2017

The Unmourned

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Not all murder victims are mourned, but the perpetrator must always be punished ...

For Robert Church, superintendent of the Parramatta Female Factory, the most enjoyable part of his job is access to young convict women.Inmate Grace O'Leary has made it her mission to protect the women from his nocturnal visits and when Church is murdered with an awl thrust through his right eye, she becomes the chief suspect.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9780857989390
Series: 
Monsarrat Series
Publisher: 
Vintage Australia
Year of Publication: 
2017

Colombiano

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

In Colombia you have to pick a side. Or one will be picked for you . . .

All Pedro Gutiérrez cares about is fishing, playing pool and his girlfriend Camila’s promise to sleep with him on his sixteenth birthday. But his life is ripped apart when Guerrilla soldiers callously execute his father in front of him, and he and his mother are banished from their farm.

Swearing vengeance against the five men responsible, Pedro, with his best friend Palillo, joins an illegal Paramilitary group, where he is trained to fight, kill and crush any sign of weakness.

Sub Genre: 
Thriller
ISBN: 
9780143781530
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
2017

Painted

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
Category: 
Horror

If art can capture a soul, what happens when one of those souls escapes?

When art appraiser Anita Cassatt is sent to catalogue the extensive collection of reclusive artist Leo Kubin, it isn’t only the chilly atmosphere of the secluded house making her shiver.

Upon entering the house, Anita stands before a silent audience of portraits clustered on every wall. Every painted eye is watching her, including those of the unfinished portrait on the artist’s easel. A portrait with an eerie familiarity.

Sub Genre: 
Thriller
ISBN: 
9780473398439
Publisher: 
Squabbling Sparrows Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Carlswick Deception

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

Theft. Murder. Love Tested.

A priceless Shakespearean First Folio is stolen from an English manor house.

A man is dead.

Oxford student Stephanie Cooper is drawn into the dangerous criminal world of art theft when she meets attractive young detective Luke Spencer.

As her rock-star boyfriend tours Japan with his band, Stephanie and Luke's quest becomes personal as they follow an increasingly perilous trail that leads from Oxford to London, Paris and Venice.

Sub Genre: 
Young Adult
Series: 
Carlswick Mysteries
Publisher: 
Paperback Writer's Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

Sherlock Holmes, The Australian Casebook, ed Christopher Sequiera

Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Echo Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

Killing is My Business

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

A blend of science fiction and stylish mystery noir featuring a robot detective: the stand alone sequel to Made to Kill

Another golden morning in a seedy town, and a new memory tape for intrepid PI-turned-hitman--and last robot left in working order-- Raymond Electromatic. When his comrade-in-electronic-arms, Ada, assigns a new morning roster of clientele, Ray heads out into the LA sun, only to find that his skills might be a bit rustier than he expected....

Sub Genre: 
Science Fiction
ISBN: 
9781783296910
Series: 
Raymond Electromatic
Publisher: 
Tor Books
Year of Publication: 
2017

Rippling Red

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The third novel in this Australian murder mystery series takes the reader behind the friendly laid-back facade of Darwin, Australia’s northern capital, into a world where a crocodile roams the waterways in search of revenge and evil ripples in the hearts of humans.

Sub Genre: 
Investigative Journalist
ISBN: 
9781545068046
Location: 
Darwin
Northern Territory
Series: 
Dusty Kent
Publisher: 
Potoroo Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Shot at the Title

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

David Lewis, former Navy clearance diver, one-time screw and bouncer, is kidnapped by unknown persons. His lover, ex-Federal police officer, Rachel Dawes, has to call on the help of the only person she can - Steven James Forbes, career criminal and probable psychopath. The two travel to David's farm, Tobin's River Run, at the foot of Mt Seaview in Port Macquarie's hinterland, to see what they can ascertain about David's disappearance, finding the main bedroom a blood-covered mess.

Sub Genre: 
Erotica
ISBN: 
9780995420298
Year of Publication: 
2017

I am Behind You, John Ajvide Lindqvist

Author Information
Book Title: 
I am Behind You
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Sweden
ISBN: 
9781786480392
Categorisation
Category: 
Horror
Location: 
Sweden
Publisher: 
Quercus Books
Year of Publication: 
2017