2017

The Swan Island Connection

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Bobby lay curled like a seahorse, like a puppy… red marks round his throat… facing Swan Island.

The local senior constable, Chris Blackie and his deputy Anthea Merritt, expect the murder investigation to be handled by Geelong-baseddetectives from the Criminal Investigation Unit. But they’re blind-sided by the interest personnel from the secret military training base on Swan Island take in the case, strongly suspecting that the Detective Inspector may be taking direction from them.

Location: 
Queenscliff
Series: 
Chris Blackie
Sea Change Mysteries
Anthea Merritt
Publisher: 
For Pity Sake Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - The Secrets She Keeps, Michael Robotham

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Secrets She Keeps
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780733638015
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - Wimmera, Mark Brandi

Author Information
Book Title: 
Wimmera
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780733638459
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Wimmera
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2017

BOOK REVIEW - THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS, Michael Robotham

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Secrets She Keeps
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780733638015
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime
Sub Genre: 
Dramatic Thriller
Location: 
United Kingdom
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2017

She Be Damned

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

London, 1863: Women in Waterloo are turning up dead, their sexual organs mutilated and removed. When another girl goes missing, fears grow that the killer may have claimed their latest victim.

The police are at a loss and so it falls to courtesan and professional detective, Heloise Chancey, to investigate.

With the assistance of her trusty Chinese maid, Amah Li Leen, Heloise inches closer to the truth. But when Amah is implicated in the brutal plot, Heloise must reconsider who she can trust, before the killer strikes again.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781921997884
Series: 
Heloise Chancey
Publisher: 
Pantera Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Lone Child

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Domestic Noir

Neve Ayres has always been so careful. Since her mother’s death when Neve was seven, she’s learned to look after herself and to keep her cards close. But now her deliberately constructed world has collapsed: her partner’s left her when she was eight months pregnant. And so, alone with her newborn son, she’s retreated to her cliff-top holiday house in coastal Flinders.

There, another child comes into her life. 

ISBN: 
9780670077748
Publisher: 
Penguin Random House
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Twentieth Man

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

Terrorism, politics and betrayals collide in this unputdownable, fast-paced thriller from a highly recognisable political insider.

In September 1972, journalist Anna Rosen takes an early morning phone call from her boss at the ABC telling her about two bombings in Sydney’s busy CBD. It's the worst terrorist attack in the country's history and Anna has no doubt which group is responsible for the carnage. She has been investigating the role of alleged war criminals in the globally active Ustasha movement. 

ISBN: 
9781760295004
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Way Back

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

All she wanted was to escape. But why does she still feel trapped. A gripping psychological drama by the author of Mothers and Daughters and Into My Arms.

Charlie Johnson is 13 and in her first year of high school. She loves her family, netball and Liam, the cute guy who sits next to her in Science - but most of all she loves horses and horse-riding. Charlie's parents have leased her a horse, Tic Tac, from the local pony club, but one day they go out for a ride in the national park and only Tic Tac returns...

ISBN: 
9781760297138
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2017

Pachyderm

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A night at the Melbourne Zoo drinking champagne seems a fine idea, until an animal's death throws milliner and sleuth Catherine Kint into another mystery. Before you can say 'monkey business' Catherine and her trusted barman Boris are annoying everyone from zoologists to police. The investigation would challenge the best detectives, but this is Catherine and Boris on the case. Secrets, accidents, rivalries, egos and lust all set the dung flying. By the time this is finished, reputations will be tarnished, gin will be drunk and someone's gonna get fed to the lions ...

Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Catherine Kint
Publisher: 
Three Kookaburras
Year of Publication: 
2017

BOOK REVIEW - THE OTHER GIRL, ERICA SPINDLER

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Other Girl
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
U.S.A.
ISBN: 
9781250083654
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime
Sub Genre: 
Thriller
Location: 
U.S.A.
Publisher: 
St Martins Press
Year of Publication: 
2017