Dorothy Johnston

Review - The Swan Island Connection, Dorothy Johnston

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Swan Island Connection
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Series: 
Chris Blackie
Sea Change Mysteries
Anthea Merritt
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Queenscliff
Publisher: 
For Pity Sake Publishing
Year of Publication: 
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

Top Books of 2016 on AustCrimeFiction

This list is of standout reads from 2016, grouped into categories with no attempt whatsoever at an arbitrary number and in no particular order.

Favourite Australian Books (Crime Fiction)



May / June on AustCrimeFiction

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The Long Con, Barry Weston (Aust)

Review - Through A Camel's Eye, Dorothy Johnston

Author Information
Book Title: 
Through A Camel's Eye
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780994448
Series: 
Chris Blackie
Anthea Merritt
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Victoria
Queenscliff
Publisher: 
For Pity's Sake Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

Through A Camel's Eye

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

"Still, he looked for hoof prints, glad there was nobody to laugh at him for doing so. He shaded his eyes and squinted at a dark object, half covered in sand, then began to walk towards it. He should have been wearing sunglasses to protect his eyes, but he never thought of things like that. It was a woman's coat, black, or at least it had been."

ISBN: 
9780994448
Location: 
Victoria
Queenscliff
Publisher: 
For Pity's Sake Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Fourth Season

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When the body of young female environmental activist and science student, Laila Fanshaw, is found floating in Lake Burley Griffin, private investigator Sandra Mahoney's life is turned upside down, not least because her partner, Ivan, was in love with Laila. Ivan is a suspect and has no alibi for the time of death.

A further strain is put on the relationship when another suspect, who worked in the Federal Environment Department, wants to hire Sandra to help him clear his name.

Sub Genre: 
Private Detective
ISBN: 
9781743052532
Location: 
Canberra
Series: 
Sandra Mahoney
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
2013