2011

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The Brotherhood

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Set in Tasmania, Australia, The Brotherhood begins as a respected cop, Sergeant John White, is murdered during a routine callout. As the investigation unfolds through the eyes of the sergeant's colleagues, friends, family, enemies and the murder suspect himself, it becomes clear that there was a great deal more to John White than meets the eye.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9781742750156
Location: 
Tasmania
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
2011

Liquid Gold

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

When investigative journalist Lachlan Fox blows open the story of the decade, simmering tensions between India and Pakistan hit boiling point.

A continent's water - liquid gold - is at stake and one man thinks nothing of a potential all-out war when there is money to be made.

Before helpless millions die, Fox is determined to expose the corrupt Umbra Corporation, and the man behind it, to the world.

Sub Genre: 
Journalist
ISBN: 
9780733622595
Location: 
India
Pakistan
Series: 
Lachlan Fox
Publisher: 
Hachette
Year of Publication: 
2011

The Wreckage

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Baghdad:  Journalist Luca Terracini is living outside the wire and investigating a series of deadly bank robberies involving tens of millions of dollars.  But in his pursuit of the truth, he's about to get in the way of clandestine agents and powerful nations who seek to bury secrets and manipulate the truth, regardless of the cost.

ISBN: 
9781847442215
Location: 
London
Baghdad
Series: 
Vincent Ruiz
Publisher: 
Sphere
Year of Publication: 
2011

Beyond Fear

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

Imagine if your worst fears came true ... again.

At seventeen, Jodie Cramer survived a terrifying assault at the hands of three strangers.  Her schoolmate Angie was not so lucky...

Now thirty-five, Jodie is a teacher and mother of two - and her past is a horror she's buried deep.  When she sets out for a weekend in the country within three friends, all she has in mind are a few laughs and a break from routine.

ISBN: 
9781864711974
Location: 
NSW
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
2011

The Precipice

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

Blurb from the Book

Thea Farmer, 77, a reclusive and difficult retired school principal, lives in isolation with her dog in the Blue Mountains. Her distinguished career ended under a cloud over a decade earlier, following an unspecified scandal involving a much younger male teacher. After losing her savings in the financial crash, she is forced to sell the dream house she had built for her old age and live on in her dilapidated cottage opposite.

ISBN: 
9781741667165
Location: 
Blue Mountains
NSW
Publisher: 
Vintage Books
Year of Publication: 
2011

The Black Russian

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

After yet another slow week at the cash register, that fine purveyor of second-hand literature, Susko Books, is facing financial ruin. Jack Susko sets off to a gallery in Woollahra to scrape up some coin with the sale of an old art catalogue. With his usual panache and exquisite timing, he arrives just as De Groot Galleries is being done over by masked thieves. Along with a mysterious object from the safe, the robbers seize a valuable first edition from Jack’s bag, too.

Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
Special Interests: 
Bookshop
ISBN: 
9781921640261
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Jack Susko
Publisher: 
Scribe
Year of Publication: 
2011

De Luxe

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

For once, Jack Susko is feeling pretty good: his secondhand bookshop is on the up, and the cops haven’t been around in ages. Even his cat, Lois, is being nice to him.

Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
Special Interests: 
Bookshop
ISBN: 
9781921844157
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Jack Susko
Publisher: 
Scribe
Year of Publication: 
2011

Chelsea Mansions

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

When Nancy Haynes, an elderly American tourist, is brutally murdered in a seemingly senseless attack after visiting the Chelsea Flower Show, DI Kathy Killa suspects there is more to the case than first appears.  When another occupant of the palatial Chelsea Mansions is murdered hot on the heels of the first - but this time a Russian oligarch - everybody wants to get involved.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9781742376387
Location: 
London
Series: 
Brock & Kolla
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2011

Dead Set

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Inspector Brad Chen - one-time football star and master detective - is not the man he once was.

He's on crutches, with his leg in a cast, nursing a thirst for Amaretto and a raging pain-killer addiction.

Then he's unexpectedly recalled from sick leave when the high-profile federal Minister for Immigration is found brutally murdered in her Canberra flat. Tracey Dale's proposed refugee policy was always controversial, and the list of suspects, which includes neo-Nazis, ambitious colleagues and a vengeful wife, becomes ever longer.

ISBN: 
1921145048
Series: 
Brad Chen
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2011

Third Victim

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

Blurb from the Book

A widowed mother. A blood-soaked nursery. A missing baby.

When David Cavanaugh hears of this heinous crime, he knows immediately he doesn't want to touch it. The mother's guilt is obvious to all, and David and his team are determined to be bystanders only to Detective Joe Mannix's traumatising investigation.

So when David is unwittingly drawn into the case and appointed the mother's defence attorney, he knows the road ahead will be tough.

ISBN: 
9781742610108
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2011

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