1998

Madonna Mars

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A thriller set in LA: Sarah Kavish, a terraformer working for NASA, stumbles across a secret government plot to send the top scientists and intelligentsia of the world to a Mars-based colony in the face of a malevolent living planet.

Special Interests: 
Mars
NASA
ISBN: 
0670880345
Publisher: 
Viking
Year of Publication: 
1998

Peace Crimes

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

This isn't easy to obtain but if you go to Sandy's homesite you can contact him if you're interested. http://www.sampostock.com/kalevala/mccutcheon.htm

http://www.dotlit.qut.edu.au/reviews/safehaven.html

Special Interests: 
Politics
ISBN: 
0732259401
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
1998

Past Due

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Dr Brian Halstead, a leading specialist in fertility treatment, heads a clinic at the cutting edge of genetic research. A scandal threatens to paint a very different picture of a dangerous fanatic playing with his patient's lives - and with the laws of nature.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Special Interests: 
Gay & Lesbian Fiction
ISBN: 
1562802178
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Carol Ashton
Publisher: 
Naiad Press
Year of Publication: 
1998

Cop Out

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Bryce Darcy, partner in a successful family business, has been murdered. His sister has confessed and DI Carol Ashton is informed that it's a shut case. Yet, Carol discovers that the dead man was a member of a support group for married gay men, and that the Darcy family seethes with secrets.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Special Interests: 
Gay & Lesbian Fiction
ISBN: 
0941483843
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Carol Ashton
Publisher: 
Naiad Press
Year of Publication: 
1998

Last Days, The: the apocryphon of Joe Panther

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Joe Panther is a man with many secrets. Dangerous secrets. He is a drug dealer. He is a killer. He is a private investigator. Above all, he is the messiah, fallen on hard times.

When a young woman is found crucified and decapitated in a melbounre inner-city church, the police suspect the local priest, a man with dark secrets of hiis own. The priest hires Panther to clear his name.

Soon Panther becomes both the hunter and the hunted.Nothing is as it seems-not even, perhaps, Panther's own sense of self.

Sub Genre: 
Hard Boiled
Pulp
ISBN: 
0330360590
Publisher: 
Picador
Year of Publication: 
1998

The Blessing File

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Lyn Blessing is perplexed. A young woman comes into her second-hand bookshop at the same time each Friday, leafs through the same volume, and leaves. A man arrives shortly after and does exactly the same. What is going on? Lyn decides to find out. A debut novel set in Melbourne.

ISBN: 
0704345862
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
The Womens Press
Year of Publication: 
1998

Heads You Die, Tails They Kill You

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Win Moon, war hero and trained assassin, has seen his fair share of death, but no death has affected him like his mate's, Charlie Soong. When Charlie and his beautiful young daughter are blown to pieces in a Triad hit on a local grocery store, Win is determined to grant Charlie's widow, Ming, her only wish ... Revenge.

Year of Publication: 
1998

Murder in the Groove

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When reclusive former rock-star Andrew "The Lizard" Zirk accepts an invitation to a rock and roll party in honour of Australia's nastiest, sleaziest, crudest and most successful musician, Sydney Melbourne, he little realises he has just started a new career as Australia's most successful crime sleuth. Before his Fender has squealed its first note in anger, Sydney is dead of an apparent drug overdose. His long-standing roadie has provided the warm-up, zapped an hour earlier by 240 volts of deadly electricity. The suspects are stacked like 45s in an old Wurlitzer.

ISBN: 
0732910641
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Andrew The Lizard Zirk
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
1998

Mates

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

'Eric', said Larry Davenport.'Come round to the flat, will you? As quickly as possible. It's Catia. She's been murdered. Here. In my flat.'

For Detective Sergeant Eric Walden, this phone call has serious repercussions. Not only is Larry a friend, he's also another cop, and the main suspect. As the case unfolds Eric finds it increasingly difficult to maintain an objective view. Has he misjudged Larry? What about Catia's mother? Why is she acting so strangely? And where do the two Brazilian musicians fit in?

ISBN: 
1877161330
Publisher: 
Hazard Press
Year of Publication: 
1998

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