRIC CONSTABLE, Carol Baxter

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781780742434
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Publisher: 
Oneworld
Year of Publication: 
2014

The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When Quaker forger John Tawell disembarked in Sydney in 1815, none could have imagined that he would become the most historically 'influential' - albeit unwittingly - of Australia's 160,000 convict transportees. Tawell established Australia's first retail pharmacy and built the first Quaker meeting house in New South Wales. He became a rich convict nabob like his colleague Samuel Terry, the Botany Bay Rothschild, however unlike Terry he eventually decided to take his fortune home to England.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781780744032
Location: 
United Kingdom
Publisher: 
Oneworld
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review - THE BECKONING ICE, Joan Druett

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Beckoning Ice
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780992258832
Series: 
Wiki Coffin
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Special Interests: 
Naval
Location: 
Southern Ocean
Publisher: 
Old Salt Press
Year of Publication: 
2013

The Beckoning Ice

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

The fifth in the Wiki Coffin series finds the U.S. Exploring Expedition off Cape Horn, a grim outpost made still more threatening by the report of a corpse on a drifting iceberg, closely followed by a gruesome death on board. Was it suicide, or a particularly brutal murder? Wiki investigates, only to find himself fighting desperately for his own life.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9780992258832
Series: 
Wiki Coffin
Publisher: 
Old Salt Press
Year of Publication: 
2013

Deadly Shoals

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

Wiki Coffin plays many parts on the U.S. Exploring Expedition---sailor, linguist, navigator, and, as half-Maori, cultural go-between. But then the brig Swallow reaches the coast of Patagonia, an area infamous for its rough gauchos and revolutionary spirit, and he must take on his other role, that of agent of U.S. law and order.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9780312353377
Series: 
Wiki Coffin
Publisher: 
Minotaur Books
Year of Publication: 
2007

Run Afoul

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

U.S. Exploring Expedition linguist Wiki Coffin sails with the famous convoy of ships toward Brazil, with no idea of the amazing events the fates and the winds have set in store for him.

As the great flagship Vincennes, under the dubious command of eccentric captain Charles Wilkes, leads the convoy toward a dramatic entrance in the port of Rio, careless maneuvering causes one of the vessels to run afoul of a Boston trading ship--a shocking embarrassment that none of the sailors aboard is likely to live down during their time in port.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9780312353360
Series: 
Wiki Coffin
Publisher: 
Minotaur Books
Year of Publication: 
2006

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