Penguin

The Fortunes of Mary Fortune

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Non-Fiction

"To fall asleep and dream deams that change as quickly as the forms in an unsteady kaleidoscope, and to awaken with a bewildered feeling that you are not yourself but having changed places with some other identity, must be a sensation akin to that I experienced when I opened my eyes in the morning after my first sleep on the diggings."

Sub Genre: 
History
Special Interests: 
Women's Crime Writing
History of Crime Writing
ISBN: 
0140123024
Location: 
Australia
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
1989

Bloody Relations

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

It can take years for love to turn to murderous hate - or it can happen overnight.

What drives a man or a woman to commit the ultimate betrayal - to take the life of a parent, a child, a sibling, a lover?

BLOODY RELATIONS is an unflinching exploration of fourteen well known and not so well known murder-in-the-family cases.  Taking readers inside the life and mind of both killer and victim, John Kerr unfolds the gripping stories behind some of Australia's most sensational and shocking crimes.

ISBN: 
0143005499
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2007

Lost

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb About the Book

On a cold London night, homicide detective Vincent Ruiz is fished out of the Thames with a bullet in his leg and an even bigger hole in his memory. He has no recollection of the shooting or how he finished in the river.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
0316728691
Location: 
United Kingdom
Series: 
Vincent Ruiz
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2005

Overkill

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

Blurb from the book

When the body of a young mother is found washed up on the banks of the Mataura River, a small rural community is rocked by her tragic suicide.

But all is not what it seems.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9780143006857
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Sam Shephard
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2007

The Ringmaster

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

Blurb from the book

Death is stalking the southern South Island. And what role does the visiting Darling Brothers Circus have to play?

Sam Shephard is on the bottom rung of detective training in Dunedin, and her boss makes sure she knows it. She gets involved in her first homicide investigation there when a university student is murdered in the Botanic Gardens. Sam soon discovers this is not an isolated incident. There is the chilling prospect of a predator loose in Dunedin.

Is the murdered in the circus or closer to home?

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9780143008347
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Sam Shephard
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2008

Containment

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

Blurb from the book

Detective Constable Sam Shephard knows first-hand the desperation of the scavengers - she's got the scars to prove it.

Plus a skull in the sand.

And a body pulled from the ocean.

The undercurrents from one morning's madness are far-reaching.  Who else will be caught in the backwahs?  Can Sam stem the tide?

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9780143202295
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
Sam Shephard
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2009

Slaughter Falls

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

Blurb from the Book

When Anna Markunas comes to Brisbane to watch a rugby test, two members of her tour party die sudden, violent deaths. Anna tries to track down the elusive family of one man, but each discovery about his past leads her further into the dark world of Queensland's corrupt underbelly. Soon Anna is running for her life – she has discovered the secrets of those who will stop at nothing to silence her.

ISBN: 
9780143203995
Location: 
Brisbane
Series: 
Anna Markunas
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2010

Cut & Run

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

Blurb from the Book

When a rugby star who began life on the streets is murdered in the arms of a beautiful celebrity, it seems to be an open-and-shut case of a drug deal gone wrong but Anna Markunas, legal researcher for the prime suspect's defence team, begins to uncover a far more sinister truth - one that could ultimately destroy her.

ISBN: 
978-0-14-320469
Series: 
Anna Markunas
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2009