Private Detective

The White Tower

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

Niall Howley has been spending night after night playing an interactive computer game when he's found dead at the bottom of the Telstra tower in Canberra.

From a graphic left on his computer, it is apparent that his actual death mimics in an eerie way the death already scripted for him in the game.

The police and the coroner call it suicide, but Niall's mother hires Sandra Mahoney, computer crime consultant, to help her understand what has really happened.

ISBN: 
1862546053
Location: 
Canberra
Series: 
Sandra Mahoney
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press

The Trojan Dog

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

I should ask your department's accountant whether he's missing nine hundred thousand bucks. This is the anonymous message that will change Sandra Mahoney's life.

When a powerful but unpopular bureaucrat is accused of theft and computer fraud, Sandra is convinced that the charge is false. But how to track down the culprit when almost anyone could be an enemy?

ISBN: 
1862544867
Location: 
Canberra
Series: 
Sandra Mahoney
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press

One for the Master

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When Helen Plathe sets out along the Barwon River path for her first day at Highlands woollen mill, she is following in the footsteps of her mother, her uncle, and her grandfather.

Inside Highlands' tall black gates, Helen is initiated into an extraordinary world and discovers its secret history.

One for the Master is the fourth novel of critically acclaimed author Dorothy Johnston.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
1862544085
Location: 
Canberra

The House at Number 10

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

Sophie Harper is abandoned by her husband and left with a four-year-old daughter to support. She finds work in an old house in Canberra that is being used as a brothel. She falls under the house's eerie, yet strangely comforting spell, and discovers within herself not only the ability to perform well, and delight in the freedom bought by an independent income, but the capacity to learn from the men and women she encounters there. One of these men, Jack, teaches her more about revenge than she ever wished to know.

ISBN: 
1862546835
Location: 
Canberra
Series: 
Sandra Mahoney
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press

Eden

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Eden Carmichael, a politician, is found dead in a brothel on a hot afternoon. Sandra Mahoney mulls over a demeaning photograph showing Carmichael in a dress and blonde wig. When a lobby group asks her to investigate a company producing filters for the internet, Mahoney is surprised to discover a trail that others have ignored.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
9781862547605
Location: 
Canberra
Series: 
Sandra Mahoney
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
2007

Dry Dock

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Balmain, once the industrial, blue-collar engine room of Sydney, is being transformed. The older locals are being squeezed out by the cashed-up developers and hungry young professionals keen for a town house near the city. Water views add value ... but are they worth killing for?

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
1876631295
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Nicola Sharpe
Publisher: 
Duffy & Snellgrove
Year of Publication: 
2002

Skindeep

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

My name is Nicola Sharpe. I'm six feet tall. Sixty-seven kilos. Unmarried and with no intention of changing my staus quo. If you asked me my interests I'd say travel, great music, food and wine. I drive a rusty Peugeot 504 so I'd also include a passion for charismatic cars. Once I'd have included men on the list, but I look after my heart these days.

ISBN: 
1875989307
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Nicola Sharpe

Mavis Levack, P.I.

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

You're never too old, says Mavis Levack.  If only she could remember what it is you're never too old for.  Oh yes, that's right - a career, adventure.  It's important for a woman to have a career.  Heavens above, you can only play bowls so many days a week.

Private investigating is what Mavis Levack has in mind, but unlike private investigators in those TV shows, Mavis doesn't have people conveniently dropping dead at her feet.  Also, there's her husband, Eddy, calling her a busybody when really she is just an acute observer of human nature.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
186508391X
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2000

The Disappearances of Madalena Grimaldi

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

It is the start of a long, hot summer and Madalena Grimaldi has disappeared. Claudia is hired to find the missing schoolgirl but she's already working on a case - the death of Guy Valentine, her father.

As Claudia searches the streets, looking for the ghost of her derelict father and for the mysterious man who can lead her to Madalena, she finds herself sinking into a world where, for many, rock bottom is only the beginning.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
1863737650
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Claudia Valentine
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1994

The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavendar

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

And so Mark Bannister, writing the bestseller of the century, is found dead at his computer - the victim of a murder so perfect that someone smells a rat ... and wants it caught.

The chase leads into the murky underworld beneath Sydney's respectable facades. Claudia Valentine, hard-polied private investigator, must play a deadly high-tech game of cat and mouse with those who control the city's cancerous network of crime and corruption.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
Special Interests: 
Killing off Crime Writers
ISBN: 
0043780075
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Claudia Valentine
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1998

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