2018

The Far-Back Country

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

In 1979, at the age of fourteen, Ray McCullough ran away from his home on a western New South Wales sheep property following a violent confrontation with his dad, Jim McCullough. He left behind his mother, Delly, and his sisters, Ursula and Tilda.

Now forty-one, Ray works as an itinerant cook and labourer across the remote outback. A practical man in love with history, landscape and solitude, he believes he suffers from an inherited streak of violence. A good man who thinks he is bad, Ray has spent his life running away from memories of family and home.

ISBN: 
9781760632830
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2018

This I Would Kill For

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Natalie King has been hired to do a psychiatric evaluation for the children’s court. A custody dispute. Not her usual territory, but now that she’s pregnant she’s happy to do a simple consult.

Turns out Jenna and Malik’s break-up is anything but simple. He claims she’s crazy and compulsive; she claims he’s been abusing their daughter Chelsea.

But what if all the claims are true? Or none? How can Natalie protect the child? And how does she work out where her concerns for Chelsea slide into her growing obsession with her own lost father?

ISBN: 
9781925603231
Series: 
Natalie King
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2018

Our House, Louise Candlish

Author Information
Book Title: 
Our House
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9781471168031
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime and Mystery
Sub Genre: 
Dramatic Thriller
Location: 
United Kingdom
Publisher: 
Simon and Schuster Australia
Year of Publication: 
2018

WATCH ME, JODY GEHRMAN

Author Information
Book Title: 
Watch Me
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
U.S.A.
ISBN: 
9781250144027
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime
Sub Genre: 
Thriller
Location: 
U.S.A.
Publisher: 
St Martins Press
Year of Publication: 
2018

THE CHILD NEXT DOOR, SHALINI BOLAND

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Child Next Door
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9781786813817
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Domestic Thriller
Location: 
United Kingdom
Publisher: 
Bookouture
Year of Publication: 
2018

LET ME LIE, CLARE MACKINTOSH

Author Information
Book Title: 
Let Me LIe
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9780751564877
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime
Sub Genre: 
Domestic Mystery
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2018

Class Act

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Can a man who’s lived a life of crime ever escape his past? The world’s most reluctant private investigator is about to find out.

Former bad boy turned local hero, Bill Murdoch, should be happy with his little piece of paradise. After all, he’s got the fancy car and the big house by the beach. The only trouble is he’s slowly suffocating in small town life. 

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
9780994178688
Location: 
New South Wales
Series: 
Bill Murdoch
Publisher: 
deGrevilo Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2018

My Mother, A Serial Killer

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

A gripping and shocking story of a serial killer mother, and the brave daughter who brought her to justice.

Dulcie Bodsworth was the unlikeliest serial killer. She was loved everywhere she went, and the townsfolk of Wilcannia, which she called home in the late 1950s, thought of her as kind and caring. The officers at the local police station found Dulcie witty and charming, and looked forward to the scones and cakes she generously baked and delivered for their morning tea.

ISBN: 
9781460754528
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2018

A Scandal in Bohemia

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

An unsolved murder takes one of Australia’s foremost writers of non-fiction into the 1930s Bohemian demi-monde, exploring the fate of a talented young woman trying to make her way in that artistic, sexualised, ‘liberated’ world.

As enigmatic in life as in death, Mollie Dean was a woman determined to transcend. Creatively ambitious and sexually precocious, at twenty-five she was a poet, aspiring novelist and muse on the peripheries of Melbourne’s bohemian salons – until one night in 1930 she was brutally slain by an unknown killer in a laneway while walking home.

ISBN: 
9780143789574
Publisher: 
Penguin Books
Year of Publication: 
2018

THE PERFECT GIRLFRIEND, KAREN HAMILTON

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Perfect Girlfriend
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Sub Genre: 
Pyschological thriller
Location: 
United Kingdom
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2018