Police Procedural

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

The Suspect

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb About the Book

Joseph O'Loughlin appears to have the perfect life - a beautiful wife, a loving daughter and a successful career as a clinical psychologist. But nothing can be taken for granted. Even the most flawless existence is only a loose thread away from unravelling.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Special Interests: 
Clinical Psychologist
ISBN: 
075153479X
Location: 
United Kingdom
Series: 
Joe O'Loughlin
Publisher: 
Time Warner
Year of Publication: 
2005

Shatter

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb About the Book

A naked woman in red high-heeled shoes is perched on the edge of Clifton Suspension Bridge with her back pressed to the safety fence, weeping into a mobile phone. Clinical psychologist Joseph O’Loughlin is only feet away, desperately trying to talk her down. She whispers, ‘you don’t understand,’ and jumps.

Later, Joe has a visitor - the woman’s teenage daughter, a runaway from boarding school. She refuses to believe that her mother would have jumped off the bridge - not only would she not commit suicide, she is terrified of heights.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9781847441775
Location: 
United Kingdom
Series: 
Joe O'Loughlin
Vincent Ruiz
Publisher: 
Hachette Livre
Year of Publication: 
2008

The Night Ferry

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb About the Book

When a murder suspect broke her back across a brick wall, Alisha Barba's dreams of being a detective were shattered.  Now on her feet again, but with her career and private life in limbo, she receives a message from an old schoolfriend Cate, who is eight months pregnant and in trouble.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9781847440174
Location: 
United Kingdom
Series: 
Vincent Ruiz
Alisha Barba
Publisher: 
Hachette Livre
Year of Publication: 
2007

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