2007

To All Appearances, Dead

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When collectors' magazine editor Sally Meredith arrives in England from Australia, she anticipates a quiet time catching up with old friends and writing an article about a weekend conference on girls' school stories. However, she is soon caught up in a murder mystery that goes to the very heart of the collecting network. Nothing about the school story world remains unchanged by the end of Sally's visit, including Sally herself. A must for everyone who has ever wondered just how far they would go to possess that very rare title!

Sub Genre: 
Short Stories
Location: 
United Kingdom
Year of Publication: 
2007

Dreamquake

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Fiction

The horror of the Rainbow Opera riot is the talk of Southland. Dreamhunter Grace Tiebold's reputation is in tatters and her niece Laura Hame is in hiding. But the nightmare has only just begun.

Rumours about the government's torture of prisoners have been buried, and corrupt minister Cas Doran is free to take his plans to shocking heights. For at a secret depot deep within the Place, a new, terrifying dream has been unearthed - waiting to wreak havoc on the country and give Cas Doran ultimate power.

Sub Genre: 
Young Adult
ISBN: 
0732281946
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2007

Killer's Cargo

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
United Kingdom
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Kira Connal is a WPC working for the Bristol Police force. She's used to coming up against members of the local crime fraternity - from petty thieves, local dealers to small-time thugs. But when local businessman Oliver Stroud is reported missing, Kira gets the sense that his disappearance is a little different. His wife Hannah and daughter Lucy seem convinced that Oliver is a decent man, incapable of real deceit and even less so of desertion. Yet when Kira starts to investigate, she can find no trace of Oliver's life before 1993. It's as though before that, he never existed.

ISBN: 
0752871846
Location: 
Bristol
Publisher: 
Orion UK
Year of Publication: 
2007

Bloody Ham

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A rollicking puzzle and a turmoil of personal relationships, some happy, some doomed, some downright evil.

The third adventure for Belinda and Hazel continuing the pace and humour that readers have come to acknowledge and appreciate.

Excitement and tension begin on the first day of filming a Restoration drama on location at the historic Jacobean mansion, Ham House in Surrey when one of the leading players collapses and dies. With the death ruled non-accidental the director, producer and members of the cast are all suspects.

Sub Genre: 
Cosy
Traditional
ISBN: 
9781905202539
Location: 
England
Series: 
Belinda Lawrence
Publisher: 
Bewrite Books
Year of Publication: 
2007

Blood of Dreams

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Canada
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Venice, 1762. As Carnevale bursts across the city revellers take to the streets in masks and lavish costumes to lose themselves in pleasure. Yet while Venetians celebrate, a nightmare is about to unfold . . .

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9780670071388
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2007

GANGLAND AUSTRALIA - James Morton and Susanna Lobez

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

"Gangland Australia" is a book about organized crime and the professional criminals who have recklessly cut a swathe through Australia over the last 200 years. It is a book with accounts of murder, robbery, standover, prostitution, drugs, great escapes, revenge, betrayal, corruption, police, lawyers, doctors and politicians.This is a forensic investigation of criminal gangs in Australia, from convicts and bushrangers right up to the recent gangland slayings in Melbourne.It is written in a very accessible style, with a narrative flow which reads as part history, part-thriller.

ISBN: 
9780522852738
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2007

Warning Shots Last

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

I've seen plenty of girls with slut written all over them, but never one like this.

She was near naked, tied to a bed and the killer had driven a sharp object through her heart.

'Slut' had been written on her skin with a black pen.

Sub Genre: 
Hard Boiled
Pulp
ISBN: 
1875291067
Location: 
Country NSW
Series: 
Joe Blake
Publisher: 
Warrigal Press
Year of Publication: 
2007

And Hope to Die

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When a fourth child is taken, Solomon Glass knows what to expect: an anonymous letter to the mother, making a promise - kill yourself and your child will be released. He knows because two women are dead already. Glass has just survived his own nightmare - a tragedy, an internal investigation and a spell off the force. In his race to uncover the kidnapper, Glass must enter the darkest side of himself, a place he's barely able to go but where he knows he will find the answers. And the more he learns, the more he suspects that's exactly what the kidnapper wants him to do.

Sub Genre: 
Kidnapping
ISBN: 
0670070432
Location: 
USA
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2007

Amongst the Dead

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Failed Shakesperean actor and would-be private investigator Will Power's unique detective skills are, once again, in demand.  The Japanese army is rampaging through the islands of the South Pacific and Australia's front line of defence is a top-secret, crack division of men embedded deep in the tropical wilderness of northern Australia.  But something is threatening their vital, covert mission:  one of this elite corps is a murderer, preying on his comrades, one by one.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781921215247
Location: 
Arnhem Land
Series: 
William Power
Publisher: 
Scribe
Year of Publication: 
2007

The Jack Irish Quinella

Category: 
Crime Fiction

The first two books in Peter Temple's highly acclaimed Jack Irish series, now published in one volume.

Bad Debts' (Winner of the 1996 Ned Kelly Award) Ex-lawyer Jack Irish is in no special hurry to return a call from ex-client Danny McKillop. For one thing, they go back to a time Jack would rather forget. But when Danny is shot dead by police in the carpark of The Hero of Trafalgar, Jack reckons he owes Danny a few well-placed questions. Trouble is, the answers could take him to some very bad places indeed.

Special Interests: 
Lawyers
ISBN: 
9781921145704
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Jack Irish
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2007