Dave Warner

Murder in the Off Season

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Rock-star-turned-detective Andrew "The Lizard" Zirk decides to take a vacation with his gorgeous chauffeuse, Fleur. And what better destination than a new resort on the Indonesian island of Ulambor. But no sooner have they polished off their first plate of gado gado than their romantic retreat is ringing with the shouts of the Dynamos, an Aussie soccer team fresh from an unexpected defeat in their grand final. Tensions in the team are running high when an ominous series of events has the guests quaking in their espadrilles.

ISBN: 
0330362879
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Andrew The Lizard Zirk
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2000

Murder in the Groove

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When reclusive former rock-star Andrew "The Lizard" Zirk accepts an invitation to a rock and roll party in honour of Australia's nastiest, sleaziest, crudest and most successful musician, Sydney Melbourne, he little realises he has just started a new career as Australia's most successful crime sleuth. Before his Fender has squealed its first note in anger, Sydney is dead of an apparent drug overdose. His long-standing roadie has provided the warm-up, zapped an hour earlier by 240 volts of deadly electricity. The suspects are stacked like 45s in an old Wurlitzer.

ISBN: 
0732910641
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Andrew The Lizard Zirk
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
1998

Murder in the Frame

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Director Buzz Shaw invites reclusive former rock star Zirk to a screening of his latest film at 'Tropfest' short film festival, neither is aware that they are both about to take starring roles in a very different style of film production. Murder! The clapperboard has barely slammed shut on the festivities when Fleur, Zirk's chauffeuse, finds Buzz strangled by a roll of film. The cameras are rolling, the action's mounting and for Andrew 'The Lizard' Zirk, murder's in the frame.

ISBN: 
0330361554
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Andrew The Lizard Zirk
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
1999

Exxxpresso

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Just out of the big house, Rick is a good natured ex-crim with a plan to franchise a chain of cafes based on a prison theme. To finance his dream, he borrows from a low-life drug dealer and full-time paranoid, Guthrie. But moments before he is due to pay off his debt to Guthrie, his estranged wife cleans out his bank account.

ISBN: 
0330361902
Location: 
Perth
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2000

City of Light

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

"Jesus Christ. I found one." These words, blurted over the phone to Constable Snowy Lane, signalled the beginning of a series of events which were to reverberate in his life and shake Perth to its foundations. It was 1979. Mr Gruesome had taken another victim and all of Perth was riveted by the emergence of the dark side of the City of Light. Snowy Lane, first as a young cop, then as a private detective, finds himself inextricably linked with Mr Gruesome and the human and political power plays that unfold against the excess and corruption of the 1980s.

ISBN: 
186368985
Location: 
Perth
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
1995

Big Bad Blood

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Sydney 1965. The Beatles are on every radio, and Detective Ray Shearer's on the take. Shearer acts as muscle for Kings Cross businessman George Shaloub. George has problems. He wants to knock down some terraces in the Cross to build a business centre, but heiress and local newspaper publisher Jenny Wilson is running a high-profile campaign against him. Then one of his prostitutes is found murdered - a copycat killing of an horrific rape and murder six years earlier.

Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
1997