When one of the richest men in Sydney is found dead in his penthouse, feminist detective Francesca Miles teams up with Inspector Joe Barnaby to catch the killer. They find themselves in a mystery that follows the trials and tribulations of a family that should have everything money can buy.
Getting your man, the right man, is not always easy. But women, whether they are piece workers, housewives, artists, business women or farmers, know just how to get their man. This book is a collection of humorous short stories revolving around the theme of women's revenge.
When local solicitor Will Rockne is found in his car by his wife - shot through the head - it seems a baffling and motiveless murder. However, Scobie Malone, newly assigned to the case, has his suspicions. Despite his daughter Claire's shy romance with young Jason Rockne, Scobie and his wife Lisa's encounters with Will and Olive Rockne at school functions have always been a little disconcerting...Will had been determined to convince them that he was more than just a suburban lawyer.
Detective Scobie Malone is caught in a maelstrom of politics, money, murder, and power after the death of the Sydney Police Minister's son.
After a year's leave of absence in New York, Detective Inspector Amanda Valentine returns to Wellington, New Zealand just in time for the most sensational homicide of the year.
The body of Sybil Knight, daughter of a former Ambassador to the United States, has been found trussed and battered in a private room in a lesbian sex club. Amanda soon finds herself caught between a voracious media and a powerful family determined to cover up the facts.
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Old Selwyn Dixon has been boring Syd Fish and other regulars at the Acropolis cafe for years with stories about his heyday as a jockey. When he goes missing, nobody notices but Val, the big-hearted waitress at the Kings Cross greasy spoon. Even Selwyn's employer, a social-climbing Sydney trainer, seems oddly uninterested in the little jockey's welfare.
You reckon you've seen everything, but you never have, have you? There's always something really shitful up ahead. Waiting for you....
The bodies of eight women are uncovered in the scrub at Kinglake. For Kerry Byrne, head of the task force investigating the murders, it's a problem he doesn't need.
It's enoughthat his wife is slipping away from him. Enough that he has to put loyalty to a mate above loyalty to the force. Enough that he might become a target of investigation himself....
Jerusalem Lane is a little piece of Dickensian London untouched by development, its inhabitants mainly refugees from pre-war central Europe. But could elderly Meredith Winterbottom really have been killed for the politics of another age?
As DS Kolla and DCI Brock delve into the Lane's eccentric melting pot, past and present interlink in unexpected ways. What connects Mrs Rosenfeldt and Adam Kowalski to a smooth property developer and an American academic? And what is Meredith's son Terry up to? Not to mention the dottily Marxist sisters. Could this be a recipe for murder?