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Review - SECOND LIFE, S.J. Watson

Author Information
Book Title: 
Second Life
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9780857520197
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2015

The Venus Island Fetish

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

It was the eyes that drew you in. Bloodshot. Manic. Hypnotic. They had been fashioned from pearl shells smeared with red ochre, the irises blackened spirals made from cone shells. They pulled at Archie’s soul as powerfully as a vortex.

It’s 1932, and the Venus Island fetish, a ceremonial mask surrounded by thirty-two human skulls, now resides in the museum in Sydney. But young anthropologist Archie Meek, recently returned from an extended field trip to Venus Island, has noticed something amiss.

ISBN: 
9781922079305
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2014

The Snow Kimono

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

There are times in your life when something happens after which you’re never the same. It may be something direct or indirect, or something someone says to you. But whatever it is, there is no going back. And inevitably, when it happens, it happens suddenly, without warning.

Paris: 1989. Recently retired Inspector of Police Auguste Jovert receives a letter from a woman who claims to be his daughter. Two days later, a stranger comes knocking on his door.

ISBN: 
9781922182340
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2014

Medea's Curse

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Forensic psychiatrist Natalie King works with victims and perpetrators of violent crime. Women with a history of abuse, mainly. She rides a Ducati a size too big and wears a tank top a size too small. Likes men but doesn’t want to keep one. And really needs to stay on her medication.

Now she’s being stalked. Anonymous notes, threats, strangers loitering outside her house.

ISBN: 
9781922182647
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - JIGSAW MAN, Elena Forbes

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Book Title: 
Jigsaw Man
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
Series: 
Mark Tartaglia
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
London
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - CRUCIFIXION CREEK, Barry Maitland

Author Information
Book Title: 
Crucifixion Creek
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781922182456
Series: 
Harry Belltree
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Australia
Sydney
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review - CRUCIFIXION CREEK, Barry Maitland

Author Information
Book Title: 
Crucifixion Creek
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781922182456
Series: 
Harry Belltree
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Australia
Sydney
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2014

Crucifixion Creek

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Homicide detective Harry Belltree wouldn't usually be looking too hard at an elderly couple's suicide pact. Especially now, when his brother-in-law Greg has just been stabbed to death. But it seems Greg and the old couple had ties to the same man, a bent moneylender with friends in high places - and low.

Harry can't get officially involved in Greg's murder, but he suspects a link with two other mysterious deaths: his parents'. And when he goes off-grid to investigate, that's when things start to get dangerous.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9781922182456
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Harry Belltree
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review - ONE BOY MISSING, Stephen Orr

Author Information
Book Title: 
One Boy Missing
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781922147271
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
South Australia
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2014

One Boy Missing

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

It was a butcher on smoko who reported the man stashing the kid in the car boot. He didn't really know whether he'd seen anything at all, though. Maybe an abduction? Maybe just a stressed-out father.

Detective Bart Moy, newly returned to the country town where his ailing, cantankerous father still lives, finds nothing. As far as he can tell no one in Guilderton is missing a small boy. Still, he looks deeper into the butcher's story — after all, he had a son of his own once.

ISBN: 
9781922147271
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2014