Police Procedural

Lost

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb About the Book

On a cold London night, homicide detective Vincent Ruiz is fished out of the Thames with a bullet in his leg and an even bigger hole in his memory. He has no recollection of the shooting or how he finished in the river.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
0316728691
Location: 
United Kingdom
Series: 
Vincent Ruiz
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2005

Sweet Water Stolen Land

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

Sweet Water Stolen Land is intriguing. Completely fictional with elements of true history interwoven, the book delves immediately into the issues of black resettlement and the church's involvement in removing Indigenous people from their traditional lands for the purposes of rural development.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Special Interests: 
Indigenous Issues
ISBN: 
1875641777
Location: 
Australia
Publisher: 
Magabala

Scream Black Murder

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

Human flesh decays five times more slowly when wet. The rain began at two in the morning; by three, the naked bodies which lay in the shallow stormwater drain beside the railway track were half covered by a fast-running stream.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Special Interests: 
Indigenous Issues
ISBN: 
1875641
Location: 
Sydney
Australia
New South Wales
Publisher: 
Magabala

Bye, Bye Baby

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

 It all began in Brighton.  Now there is a killer on the loose.  Scotland Yard's brightest talent is chosen to head up the high-profile taskforce, a DCI who must confront his own past as the body count rises.

There are few leads and Jack Hawksworth can only fall back on instinct and decades-old cold cases for any clue to the killer's motive ... and identity.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
0732284457
Location: 
London
Series: 
Jack Hawksworth
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2007

Beautiful Death

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

A man walking his dog by the River Lea in London makes a grisly discovery and soon DCI Jack Hawksworth is in the grip of a confounding case: Londoners have become the target of a calculating killer‚ who ′trophies′ the faces of his victims.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9780732284473
Location: 
London
Series: 
Jack Hawksworth
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2009

Vodka Doesn't Freeze

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

When a middle-aged man is brutally murdered in the dunes overlooking a children's pool, it's immediately clear to Sergeant Jill Jackson that this was no ordinary victim:  someone has stopped a dangerous paeodophile in his tracks.  Knowing first-hand the impact of such men on their prey, Jill is ambivalent about pursing the killer, but when more men die - all known to the police as child sex offenders - she is forced to face the fact that a serial killer is on the loose.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Special Interests: 
Victim Impact
ISBN: 
9781863255837
Location: 
Australia
Series: 
Jill Jackson
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
2007

Black Ice

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Beautiful People can do Terrible Things.

A mother out of gaol, hell-bent on vengeance, desperate to be reunited with her son.

An ambitious cop trying to bust a Sydney drug cartel.

A glamorous society couple living the high life - he's a successful lawyer, she's a model.  He's also feeding her growing cocaine and ice habit.

When Detective Sergeant Jill Jackson goes undercover to investigate Sydney's drug lords, these worlds collide.  Soon people are going to get hurt.
 

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Special Interests: 
Victim Impact
ISBN: 
9781741668094
Location: 
Australia
Series: 
Jill Jackson
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
2009

Overkill

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

Blurb from the book

When the body of a young mother is found washed up on the banks of the Mataura River, a small rural community is rocked by her tragic suicide.

But all is not what it seems.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9780143006857
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Sam Shephard
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2007

The Ringmaster

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

Blurb from the book

Death is stalking the southern South Island. And what role does the visiting Darling Brothers Circus have to play?

Sam Shephard is on the bottom rung of detective training in Dunedin, and her boss makes sure she knows it. She gets involved in her first homicide investigation there when a university student is murdered in the Botanic Gardens. Sam soon discovers this is not an isolated incident. There is the chilling prospect of a predator loose in Dunedin.

Is the murdered in the circus or closer to home?

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9780143008347
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Sam Shephard
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2008