2008

Still Waters

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

Blurb from the book

In the suburbs, a young mother is looking after her two children.  She has been a successful career woman in control of her life, sexually aware and used to attracting any man's undivided attention ... if she wanted to.

But now her control is slipping away.  Motherhood is devouring her identity.  Her two children depend on her and her husband adores her new role in the home.  He is no longer focused on her.  Her children are stealing his affection.  Her own desires are secondary to everyone else's.

ISBN: 
9780733622502
Location: 
Australia
Publisher: 
Hachette Livre
Year of Publication: 
2008

Splinter

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

Blurb from the book

Special Agent Sarah Reilly has just been decorated for bringing down one of America's worst serial killers.  Refusing extended leave, she goes straight back to work in the Boston field office.  But the murder of a child, Milo Kane, sees her transferred to LA to head up the FBI's investigating task force.

ISBN: 
9780733621987
Location: 
USA
Series: 
Sarah Riley
Publisher: 
Hachette Livre
Year of Publication: 
2008

The Ringmaster

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

Blurb from the book

Death is stalking the southern South Island. And what role does the visiting Darling Brothers Circus have to play?

Sam Shephard is on the bottom rung of detective training in Dunedin, and her boss makes sure she knows it. She gets involved in her first homicide investigation there when a university student is murdered in the Botanic Gardens. Sam soon discovers this is not an isolated incident. There is the chilling prospect of a predator loose in Dunedin.

Is the murdered in the circus or closer to home?

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9780143008347
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Sam Shephard
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2008

The Darkest Hour

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Paramedic Lauren Yates stumbles into a world of trouble the night she discovers a killer and his victim in an inner Sydney alley. When the killer threatens to make her life hell if she tells the police what she’s seen, she believes him – he’s Miles Werner, her sister’s violent ex, father to Lauren’s niece, and not a man to cross.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Special Interests: 
Paramedics
ISBN: 
9781405037976
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Ella Marconi
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2008

Den of Wolves

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

It is 44BC and the rival clans of Rome are driving the Republic towards a violent, blood-soaked end.  The jealous Claudians covet the power of the Julians, who are kings in all but name.

A tiny infant utters the prophecy of a goddess.  If the darkly beautiful thirteen year old Livia Drusilla marries her bastard cousin, eleven year old Tiberius Nero, four great kings of Rome will spring from her womb.  Four great Claudian kings…

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781863256216
Location: 
Ancient Rome
Series: 
Empress of Rome
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
2008

Dreamland

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

When Nick Carmody agrees to take the fall for his old friend Danny Grogan, he has no idea what he's setting in motion.

He doesn't know that the path he chooses will be a thousand times more dangerous than the one he's leaving behind.

Or that he will fall in love with a woman who enters his life in the most unpredictable way.

And it is merely chance that has taken over the direction of his life?  Or are more sinister forces at work?

ISBN: 
978-1-921145-79-7
Location: 
Sydney
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2008

Second Strike

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

Blurb from the Book

 In the early hours of October 13, 2002, Australian spy Alan McQueen is jolted awake and told to immediately head to Bali, where more than two hundred people have been killed in a series of bomb blasts.

Sub Genre: 
Espionage
Military
Special Interests: 
Military
ISBN: 
978-1-74175-561-9
Location: 
Bali
Series: 
Alan McQueen
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2008

Death Among the Vines

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

The wine-growing district of the Hunter Valley scorches under a harsh summer when Col Ashcombe, world-renowned winemaker, is brutally murdered in his own vineyard. His son, Tim Ashcombe, an art director living in New York, returns home for the funeral, only to find himself trapped in a world he thought he'd escaped - a world still dominated by the overbearing ego of his murdered father.

ISBN: 
978-1-921240-87-4
Publisher: 
Zeus Publications
Year of Publication: 
2008

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