2017

A Nest of Vipers, Andrea Camilleri

Author Information
Book Title: 
A Nest of Vipers
Author Name: 
ISBN: 
9781447266013
Series: 
Montalbano
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Italy
Publisher: 
Mantle
Year of Publication: 
2017

Evil Under the Stars

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

It was supposed to a frivolous night out. The champagne was flowing, the rugs were arranged, and the Agatha Christie Book Club had settled in to watch their favourite mystery Evil Under the Sun on the moonlit screen above. 

Yet it all comes to a crashing halt when a woman’s lifeless body is discovered lying between the jumble of picnic baskets and blankets. She has been strangled and discarded like an empty champagne bottle. 

How did no one see the killer lurking? 

How did no one hear the victim’s cries? 

Sub Genre: 
Comic
Cosy
ISBN: 
B078FXZQKL
Series: 
Agatha Christie Bookclub
Publisher: 
Larmer Media
Year of Publication: 
2017

Hot Flush

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

SUPERPOWERS SHOULD NOT BE WASTED ON THE YOUNG

Euphemia Sage watched helplessly as Jane, covered in blood, clutched her precious jewelry and was bundled into the Mercedes. Just a few days earlier she’d discovered that Alison, her mousy receptionist at Sage Consulting, had been working as a loan shark on the side. And now Alison, her husband and those thick-necked men in the cheap suits wanted the money back.

Sub Genre: 
Comic
ISBN: 
9780473389550
Publisher: 
Wonderful World
Year of Publication: 
2017

Forgotten

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

In a single day, a simple mistake will have life-altering consequences for everyone involved.

A moment of distraction, an unlocked car and a missing baby. How on earth could this happen?

All Malia needed was a single litre of milk and now she's surrounded by police and Zach has disappeared. 

Detective Ali Greenberg knows that this is not the best case for her, not with her history - but she of all people knows what Malia is going through and what is at stake.

ISBN: 
9781760296773
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2017

Suspicion

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

When Mr Bennett, Head Teacher of Trenwith High School, dies in mysterious circumstances, suspicion falls on 18 year old JOE MERCER. Joe is the epitome of a young hooligan-permanently excluded from Trenwith High School, always hiding behind his hoodie, except for when he's hooning around on his motor bike. Then it's his full-face helmet that provides his camouflage. But did he really do it? His best friends, SEB HOWELL, whose smile can make girls lose their balance, and Seb's girlfriend EMILY BENNETT, the head teacher's daughter, think not and set out to prove him innocent.

Sub Genre: 
Young Adult
ISBN: 
9781544941578
Publisher: 
Createspace
Year of Publication: 
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