Police Procedural

Blood Redemption

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Matthew Lui sees his parents gunned down on a lonely Sydney backstreet. The killer, a young woman, stares him in the face before fleeing the scene. When the police arrive, all they find is the discarded gun. Who is the young woman? How can she have disappeared into thin air?

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
0732271312
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Paul Harrigan
Grace Riordan
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2003

The Labyrinth Of Drowning

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Two years have passed since top cop Paul Harrigan walked away from the New South Wales Police Force to be his own man.  Since then his life has been a gift, and his home with his partner Agent Grace Riordan and their daughter a sanctuary.

When a trafficked sex worker is found brutally murdered in Sydney bushland, it should be just work for Grace.  But the murder is too savage.  And someone is watching them - perhaps Harrigan's old enemies, who want their pound of flesh.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9780732285746
Location: 
Canberra
Series: 
Paul Harrigan
Grace Riordan
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2009

The Tower

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Young detective Nicholas Troy is basically a good man, for whom homicide investigations are the highest form of police work.  But when a woman falls from the construction site for the world's tallest skyscraper, the tortured course of the murder investigation that follows threatens to destroy his vocation.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9781741758139
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Nicholas Troy
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2009

Static

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Morton and Gardner return in a gripping crime thriller.

While the detectives are investigating the devastating murders of two female cops, a third is gunned down in her own home - in front of her family.

Her killer...?

Greg Waller - a 15-year-old schoolboy. His prints are on the weapon and the family who witnessed the cold-blooded murder can testify against him but he still claims his innocence.

To complicate matters, Greg is Detective Gardner's nephew, and his reappearance in her life brings her back in contact with her estranged sister, Jenny.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
1920884696
Series: 
John Morton
Regina Gardner
Publisher: 
Zeus Publications
Year of Publication: 
2004

Elephant Speak

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When Detective John Morton's closest friend is murdered, he and his partner Regina Gardner find themselves dragged into a deadly game by a sadistic killer bent on revenge. A close friend and reporter receives threats from the killer and becomes another victim as the body count rises!

With every move they make, their tormentor is always one step ahead. Everglades Psychiatric Hospital on Sydney's North Shore holds the key and its secrets run deeper than Morton and Gardner could ever imagine.

The suspects are numerous - the twists unexpected.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
1920699198
Publisher: 
Zeus Publications
Year of Publication: 
2002

Gunshot Road

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb About the Book

Emily Tempest is small, black, as snaky as a taipan's tooth and is the woman least likely ever to embark on a career in policing. But her old mate Superintendent Tom MacGillivray has persuaded her to sign on as the Aboriginal Community Police Officer for the outback (not to mention throwback) township of Bluebush.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Special Interests: 
Indigenous Issues
ISBN: 
9781921656309
Location: 
Outback Australia
Series: 
Emily Tempest
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2010

Diamond Dove

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb About the Book

Emily Tempest has been away from Central Australia for a long time - uni, travel, dead-end jobs. Finding trouble all over the world. Now she's back at Moonlight Downs, the community where she grew up, half in the Aboriginal world, half in the white. And true to form, there's trouble. An old friend brutally murdered and mutilated. An old enemy the only suspect. Until Emily starts asking questions.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Special Interests: 
Indigenous Issues
ISBN: 
1921145307
Location: 
Outback Australia
Series: 
Emily Tempest
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2006

Take Out

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb About the Book

When DSS Stevie Hooper steps into the empty Pavel house and someeone else's jurisdiction, she upsets more than the ego of a struggling suburban cop.

She has breached the defences of a ruthless group that has at its rotten heart a disregard for human life.

With her own family in crisis, the last thing Stevie needs is Skye, a driven young nurse, insisting she investigate the case.  But when Skye turns up dead, Stevie knows she can't rest till she's avenged her friend's death.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9781921361838
Location: 
Perth
Western Australia
Series: 
Stevie Hooper
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2010

An Easeful Death

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb About the Book

The victims are young, beautiful women, their bodies left posed like mannequins in public places. The first is painted bronze, the next silver... who is the gold for? And what is the significance of the words Easeful Death, from a poem by Keats, that appear hand painted on the bodies of the victims?

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
0954763440
Location: 
Perth
Western Australia
Series: 
Stevie Hooper
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2007