Crime Fiction

Drawing Dead

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Dead girlfriend…check 

Alcohol problem…check 

Gambling debt…check 

Looming death…check 




Jack Andrelli is a private eye. He’s also a booze-sodden, big-mouthed, gambling addict with a death wish. 

Haunted by the suicide of his teenage girlfriend and in hock to a gangster, Jack meets a femme fatale who offers him a case that might just solve his problems once and for all. 

Sub Genre: 
Noir
ISBN: 
B076D4M2N2
Publisher: 
Fahrenheit Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Dark Angels

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The streets of Darlinghurst are dangerous. It is 1930 and razor gangs compete for domination of the turf. Leaving home isn’t optional when Gilbert Maggs’ drunken father chases him from the house with a carving knife. He quickly finds that the back streets hold dangers of their own.

ISBN: 
9781922134318
Publisher: 
Harbour Publishing House
Year of Publication: 
2018

Bittersweet

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

In the British army of 1872, corrupt young officers play games of a different kind. Their favourite is to rape young society women in their homes. The rogues make a competition out of it. The more girls the regiment savages, the more different ways they do it, the greater their merriment and cheers for the winning regiment.

ISBN: 
9780994119490
Publisher: 
Writers' Choice
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
UK
ISBN: 
9781408889541
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Raven Books
Year of Publication: 
2018

Passport to Power

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

One of Richard West's overseas students disappears. Her friends think Boon has been forced into the sex trade. They enlist Richard's help in finding Boon, who is believed to be held captive in a remote mountain resort, The Tall Oaks. The lecturer and a friend and two students are themselves captured, leaving Richard, Alex and Policewoman Rebecca Nolan to rescue them before they are disposed of. Boon is thrown into a raging torrent to drown by one of the merciless criminals.

ISBN: 
B074PSJVJW
Series: 
Richard West
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Fern Valley Conspiracy

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Forestry is dangerous work. Accidents happen. But how many accidents are too many? The teachers at Fern Valley Area School are hiding something. The school Principal has disappeared, apparently taking a rest cure in a Meditation Centre. The management of the Meditation Centre has no knowledge of him. Policewoman Barbara van Buren's brother has gone walk-about. He has taken his surfing gear and has left the job unfinished. Kingi Waitai, a Maori leader, is beaten up for talking to Richard. Then Richard disappears.

ISBN: 
9781370857760
Series: 
Richard West
Year of Publication: 
2018

The Atlantic Affair

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A loner receives instruction to collect a newly imported car and drive it to a specific street by a certain time with very precise instructions on initiating the car alarm. He follows them exactly. His last ever act. The British Prime Minister activates the Cobra room and initiates martial law. United States President Johnson sends aid in the form of two aircraft carriers plus his Presidential army headed by Thomas. After their first Sumatran tiger release, Langham and his group are attacked by paramilitaries with worrying consequences.

ISBN: 
9780994144676
Publisher: 
Lang Book Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

A Royal Murder

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The duffle bag appeared to be made from expensive silk, embossed with what Rebecca thought was Chinese calligraphy. She was in no doubt that the bag contained a body. The protruding bloodied leg was a giveaway.

ISBN: 
9781743055243
Series: 
Rebecca Keith
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
2018

The Popeye Murder

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Rebecca wondered if she was looking at an elaborate hoax. She wasn't.

Along with a dozen other journalists and food-industry celebrities, she had just witnessed the unveiling of the baked head of one of Adelaide's most celebrated chefs. The head of Leong Chew sat on a pewter platter. The cloche had just been removed, revealing Leong Chew, clearly not at his best.

ISBN: 
9781743055236
Series: 
Rebecca Keith
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
2018

Lifting

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Amy is a store detective at Cutty’s, the oldest and grandest department store in the country. She’s good at her job. She can read people and catch them. But Cutty’s is closing down. Amy has a young baby, an ailing mother, and a large mortgage. She also has a past as an activist.



ISBN: 
9781776561025
Publisher: 
Victoria University Press
Year of Publication: 
2017