Australia

The Coves

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

San Francisco, 1849: a place gripped by gold fever, swarming with desperate men come to seek their fortune. Among them are former convicts, Australians quick to seize control in a town without masters, a town for the taking. Into this world steps an Australian boy in search of his mother. Just twelve years old, and all alone in a time of opportunism, loyalty and violent betrayal, Samuel Bellamy must learn to become one of the Sydney Coves if he is to survive. 

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781925591279
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2018

Ice Hunters

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

In the blink of an eye, a fisherman's idyllic vacation turns into a terrifying struggle for survival. One moment he is fly fishing a remote river in the icy mountains of New Zealand and the next, he finds himself on the wrong end of a manhunt.

As he tries to contend with starvation and the harsh and uncompromising wilderness, the fisherman must also deal with killers on his trail and the turmoil within his malnourished and frightened mind.

ISBN: 
B072BJ9GNV
Year of Publication: 
2017

Neil Roberts

Author Information
Roberts, Neil

I grew up in a working class suburb of Melbourne, Australia. In high school (for the odd times I was in attendance and not truant on a fishing or camping expedition) my favourite subject was English, only marginally ahead of Geography. After leaving school and completing a trade in the building industry I guess Geography eventually won out, for I succumbed to the lure of the ocean and travel - which saw the next twenty years spent with the Royal Australian Navy. 

The Barrier

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

War, disease, biotechnology and religion intertwine in a gripping near-future thriller.

Twenty years ago an Ebola epidemic brought the world to the edge of oblivion. The West won the war, the East was isolated behind a wall, and a vaccine against Ebola was developed. Peace prevailed. Now Agent Noah Williams is being sent over the barrier to investigate a rogue scientist who risks releasing another plague. But why would a once-respected academic threaten the enforced vaccination program that ensures humans are no longer an endangered species? 

ISBN: 
9781925481

Shankari Chandran

Author Information
Chandran, Shankari

Shankari Chandran is a dystopic thriller writer and a lawyer.

Shankari worked in the social justice field for a decade in London. She was responsible for projects in over 30 countries ranging from ensuring representation for detainees in Guantanamo Bay to training lawyers in Rwanda to advising UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown. 

Her work helped her understand the role and limitations of international humanitarian law in conflicts. It also showed her what happens to society when governments subvert civil liberties. These issues form major themes in her writing.

Black Mountain

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Determined to uncover the truth behind her brother's sudden death, a young woman returns to the haunting landscape of her youth to confront the town she thought she'd left behind and the secrets they'd rather stay hidden.

'Black Mountain is a deftly written novella- effortlessly building tension as it draws the reader in. Simultaneously delicate and visceral, this is a compelling work.' Judges' Citation, Shortlisted Seizure Viva la Novella IV

Sub Genre: 
Novella
ISBN: 
9781760413668
Publisher: 
Ginninderra Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Scrublands by Chris Hammer

Author Information
Book Title: 
Scrublands
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781760632984
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Rural Crime
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2018

Beautiful Revolutionary

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

The thrilling new novel inspired by Jim Jones’s Peoples Temple from the author of The Love of a Bad Man.

Following her conscientious-objector husband Lenny to the rural Eden of Evergreen Valley, California, Evelyn wants to be happy with their new life. Yet as the world is rocked by warfare and political assassinations, by racial discrimination and social upheaval, she finds herself disillusioned with Lenny’s passive ways — and anxious for a saviour.

Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2018