2004

Black Tide

Category: 
Crime Fiction

Jack Irish - gambler, lawyer, finder of missing people - is recovering from a foray into the criminal underworld when he agrees to look for the missing son of Des Connors, the last living link to Jack's father. It's an offer he soon regrets.

As Jack begins his search, he discovers that prodigal sons sometimes go missing for a reason. Gary Connors was a man with something to hide, and his trail leads Jack to millionaire and political kingmaker Steven Levesque, a man harboring a deep and deadly secret.

Special Interests: 
Lawyers
ISBN: 
1920885137
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Jack Irish
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2004

Payback!

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Ruth Cogan’s amazing life on the Atherton Tablelands of Far North Queensland is filled with tragedy after her husband is killed and her son dies from a drug overdose. From stolen gold to the murder of young aboriginals, this dramatic story climaxes with Ruth and her two friends pursuing drug dealers to Sydney. Whilst the book is fiction, it has a ring of truth that can happen anywhere at any time!

Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
ISBN: 
1920899902
Location: 
Queensland
Publisher: 
Zeus Publications
Year of Publication: 
2004

The Ambulance Chaser

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Insurance companies exist to help you. Changes to insurance law are only about making things fairer.

Politicians are competent, hard working and devoted to public service. If you believe any of the above, you've never lived in the real world.

ISBN: 
1405035986
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2004

The Pyjama Girl Mystery

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

The Pyjama Girl was an unknown woman, found dumped by a road near Albury in 1934.  She had been brutally murdered.  Who she was, and who killed her, became Australia's great unsolved crime for decades.

The body was preserved in formalin, her image circulated around the world.  The mystery fascinated the nation and, for some, became an obsession

Ten years later, the body was identified and a man was convicted of her manslaughter.  The case, it seemed, was neatly solved.

ISBN: 
1920769366
Publisher: 
Scribe
Year of Publication: 
2004

Leadbelly

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Another day, another underworld funeral. In Melbourne, generations of gangsters have lived and died by the creed "We catch and kill our own". But now the violence bubbling under the surface has spilled into open war on the streets.

This is the story of the gangsters, the hitmen and the police who deal with them in the deadliest game of all.

ISBN: 
0975231804
Publisher: 
Sly Ink
Year of Publication: 
2004

Joe Cinque's Consolation

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

In October 1997, a clever young law student at ANU made a bizarre plan to murder her devoted boyfriend after a dinner party at their house. Some of the dinner guests - most of them university students - had heard rumours of the plan. Nobody warned Joe Cinque. He died one Sunday, in his own bed, of a massive dose of Rohypnol and heroin.His girlfriend and her best friend were charged with murder.

ISBN: 
0330364979
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2004

The Gatton Murders

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Boxing Day, 1898. Three members of the Murphy family - Michael, Ellen and Norah - are returning to the family farm after a trip into Gatton, a small Queensland town. On a deserted, moonlit road a few miles out of town they are ambushed. Their horse is shot and the Murphys, all aged in their twenties, are taken to a remote paddock where they are bludgeoned and shot, and the women brutally raped.

ISBN: 
140503749
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2004

Shotgun City

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Award-winning crime journalist Paul Anderson, author of the bestselling 'Dirty Dozen', takes you through the chilling criminal slayings that have shocked, and continue to shock Melbourne, linking the players and events that make up Melbourne's underworld crime scene.

ISBN: 
1740662105
Publisher: 
Hardie Grant
Year of Publication: 
2004

Bound by Blood

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Why would a 17-year-old youth be driven to bash, dismember and mutilate the body of the 68-year-old former Mayor of Wollongong? Mark Valera stripped the victim, stuck pins into his eyes and kicked and beat the corpse for several hours before discarding his own clothes for those of the dead man's. Two weeks earlier, the body of a 60-year-old shopkeeper was discovered in his suburban Wollongong home, his severed head jammed in the kitchen sink. Again, Valera's handiwork.

ISBN: 
1741141761
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2004