2006

Spider Trap

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Skeletons are discovered in Cockpit Lane, a poor black area of inner south London, and DCI David Brock and DS Kathy Kolla of Scotland Yard's Serious Crimes Branch are called in to investigate. The discovery that the victims died on the day of the Brixton riots, over twenty years before, lead Brock and Kolla on a dark and dangerous journey into the heart of the West Indian community in London - a journey in which past and present come together in an intricate web of deception and intrigue, as Brock re-discovers the hand of a formidable old antagonist,

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9781741148169
Location: 
London
Series: 
Brock & Kolla
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2006

Bossy Boots

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

In Lady Luck, university graduate Phoebe Banks was dumped on the side of the road by her boyfriend and left to fend for herself. She ended up getting into more trouble than a twenty-something with a bad bleach job could hope for, but when her housemate attacked her after killing two men, she saved her own life and that of her friend and police officer, Jackson Sinclair.

Location: 
Adelaide
Series: 
Phoebe Banks
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
2006

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

The Coroner's Lunch

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
United Kingdom
Laos
Category: 
Crime Fiction

It's 1975 and Laos' new communist regime is having teething problems.  Dr Siri Paiboun, a charming and crotchety retired surgeon is called back into harness as chief coroner, despite having no training for the post.

When the wife of a Party leader is wheeled into the morgue, eyebrows are raised.  Then three more bodies are found - but these are Vietnamese soldiers, and Siri may have an international incident on his hands.  Are the deaths linked?

Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
Special Interests: 
Politics
Coroner
Culture
ISBN: 
1921145188
Location: 
Laos
Series: 
Siri Paiboun
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2006

Murder in the Dark

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book:

The delectable Phryne Fisher has been invited to the Last Best party of 1928. When three of the guests are kidnapped Phryne finds she must puzzle her way through the scavenger hunt clues to retrieve the hostages. Another sparkling mystery from Australia's Queen of Crime, Kerry Greenwood.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
Historical
ISBN: 
9781741147094
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Phyrne Fisher
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2006

Diamond Dove

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb About the Book

Emily Tempest has been away from Central Australia for a long time - uni, travel, dead-end jobs. Finding trouble all over the world. Now she's back at Moonlight Downs, the community where she grew up, half in the Aboriginal world, half in the white. And true to form, there's trouble. An old friend brutally murdered and mutilated. An old enemy the only suspect. Until Emily starts asking questions.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Special Interests: 
Indigenous Issues
ISBN: 
1921145307
Location: 
Outback Australia
Series: 
Emily Tempest
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2006

The Murderers' Club

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb About the Book

Sophie Anderson takes a week off to visit colleague and friend, Detective Darren Carter, in Tucson Arizona. But she's not in Arizona for ten minutes before murder interrupts their well-laid plans - and her visions suddenly return for the first time in six months.

Sophie and Darren investigate the murder, and a week later the killer strikes again - there's a serial killer in Tucson. The pair follows leads to Chicago and Las Vegas, trying to find out what the victims had in common and why the killer targeted them.

Special Interests: 
FBI Profiler
ISBN: 
9781405037594
Location: 
USA
Series: 
Sophie Anderson
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2006

The Unknown Terrorist

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

Blurb About the Book

Gina Davies, aka The Doll, is a 26-year-old pole dancer at the Chairman's Lounge in Sydney's Kings Cross. She's a flawed woman, racist, obsessed with money, who finds her life suddenly being destroyed by the things she has up until that moment most firmly believed in.

Special Interests: 
Terrorism
ISBN: 
9780330422802
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Picador
Year of Publication: 
2006