Leah Giarratano

IF I TELL YOU... I'LL HAVE TO KILL YOU - Michael Robotham (editor)

Categorisation
Category: 
Non-Fiction
Crime
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2013

CR - If I Tell You.....

This is a seriously brilliant idea this book, one that I'm really pleased to see close to out and about.  (Dislaimer: I was recently invited to join ACWA's committee. A long time after this book was conceived and developed.)

From the Blurb:

Crime fiction is the single most popular genre in international publishing and Australia has some of the finest practitioners when it comes to walking the mean streets and nailing the bad guys.

If I Tell You ... I'll Have to Kill You

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Crime fiction is the single most popular genre in international publishing and Australia has some of the finest practitioners when it comes to walking the mean streets and nailing the bad guys.

Whether you're a fan of crime fiction, true crime or a would-be crime writer, this collection of essays will provide laughter, understanding, insight, ideas, advice and hopefully some inspiration. Learn about Shane Maloney's near-death experience in a freezer, Leigh Redhead's adventures as a stripper and Tara Moss taking a polygraph test to prove her doubters wrong.

Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
ISBN: 
9781743313480
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2013

Vodka Doesn't Freeze

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

When a middle-aged man is brutally murdered in the dunes overlooking a children's pool, it's immediately clear to Sergeant Jill Jackson that this was no ordinary victim:  someone has stopped a dangerous paeodophile in his tracks.  Knowing first-hand the impact of such men on their prey, Jill is ambivalent about pursing the killer, but when more men die - all known to the police as child sex offenders - she is forced to face the fact that a serial killer is on the loose.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Special Interests: 
Victim Impact
ISBN: 
9781863255837
Location: 
Australia
Series: 
Jill Jackson
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
2007

Black Ice

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Beautiful People can do Terrible Things.

A mother out of gaol, hell-bent on vengeance, desperate to be reunited with her son.

An ambitious cop trying to bust a Sydney drug cartel.

A glamorous society couple living the high life - he's a successful lawyer, she's a model.  He's also feeding her growing cocaine and ice habit.

When Detective Sergeant Jill Jackson goes undercover to investigate Sydney's drug lords, these worlds collide.  Soon people are going to get hurt.
 

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Special Interests: 
Victim Impact
ISBN: 
9781741668094
Location: 
Australia
Series: 
Jill Jackson
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
2009

Watch the World Burn

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Miriam Caine is dining with her son in an up-market restaurant when she bursts into flames.

The restaurant's manager, ex-cop Troy Berrigan, is first to Miriam's aid, but she later dies of her injuries.  When police find accelerants on the victim, attention is turned to their whistleblowing former colleague, the only person close enough to have set her on fire.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Psychological Suspense
Special Interests: 
Victim Impact
ISBN: 
9781741668148
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Jill Jackson
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
2010

Top Ten(s) of 2010

Having just posted my top 10 (with wiggle room) on 4MA - I thought I'd repeat it here.  Mind you, it's a thankless task having to pick an arbitrary number out of all the great books I've been lucky enough to read this year....

WATCH THE WORLD BURN - Leah Giarratano

Author Information
Book Title: 
Watch the World Burn
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781741668148
Series: 
Jill Jackson
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Special Interests: 
Victim Impact
Location: 
Australia
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
2009

Currently Reading - Watch the World Burn, Leah Giarratano

Author Name: 

The fourth book in the Jill Jackson series, Watch the World Burn covers the subject matter that I've been hoping Leah would get to - psychopathic behaviour.  (Each of the books has a particular subject matter).

From the Blurb:

Miriam Caine is dining with her son in an up-market restaurant when she bursts into flame.

Opening Lines:

Thursday, 25 November 8pm   At eight pm, Troy Berrigan knew everything was going perfectly. 

And then the screaming began.