Hodder Headline

Saigon Tea

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When Danny Canyon was forced to flee Glasgow in a hurry, he had no idea he'd land in a Melbourne meat-works. Not that he would marry a beautiful Vietnamese refugee who would carry him off to run a bar in steamy Saigon. Nor that he would have to enlist his brother to help deal with the frighteningly business-like local Mafia. But that's how it turned out.

Saigon Tea is all about brotherly love, Francis Ford Coppola, Australian small-goods, Mexican beer, Vietnamese bar girls who aren't quite what they seem and drinking vodka in the afternoon

ISBN: 
0733615244
Location: 
Glasgow
Vietnam
Publisher: 
Hodder Headline
Year of Publication: 
2002

Five Oranges

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Frankie Canyon is happy with his quiet life in Glasgow, watching the Discovery Channel and going to the pub. He once helped his brother anny save his bar from the money-grabbing mafia of Saigon and that was enough excitement to last him a lifetime. So when Danny invites Frankie and his wife Eileen to his new home in Melbourne for a relaxing summer holiday, the Canyons can't wait to get there.

ISBN: 
0733617131
Location: 
Glasgow
Vietnam
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Hodder Headline
Year of Publication: 
2002

Sweet Time

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Freshly removed from the Catholic clergy, Douglas Fairbanks leaves Glasgow looking for a fresh start with his new wife Kirstin. What they find on arrival in Melbourne's western suburbs in 1969 is an eclectic group of fellow immigrants who all volunteer to join Douglas's scheme to set up a brand new soccer club.

ISBN: 
0733617131
Location: 
Glasgow
Vietnam
Publisher: 
Hodder Headline
Year of Publication: 
2002

The Devil's Companions

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

On Christmas Eve, three-year-old Anna Brennan disappears from a crowded church during midnight mass. She is kidnapped, believed murdered. Twenty years later, in the process of a burglary investigation, a startling piece of evidence accidentally comes to light. Could Anna still be alive? If so, who abducted her, and why? Detective Constable Greg Raine is assigned the task of solving the case and reuniting Anna with her parents. But a nightmare of treachery and murder lies ahead.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
0733619517
Publisher: 
Hodder Headline
Year of Publication: 
2005

The Walker

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Detective Briony Williams is a rookie appointed to an all-male team investigating a bizarre murder at the Anatomy School of Gresham College in Bloomsbury, and her superiors constantly make her feel left out. But a killer obsessed with following Jack the Ripper soon changes that.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
0733618979
Location: 
London
Series: 
Briony Williams
Publisher: 
Hodder Headline
Year of Publication: 
2004

The Visitor

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Following the phenomenal success of Jane R Goodall's 2004 debut novel The Walker comes the second Briony Williams, thriller The Visitor. Twin boys run away from their au pair on a trip to the Oxford countryside. They race into some woods where they see a man chopping. At first they think he is chopping wood, but what he is holding in his hand is not an axe, and the shape on the ground is not a tree. Their au pair, Sylvie, sets off to look for them...

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
0733620647
Location: 
London
Series: 
Briony Williams
Publisher: 
Hodder Headline
Year of Publication: 
2005

The Calling

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Briony Williams, is now a detective with the Chelsea CID. In the fierce English summer of 1976 the Punk movement is on the rise and chaos is the catchcry down in its heartland. Things take a darker turn when a new group Sudden Deff show up and she is drawn into a fatal game with a set of adversaries who always seem two steps ahead.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9780733619175
Location: 
London
Series: 
Briony Williams
Publisher: 
Hodder Headline
Year of Publication: 
2007

Dying for Paradise

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Crocodiles, sharks and stingers are just some of the nasties to be found on the reef. Professional gambler Jack Speerman is faced with more serious dangers. When he goes to North Queensland to collect a debt from his friend, Charlie, he is not prepared for what he finds.

ISBN: 
0340621842
Location: 
North Queensland
Publisher: 
Hodder Headline
Year of Publication: 
1995

April Fool

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Her novel, April Fool, is the first of the April Taub investigation novels, and introduces us to a seriously funny, wisecracking feisty young woman. April Taub is a Melbourne thirty-something rebel with a cause. A freelance journalist, she also has more than a passing interest in chasing Nazi war criminals. A moment of indiscretion sees her stumbling onto a nationwide conspiracy with potentially fatal consequences to herself and her organisation.

ISBN: 
0733613225
Series: 
April Taub
Publisher: 
Hodder Headline
Year of Publication: 
2001

The Lady Splash

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When amateur sleuth Cassidy Blair is given the task of trying out a beauty salon for the dancers at The Pussycat Club, it's difficult to explain why she finds herself waking up the next morning on a local beach, at sunrise, naked apart from some awkward sunburn, and a pathetic story about a lost dog.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
073362040X
Location: 
Adelaide
Series: 
Cassidy Blair
Publisher: 
Hodder Headline
Year of Publication: 
2005