Crime Fiction

The Way Back

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

All she wanted was to escape. But why does she still feel trapped. A gripping psychological drama by the author of Mothers and Daughters and Into My Arms.

Charlie Johnson is 13 and in her first year of high school. She loves her family, netball and Liam, the cute guy who sits next to her in Science - but most of all she loves horses and horse-riding. Charlie's parents have leased her a horse, Tic Tac, from the local pony club, but one day they go out for a ride in the national park and only Tic Tac returns...

ISBN: 
9781760297138
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2017

Pachyderm

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A night at the Melbourne Zoo drinking champagne seems a fine idea, until an animal's death throws milliner and sleuth Catherine Kint into another mystery. Before you can say 'monkey business' Catherine and her trusted barman Boris are annoying everyone from zoologists to police. The investigation would challenge the best detectives, but this is Catherine and Boris on the case. Secrets, accidents, rivalries, egos and lust all set the dung flying. By the time this is finished, reputations will be tarnished, gin will be drunk and someone's gonna get fed to the lions ...

Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
Catherine Kint
Publisher: 
Three Kookaburras
Year of Publication: 
2017

Review - A Briefcase, Two Pies and a Penthouse, Brannavan Gnanalingam

Author Information
Book Title: 
A Briefcase
Two Pies and a Penthouse
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780473356347
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Satire
Year of Publication: 
2016

Spare Me the Truth

Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
United Kingdom
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Dan Forrester, piecing his life back together after the tragic death of his son, is approached in a supermarket by a woman who tells him everything he remembers about his life - and his son - is a lie.

Grace Reavey, stricken by grief, is accosted at her mother's funeral. The threat is simple: pay the staggering sum her mother allegedly owed, or lose everything.

Lucy Davies has been forced from the Met by her own maverick behaviour. Desperate to prove herself in her new rural post, she's on the hunt for a killer - but this is no small town criminal.

Sub Genre: 
Thriller
ISBN: 
9781785760334
Series: 
Dan Forrester
Publisher: 
Zaffre
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - The Student Body, Simon Wyatt

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Student Body
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9780473362430
Series: 
Nick Knight
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Mary Egan Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - The Agency, Ian Austin

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Agency
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
B011YZH0YI
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Sarah Book Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2015

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

Review - A Moment's Silence, Christopher Abbey

Author Information
Book Title: 
A Moment's Silence
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
978-0-473-36189-1
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Mary Egan Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley, Danyl McLauchlan

Author Information
Book Title: 
Mysterious Mysteries of the Aro Valley
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
New Zealand
ISBN: 
9781776560479
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Humour
Location: 
New Zealand
Publisher: 
Victoria University Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

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