Australia

The Assassin on the Bangkok Express

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A fast-paced international thriller by top Melbourne author of fiction and non-fiction, Roland Perry. This is a sequel to Perry’s first book titled The Honourable Assassin (2015) in a new series of thrillers that incorporate actual events, criminal organisations and key figures in the underworld of Asia as they play out globally, involving international law enforcement and intelligence operations.

ISBN: 
9780987381385
Series: 
The Honourable Assassin
Publisher: 
Wild Dingo Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Swan Island Connection

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Bobby lay curled like a seahorse, like a puppy… red marks round his throat… facing Swan Island.

The local senior constable, Chris Blackie and his deputy Anthea Merritt, expect the murder investigation to be handled by Geelong-baseddetectives from the Criminal Investigation Unit. But they’re blind-sided by the interest personnel from the secret military training base on Swan Island take in the case, strongly suspecting that the Detective Inspector may be taking direction from them.

Location: 
Queenscliff
Series: 
Chris Blackie
Sea Change Mysteries
Anthea Merritt
Publisher: 
For Pity Sake Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - The Secrets She Keeps, Michael Robotham

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Secrets She Keeps
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780733638015
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - Wimmera, Mark Brandi

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Book Title: 
Wimmera
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780733638459
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Location: 
Wimmera
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2017

BOOK REVIEW - THE SECRETS SHE KEEPS, Michael Robotham

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Book Title: 
The Secrets She Keeps
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780733638015
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime
Sub Genre: 
Dramatic Thriller
Location: 
United Kingdom
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2017

She Be Damned

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

London, 1863: Women in Waterloo are turning up dead, their sexual organs mutilated and removed. When another girl goes missing, fears grow that the killer may have claimed their latest victim.

The police are at a loss and so it falls to courtesan and professional detective, Heloise Chancey, to investigate.

With the assistance of her trusty Chinese maid, Amah Li Leen, Heloise inches closer to the truth. But when Amah is implicated in the brutal plot, Heloise must reconsider who she can trust, before the killer strikes again.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781921997884
Series: 
Heloise Chancey
Publisher: 
Pantera Press
Year of Publication: 
2017

M.J. Tjia

Author Information
Tjia, M.J.

M.J. Tjia has a PhD in Creative Writing and Literary Studes. Her novella The Fish Girl won Seizure's Viva la Novella, 2017.

She has been shortlisted for the Josephine Ulrick Short Story Prize, Overland's Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize, Fish Short Story Prize, and the Luke Bitmead Bursary and longlisted for the CWA daggar awards. Her work has appeared in Review of Australian Fiction, Rex, Peril and Shibboleth and Other Stories.

The Lone Child

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Domestic Noir

Neve Ayres has always been so careful. Since her mother’s death when Neve was seven, she’s learned to look after herself and to keep her cards close. But now her deliberately constructed world has collapsed: her partner’s left her when she was eight months pregnant. And so, alone with her newborn son, she’s retreated to her cliff-top holiday house in coastal Flinders.

There, another child comes into her life. 

ISBN: 
9780670077748
Publisher: 
Penguin Random House
Year of Publication: 
2017

The Twentieth Man

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

Terrorism, politics and betrayals collide in this unputdownable, fast-paced thriller from a highly recognisable political insider.

In September 1972, journalist Anna Rosen takes an early morning phone call from her boss at the ABC telling her about two bombings in Sydney’s busy CBD. It's the worst terrorist attack in the country's history and Anna has no doubt which group is responsible for the carnage. She has been investigating the role of alleged war criminals in the globally active Ustasha movement. 

ISBN: 
9781760295004
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2017

Tony Jones

Author Information
Jones, Tony

Tony Jones was still at school when Lionel Murphy raided ASIO. After an ABC cadetship, he joined the television program Four Corners as a reporter in 1985, and then went to Dateline at SBS in 1986. He subsequently was an ABC foreign correspondent, for a time in London and later in Washington. Inter alia, he covered the war crimes in Bosnia. For many years he presented the ABC TV current affairs program Lateline. Today he hosts Q&A on ABC TV on Monday nights.