Private Detective

Dogfish

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Transvestite president of the Sex Workers' Union and community activist, Paula Prince, is determined to save Surrey Street, Darlinghurst. Lorraine Lamont wants to develop it; Chicka Chandler won't leave it.

When Paula hires local PI Syd Fish to bodyguard Chicka, it looks like a straight-forward stakeout. It isn't. Dogfish enmeshes Syd Fish in a web of murder, corruption and political intrigue involving the gay community, the inner-city criminal milieu, and local and state politicians.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
1863730885
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Syd Fish
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1991

Behind The Night Bazaar

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Who said crime doesn't pay? Australian expat Jayne Keeney lives in Thailand and works in Bangkok. When she heads north to Chiang Mai to visit her good friend Didier, she soon discovers that the local police have an especially cosy relationship with money and illegal acts. When Jayne learns of this, she realises she is in danger.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
1921145226
Location: 
Thailand
Series: 
Jayne Keeney
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2006

The Lady Splash

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When amateur sleuth Cassidy Blair is given the task of trying out a beauty salon for the dancers at The Pussycat Club, it's difficult to explain why she finds herself waking up the next morning on a local beach, at sunrise, naked apart from some awkward sunburn, and a pathetic story about a lost dog.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
073362040X
Location: 
Adelaide
Series: 
Cassidy Blair
Publisher: 
Hodder Headline
Year of Publication: 
2005

The Vodka Dialogue

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Cassidy Blair, twenty-nine years old and addicted to matching underwear, is up to her G- string in trouble when she decides to pay off her credit card debt by taking on another job as a sexual sleuth.It's a short step for someone who has spent a lifetime talking her way out of embarrassing incidents.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
0733618863
Location: 
Adelaide
Series: 
Cassidy Blair
Publisher: 
Hodder Headline
Year of Publication: 
2003

The Happiness Punch

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Cassidy still has a Visa debt, a crazy pet parrot and a penchant for expensive underwear. And she still has the gorgeous Sam Tasker (he of the tall, dark and dropdead handsome looks) - although Sam appears to have lost her phone number.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
0733619568
Location: 
Adelaide
Series: 
Cassidy Blair
Publisher: 
Hodder Headline
Year of Publication: 
2004

The Millionaire Float

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Cassidy Blair returns in her third sexy PI adventure with more confidence, more money in her bank account and more Officer Sam Tasker in her life than ever before. So when Cassidy lands a job infiltrating one of the city's most dangerous nightclubs while wearing the skimpiest of outfits, the odds are Sam isn't going to be too thrilled. Meanwhile, Cass has to survive a battle with her crazed parrot, a complete body wax and the disturbing reappearance of her high school nemesis.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
0733617190
Location: 
Adelaide
Series: 
Cassidy Blair
Publisher: 
Hodder Headline
Year of Publication: 
2005

Split

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Makedde Vanderwall is a woman with a past. She is beautiful, street-smart and single, a model paying her way through a degree in forensic psychology. But behind the wit and winning smile is a woman haunted by violent nightmares and plagued by thoughts of Detective Andy Flynn, the ex-lover who saved her from a serial killer in Sydney.

Mak has returned to Vancouver, her hometown in Canada, eager to finish her studies, move on from the ordeal, and find some peace of mind. But instead she walks straight into a city gripped by fear, and a campus where the students are fair game.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
0732268133
Location: 
Australia
Series: 
Makedee Vanderwall
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2003

Hit

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Makedde Vanderwall has her PhD and she has started a new life in Australia with her detective boyfriend, Andy Flynn. To scrape together extra cash to start her first forensic psychology practice, Mak begins working part-time for an infamous Sydney PI.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
0732276748
Location: 
Australia
Series: 
Makedee Vanderwall
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2006

Fetish

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Tall, blonde and beautiful - It's no surprise that Canadian Makedde Vanderwall is a model. What is surprising is her street-smart ways and her own recognition that modeling is only a stopgap career, a lucrative means to fund her tuition for a degree in forensic psychology. But more surprising - and disturbing - is that while on assignment in Sydney, Australia, Makedde finds herself in the middle of a grisly, sensational hunt for the "Stiletto Murderer" - a serial killer who brutally murdered Makedde's best friend - and may see Makedde as his next fashion victim.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
0732284430
Location: 
Australia
Series: 
Makedee Vanderwall
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2000

Covet

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Eighteen months after her ordeal at the hands of the sadistic 'Stiletto Murderer', fashion model and forensic psychology student Makedde Vanderwall must confront her demons when she returns to Sydney for the trial. But just as the verdict is handed down, the unthinkable happens -- the killer makes a daring escape, aided and abetted by a twisted accomplice that no one suspected ...

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
0732276721
Location: 
Australia
Series: 
Makedee Vanderwall
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2004