2004

Rage

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

In some ways Ben is just like a lot of other guys in his college. He's kind of quiet, likes movies and books and spends most of his time by himself or in the library. He's a little awkward around girls, but he keeps trying and hoping that someday soon he'll find the love of his life. No luck so far, though.

ISBN: 
084395311X
Year of Publication: 
2004

Murder @ Work

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

Christine Chamberlain doesn't want much from life: a steady job, a baby and a Fields Medal. Her boss, however, wants money and he is willing to do anything to get his way, even if it means getting Christine involved in a project that not only jeopardises her dreams, but might also put her in danger.

When Christine complains to her colleagues, they joke about killing the boss to solve the problem. They discuss the murder by email. Almost everybody has an obvious motive to get rid of the boss from hell... and a few hidden ones they don't share.

ISBN: 
1877161330
Publisher: 
Echelon Press
Year of Publication: 
2004

Vanished

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

Sophie Graham is tired of life, with only a bleak future in a deadbeat bar job ahead of her. So when her childhood enemy, the glamorous Electra Jordan, strides into the bar with her father, Sophie decides to avoid the truth. She announces that she is a private investigator.

Months later she is asked to visit Mr Jordan's plush home. It seems that Electra has vanished and he would like to employ Sophie's investigative "skills".

ISBN: 
0330493868
Publisher: 
Pan
Year of Publication: 
2004

The Smoking Room

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

It all began one morning in the smoking room of the Department of Health and Welfare. That was where happily married Jack met the lovely Grace. At first smoking was all they had in common. But soon they were sharing a lot more. Love, as well as cigarette smoke, was in the air.But when Miriam, Jack's wife, began to suspect that his feelings had changed, everything became a lot more dangerous. Because Miriam was a woman who liked to get her own way, and this time she was playing to win.

ISBN: 
1904301460
Publisher: 
New Island Books
Year of Publication: 
2004

Collins Street Whores

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

After years of study and hard work, the strikingly beautiful Carmen Minelli finally achieves her dream of attaining a senior position with the most respected stockbroker in the land - J.D. Ford & Co.

Special Interests: 
Finance
Stockbroking
ISBN: 
1877059870
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Sid Harta
Year of Publication: 
2004

A Hand In the Bush

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

In the heady days of the seventies, and at the tender age of nineteen, Decca Brand experimented with what was on offer - sex, drugs and intrigue. Far too much intrigue, it turns out, and of a sort that spells murder. Fast forward nearly thirty years and Decca is confronted by dangerous figures from her past. Not only that, the stunning psychologist and divorcee has a blind date lined up with a married man. And then things start to get complicated.

Sub Genre: 
Amateur Detective
ISBN: 
1877008966
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2004

Crime Fiction, 1800-2000: Detection, Death, Diversity

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

Stephen Knight's book is a full analytic survey of crime fiction from its origins in the nineteenth century to the most recent developments. Knight explains how and why the various forms of the genre evolved, explores major authors and movements, and argues that the genre as a whole has three parts: the early development of Detection, the growing emphasis on Death, and the modern celebration of Diversity.

ISBN: 
0333791797
Publisher: 
Palgrave Macmillan
Year of Publication: 
2004

Degrees of Connection

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Once again Scobie Malone and Ron Clements delve into the dark side of Sydney and bring us a story as fresh as this morning's headlines. From Sylvania Waters to Rooty Hill to harbourside penthouses, they negotiate a lethal world of corporate crime, dodgy deals and some very unorthodox business practices.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
0732276314
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Scobie Malone
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2004

Until Death

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

In a war-torn African country, a mercenary slits the throat of a young native girl.

Fourteen years later and half a world away in Sydney, Libby Daniels staggers out of bed in her parents' harbourside home to see two men crouched over her mother's battered body. Already in shock, she hears them say 'Libby killed her'.

Terrified, she flees to Brisbane, where she hopes to find help from the grandfather she hasn't seen for years. Brutally mugged on the city streets, she takes refuge on the doorstep of Conor Martin, a man with his own horrifying secrets.

ISBN: 
0330421484
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2004

A Good Murder

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A satire on life in small-town Australia, this clever murder mystery introduces William Power - actor, raconteur, and Shakespearean impresario. In 1942, with war raging in Europe and the Pacific, the Japanese army is on Australia's doorstep, and the small coastal Queensland town of Maryborough is on full alert. They are not, however, prepared for the arrival of a troupe of incompetent actors whose unjustifiably self-confident leader is determined to bring his daring production of Titus Andronicus to the rural barbarians.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
Special Interests: 
Theatre
ISBN: 
1920769250
Location: 
Country QLD
Series: 
William Power
Publisher: 
Scribe
Year of Publication: 
2004