Private Detective

Siren

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Mak Vanderwall - beautiful, street-wise daughter of a cop, graduate in forensic psychology, and now PI - is hired by a widowed mother to track down her missing nineteen-year-old son. Has he come to harm? Or has he run off with a bizarre troupe of shady French cabaret artists sweeping through Australia?

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
9780732285128
Location: 
Australia
Series: 
Makedee Vanderwall
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2009

Rosa-Marie's Baby

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book:

Robert G. Barrett's books have sold over one million copies, earning him the crown of king of Australia's popular fiction. This new novel, featuring his much-loved hero Les Norton, is a cracking story featuring the legendary witch of old Kings Cross, Rosaleen Norton, and a modern-day hunt through Victoria. Hold onto your hats for a rip-roaring read full of all the action, sex and humour that is the Robert G. Barrett trademark. 2003 marks a very special anniversary for the former butcher from Bondi, with the publication of his 20th book.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
Historical
ISBN: 
073227818X
Location: 
Sydney
Victoria
Series: 
Norton
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2003

The Boys From Binjiwunyawunya

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book:

Lethal but loyal, Les is always good for a laugh. In this, the third collection of Les Norton adventures, Les gets his boss off the hook. But not without the help of The Boys from Binjiwunyawunya. Les then finds himself in a spot of bother in Long Bay Gaol then in a lot more bother on a St. Kilda tram in Melbourne...

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
Historical
ISBN: 
0330271652
Location: 
Sydney
Melbourne
Series: 
Norton
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
1989

The Day of The Gecko

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book:

Moving into his old flame Susie's flat in Bondi should have been a piece of cake for Les Norton - except that Price and Eddie had other ideas.There were two bodies buried under the handball courts at Bondi baths. The man to get them out? Major Garrick Lewis, aka, The Gecko. With Norton for company, The Gecko literally took Bondi, and everything that went with it, in his stride - Mossad hit squads, the KGB, ASIO, yobbo builders and loose women looking for action. For once, Les was flat out keeping up.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
Historical
ISBN: 
0330357220
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Norton
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
1995

Urn Burial

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book:

Phryne Fisher, intelligent, brave and stunningly chic, is back in this most entertaining mystery. With a brand new stylish 1920s cover, this seventh Phryne Fisher murder mystery is superb.

Phryne Fisher, scented and surprisingly ruthless, is not one to let sleuthing an horrific crime get in the way of an elegant dalliance.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
Historical
ISBN: 
9781741141405
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Phyrne Fisher
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1996
2003

The Green Mill Murder

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book:

Phryne Fisher's fifth mystery intrigues with excitement, glamour, murder, dance halls and blackmail.

Dancing divinely through the murder and mayhem of her fifth adventure, the elegant Phryne Fisher remains unflappable.

Gorgeous in her sparkling lobelia-coloured georgette dress, delighted by her dancing skill, pleased with her partner and warmed by the admiring regard of the banjo player, Miss Phryne Fisher had thought of tonight as a promising evening at the hottest dancehall in town, the Green Mill.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
Historical
ISBN: 
9781741145557
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Phyrne Fisher
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1993
2005

The Castlemaine Murders

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book:

In this thirteenth Phryne Fisher mystery, Phryne returns with a flourish to solve the most horrifying crime yet which takes her from a funfair ghost train to an abandoned mine in the old gold fields.

Phryne Fisher is back-as smart and sassy as ever.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
Historical
ISBN: 
9781741140743
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Phyrne Fisher
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2003

Ruddy Gore

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book:

Put the delectable Phryne Fisher and one of the more preposterous Gilbert & Sullivan shows on stage together the result is another fantastic read of 1920s life, crime and dresses.

The glorious Phryne Fisher returns to the spotlight in her seventh adventure.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
Historical
ISBN: 
9781865088808
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Phyrne Fisher
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1995
2004

Raisins and Almonds

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book:

Super-sleuth Phryne Fisher steps, like an elegant cat, through this, her ninth adventure.

In investigating the poisoning of a young man in a bookshop at the Eastern Market, and the wrongful arrest of one Miss Sylvia Lee, Phryne Fisher is plunged into a world of Jewish politics, alchemy, poison and chicken soup.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
Historical
ISBN: 
9781865088808
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Phyrne Fisher
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1997
2002

Queen of the Flowers

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book:

The utterly delightful Phryne Fisher makes her very welcome appearance as St Kilda's Queen of the Flowers. But when a body washes up on the beach, she must leave the carnival and find the killer. This is the fourteenth seductive installment in the classic Phryne Fisher whodunnit series.

With more than a dash of glamour and serious helpings of style, the witty and courageous Phryne Fisher returns.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
Historical
ISBN: 
9781741142464
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Phyrne Fisher
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2004