Joy Dettman

July on AustCrimeFiction

July on AustCrime, and another busy month of reading and reviewing. It could very well be that I'm out of sync with these postings again. Who knows.

Read / To be Reviewed:

Certain Admissions, Gideon Haigh (Aust / True Crime)

Review - The Silent Inheritance, Joy Dettman

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Silent Inheritance
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781743540145
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime
Sub Genre: 
Drama
Location: 
VIC
Australia
Publisher: 
Macmillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Silent Inheritance

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Sarah Carter, mother of twelve-year-old Marni, is raising her daughter alone in a small granny flat in suburban Melbourne. A serial killer, dubbed 'The Freeway Killer', is headline news and when Marni's classmate is abducted from the mall where Sarah and Marni shop, their city no longer feels safe.

Detective Ross Hunter's investigation into the abduction leads him to dead ends - until an unrelated incident sends him to the door of Freddy Adam-Jones, an unscrupulous barrister, who is guarding a secret that could ruin his life.

ISBN: 
9781743540145
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - The Silent Inheritance by Joy Dettman

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Silent Inheritance
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781743540145
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan
Year of Publication: 
2016

Keeping up with the 2015 Davitt Awards - Adult Fiction

Because I'm a glutton for punishment, let's add the 2015 Davitt's Award to the upcoming TBR Mountain Range - this time Adult Fiction.

First up - ADULT FICTION :)

One Sunday

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Early one Sunday, the town of Molliston wakes to the news that a young bride is dead.

The year is 1929. The Great War with Germany has been fought and won, but at an immense cost to the small community. Death is too familiar here. So many sons were lost. So many daughters would never be wives; so many grandchildren would never be born. Racial hatred is like a bushfire in the belly of some.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
140503694X
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2005

Mallawindy

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Ann Burton was born on a river bank the night her father tried to burn their house down. Six years later her sister Liza disappears while they are staying at their uncle's property. What Ann sees that day robs her of her memory and her speech. Ann escapes her anguished childhood, finding love and a new life away from Mallawindy. But there is no escape from the Burton family and its dark secrets. Ann must return to Mallawindy and confront the past if she is ever to be free.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
0330361465
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
1999