Australia

A Scandal in Bohemia

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

An unsolved murder takes one of Australia’s foremost writers of non-fiction into the 1930s Bohemian demi-monde, exploring the fate of a talented young woman trying to make her way in that artistic, sexualised, ‘liberated’ world.

As enigmatic in life as in death, Mollie Dean was a woman determined to transcend. Creatively ambitious and sexually precocious, at twenty-five she was a poet, aspiring novelist and muse on the peripheries of Melbourne’s bohemian salons – until one night in 1930 she was brutally slain by an unknown killer in a laneway while walking home.

ISBN: 
9780143789574
Publisher: 
Penguin Books
Year of Publication: 
2018

THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR, SALLY HEPWORTH

Author Information
Book Title: 
THE FAMILY NEXT DOOR
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781760552176
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime and Mystery
Sub Genre: 
Drama
Location: 
Melbourne
Australia
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2018

The Bank Teller

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A top executive dies suddenly.

An accident?

A murder?

An inside job?

Hundreds of suited suspects in one city office.

Detective Sergeant Brian Shaw is recalled from Yorke Peninsula.

From sleepy country town to throbbing city throngs, clashing personalities, old scores to be settled, frustrated ambitions, jealousies, and something new: female tellers.

A hotbed of suspicions from managing director to tea lady.

And who started the rumour that one of the tellers may be involved?

Why? Who?

Know why and you may know who! 

ISBN: 
9781922238
Publisher: 
Horizon Publishing Group
Year of Publication: 
2018

The Ruin

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

It's been twenty years since Cormac Reilly discovered the body of Hilaria Blake in her crumbling Georgian home. But he's never forgotten the two children she left behind...

When Aisling Conroy's boyfriend Jack is found in the freezing black waters of the river Corrib, the police tell her it was suicide. A surgical resident, she throws herself into study and work, trying to forget - until Jack's sister Maude shows up. Maude suspects foul play, and she is determined to prove it.

ISBN: 
9780143133124
Location: 
Ireland
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2018

Dervla McTiernan

Author Information
McTiernan, Dervla

Dervla McTiernan was born in County Cork, Ireland, to a family of seven. She studied corporate law at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and the Law Society of Ireland, and practised as a lawyer for twelve years. Following the global financial crisis, she moved with her family to Western Australia, where she now works for the Mental Health Commission. 

Second Sight

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A fugitive in the present. A runaway in the past.

Eliza Carmody returns home to the country to work on the biggest law case of her career. The only problem is this time she’s on the ‘wrong side’ – defending a large corporation against a bushfire class action by her hometown of Kinsale.

ISBN: 
9781925596892
Publisher: 
Simon & Schuster
Year of Publication: 
2018

Evil Under the Stars

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

It was supposed to a frivolous night out. The champagne was flowing, the rugs were arranged, and the Agatha Christie Book Club had settled in to watch their favourite mystery Evil Under the Sun on the moonlit screen above. 

Yet it all comes to a crashing halt when a woman’s lifeless body is discovered lying between the jumble of picnic baskets and blankets. She has been strangled and discarded like an empty champagne bottle. 

How did no one see the killer lurking? 

How did no one hear the victim’s cries? 

Sub Genre: 
Comic
Cosy
ISBN: 
B078FXZQKL
Series: 
Agatha Christie Bookclub
Publisher: 
Larmer Media
Year of Publication: 
2017

This I Would Kill For

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Natalie King has been hired to do a psychiatric evaluation for the children’s court. A custody dispute. Not her usual territory, but now that she’s pregnant she’s happy to do a simple consult.

Turns out Jenna and Malik’s break-up is anything but simple. He claims she’s crazy and compulsive; she claims he’s been abusing their daughter Chelsea.

But what if all the claims are true? Or none? How can Natalie protect the child? And how does she work out where her concerns for Chelsea slide into her growing obsession with her own lost father?

ISBN: 
9781925603231
Series: 
Natalie King
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2018

Forgotten

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

In a single day, a simple mistake will have life-altering consequences for everyone involved.

A moment of distraction, an unlocked car and a missing baby. How on earth could this happen?

All Malia needed was a single litre of milk and now she's surrounded by police and Zach has disappeared. 

Detective Ali Greenberg knows that this is not the best case for her, not with her history - but she of all people knows what Malia is going through and what is at stake.

ISBN: 
9781760296773
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Unmourned

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Not all murder victims are mourned, but the perpetrator must always be punished ...

For Robert Church, superintendent of the Parramatta Female Factory, the most enjoyable part of his job is access to young convict women.Inmate Grace O'Leary has made it her mission to protect the women from his nocturnal visits and when Church is murdered with an awl thrust through his right eye, she becomes the chief suspect.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9780857989390
Series: 
Monsarrat Series
Publisher: 
Vintage Australia
Year of Publication: 
2017