1992

The Last Tango of Dolores Delgado

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Being a minder for Dolores Delgado was no trouble at all for Claudia. Dolores slept all morning, shopped all afternoon and danced all night. Hanging out with this exotic and beautiful creature was fun as much as work.

Then, things got complicated. Dolores dropped dead. On stage. With barely a mark on her perfect body. Claudia has never lost a client before. Let alone one who was also a friend. This was not going to be good for business.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
186373323X
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Claudia Valentine
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1992

Introducing Amanda Valentine

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Originally from New York City, Amanda moved to the other side of the planet to escape memories of her lover's brutal death in the precinct house where Amanda worked as a homicide detective.

Now the highest ranked female cop in sleepy New Zealand, she is in pursuit of a monster the press has dubbed the Garbage Dump Killer and her task force has been resoundingly unsuccessful. To make matters worse, Jezebel, an informer Amanda cares about, has been savagely beaten for reasons she is too terrified to divulge.

Sub Genre: 
Gay & Lesbian Fiction
ISBN: 
1562800213
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Amanda Valentine
Publisher: 
Naiad Press
Year of Publication: 
1992

Davo's Little Something

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

All easy-going butcher Bob Davis wanted after his divorce was to get on with his job, have a few beers with his mates, and be left alone. But this was Sydney in the early Eighties - the beginnings of the AIDS epidemic, street gangs, gay bashings and murders. When a gang of skinheads bash Davo's old school- friend to death simply because he was gay, and leave Davo almost dead in an intensive care unit, they unleash a crazed killer onto the city streets.

Sub Genre: 
Humour
ISBN: 
0330272926
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Norton
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
1992

White Shoes, White Lines and Blackie

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

All Les Norton wanted was a quiet coffee and Sacher cake at the Hakoah Club in Bondi, and to be left alone to sort out his troubled love life. How he let notorious conman Kelvin Kramer talk him up to Surfers Paradise for five days, Les will never know. He went along expecting some relaxation in the sun, the chance to earn a little money and possibly a little fresh romance. Les definitely got the earn. He certainly got the girl. But what Norton mainly got in Surfers Paradise was trouble. In a size 40 Double-D cup.

Sub Genre: 
Humour
ISBN: 
0330273701
Location: 
Sydney
Surfers Paradise
Series: 
Norton
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
1992

Murder on the Ballarat Train

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book:

In Phryne's third adventure, Phryne is off to Ballarat for a week of fabulousness, but the sedate journey by train turns out to be far from the restful trip she was planning.

For the elegant Phryne Fisher, travelling sedately is not at all what it seems.

'Lie still, Dot dear, we've had a strange experience.' But neither the resourceful Honourable Miss Phryne Fisher nor her loyal maid, Dot Williams, are strangers to odd events.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
Historical
ISBN: 
9781741145571
Location: 
Melbourne
Ballarat
Series: 
Phyrne Fisher
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1992
2005

Flying Too High

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book:

The second in the classic Phryne Fisher series from Kerry Greenwood, featuring the irresistible heroine Phryne. Whether she's foiling kidnappers, seducing beautiful young men or simply deciding what to wear for dinner, Phryne handles everything with her inimitable panache and flair.

Danger, excitement and love - this is how the glamorous Phryne Fisher is determined to live her life in her second enticing adventure.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
Historical
ISBN: 
9781741145670
Location: 
Queenscliff
Series: 
Phyrne Fisher
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1992
2005

Death at Victoria Dock

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book:

Phryne Fisher returns in her fourth magical mystery amidst bullets, sexy ex-anarchists, furs, tattooists and silken lingerie.

The devastating Phryne Fisher is under fire again in her fourth mystery.

A very young man with muddied hair, a pierced ear and a blue tattoo lies cradled in Phryne's arms. But sadly it's not another scene of glorious seduction - this time it's death.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
Historical
ISBN: 
9781741145564
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Phyrne Fisher
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1992
2005

Beware of the Dog

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

The woman was dangerous, even over the phone. Cliff Hardy knew he should have listened to his instincts when he first met Paula Wilberforce.

Instead he becomes embroiled in a high-society family full of old rivalries and hatred, his gun is stolen and he is wanted in relation to a shooting.

He has to find the answers quickly, before the murderer strikes again. The only lead he has is a mutilated photograph. Whose face is it? And what are those strange shadows in the background?

Special Interests: 
Private Eye
ISBN: 
1863590544
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Cliff Hardy
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
1992

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