Upcoming Book Titles

The Australian book of true crime -  Larry Writer

Pier 9 (Murdoch Books)

Due for publication: July, 2008

Twenty-one of Australia's most startling real-life crimes, from the late 1800’s to the present day are collected here in one gripping volume. Using exhaustive research, court records, police statements and original interviews, Larry Writer offers fascinating new insights into the lives of some of Australia’s most notorious villains and their victims.

The anthology of colonial Australian crime fiction - editors, Ken Gelder, Rachael Weaver

Melbourne University Publishing

Due for publication: July, 2008

Ex-convicts, bushrangers, ruthless gold prospectors, forgers and impostors, thieves and murderers: they all flow through the stories that make up this collection, challenging colonial law and order. The landscape itself can seem to stimulate criminal activity, where identities change at will and people suddenly disappear without a trace. In the bush and the tropics, the goldfields and the city streets, colonial Australia is a troubling, bewildering place and almost impossible to control - even for the most vigilant detective.This anthology collects the best examples of colonial Australian crime fiction by authors such as Mary Fortune, James Skipp Borlase, Guy Boothby, Francis Adams, Ernest Favenc, 'Rolf Boldrewood' and Norman Lindsay, among others.It is a unique collection of disturbing mysteries and gruesome tales that tap into the fears and anxieties of Australian life.

Five drops of blood : murder in the Cat Protection Society - Paul Wilson and Dianne McInnes

New Holland Publishing

Due for publication: July, 2008

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