Flamingo

Second Coming, The: the passion of Joe Panther

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

'There is no god,' I told him. Then I drove the syringe up into his nostril and straight through the side of his nose.'Joe Panther is a psychotic, alcoholic, violent, substance-abusing heroin dealer. He is also, he believes, Joshua Ben Pantera, born two thousand years ago, the son of Mary and the Lord God Yaweh Himself, not dead yet, the crucified Jesus: still around, abandoned by his Father, abused by the world, and as pissed off as hell.

Sub Genre: 
Hard Boiled
Pulp
ISBN: 
0732268044
Publisher: 
Flamingo
Year of Publication: 
2000

Death of the Author

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Australian poet and academic Rick Harding has a good life, until he discovers someone is stealing his poems and publishing them under another name. Who is Jason Schwartze and why has he selected Rick as his victim? Unable to get anyone to take his distress seriously, Rick determines to track down the plagiarist poet himself. Then someone starts stalking him and his wife Mandy, and things get out of control. Suddenly a happy marriage is plunged into suspicion and paranoia - and who can you trust if not the person you love most?

ISBN: 
0732268001
Publisher: 
Flamingo
Year of Publication: 
2001

Scheherazade

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Scheherazade, according to legend, protected herself from execution for a thousand and one nights by dint of superlative storytelling. Anthony O'Neill extends this ancient tale by relating an incident from the mid ninth century, twenty years after Scheherazade's stories had saved her life. She is kidnapped from the city of Baghdad. A prophecy sends a motley crew of sailors to her rescue, but as they venture deeper into the desert, losing all sense of direction, Scheherazade must once again spin a tale to stay alive.

ISBN: 
0732268788
Publisher: 
Flamingo

Masks & Shadows

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

Alex Hanson is a respected Anglican vicar caught up in events surrounding the rape and murder of a small child. Joe Bailey is a career criminal with an interest in meditation and a gift for violence. Their lives, and the life of Tessa Bromley, a young girl who loves rabbits and dreams of flying, are about to be changed in ways that can never be recovered.

Publisher: 
Flamingo
Year of Publication: 
2000