Penguin

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

Line of Sight

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

When a brothel madam is shot on a Perth golf course in 1975 it should be a routine murder enquiry. But it isn't. In fact there's barely an investigation at all, and Superintendent Swann thinks he knows why. Heroin is the new drug in town and the money is finding its way into some very respectable hands.

Special Interests: 
Based on True Events
ISBN: 
9780670073740
Location: 
Perth
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2010

The Pericles Commission

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Athens, 461BC.  A dead man falls from the sky, landing at the feet of a surprised Nicolaos.

It doesn't normally rain corpses.  This one is the politician Ephialtes, who only days before had turned Athens into a democracy.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
Special Interests: 
Ancient Greece
ISBN: 
9780143205913
Location: 
Ancient Greece
Athens
Series: 
Nicolaos
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2010

The Ghost of Waterloo

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

The young settlement is shaken by a daring bank robbery and a spate of murders.  At the Governor's command, Nicodemus Dunne – a disgraced London thief-taker who is now the Running Patterer, a news-hawker roaming the streets of Sydney – sets out to discover the truth.

The evidence points – amazingly – to none other than Napoleon Bonaparte!

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781921518485
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Nicodemus Dunne
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2011

Death and the Running Patterer

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

Sydney, 1828.  All is not well.  One of the convict colony's soldiers has been murdered and Governor Ralph Darling is not pleased.

Reluctantly, he turns to Nicodemus Dunne for help.  Dunne, a fallen Bow Street Runner now transported to Australia, makes his living as a running patterer, hawking news on the dusty streets.  Only he has the detective skills required to chase down the ritual killer and stop the ever-bewildering series of gruesome murders that follow the first.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
978-1-921518-25-6
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Nicodemus Dunne
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2009

THE RINGMASTER - Vanda Symon

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Ringmaster
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780143008347
Series: 
Sam Shephard
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2008

OVERKILL - Vanda Symon

Author Information
Book Title: 
Overkill
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780143006857
Series: 
Sam Shephard
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2007