Michael White

The Medici Secret

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

In the crypt of the Medici Chapel in Florence, scientist Edie Granger, and her uncle, Carlin Mackenzie, are examining the mummified remains of one of the most powerful families in Renaissance Italy. The embalmers have done their work well in terms of outward appearance. But under the crisp skin, the organs have shrivelled to a fraction of their original size, which means it is difficult to gather a usable DNA sample. Edie and Mackenzie both have serious doubts about the true identity of at least two of the five-hundred-year-old bodies.

ISBN: 
1863256164
Publisher: 
Bantam
Year of Publication: 
2008

Equinox

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Oxford, 2006: a young woman is found brutally murdered, her throat cut. Her heart has been removed and in its place lies an apparently ancient gold coin.

Twenty-four hours later, another woman is found. The MO is identical, except that this time her brain has been removed, and a silver coin lies glittering in the bowl of her skull.

ISBN: 
9781921215018
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Rubens McCauley
Publisher: 
Scribe
Year of Publication: 
2006

The Borgia Ring

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

For on the skeleton's finger is a beautiful emerald ring that once belonged to Lucrezia Borgia, the most powerful - and most evil - woman of the Renaissance.

Hours later the skeleton has vanished and one man is dead.

For DCI Jack Pendragon - newly transferred from Oxford to Brick Lane - it's a first case he could have done without. And with two more gruesome deaths in quick succession, it's clear there's a killer out there with a deadly compulsion.

A killer drawing his murderous inspiration from a 15th-century family whose cruelty and depravity knew no limits.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
978-1-86325-689-6
Publisher: 
Random House
Year of Publication: 
2009

Michael White

Author Information
White, Michael

About the Author

Michael White is a writer based in Perth, Australia. He has been a science editor of British GQ, a columnist for the Sunday Express in London and, in a previous incarnation, he was a member of the Thompson Twins (1982).

Between 1984 and 1991 he was a science lecturer at d'Overbroeck's College in Oxford before becoming a full-time writer. He is the author of more than twenty books. These include the international best-sellers, Stephen Hawking: A Life in Science, Leonardo: The First Scientist and Tolkien: A Biography.

THE BORGIA RING - Michael White

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Borgia Ring
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
978-1-86325-689-6
Categorisation
Category: 
Thriller
Publisher: 
Random House
Year of Publication: 
2009

Currently Reading - The Borgia Ring, Michael White

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W in my catchup quest - so THE BORGIA RING by Michael White - the second of his books I've read - Equinox was a while ago now.

From the Blurb:

When builders dig up an ancient skeleton in the City of London, they have no idea of the poisonous legacy they have just unleashed.

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EQUINOX - Michael White

Author Information
Book Title: 
Equinox
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781021215711
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Scribe
Year of Publication: 
2007