2016

Planet Jackson

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Kathy Jackson was hailed as a heroine for blowing the whistle on the million-dollar fraud of Michael Williamson, the corrupt boss of the Health Services Union. While remaining steadfast in this very public ordeal, she endured bitter personal attacks from enemies in the Labor Party and the union movement.

But what if Jackson was just as corrupt as Williamson? Or worse?

This is the real HSU story. The unbelievable misuse of the union dues of some of the lowest paid workers in Australia.

ISBN: 
9780522870336
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Pancake Money

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

Bobby Ress is a cop.

He believes in God and making a difference. 

He loves his wife and he loves his daughter. 

He has a place in the world. 

Then people start dying, a lot of them, in horrible ways. And step by gruesome step the simple, true things Bobby knew to be right and good begin to make less and less sense. His partner Pollo tells him he's being too much of a boy scout to be a cop. His wife, Em tells him he should stop being a cop. And Bobby doesn't know what to tell his daughter anymore. 

Sub Genre: 
Thriller
ISBN: 
B01IED3FWO
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
The Far South Series
Publisher: 
Amazon
Year of Publication: 
2016

Dead Lemons

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

In the far south a young girl goes missing, lost without trace in the wilderness beyond her remote family cottage. A year later her father disappears in the same place. Then nothing. At all. Eventually the years grow over the grief. The decades wear away the questions, life flows past the forgotten tragedy. 

Until Finn moves into the abandoned home, looking for a fresh start. 

Sub Genre: 
Thriller
ISBN: 
B01IEBX3CI
Location: 
New Zealand
Series: 
The Far South Series
Publisher: 
Amazon
Year of Publication: 
2016

Into the Darkness

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

On 2 December 2010, the body of a 24-year-old woman was found at the bottom of the rubbish chute in the luxury Balencea tower apartments in St Kilda Road, Melbourne, twelve floors below the apartment she had shared with her boyfriend, Antony Hampel.

Within minutes, the sound of sirens filled the hall as police cars from the nearby police station filled the front forecourt in response to the day manager‘s call. So began the so-called investigation into the sudden death of a young woman called Phoebe Handsjuk.

ISBN: 
9781925321531
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2016

Denny Day, the Life and Times of Australia's Greatest Lawman

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Captain Edward Denny Day – the only law 'from the Big River to the sea' – was Australia’s greatest lawman, yet few have heard of him. This is his story.

Once there was a wilderness: Australia’s frontier, a dangerous and unforgiving place where outlaws ruled the roads and killers were hailed as heroes. It was here, in 1838, that one man’s uncompromising sense of justice changed history and shocked the world.

ISBN: 
9780857986825
Publisher: 
Penguin Random House
Year of Publication: 
2016

Red Herring

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

Murder, political intrigue, bent cops and the fate of a nation - a thriller set in the murky underworld of 1951 New Zealand.

A man overboard, a murder and a lot of loose ends ...

In Auckland 1951 the workers and the government are heading for bloody confrontation and the waterfront is the frontline. But this is a war with more than two sides and nothing is what it seems.

Into the secret world of rival union politics, dark political agendas and worldwide anti-communist hysteria steps Johnny Molloy, a private detective with secrets of his own.

ISBN: 
9781775540984
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Only Daughter, Anna Snoekstra

Author Information
Book Title: 
Only Daughter
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781489210449
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Domestic Thriller
Identity Theft
Location: 
United Kingdom
Publisher: 
MIRA
Year of Publication: 
2016

Days Are Like Grass

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

A beautiful New Zealand summer. An ugly past that won’t stay buried.

Paediatric surgeon Claire Bowerman has reluctantly returned to Auckland from London. Calm, rational and in control, she loves delicately repairing her small patients’ wounds. Tragically, wounds sometimes made by the children’s own families.

Yossi wants to marry Claire. He thinks they’ve come to the safest place on earth, worlds away from the violence he knew growing up. He revels in the glorious summer, the idyllic islands of the gulf.

ISBN: 
9780994104762
Publisher: 
Eunoia Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Direction of Our Fear

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

On a morning commuter train in New Zealand's capital city, Wellington, the lives of three people briefly intersect. Sally is a 17-year-old, tentatively stepping into womanhood. Brendan is a middle-aged widower, living in the shadow of his wife's death. Tamas is a Hungarian immigrant, missing his wife and child as he struggles to begin a new life far from home. Meanwhile, in a nondescript building near Dunedin's Otago University, Farida translates messages for the security services and catches glimpses of a plot that could threaten them all.

ISBN: 
9780473349653
Publisher: 
BMS Books
Year of Publication: 
2016