John Dale

Top Books of 2016 on AustCrimeFiction

This list is of standout reads from 2016, grouped into categories with no attempt whatsoever at an arbitrary number and in no particular order.

Favourite Australian Books (Crime Fiction)



Review - Detective Work, John Dale

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Detective Work
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Australia
ISBN: 
9781921134715
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Police Procedural
Location: 
Sydney
Tasmania
Publisher: 
Xuoum
Year of Publication: 
2015

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Detective Work, John Dale

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Used to think I'd be able to keep up with the local crime writing output. Didn't realise I was quite that delusional. This is one from last year that I blinked and missed.

From the Blurb:

When Dimitri Telegonus is promoted to the Serious Unsolved Crime Unit to investigate the disappearance of a beautiful blonde escort, he thinks he’s finally made the big time. He’d always wanted to do detective work; thought it was his destiny.

Detective Work

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Police Procedural

When Dimitri Telegonus is promoted to the Serious Unsolved Crime Unit to investigate the disappearance of a beautiful blonde escort, he thinks he’s finally made the big time. He’d always wanted to do detective work; thought it was his destiny.

But things quickly start to unravel. His assigned partner is an uninterested dinosaur and when progress in the investigation is slow, the bosses threaten to pull the plug.

ISBN: 
9781921134715
Publisher: 
Xuoum
Year of Publication: 
2015

HUCKSTEPP: A Dangerous Life, John Dale

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Book Title: 
Huckstepp
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
1865084883
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Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin

Currently Reading - Huckstepp, A Dangerous Life - John Dale

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A Powerful blend of biography and the detective novel, HUCKSTEPP investigates the murder of a charismatic woman who has fascinated Australians since she first appeared on national television to accuse New South Wales detectives of shooting her boyfriend, Warren Lanfranchi, in cold blood.

Throughout her short life, Sallie-Ann Huckstepp lived a dangerous existence.  This is a true story of a woman who spoke out against corruption and murder.

The Dogs are Barking

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When a young Asian student is strangled, Nickie Taroney suspects the killer may be a cop. On the case is Terry Dedovic. There is something about him Nickie doesn't trust. Where exactly do his loyalties lie? When Nickie gets involved in a risky relationship, her suspicions are confirmed.

ISBN: 
1852426098
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Serpents Tail
Year of Publication: 
2006

Dark Angel

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Jack Buturow, employed as a bouncer in a Sydney casino, is hiding from his former life. Despite himself, he becomes involved in the investigation of the death of a friend. During his quest, he confronts Vietnamese gangsters, corrupt cops, psychotic bikers - and a woman whose life mirrors his own.

ISBN: 
1852423919
Publisher: 
Serpents Tail
Year of Publication: 
2006

Wild Life

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Author of the acclaimed crime expose, Huckstepp, John Dale Skilfully turns his pen to an intriguing blend of mystery, travel and memoir. Stunningly imagined, Dale re-creates the life and death of his grandfather. At 7a.m. on 16 May 1942 forty-year-old Harvey Malcolm was found in the front seat of his Chevrolet parked outside a young woman's house in Launceston with a bullet wound in his left temple and a .22 calibre rifle lying across his knees. Was it murder or suicide? Sixty-two years later his grandson returns to Tasmania to investigate the unsolved death.

ISBN: 
1741141710
Location: 
Tasmania
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2004