Australia

A Necessary Murder

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Stoke Newington, 1863: Little Margaret Lovejoy is found brutally murdered in the outhouse at her family's estate. 

A few days later, a man is cut down in a similar manner on the doorstep of courtesan and professional detective Heloise Chancey's prestigious address. At the same time, Heloise's maid, Amah Li Leen, must confront events from her past that appear to have erupted into the present day. 

Once again Heloise is caught up in a maelstrom of murder and deceit that threatens to reach into the very heart of her existence. 

Sub Genre: 
History
ISBN: 
9781787198791
Series: 
Heloise Chancey
Publisher: 
Pantera Press
Year of Publication: 
2018

The Scoop

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The fate of three strangers collide in a deadly game of cat and mouse

Journalist Jonno Bligh is flying high with a bestselling book and an Oscar for Best Screenplay. But along with the accolades he picks up a cocaine habit and a case of writers’ block.

ISBN: 
9781925640052
Series: 
Jonno Bligh
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2018

The Nowhere Child

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

‘Her name is Sammy Went. This photo was taken on her second birthday. Three days later she was gone.’

On a break between teaching photography classes, Kim Leamy is approached by a stranger investigating the disappearance of a little girl from her Kentucky home twenty-eight years earlier. He believes she is that girl.

ISBN: 
9781925584523
Publisher: 
Affirm Press
Year of Publication: 
2018

Christian White

Author Information
White, Christian

Christian White is an Australian author and screenwriter. His debut novel, The Nowhere Child, won the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. He co-created the television series Carnivores, currently in development with Matchbox Pictures and Heyday TV, and co-wrote Relic, a psychological horror feature film to be produced by Carver Films (The Snowtown Murders, Partisan).

The Other Wife

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A secret wife. A secret life. A killer who knows.

Fresh from the highest selling book of his career, The Secrets She Keeps, multi-million-copy bestselling author Michael Robotham returns to his beloved Joe O’Loughlin series in this compelling psychological thriller that delves into the consequences of a tragedy, exposing a lifetime of shocking cover-up that is too close to home for the famous psychologist.

ISBN: 
9780733637933
Series: 
Joe O'Loughlin
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2018

The Sunday Girl

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
UK
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The Girl on the Train meets Before I Go to Sleep with a dash of Bridget Jones in this chilling tale of love gone horribly wrong …

‘Some love affairs change you forever. Someone comes into your orbit and swivels you on your axis, like the wind working on a rooftop weather vane. And when they leave, as the wind always does, you are different; you have a new direction. And it’s not always north.’

ISBN: 
9781925685831
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2018

Pip Drysdale

Author Information
Drysdale, Pip

Pip Drysdale is a writer, actor and musician who grew up in Africa and Australia. At 20 she moved to New York to study acting, worked in indie films and off-off Broadway theatre, started writing songs and made four records. After graduating with a BA in English, Pip moved to London where she dated some interesting men and played shows across Europe.

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

Kate Lyons

Author Information
Lyons, Kate

Kate Lyons was born in 1965 in outback New South Wales. She has had her short fiction and poetry published in a range of Australian literary journals. Her first novel, The Water Underneath, was shortlisted in the 1999 The Australian/Vogel's Literary Award and was published by Allen & Unwin in 2001. Her second novel The Corner of Your Eye was published by Allen & Unwin in 2006.