2004

All Things Bright and Beautiful

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Adelaide has developed an eerie reputation for bizarre and horrific murders - even Salman Rushdie has called it a place "where things go bump in the night".

After the revelations of the so-called "bodies in the barrels" murders, in which twelve people were murdered and many of their bodies dismembered and defleshed, a British tabloid went so far as to christen Adelaide "the murder capital of the world".

ISBN: 
1405036109
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2004

Wild Life

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Author of the acclaimed crime expose, Huckstepp, John Dale Skilfully turns his pen to an intriguing blend of mystery, travel and memoir. Stunningly imagined, Dale re-creates the life and death of his grandfather. At 7a.m. on 16 May 1942 forty-year-old Harvey Malcolm was found in the front seat of his Chevrolet parked outside a young woman's house in Launceston with a bullet wound in his left temple and a .22 calibre rifle lying across his knees. Was it murder or suicide? Sixty-two years later his grandson returns to Tasmania to investigate the unsolved death.

ISBN: 
1741141710
Location: 
Tasmania
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2004

Blindside

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

This raunchy page-turner features Shaun McCreadie, a young police detective who finds himself on the wrong side of the law and implicated in a brutal home invasion. When McCreadie is released from jail 11 years later he is determined to discover the nature of the crime that put him away. Armed with $2.8 million in ill-gotten gains and his police street smarts, McCreadie grapples with murderous former accomplices, corrupt old cop buddies, and the seductive wife of a prominent lawyer in his quest to find answers.

Sub Genre: 
Hard Boiled
ISBN: 
1741142067
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2004

The Phillip Island Murder

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

The discovery of the body of Beth Barnard, a popular, lively, attractive 23-year-old, on the floor of the bedroom in the island farmhouse where she lived, began a murder investigation and rocked a peaceful community.

ISBN: 
1877029815
Publisher: 
Pennon Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2004

No Trace

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Within an unconventional artists' neighbourhood centred on Northcote Square in London, Detective Chief Inspector David Brock and Detective Sergeant Kathy Kolla engage in their most compelling case yet.

They need to find missing six-year-old Tracey Rudd, the third child to be abducted in similar circumstances in recent weeks. Tracey is the daughter of the notorious contemporary artist Gabriel Rudd, best known for a grotesque work called Dead Puppies'.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9781741144703
Location: 
London
Series: 
Brock & Kolla
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2004

The Happiness Punch

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Cassidy still has a Visa debt, a crazy pet parrot and a penchant for expensive underwear. And she still has the gorgeous Sam Tasker (he of the tall, dark and dropdead handsome looks) - although Sam appears to have lost her phone number.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
0733619568
Location: 
Adelaide
Series: 
Cassidy Blair
Publisher: 
Hodder Headline
Year of Publication: 
2004

Covet

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Eighteen months after her ordeal at the hands of the sadistic 'Stiletto Murderer', fashion model and forensic psychology student Makedde Vanderwall must confront her demons when she returns to Sydney for the trial. But just as the verdict is handed down, the unthinkable happens -- the killer makes a daring escape, aided and abetted by a twisted accomplice that no one suspected ...

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
0732276721
Location: 
Australia
Series: 
Makedee Vanderwall
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2004

Static

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Morton and Gardner return in a gripping crime thriller.

While the detectives are investigating the devastating murders of two female cops, a third is gunned down in her own home - in front of her family.

Her killer...?

Greg Waller - a 15-year-old schoolboy. His prints are on the weapon and the family who witnessed the cold-blooded murder can testify against him but he still claims his innocence.

To complicate matters, Greg is Detective Gardner's nephew, and his reappearance in her life brings her back in contact with her estranged sister, Jenny.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
1920884696
Series: 
John Morton
Regina Gardner
Publisher: 
Zeus Publications
Year of Publication: 
2004