2004

Ruddy Gore

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book:

Put the delectable Phryne Fisher and one of the more preposterous Gilbert & Sullivan shows on stage together the result is another fantastic read of 1920s life, crime and dresses.

The glorious Phryne Fisher returns to the spotlight in her seventh adventure.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
Historical
ISBN: 
9781865088808
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Phyrne Fisher
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1995
2004

Queen of the Flowers

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book:

The utterly delightful Phryne Fisher makes her very welcome appearance as St Kilda's Queen of the Flowers. But when a body washes up on the beach, she must leave the carnival and find the killer. This is the fourteenth seductive installment in the classic Phryne Fisher whodunnit series.

With more than a dash of glamour and serious helpings of style, the witty and courageous Phryne Fisher returns.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
Historical
ISBN: 
9781741142464
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Phyrne Fisher
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2004

Earthly Delights

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book:

Baking is an alchemical process for Corinna Chapman. At four am she starts work at Earthly Delights, her bakery in Calico Alley.

But one morning Corinna receives a threatening note saying 'The wages of sin is death' and finds a syringe in her cat's paw. A blue-faced junkie has collapsed in the dark alley and a mysterious man with beautiful eyes appears with a plan for Corinna and her bread. Then it is Goths, dead drug addicts, witchcraft, a homeless boy and a missing girl and it seems she will never get those muffins cooked in time.

Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
Special Interests: 
Baker
ISBN: 
1741142369
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Corinna Chapman
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2004

Private Dicks and Feisty Chicks

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

Blurb About the Book

Written in the first person through the eyes of a crime writer, this is a fresh exploration of the ideas and theories that underpin crime fiction. Cole uses many of the conventions of crime writing to examine the influence of politics and feminism on the development of crime fiction, with a focus on Australian crime novels.

ISBN: 
1920731288
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2004

A Private Man

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb About the Book

It is two days since Dr John Brand's death and his eldest son, Davis, suspects a cover-up. Survived by two sons, the death notice said. Peacefully.

Special Interests: 
Cricket
ISBN: 
1740513282
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
2004

The Coroner

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Blurb from the book

A fascinating insight into the daily work of a State Coroner, who conducted the post mortems for Michael Hutchence, French photographer Roni Levi, who was shot dead by police, and many of the victims of the Thredbo disaster. When the telephone rings in the middle of the night, it is usually bad news. When the telephone rings in the middle of the night and you are the State Coroner, it is invariably someone else's bad news.

ISBN: 
9780733313257
Location: 
Australia
Publisher: 
ABC Books
Year of Publication: 
2004

Peepshow

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

A sassy, sexy and very funny novel introducing Simone Kirsch aka Vivien Leigh, stripper and PI, who is determined to find the real killer of strip club owner, Frank Parisi.

Simone Kirsch aka Vivien Leigh is sexy, funny and intelligent. And she needs it all as she goes undercover, stripping at the table dancing club, The Red Room, to find out who killed the sleazy owner, Francesco 'Frank' Parisi.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
Special Interests: 
Stripper
Sex Workers
ISBN: 
9781865086378
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Simone Kirsch
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2004

The Coast Road

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Wealthy Frederick Farmer died when his weekender burned to the ground. Death by accident, the police found. But his daughter, Dr Elizabeth Farmer, a feisty academic who resembles the younger Germaine Green, hires Cliff Hardy to investigate. Is her only motive jealousy of her father's attractive second wife, now very rich?

Special Interests: 
Private Eye
ISBN: 
1741143845
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Cliff Hardy
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2004

The Bagman

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Blurb from the book

Confessions of corrupt policeman Jack Herbert, whose evidence in the Fitzgerald Inquiry was to bring a police force to its knees. Jack Herbert's sensational confessions helped send a police commissioner and a cabinet minister to gaol. They led to the most sweeping shakeout of a police force in Australian history.

ISBN: 
9780733314124
Publisher: 
ABC Books
Year of Publication: 
2004