Australia

Cardinal

Author's Home Country: 
Australia

George Pell is the most recognisable face of the Australian Catholic Church. He was the Ballarat boy with the film-star looks who studied at Oxford and rose through the ranks to become the Vatican's indispensable 'Treasurer'. As an outspoken defender of church orthodoxy, 'Big George's' ascendancy within the clergy was remarkable and seemingly unstoppable.

ISBN: 
9780522871340
Publisher: 
Melbourne University Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Bad to Worse

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Fiction

Out in the Arizona desert, Walter Reckles emerges unscathed from an air crash in a classified zone. He’s under intense pressure to retract his story about hitting an illicit drone – a story that reignites a century-old feud between the families of Mortiss and Worse. Meanwhile, in a cave in the Ferendes, Edvard TØssentern has discovered a wall of indecipherable hieroglyphs and deep inside the cave something sinister is stirring. Brilliant intelligence analyst Richard Worse is called in to investigate.

ISBN: 
9781925164930
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Wimmera

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

In the long, hot summer of 1989, Ben and Fab are best friends.

Growing up in a small country town, they spend their days playing cricket, yabbying in local dams, wanting a pair of Nike Air Maxes and not talking about how Fab's dad hits him or how the sudden death of Ben's next-door neighbour unsettled him. Almost teenagers, they already know some things are better left unsaid.

ISBN: 
9780733638459
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2017

Mark Brandi

Author Information
Brandi, Mark

Mark Brandi has been published, broadcast and shortlisted in journals and competitions both locally and overseas. Originally from Marche, growing up Italian in a rural Victorian town influences much of his work. Mark graduated from a criminal justice degree and his career includes roles as a policy advisor and project officer in the Department of Justice, before changing direction and deciding to write. Mark's writing has appeared in THE GUARDIAN, THE AGE, the BIG ISSUE, and is often broadcast on Radio National.

Dr Jekyll & Mr Seek

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Seven years after the death of Edward Hyde, a stylish gentleman shows up in foggy London claiming to be Dr. Henry Jekyll. Only Mr. Utterson, Jekyll’s faithful lawyer and confidant, knows that he must be an impostor – because Jekyll was Hyde.

But as the man goes about charming Jekyll’s friends and reclaiming the estate, and as the bodies of potential challengers start piling up, Utterson is left fearing for his life ... and questioning his own sanity.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781925143898
Publisher: 
Xoum
Year of Publication: 
2017

Crossing the Lines

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Literary Fiction

When Madeleine d’Leon conjures Ned McGinnity as the hero in her latest crime novel, she makes him a serious writer simply because the irony of a protagonist who’d never lower himself to read the story in which he stars, amuses her.

When Ned McGinnity creates Madeleine d’Leon, she is his literary device, a writer of detective ction who is herself a mystery to be unravelled.

As Ned and Madeleine play out their own lives while writing the other’s story, they nd themselves crossing the lines that divide the real and the imagined.

ISBN: 
9781921997860
Publisher: 
Pantera Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - Gravity Well, Melanie Joosten

Author Information
Book Title: 
Gravity Well
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925322057
Categorisation
Category: 
Fiction
Publisher: 
Scribe Publications
Year of Publication: 
2017

Code of Silence

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

The powerful true story of the first police officer to lift the lid on police corruption in Queensland and what then happened to him.

'Wherever there is power and money, there is always the risk of corruption. But everyone has a choice: to become involved or to take a stand against it.'

Colin Dillon is an extraordinary man. He was the first Indigenous policeman in Australia. But that is actually a very small part of his story.

ISBN: 
9781760290580
Location: 
Queensland
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2016