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Thrill City

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Private Detective

Simone Kirsch, ex-stripper, sleuth and bad girl, is back in business - and before she has time to crack open a bottle of cheap champagne to celebrate the launch of her very own detective agency, she's up to her neck in lethal fun and games.

It all starts off quite innocently, when bestselling crime novelist Nick Austin wants to follow her around for a few days as background research for his next novel.

Special Interests: 
Sex Workers
ISBN: 
9781741147377
Series: 
Simone Kirsch
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2010

Diamond Eyes

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Science Fiction
Crime Fiction

Mira Chambers has an unusual gift for solving mysteries ...

Blind, institutionalised and frustrated by her loss of independence, Mira has been driven to the brink of insanity by medications that make her life unbearable. When she astounds two medical scientists by ′seeing′ the impossible, they begin an exploration of Mira′s strange perspectives.

Sub Genre: 
Paranormal
ISBN: 
9780732291365
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2010

Violent Exposure

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When Suzanne Crawford is found stabbed to death and her husband Connor is discovered to be missing, it looks like just another tragic case of domestic violence to Detective Ella Marconi. But as the investigation progresses, it becomes clear that all is not as it seems. Why is there no record of Connor Crawford beyond a few years ago? Why has a teenager who worked for the pair gone missing too? And above all, what was the secret Suzanne knew Connor was keeping at all costs – even from her?

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Special Interests: 
Paramedics
ISBN: 
9781405040051
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Ella Marconi
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2010

Girls Like Funny Boys

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Fiction

Meet Johnny Goodwin.  He's grown up in a quiet Brisbane suburb with loving parents, a faithful dog and an unrequited yearning for his teenage sweetheart Angie Everson.  Now in his last year at school, he's finally caught her eye by starring in a teacher-baiting panto.  Dreams are already taking shape of a career in entertainment, perhaps with Angie by his side.  All he's got to do is pass his exams, get to uni and keep away from Gina Wood, that weird girl who once let him touch her....

ISBN: 
9780958006132
Publisher: 
Baby Ice Dog
Year of Publication: 
2010

Women Who Kill

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Women Who Kill explores more than a dozen cases of murder in Australia and New Zealand where women have taken the lives of loved ones and total strangers for the thrill of it.

True Crime writers Lindy Cameron and Ruth Wykes examine the evidence and look inside the hearts and minds of women who have ended the lives of others.

ISBN: 
9781742114606
Publisher: 
Five Mile Press
Year of Publication: 
2010

Conspiracy 365

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

On New Year's Eve Cal is chased down the street by a staggering sick man with a deadly warning.

They killed your father.  They'll kill you.  You must survive the next 365 days!"

Twelve books - one per month chart Cal's battle.

Sub Genre: 
Young Adult
Special Interests: 
Reading for Boys
Series: 
Callum Ormond
Conspiracy 365
Publisher: 
Scholastic Australia
Year of Publication: 
2010

The Ihaka Trilogy

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

Relentlessly tough yet hilarious, ingeniously plotted and full of killer one-liners, and featuring a rogue's gallery of weird and wild characters, THE IHAKA TRILOGY brings together the three novels that put New Zealand crime writing on the map.

ISBN: 
9781869711948
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Tito Ihaka
Publisher: 
Hachette
Year of Publication: 
2010

The Old School

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural

Sydney, 1992.  Nhu 'Ned' Kelly is a young detective making her way in what was, until recently, the best police force money could buy.  Now ICAC has the infamous Roger Rogerson in the spotlight, and the old ways are out.  Ned's sex and background still make her an outsider in the force, but Sydney is changing, expanding, modernising, and so is the Job.

Location: 
Sydney
Bankstown
Series: 
Nhu 'Ned' Kelly
Publisher: 
Penguin Viking
Year of Publication: 
2010

King of Thieves

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

From the mid 1960s, a brazen band of Australian thieves ran riot in London for more than a decade, pulling off the most daring heists Scotland Yard had ever seen. They were tagged by the Press as the Kangaroo Gang.

The gang, led by the charismatic 'King' Arthur Delaney, targeted the plush emporia of Knightsbridge and the fine jewellers of Mayfair. But the King didn' t stop there, criss-crossing Europe to lay siege to the luxury retailers of Paris, Brussels, Rome and beyond.

ISBN: 
9781742371474
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2010

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