Police Procedural

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

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