Soho Press

The Fat Man's Daughter

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The year is 1937. Japan has already annexed the Chinese province of Manchuria and installed Henry Pu-Yi, the last Emperor of China, as the ruler of the new colony, renamed 'Manchuko'. Hong Kong is a vortex of intrigue as its British rulers carry on with 'the good life'.

Nineteen year old Leah Kolbe lines her eyes with kohl, covers her arms with bangles, dons a red silk dress slit up the sides and sets forth for the steamy streets of Hong Kong, the gambling dens of Macau, and beyond.

Publisher: 
Soho Press

The Souvenir

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

An early morning murder in the park of a quiet country town in Australia. Four years later, Marion must find out who killed her brother. The police, the press and ordinary people have lost interest in the case, unable to determine which of two teenage girls was the culprit. Sandra and Peta met each other while hitchhiking across Australia. They travelled together for a short time. Each accused the other of stabbing the boy in the park; each remains tarnished by suspicion, but free from prosecution.

ISBN: 
1569470650
Publisher: 
Soho Press
Year of Publication: 
1996

The Running Woman

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The latest thriller from one of Australia's top crime writers; A fair-haired woman in white is observed running from the plank bridge over rain-swollen Larapinta Creek. Not long afterward, the body of a very unpleasant 14-year-old girl is found drowned. The inhabitants of this small Australian town suspect a beautiful young newcomer, wealthy widow Gabriel Endicott, of being the running woman. Their only question seems to be whether her conduct was negligent or intentional; did she push the victim, or just fail to help her?

ISBN: 
1569471320
Publisher: 
Soho Press
Year of Publication: 
1998

Death by Demonstration

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

It's the Sixties and Australian university students are marching against the war. They are demanding the release of a conscientious objector. Somehow a peaceful demonstration turns into a riot.

A young woman student is struck down and killed. The demonstrators are blamed by an outraged public. The students accuse the police. Most people assume that somehow an unfortunate accident occurred. But was Robyn Calder's death an accident? Or was she murdered? Private detective Jefferson Shields is called upon to find the answer before the wrong person can be made a scapegoat.

ISBN: 
1569472572
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Soho Press
Year of Publication: 
2002

The Price of an Orphan

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Johnnie is a nine-year old city orphan (his mother is dead, his father in prison). He has recently been placed with Stuart and Kay Heath, a childless couple who live in the Australian outback on a cattle station which Stuart manages for its wealthy owner. Hoping for a "real" boy, they are bitterly disappointed. Johnnie is not quite the foster child they had in mind: he is "cheeky and lazy, cowardly and stubborn." So when he claims to have witnessed a murder they remind him of the boy who cried wolf.

ISBN: 
1569471959
Publisher: 
Soho Press
Year of Publication: 
2000

Hush, It's a Game

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A small girl has been locked inside the kitchen of an apartment in which her baby-sitter has been murdered.

It is Christmas week; her mother is dead, her father away on business.

No one will miss her until he returns. Can she free herself before the murderer realizes his mistake and comes back to kill her?

ISBN: 
1569472459
Publisher: 
Soho Press
Year of Publication: 
2001

Crime of Silence

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When Evan Kiley's child is kidnapped he telephones the home of the Wintons, whose daughter had been kidnapped a year earlier and returned after the ransom had been paid, and accuses Winton of complicity in the crime.

ISBN: 
156947172X
Location: 
Country NSW
Publisher: 
Soho Press
Year of Publication: 
1999

Who Are You, Linda Condrick?

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The contentious relatives living on the remote Forst sheep station are united against an interloper from Sydney who was hired to nurse old Mrs. Forst in her last illness. Now the heir, Gregory Forst, has become engaged to marry her and the others fear that they will be turned out of the valley. A bushfire rages, threatening all of their homesteads. And then, the charred body of a swagman is found. How did he die? Could he have been murdered? By the outsider, the nurse?

Who, really, is Linda Condrick?

ISBN: 
1569472580
Location: 
Country NSW
Publisher: 
Soho Press
Year of Publication: 
2003

Deep Night

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Leah Kolbe's father, a dealer in antiquities, left the business to her when he died.  Now the Japanese have occupied most of mainland China and threaten the British colony of Hong Kong where Leah lives.  When they unexpectedly invade, her fiance becomes a prisoner of war, interned under the harshest conditions with the rest of the colonialists.  She escapes to Macau, arriving there penniless after everything - including her shoes - has been stolen.

ISBN: 
9781569475300
Location: 
China
Hong Kong
Manchuria
Publisher: 
Soho Press
Year of Publication: 
2008