Australia

Code of Silence, Colin Dillon & Tom Gilling

Author Information
Book Title: 
Code of Silence
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781760290580
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Location: 
Queensland
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Fourth String

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

“The Claremont”, an outdated, run-down apartment building, is thrown into turmoil when its latest and most celebrated resident, Crispin Fairchild, conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, is found murdered. 

His eccentric neighbours and members of the orchestra appear saddened by his death but are they? Is one of them his killer? These are questions Detective Chief Inspector Alistair Fitzjohn asks himself when he takes on the case and unearths not only the innermost secrets of those who knew Crispin, but the enigma that surrounds him. 

ISBN: 
B07848BHT2
Series: 
Alistair Fitzjohn
Year of Publication: 
2017

Headland, Ged Gillmore

Author Information
Book Title: 
Headland
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Series: 
Bill Murdoch
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Year of Publication: 
2017

Drawing Dead

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Dead girlfriend…check 

Alcohol problem…check 

Gambling debt…check 

Looming death…check 




Jack Andrelli is a private eye. He’s also a booze-sodden, big-mouthed, gambling addict with a death wish. 

Haunted by the suicide of his teenage girlfriend and in hock to a gangster, Jack meets a femme fatale who offers him a case that might just solve his problems once and for all. 

Sub Genre: 
Noir
ISBN: 
B076D4M2N2
Publisher: 
Fahrenheit Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Dark Angels

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The streets of Darlinghurst are dangerous. It is 1930 and razor gangs compete for domination of the turf. Leaving home isn’t optional when Gilbert Maggs’ drunken father chases him from the house with a carving knife. He quickly finds that the back streets hold dangers of their own.

ISBN: 
9781922134318
Publisher: 
Harbour Publishing House
Year of Publication: 
2018

Ron Thomas

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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.