Australia

Ron Thomas

Author Information
Thomas, Ron

Ron Thomas grew up in Punchbowl, a working-class suburb in Sydney's west. As a boy, he would spend many a Saturday waiting for his grandfather's racing pigeons to arrive home from faraway places. Waiting by grandad's vegetable patch, various old mates would tell tall tales and true to while away the hours, and a boy's imagination did the rest. One long, hot afternoon, Sid, one of the oldies, told stories of his formative years in what he called 'Razorhurst'. Many of Sid's recollections are embedded in Dark Angels.

Crime Scene Asia : when forensic evidence becomes the silent witness

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Crime Scene Asia : when forensic evidence becomes the silent witness contains 16 cases from Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines and Hong Kong , and one from Sydney, in which a Singaporean spent eight years in jail for a murder before being acquitted and freed because of forensic evidence - and some terrific work by Sydney barrister David Dalton SC.

The book’s cases include:

Year of Publication: 
2018

A Royal Murder

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The duffle bag appeared to be made from expensive silk, embossed with what Rebecca thought was Chinese calligraphy. She was in no doubt that the bag contained a body. The protruding bloodied leg was a giveaway.

ISBN: 
9781743055243
Series: 
Rebecca Keith
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
2018

The Popeye Murder

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Rebecca wondered if she was looking at an elaborate hoax. She wasn't.

Along with a dozen other journalists and food-industry celebrities, she had just witnessed the unveiling of the baked head of one of Adelaide's most celebrated chefs. The head of Leong Chew sat on a pewter platter. The cloche had just been removed, revealing Leong Chew, clearly not at his best.

ISBN: 
9781743055236
Series: 
Rebecca Keith
Publisher: 
Wakefield Press
Year of Publication: 
2018

Sandra Winter-Dewhirst

Author Information
Winter-Dewhirst, Sandra

A journalist for more than 30 years, Sandra spent 10 years as the state director of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation in South Australia, overseeing a branch of 350 people across television, radio, and online production. Educated at Adelaide University and the University of South Australia and graduating with degrees in the arts and journalism, she has sat on a range of arts boards and advisory councils within the media industry. In 2008 she was named one of South Australia’s 50 most influential people by Adelaide’s daily paper, The Advertiser.

Just Play Along

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When Andy and Mel’s double date turns into a snuff film, Andy fights back, killing one of her attackers, leading to an unwanted aftermath of attention and threats. 

Detective Daniel Connor links the attack to the recent discovery of six female bodies found buried in bushland on Sydney’s Northern Beaches – three double homicides now thought to be part of an organised snuff-film ring. 

When video of the attack is leaked online, the threats against the women escalate. Determined to find answers, Andy is caught in the middle of a deadly investigation. 

ISBN: 
B079KMLCZH
Publisher: 
Fracture Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2018

Big Red Rock, David Owen

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Book Title: 
Big Red Rock
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780995381490
Series: 
Pufferfish
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Tasmania
Outback Australia
Publisher: 
Fullers Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

Guide to Living Through The Impending Apocalypse, First Dog on the Moon

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Book Title: 
Guide to Living Through the Impending Apocalypse
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780733334252
Categorisation
Category: 
Cartoon
Political
Society
Commentary
Publisher: 
ABC Books
Year of Publication: 
2017

Redemption Point

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When former police detective Ted Conkaffey was wrongly accused of abducting thirteen-year-old Claire Bingley, he hoped the Queensland rainforest town of Crimson Lake would be a good place to disappear. But nowhere is safe from Claire’s devastated father.

Dale Bingley has a brutal revenge plan all worked out – and if Ted doesn’t help find the real abductor, he’ll be its first casualty.

Sub Genre: 
Thriller
ISBN: 
9780143781882
Location: 
Australia
Series: 
Ted Conkaffey
Publisher: 
Penguin Books
Year of Publication: 
2018