University of Queensland Press

Review - ON CRINGILA HILL, Noel Beddoe

Author Information
Book Title: 
On Cringila Hill
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780702249976
Series: 
Gordon Winter
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
New South Wales
NSW
Publisher: 
University of Queensland Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

On Cringila Hill

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When a teenage boy is killed in a targeted shooting, the events that unfold rock the lives of the migrant families of Cringila. School friends Jimmy and Piggy have witnessed the violent crime, but need to protect their fledgling drug business.

After seasoned police detective Gordon Winter is assigned the murder case, his investigations uncover long-buried secrets and an entrenched culture of loyalty and fear.

On Cringila Hill weaves a gripping story of power, racial tensions and blood ties in a once-vibrant industrial community.

ISBN: 
978 0 7022 4997 6
Location: 
Wollongong
Publisher: 
University of Queensland Press
Year of Publication: 
2014

MY ISLAND HOMICIDE - Catherine Titasey

Author Information
Book Title: 
My Island Homicide
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780702251191
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Romance
Location: 
Thursday Island
Publisher: 
University of Queensland Press
Year of Publication: 
2013

Three Crooked Kings

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

The first of two explosive investigative books – Underbelly meets the narrative storytelling of Chloe Hooper and Helen Garner

In 1949, a young Terence Murray Lewis graduated from the police academy, ready to start his career in law enforcement. Over the next four decades, he rose to the pinnacle of power as the knighted Commissioner of Police in Queensland before his spectacular downfall and imprisonment after the Fitzgerald Inquiry in the late 1980s.

ISBN: 
978-0-7022-3891-8
Publisher: 
University of Queensland Press
Year of Publication: 
2013

LUDO - Boyd Anderson

Author Information
Book Title: 
Ludo
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780702238987
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
University of Queensland Press
Year of Publication: 
2011

The Butterfly Man

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

"Today I was dangerous. I wanted to confess. I wanted to tell her stories I had held back all these years. I wanted at last to be free of the seventh of November, 1974. And I wanted to be free of today. As if in the telling, there would be a cure."

In November 1974 a young English nanny named Sandra Rivett was murdered in London's West End. Her employer, Lord Lucan, was named as her attacker. It was widely assumed he had mistaken her for his wife. Lord Lucan disappeared the night Sandra Rivett died and has never been seen since.

Special Interests: 
Lord Lucan
ISBN: 
0702235350
Location: 
Africa
London
Tasmania
Publisher: 
University of Queensland Press
Year of Publication: 
2005

Ludo

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

Sydney, 1961: Jockey McAuley is just looking for a little direction in life.  On a fast track from high school to the old school, he stumbles into the notorious Phoenix affair, a netherworld of shady deals, half truths and men with more sides than a cut diamond.

And then there's Ludo.  Glamorous, unattainable Ludo, playing everyone by her own rules.  The game changes fast, and a wink and a nod can get a capable young man anything from a gun in the face to a fortune in his kick.

ISBN: 
9780702238987
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
University of Queensland Press
Year of Publication: 
2011

The Boundary

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Winner of the 2009 David Unaipon Award

Long ago, Meston Park in Brisbane's West End marked the city's boundary. A curfew kept its Aboriginal population outside the city limits after dark.

When the park becomes the site of a multi-million dollar development, the Corrowa People vow to fight and file a native title claim. Hours after rejecting the claim, Justice Bruce Brosnan is brutally murdered.

Some believe it is the work of an ancient assassin, returned to destroy the boundary.

Special Interests: 
Indigenous Issues
ISBN: 
978-0-7022-3849-9
Location: 
Brisbane
Series: 
Miranda Eversley & Jason Matthews
Publisher: 
University of Queensland Press
Year of Publication: 
2011

THE BOUNDARY - Nicole Watson

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Boundary
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780702238499
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Special Interests: 
Indigenous Issues
Location: 
Brisbane
Publisher: 
University of Queensland Press
Year of Publication: 
2011