Historical

Review - THE INSANITY OF MURDER, Felicity Young

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Insanity of Murder
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781460704677
Series: 
Dody McCleland
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2015

Field of Mars Episode 3

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

Even a soldier fears to march into a land his gods have never known.

Struggling to believe that the horizons stretch so far, Centurion Rufinius leads the remains of Crassus's Roman army ever eastward.

His passion for Lucia intensifying, and his conflict with his own men reaching breaking point, Rufinius must demonstrate to his men and to General Saikan that he can repair this broken army.

Kept imprisoned in a wagon, the Golden Whore Lucia presents Rufinius and the hag Mena with an opportunity, but with it comes a risk that could kill them both.

ISBN: 
9781760301095
Location: 
Ancient Rome
Series: 
Field of Mars
Publisher: 
Momentum
Year of Publication: 
2015

Field of Mars Episode 2

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

Defeat does not come easily to a soldier.

In the wake of an epic battle with the Parthian empire, Proconsul Crassus's Roman army faces a crisis the likes of which Rome has never known. Centurion Rufinius, one of the few surviving officers, must ensure safe passage for his army and himself.

ISBN: 
9781760301071
Location: 
Ancient Rome
Series: 
Field of Mars
Publisher: 
Momentum
Year of Publication: 
2015

Field of Mars Episode 1

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

Marcus Licinius Crassus's lust for gold and glory was legendary. What became of his army is myth. 

In Crassus the tyrant, Rufinius the soldier, Appius the historian, Mena the hag and Lucia the Golden Whore, David Rollins brings to life a mystery that has plagued historians for centuries. The only constant in this world is Mars, the god of war, and who he will favour is anyone's guess. 

ISBN: 
9781760300975
Location: 
Ancient Rome
Series: 
Field of Mars
Publisher: 
Momentum
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review - THE BIG WHATEVER, Peter Doyle

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Big Whatever
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781891241444
Series: 
Billy Glasheen
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Social Commentary
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Dark Passage
Year of Publication: 
2015

The Insanity of Murder

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The fourth engrossing mystery in the acclaimed Dr Dody McCleland series, featuring Britain's first female autopsy surgeon.

To Doctor Dody McCleland, the gruesome job of dealing with the results of an explosion at the Necropolis Railway Station is testing enough. But when her suffragette sister Florence is implicated in the crime, matters worsen and Dody finds her loyalty cruelly divided. Can she choose between love for her sister and her secret love for Chief Inspector Matthew Pike, the investigating officer on the case?

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781460704677
Series: 
Dody McCleland
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - BLACK WIDOW, Carol Baxter

Author Information
Book Title: 
Black Widow
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781743315019
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2015

Black Widow

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime
Sub Genre: 
Historical

'Never before in the hundred year history of Australia has a female prisoner become so notorious as Louisa Collins.' - Evening News. Two inquests, four trials, three hung juries and the executioner...but was Louisa Collins really a husband killer? Was she the callous adulteress, drunkard and liar known as the Botany Bay Murderess and the Lucrezia Borgia of Botany Bay? Or was this mother of seven a spirited and defiant woman who was punished for breaching society's expectations of womanly behaviour?

ISBN: 
9781743315019
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2015

Captain Thunderbolt & His Lady

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime
Sub Genre: 
Historical

He was the gentleman bushranger ... she was the woman who rode with him. This is the true story of Captain Thunderbolt and his lady.

'Bail up!' demanded Captain Thunderbolt before he shouted the bar with the inn keeper's own profits. Driven into banditry by injustice, this colonial Robin Hood, magnificent horseman and skilled bushman was celebrated by his victims as vigorously as he was hunted by the law.

ISBN: 
9781742372877
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2011

Review - A MURDER UNMENTIONED, Sulari Gentill

Author Information
Book Title: 
A Murder Unmentioned
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781921997433
Series: 
Rowland Sinclair
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Publisher: 
Pantera Press
Year of Publication: 
2014