2007

Orpheus Lost

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Fiction

Love can take you to the darkest places.

In this compelling re-imagining of the Orpheus story, Leela travels to an underworld of kidnapping, torture and despair in search of her lover, Mishka.

Leela is a mathematical genius who escaped her home town to study in Boston.  From her first moment she hears the young Australian musician Mishka busking in a subway, his music grips her, and they quickly become lovers.

ISBN: 
9780732284411
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2007

Underground

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Think ahead five or so years from now, to an Australia transformed by the never-ending war on terror. Canberra has been wiped out in a nuclear attack. There is a permanent state of emergency. Security check-points, citizenship tests, identity cards and detention without trial have all become the norm. Suspect minorities have been locked away into ghettos. And worse - no one wants to play cricket with us anymore.

Special Interests: 
Politics
Terrorism
ISBN: 
1741149312
Location: 
Canberra
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2007

The Authoress

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Fiction

When thirty-eight year old Cassandra Ryan discovers her grandmother Nell's secret - that she was not the biological child of her parents, but a foundling - she is intrigued. Inside the suitcase found with the abandoned child at the Port of Brisbane in 1913 Cassandra finds a package of letters, a children's storybook, and a coded manuscript belonging to Eliza Makepeace Rutherford: the Victorian authoress of dark fairy-tales who disappeared mysteriously in the early twentieth century. And so begins the quest to solve a century-old literary mystery.

Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2007

Eden

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Eden Carmichael, a politician, is found dead in a brothel on a hot afternoon. Sandra Mahoney mulls over a demeaning photograph showing Carmichael in a dress and blonde wig. When a lobby group asks her to investigate a company producing filters for the internet, Mahoney is surprised to discover a trail that others have ignored.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
9781862547605
Location: 
Canberra
Series: 
Sandra Mahoney
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
2007

The Calling

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Briony Williams, is now a detective with the Chelsea CID. In the fierce English summer of 1976 the Punk movement is on the rise and chaos is the catchcry down in its heartland. Things take a darker turn when a new group Sudden Deff show up and she is drawn into a fatal game with a set of adversaries who always seem two steps ahead.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9780733619175
Location: 
London
Series: 
Briony Williams
Publisher: 
Hodder Headline
Year of Publication: 
2007

The Darkness Within

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller
Horror

"Trust her; couldn't snag a decent man in a year of bars and clubs, but she could find a handsome weirdo at the drop of a phone call."

The Darkness Within is a supernatural thriller in which Emily Winters must protect her family from a predatory coven of magicians. It is based on a novella written by my partner, Mil Clayton, and myself by email while we were courting three states apart.

ISBN: 
9780734409713
Publisher: 
Hachette Livre
Year of Publication: 
2007

Dead Lovely

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When Krissie joins her best friend, Sarah, on a walking holiday in the Scottish Highlands, it seems like the peaceful balm they both need. But peace turns to betrayal when Krissie seduces Sarah's husband, Kyle - and it isn't long before betrayal turns to murder . . .

ISBN: 
9781741752281
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2007

Into the Darklands and Beyond

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

Why are sex offenders and murderers the way they are?  Can they change?  And how can we protect our families?  Forensic scientist Nigel Latta has spent a large part of his working life trying to answer these questions.  In the first two editions of <em>Into the Darklands</em>, he took us into the minds of some of the most chilling characters to walk our streets as he attempted to help them confront the tragic consequences of their crimes.
 
ISBN: 
9781869506698
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2007

The Beijing Conspiracy

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

From China's western-most province, near its border with Pakistan, comes this deadly ultimatum. In the White House Situation Room, the President and his team dismiss it as one of thousands of threats made against the US every week.

ISBN: 
9780670029587
Publisher: 
Viking
Year of Publication: 
2007