Australia

Beneath the Skin

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime

I’m coming for you. This time, it’s forever…’

Flying Doctor Elly Lavender has spent years on the run from a violent stalker. Her obsessive former patient will do anything and threaten anyone in his campaign to force her to love him. When her most recent cover is blown, she runs for help to the childhood friend she could never get out of her mind — outback cop Adam Jepson.

Sub Genre: 
Romantic Suspense
Publisher: 
Harlequin

Melissa James

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James, Melissa

Sydneysider Melissa James is a former nurse and has worked as a waitress, store assistant, and perfume and chocolate demonstrator. A highly successful Mills & Boon author, Melissa has over 20 romance titles published. Four of these were romantic suspense with Silhouette Intimate Moments (two of which won Romantic Times Top Picks). Under the name Lisa Chaplin, Melissa writes Napoleonic and ancient historical fiction. 

The Assassin on the Bangkok Express

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A fast-paced international thriller by top Melbourne author of fiction and non-fiction, Roland Perry. This is a sequel to Perry’s first book titled The Honourable Assassin (2015) in a new series of thrillers that incorporate actual events, criminal organisations and key figures in the underworld of Asia as they play out globally, involving international law enforcement and intelligence operations.

ISBN: 
9780987381385
Series: 
The Honourable Assassin
Publisher: 
Wild Dingo Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Swan Island Connection

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Bobby lay curled like a seahorse, like a puppy… red marks round his throat… facing Swan Island.

The local senior constable, Chris Blackie and his deputy Anthea Merritt, expect the murder investigation to be handled by Geelong-baseddetectives from the Criminal Investigation Unit. But they’re blind-sided by the interest personnel from the secret military training base on Swan Island take in the case, strongly suspecting that the Detective Inspector may be taking direction from them.

Location: 
Queenscliff
Series: 
Chris Blackie
Sea Change Mysteries
Anthea Merritt
Publisher: 
For Pity Sake Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - The Secrets She Keeps, Michael Robotham

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Book Title: 
The Secrets She Keeps
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780733638015
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - Wimmera, Mark Brandi

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Book Title: 
Wimmera
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780733638459
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Wimmera
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2017

BOOK REVIEW - THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS, Michael Robotham

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Book Title: 
The Secrets She Keeps
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780733638015
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime
Sub Genre: 
Dramatic Thriller
Location: 
United Kingdom
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2017

She Be Damned

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

London, 1863: Women in Waterloo are turning up dead, their sexual organs mutilated and removed. When another girl goes missing, fears grow that the killer may have claimed their latest victim.

The police are at a loss and so it falls to courtesan and professional detective, Heloise Chancey, to investigate.

With the assistance of her trusty Chinese maid, Amah Li Leen, Heloise inches closer to the truth. But when Amah is implicated in the brutal plot, Heloise must reconsider who she can trust, before the killer strikes again.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781921997884
Series: 
Heloise Chancey
Publisher: 
Pantera Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

M.J. Tjia

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Tjia, M.J.

M.J. Tjia has a PhD in Creative Writing and Literary Studes. Her novella The Fish Girl won Seizure's Viva la Novella, 2017.

She has been shortlisted for the Josephine Ulrick Short Story Prize, Overland's Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize, Fish Short Story Prize, and the Luke Bitmead Bursary and longlisted for the CWA daggar awards. Her work has appeared in Review of Australian Fiction, Rex, Peril and Shibboleth and Other Stories.

The Lone Child

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Domestic Noir

Neve Ayres has always been so careful. Since her mother’s death when Neve was seven, she’s learned to look after herself and to keep her cards close. But now her deliberately constructed world has collapsed: her partner’s left her when she was eight months pregnant. And so, alone with her newborn son, she’s retreated to her cliff-top holiday house in coastal Flinders.

There, another child comes into her life. 

ISBN: 
9780670077748
Publisher: 
Penguin Random House
Year of Publication: 
2017