Australia

Second Sight

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A fugitive in the present. A runaway in the past.

Eliza Carmody returns home to the country to work on the biggest law case of her career. The only problem is this time she’s on the ‘wrong side’ – defending a large corporation against a bushfire class action by her hometown of Kinsale.

ISBN: 
9781925596892
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2018

Evil Under the Stars

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

It was supposed to a frivolous night out. The champagne was flowing, the rugs were arranged, and the Agatha Christie Book Club had settled in to watch their favourite mystery Evil Under the Sun on the moonlit screen above. 

Yet it all comes to a crashing halt when a woman’s lifeless body is discovered lying between the jumble of picnic baskets and blankets. She has been strangled and discarded like an empty champagne bottle. 

How did no one see the killer lurking? 

How did no one hear the victim’s cries? 

Sub Genre: 
Comic
Cosy
ISBN: 
B078FXZQKL
Series: 
Agatha Christie Bookclub
Publisher: 
Larmer Media
Year of Publication: 
2017

This I Would Kill For

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Natalie King has been hired to do a psychiatric evaluation for the children’s court. A custody dispute. Not her usual territory, but now that she’s pregnant she’s happy to do a simple consult.

Turns out Jenna and Malik’s break-up is anything but simple. He claims she’s crazy and compulsive; she claims he’s been abusing their daughter Chelsea.

But what if all the claims are true? Or none? How can Natalie protect the child? And how does she work out where her concerns for Chelsea slide into her growing obsession with her own lost father?

ISBN: 
9781925603231
Series: 
Natalie King
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2018

Forgotten

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

In a single day, a simple mistake will have life-altering consequences for everyone involved.

A moment of distraction, an unlocked car and a missing baby. How on earth could this happen?

All Malia needed was a single litre of milk and now she's surrounded by police and Zach has disappeared. 

Detective Ali Greenberg knows that this is not the best case for her, not with her history - but she of all people knows what Malia is going through and what is at stake.

ISBN: 
9781760296773
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Unmourned

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Not all murder victims are mourned, but the perpetrator must always be punished ...

For Robert Church, superintendent of the Parramatta Female Factory, the most enjoyable part of his job is access to young convict women.Inmate Grace O'Leary has made it her mission to protect the women from his nocturnal visits and when Church is murdered with an awl thrust through his right eye, she becomes the chief suspect.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9780857989390
Series: 
Monsarrat Series
Publisher: 
Vintage Australia
Year of Publication: 
2017

Tom Keneally

Author Information
Keneally, Tom

Thomas Michael Keneally, AO (born 7 October 1935) is an Australian novelist, playwright and author of non-fiction. He is best known for writing Schindler's Ark, the Booker Prize-winning novel of 1982, which was inspired by the efforts of Poldek Pfefferberg, a Holocaust survivor. The book would later be adapted to Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List (1993), which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Often published under the name Tom Keneally in Australia.

Meg Keneally

Author Information
Keneally, Meg

Meg Keneally started her working life as a junior public affairs officer at the Australian Consulate-General in New York, before moving to Dublin to work as a sub-editor and freelance features writer. On returning to Australia, she joined the Daily Telegraph as a general news reporter, covering everything from courts to crime to animals' birthday parties at the zoo. She then joined Radio 2UE as a talkback radio producer. 

Colombiano

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

In Colombia you have to pick a side. Or one will be picked for you . . .

All Pedro Gutiérrez cares about is fishing, playing pool and his girlfriend Camila’s promise to sleep with him on his sixteenth birthday. But his life is ripped apart when Guerrilla soldiers callously execute his father in front of him, and he and his mother are banished from their farm.

Swearing vengeance against the five men responsible, Pedro, with his best friend Palillo, joins an illegal Paramilitary group, where he is trained to fight, kill and crush any sign of weakness.

Sub Genre: 
Thriller
ISBN: 
9780143781530
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
2017

Rusty Young

Author Information
Young, Rusty

Rusty Young (born 1975) is the Australian-born author of the international bestseller Marching Powder, the true story of an English drug smuggler in Bolivia’s notorious San Pedro Prison and the bestselling novel, Colombiano, a fact-meets-fiction revenge thriller about a Colombian boy who sets out to avenge his father’s death.

Sherlock Holmes, The Australian Casebook, ed Christopher Sequiera

Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Echo Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017