2018

Crime Scene Asia : when forensic evidence becomes the silent witness

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Crime Scene Asia : when forensic evidence becomes the silent witness contains 16 cases from Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Hong Kong , and one from Sydney, in which a Singaporean spent eight years in jail for a murder before being acquitted and freed because of forensic evidence - and some terrific work by Sydney barrister David Dalton SC.

The book’s cases include:

Year of Publication: 
2018

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
UK
ISBN: 
9781408889541
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Raven Books
Year of Publication: 
2018

The Fern Valley Conspiracy

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

Forestry is dangerous work. Accidents happen. But how many accidents are too many? The teachers at Fern Valley Area School are hiding something. The school Principal has disappeared, apparently taking a rest cure in a Meditation Centre. The management of the Meditation Centre has no knowledge of him. Policewoman Barbara van Buren's brother has gone walk-about. He has taken his surfing gear and has left the job unfinished. Kingi Waitai, a Maori leader, is beaten up for talking to Richard. Then Richard disappears.

ISBN: 
9781370857760
Series: 
Richard West
Year of Publication: 
2018

A Royal Murder

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The duffle bag appeared to be made from expensive silk, embossed with what Rebecca thought was Chinese calligraphy. She was in no doubt that the bag contained a body. The protruding bloodied leg was a giveaway.

ISBN: 
9781743055243
Series: 
Rebecca Keith
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
2018

The Popeye Murder

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Rebecca wondered if she was looking at an elaborate hoax. She wasn't.

Along with a dozen other journalists and food-industry celebrities, she had just witnessed the unveiling of the baked head of one of Adelaide's most celebrated chefs. The head of Leong Chew sat on a pewter platter. The cloche had just been removed, revealing Leong Chew, clearly not at his best.

ISBN: 
9781743055236
Series: 
Rebecca Keith
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
2018

Just Play Along

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When Andy and Mel’s double date turns into a snuff film, Andy fights back, killing one of her attackers, leading to an unwanted aftermath of attention and threats. 

Detective Daniel Connor links the attack to the recent discovery of six female bodies found buried in bushland on Sydney’s Northern Beaches – three double homicides now thought to be part of an organised snuff-film ring. 

When video of the attack is leaked online, the threats against the women escalate. Determined to find answers, Andy is caught in the middle of a deadly investigation. 

ISBN: 
B079KMLCZH
Publisher: 
Fracture Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2018

Hellbent by Gregg Hurwitz

Author Information
Book Title: 
Hellbent
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
USA
ISBN: 
9781405928540
Series: 
Orphan X
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Publisher: 
Michael Joseph
Year of Publication: 
2018

A Legacy of Spies by John le Carre

Author Information
Book Title: 
A Legacy of Spies
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9780241981610
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Sub Genre: 
Espionage
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2018

The Hidden Room

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

Life is good for Laurie and Martha. They have three great kids, a much-loved home in the countryside, and after years of struggle, Laura's career as an architect is taking off at last. Everything's perfect.

Except, it isn't.

Someone is about to walk into their happy family and tear it apart.

Laurie has been hiding from him for years. The question is, now that he's found her, can she keep her family safe? And just how far will she go to protect them?

ISBN: 
9780349007908
Publisher: 
Virago
Year of Publication: 
2018

Redemption Point

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When former police detective Ted Conkaffey was wrongly accused of abducting thirteen-year-old Claire Bingley, he hoped the Queensland rainforest town of Crimson Lake would be a good place to disappear. But nowhere is safe from Claire’s devastated father.

Dale Bingley has a brutal revenge plan all worked out – and if Ted doesn’t help find the real abductor, he’ll be its first casualty.

Sub Genre: 
Thriller
ISBN: 
9780143781882
Location: 
Australia
Series: 
Ted Conkaffey
Publisher: 
Penguin Books
Year of Publication: 
2018