Private Detective

Thrill City

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

Simone Kirsch, ex-stripper, sleuth and bad girl, is back in business - and before she has time to crack open a bottle of cheap champagne to celebrate the launch of her very own detective agency, she's up to her neck in lethal fun and games.

It all starts off quite innocently, when bestselling crime novelist Nick Austin wants to follow her around for a few days as background research for his next novel.

Special Interests: 
Sex Workers
ISBN: 
9781741147377
Series: 
Simone Kirsch
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2010

Eye to Eye

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

Lights! Action! Murder! Super-cool sleuth Lenny Aaron is back battling murder, mayhem and her own personal demons in another darkly funny whodunnit.

A pill-popping loner with a penchant for green tea, Zen meditation and bonsai, Lenny is making a living out of catching cats with a bit of PI work on the side.

When she is hired to track down a malicious vandal at a private film school and a student is brutally murdered, Lenny is drawn into a world of Hitchcock-sized egos and deceptive camera angles.

Special Interests: 
Cat Detectives
ISBN: 
1863252576
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Lennie Aaron
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
2000

Cat Catcher

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

Lenny Aaron is a Zen-cool ex-cop with a droll style who earns a living tracking down missing cats in Melbourne's elegant and not so elegant suburbs. When a routine search brings her into contact with Australia's most powerful media family, Lenny's life prospects take a sharp turn for the worse.

Special Interests: 
Cat Detectives
ISBN: 
1852426209
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Lennie Aaron
Publisher: 
Serpents Tail
Year of Publication: 
2000

The Dingo Dilemma

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

Kylie may still be a private eye in training, and she may still be reeling by the secret her business partner finally revealed to her. But nothing can compare to her family's interference, even from far-away Australia. When her mother asks Kylie to check in on "distant" relative Doug "Dingo" O'Rourke, who has landed a TV gig in Los Angeles, Kylie realizes she has no choice. Dingo, though, wants nothing to do with an interfering private investigator, despite the fact that something dreadful is worrying him.

Special Interests: 
Gay & Lesbian Fiction
ISBN: 
1555839835
Location: 
Outback Australia
Series: 
Kylie Kendall
Publisher: 
Alyson Books

The Wombat Strategy

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

Running a pub in the outback town of Wollegudgerie doesn't offer much fun or future for knockabout Aussie dyke Kylie Kendall, so when the father she never knew dies and leaves her 51% of his Los Angeles-based private-eye agency, it's bright lights, big city for America-bound Kylie. Not so happy about her arrival is her father's former business partner, the beautiful, enigmatic Ariana Creeling, who wants to buy Kylie out and gives her a decidedly chilly reception.

Special Interests: 
Gay & Lesbian Fiction
ISBN: 
1555838367
Location: 
Outback Australia
Series: 
Kylie Kendall
Publisher: 
Alyson Books
Year of Publication: 
2004

The Quokka Question

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

Kylie Kendall is hired for a routine security detail to prevent an academic rival from disrupting Dr. Oscar Braithwaite's keynote address at UCLA's Global Marsupial Symposium. Sounds easy enough to be downright dull, but then Dr. Braithwaite is murdered, and his sister, the sexually voracious and irresistibly attractive Dr. Penelope Braithwaite, hires Kylie to investigate his death. Can Kylie keep from mixing business with oh-so-much pleasure? Can she remain true to her barely requited love for her ice-queen business partner, Arianna Creeling?

Special Interests: 
Gay & Lesbian Fiction
ISBN: 
1555839045
Location: 
Los Angeles
Series: 
Kylie Kendall

The Kookaburra Gambit

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

Owning half a detective agency is not as exciting as it sounds when your partner won't let you solve any cases. Transplanted Aussie Kylie Kendall is frustrated as all get out, and she spends most of her time hanging out with her receptionist and sampling the Los Angeles nightlife. But that's about to change. Twins Alf and Chica Hartnidge, the hosts of Australia's hit children's television show The Oz Mob, hire Kylie to find out who's smuggling opals into the United States inside their Kelvin Kookaburra plush toys.

Special Interests: 
Gay & Lesbian Fiction
ISBN: 
1555839045
Location: 
Los Angeles
Series: 
Kylie Kendall
Publisher: 
Alyson Books
Year of Publication: 
2005

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
Sub Genre: 
Private Detective

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.

ISBN: 
1862544085
Location: 
Canberra