Australia

Review - A Dangerous Language, Sulari Gentill

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Book Title: 
A Dangerous Language
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781921997662
Series: 
Rowland Sinclair
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
Sydney
Canberra
Publisher: 
Pantera Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - The Twentieth Man by Tony Jones

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Book Title: 
The Twentieth Man
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781760295004
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Location: 
Sydney
Austria
Yugoslavia
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Forger's Wife

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

John Lang was Australia's first locally born novelist, publishing early work in Sydney in the 1840s and going on to write several bestsellers. The Forger's Wife (1856) is a lively adventure novel, set in an unruly colonial Sydney where everyone is on the make. The forger's wife is a young woman who follows her rakish husband out to Australia and struggles to survive as her marriage falls apart. She soon meets detective George Flower, a powerful man with a cavalier sense of justice and retribution.

ISBN: 
9780987625304
Series: 
Colonial Australian Popular Fiction
Publisher: 
Grattan Street Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

John Lang

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Lang, John

John Lang (1816-1864) was the first Australian-born novelist, often lauded as the first known writer of detective fiction in the Anglophone world. He is best known for his collection of short stories in Botany Bay: True Tales of Early Australia (1859) and for his career as a barrister. His grandfather was transported to Australia in the First Fleet for stealing eight silver spoons.

On The Java Ridge

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Amid the furious ocean there was no human sound on deck: some people standing, watching the wave, but no one capable of words. On the Java Ridge, skipper Isi Natoli and a group of Australian surf tourists are anchored beside an idyllic reef off the Indonesian island of Dana. In the Canberra office of Cassius Calvert, Minister for Border Integrity, a Federal election looms and (not coincidentally) a hardline new policy is being announced regarding maritime assistance to asylum-seeker vessels in distress.A few kilometres away from Dana, the Takalar is having engine trouble.

ISBN: 
9781925498394
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - Holy Death, Peter Mulraney

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Book Title: 
Holy Death
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
B01ICV8B4A
Series: 
Inspector West
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Year of Publication: 
2016

Soon

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

An almost deserted town in the middle of nowhere, Nebulah's days of mining and farming prosperity - if they ever truly existed - are long gone. These days even the name on the road sign into town has been removed. Yet for Pete, an ex-policeman, Milly, Li and a small band of others, it's the only place they have ever felt at home.

ISBN: 
9780995409804
Publisher: 
Transit Lounge
Year of Publication: 
2017

Lois Murphy

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Murphy, Lois

Lois Murphy has travelled widely, most recently spending six years exploring Australia in a homemade 4WD truck, workling mainly in small or remote towns, before settling in Darwin for a number of years. She has won a handful of prizes for her writing, including the Northern Territory Literary Award and the Sisters in Crime Best New Talent prize. 

Review - The Swan Island Connection, Dorothy Johnston

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Book Title: 
The Swan Island Connection
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Series: 
Chris Blackie
Sea Change Mysteries
Anthea Merritt
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Queenscliff
Publisher: 
For Pity Sake Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - Planet Jackson, Brad Norington

Author Information
Book Title: 
Planet Jackson
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780522870336
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2016