2007

Thirty-Three Teeth

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

The once retired Siri Paiboun - now national coroner, confused psychic and disheartened communist - decamps from the steamy capital and heads north to examine two badly charred bodies.  Siri's a busy man, dining with the deposed king, attending a shamans' conference and being rescued by the ghost of an elephant.

Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
Special Interests: 
Politics
Coroner
Culture
ISBN: 
9781921145889
Location: 
Laos
Series: 
Siri Paiboun
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2007

Unkind Cut

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Kingston Ellis, that celebrated Shakespearean actor has retired to the coastal village of Grevillea on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia. As a long dry summer comes to an end, the Galahs are trying to raise money for their Fire Brigade and Broderick Primary School by staging a debut production of Julius Caesar. Most of Grevillea has been co–opted. Kingston is to play the title role. Opening night is on the 15th March. However when Kingston is stabbed for real in the assassination scene when both cast and stagehands crowd around him, it's a real show-stopper.

ISBN: 
9780980357202
Location: 
Mornington Peninsula
Year of Publication: 
2007

Unjust Desserts

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Not Just Desserts, the deli and catering firm owned by OLIVIA BEAUMAN, is under threat.

Though many people hate HARRY OLDRITCH, it is his long suffering wife QUEENIE, and his mistress BETTINA who die after old fashioned pesticide is placed into meals OLIVIA has prepared. To any outsider GREVILLEA might seem a typical village on the south coast of Australia. But when DETECTIVE RICHARD BRUMBY is brought in to solve these crimes, he discovers that no place, no matter how idyllic, is safe from secrets and intrigue

ISBN: 
1920699627
Location: 
Mornington Peninsula
Year of Publication: 
2007

Natural History

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
United Kingdom
Category: 
Thriller

Strange things are happening in Monkeyland, the ailing Devonshire sanctuary that Patrick and his zoologist wife Jane, bought in a bid to save their marriage.

Rue, their oldest, wisest and most gentle female primae is found murdered.  And a big, panther-like cat preys around the park.  Evading capture, the cat lurks in the shadows and at the back of Patrick's mind.  Private, threatening, elusive.

ISBN: 
9780743263757
Location: 
England
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2007

Bloody Relations

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

It can take years for love to turn to murderous hate - or it can happen overnight.

What drives a man or a woman to commit the ultimate betrayal - to take the life of a parent, a child, a sibling, a lover?

BLOODY RELATIONS is an unflinching exploration of fourteen well known and not so well known murder-in-the-family cases.  Taking readers inside the life and mind of both killer and victim, John Kerr unfolds the gripping stories behind some of Australia's most sensational and shocking crimes.

ISBN: 
0143005499
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2007

The Tesla Legacy

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

"Forget the bloody Da Vinci Code, Mick. We've got to crack the Tesla Legacy. If we don't, we're both dead." Newcastle electrician Mick Vincent had almost everything in life he wanted. Jesse Osbourne, the Stockton bookshop owner he loved. A big house at Bar Beach he owned. And a 1936 Buick Roadmaster he cherished. The only thing missing in Mick's life was a pressure plate for his Buick. Through a strange old lady, Mick finds his pressure plate. He also finds a diary belonging to Nikola Tesla, the electronics genius reputed to be smarter than Einstein.

Sub Genre: 
Humour
ISBN: 
0732283671
Location: 
Country NSW
Newcastle
Series: 
Norton
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2007

Trick or Treat

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book:

Will the opening of a hot bread shop nearby spell the end for Corinna Chapman's Earthly Delights Bakery? Our amateur sleuth and baker extraordinaire returns in another criminally entertaining and delicious adventure from the author of the bestselling Phryne Fisher series.

Corinna Chapman, amateur sleuth, baker extraordinaire and proprietor of the Earthly Delights Bakery, returns for her fourth criminally entertaining and delicious adventure.

Sub Genre: 
Accidental Detective
Special Interests: 
Baker
ISBN: 
9781741759822
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Corinna Chapman
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2007

An Easeful Death

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb About the Book

The victims are young, beautiful women, their bodies left posed like mannequins in public places. The first is painted bronze, the next silver... who is the gold for? And what is the significance of the words Easeful Death, from a poem by Keats, that appear hand painted on the bodies of the victims?

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
0954763440
Location: 
Perth
Western Australia
Series: 
Stevie Hooper
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2007

The CEO

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

Blurb About the Book

Douglas Aspine knew that being CEO of a public company was twenty times more lucrative than winning the lottery. He was forty-five and time was running out when fate dealt him an unexpected opportunity.

The company was old, staid and well-respected but it was underperforming and Aspine was determined to turn it around no matter who he had to crush or how many toes he had to stand on.

ISBN: 
9781877096952
Year of Publication: 
2007

The Night Ferry

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb About the Book

When a murder suspect broke her back across a brick wall, Alisha Barba's dreams of being a detective were shattered.  Now on her feet again, but with her career and private life in limbo, she receives a message from an old schoolfriend Cate, who is eight months pregnant and in trouble.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9781847440174
Location: 
United Kingdom
Series: 
Vincent Ruiz
Alisha Barba
Publisher: 
Hachette Livre
Year of Publication: 
2007