Australia

The Arsonist

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime
Non-Fiction

On the scorching February day in 2009 that became known as Black Saturday, a man lit two fires in Victoria's Latrobe Valley, then sat on the roof of his house to watch the inferno. In the Valley, where the rates of crime were the highest in the state, more than thirty people were known to police as firebugs. But the detectives soon found themselves on the trail of a man they didn't know.

ISBN: 
B07DV7J5BH
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2018

Preservation

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

On a beach not far from the isolated settlement of Sydney in 1797, a fishing boat picks up three shipwreck survivors, distressed and terribly injured. They have walked hundreds of miles across a landscape whose features—and inhabitants—they have no way of comprehending. They have lost fourteen companions along the way. Their accounts of the ordeal are evasive.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781925773125
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2018

The Lost Man

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The man lay still in the centre of a dusty grave under a monstrous sky.

Two brothers meet at the border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of outback Queensland.

They are at the stockman's grave, a landmark so old, no one can remember who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last chance for their middle brother, Cameron.

ISBN: 
9781743549100
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan
Year of Publication: 
2018

The Lost Man by Jane Harper

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Lost Man
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781743549100
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan
Year of Publication: 
2018

Under the Cold Bright Lights, Garry Disher

Author Information
Book Title: 
Under the Cold Bright Lights
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925498882
Series: 
Alan Auhl
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

Heaven Sent

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
New Zealand
United Kingdom
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Detective Sergeant Philip ‘Cato’ Kwong is light on sleep but high on happiness with his new wife Sharon Wang and their baby girl. But contentment is not compatible with life in the Job, and soon a series of murders of Fremantle’s homeless people gets in the way of Cato’s newfound bliss. As New Wave journalist Norman Lip flirts online with the killer, it becomes apparent that these murders are personal — every death is bringing the killer one step closer to Cato. 

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9781925591798
Location: 
Western Australia
Series: 
Cato Kwong
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2018

My Name is Revenge

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

My Name Is Revenge is in two parts. There is a novella, and an essay reflecting on the historic events that inspired that novella, and meditating also on how history can inform fiction. In the essay the writer says she hopes everything she writes will ‘arouse curiosity’. Both the novella and the essay do just that, and also much, much more. Both pieces are informed by a passion to express the haunting of almost unimaginable historical crimes, and the tragic shapes that vengeance for those crimes can take.

Sub Genre: 
Novella
Year of Publication: 
2018

Ashley Kalagian Blunt

Author Information
Blunt, Ashley Kalagian

Ashley Kalagian Blunt has written for Griffith ReviewMcSweeney’s and Right Now. Her travel memoir, The Pomegranate’s Daughter, was awarded a 2015 Varuna Publisher Introduction Fellowship. She teaches writing and public speaking, and has lived and worked in Canada, Peru, Mexico and South Korea.

Man at the Window

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

An atmospheric crime novel with a burning moral dilemma at its heart.

When a boarding master at an exclusive boys’ school is shot dead, it is deemed accidental. A lazy and usually drunk detective is sent to write up the report. Cardilini unexpectedly does not cooperate, as he becomes riled by the privileged arrogance of those at the school. He used to have instincts. Perhaps he should follow them now…

Sub Genre: 
Historical
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9781760683306
Location: 
Western Australia
Series: 
Detective Cardilini
Publisher: 
Echo Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2018

Evil Under the Stars, C.A. Larmer

Author Information
Book Title: 
Evil Under The Stars
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
B078FXZQKL
Series: 
Agatha Christie Bookclub
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Comic
Cosy
Publisher: 
Larmer Media
Year of Publication: 
2017