Fiction

The Choke

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Fiction

Abandoned by her mother as a toddler and only occasionally visited by her volatile father who keeps dangerous secrets, Justine is raised solely by her Pop, an old man tormented by visions of the Burma Railway. Justine finds sanctuary in Pop's chooks and The Choke, where the banks of the Murray River are so narrow they can almost touch—a place of staggering natural beauty that is both a source of peace and danger. Although Justine doesn't know it, her father is a menacing criminal and the world she is exposed to is one of great peril to her.

ISBN: 
9781760297244
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
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

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

Review - A Boy in Winter, Rachel Seiffert

Author Information
Book Title: 
A Boy in Winter
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
ISBN: 
9781844089970
Categorisation
Category: 
Fiction
Publisher: 
Hachette Australia
Year of Publication: 
2017

Pocket Review - The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden, Jonas Jonasson

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Girl Who Saved the King of Sweden
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Sweden
Categorisation
Category: 
Fiction
Publisher: 
Fourth Estate
Year of Publication: 
2014

Review - The Great Swindle, Pierre Lemaitre

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Great Swindle
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
France
ISBN: 
9781623659073
Categorisation
Category: 
Fiction
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Fraud
Historical
Location: 
France
Publisher: 
Maclehose Press Quercus
Year of Publication: 
2015

On the Blue Train

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
USA
Category: 
Fiction

What really did happen to Agatha Christie during her mysterious eleven-day disappearance just as she was on the cusp of fame? An entrancing novel of creativity and grief.

Yes, she said, finally. Breaks are important. There are times when it's wiser to get away. From it all.

It was the work of a moment, on 4 December 1926, Agatha Christie of London became Teresa Neele, resident of the spa hotel, the Harrogate Hydro. With her wedding ring left behind her, and her minimal belongings unpacked, Agatha's lost days begin.

ISBN: 
9781760293109
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2016

A Guide to Berlin

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Fiction

A Guide to Berlin is the name of a short story written by Vladimir Nabokov in 1925, when he was a young man of 26, living in Berlin.

A group of six international travellers, two Italians, two Japanese, an American and an Australian, meet in empty apartments in Berlin to share stories and memories. Each is enthralled in some way to the work of Vladimir Nabokov, and each is finding their way in deep winter in a haunted city. 

Sub Genre: 
Literary

Review - Let Me Die in His Footsteps, Lori Roy

Author Information
Book Title: 
Let Me Die In His Footsteps
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
USA
ISBN: 
9781925240474
Categorisation
Category: 
Fiction
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2015

Review - Burial Rites, Hannah Kent

Author Information
Book Title: 
Burial Rites
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780316243919
Categorisation
Category: 
Fiction
Historical
Location: 
Iceland
Publisher: 
Little
Brown and Company
Year of Publication: 
2013