Country NSW

The Ultimate Aphrodisiac

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The new title from Robert G. Barrett is based on his visit to the remote Pacific island of Nan Madoll. He describes the forthcoming book as "a science shock thing set on a fictitious island somewhere in Micronesia - complete with magic crystals, UFOs, and mysterious force fields. Plus the usual gratuitous sex, drugs and violence you find in my books. And just to stir things up a bit, I'll throw in a third world war. Sort of INDEPENDENCE DAY meets WAG THE DOG. How's that for a mystery story?

Sub Genre: 
Humour
ISBN: 
0732267072
Location: 
Country NSW
Newcastle
Series: 
Norton
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2001

The Tesla Legacy

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

"Forget the bloody Da Vinci Code, Mick. We've got to crack the Tesla Legacy. If we don't, we're both dead." Newcastle electrician Mick Vincent had almost everything in life he wanted. Jesse Osbourne, the Stockton bookshop owner he loved. A big house at Bar Beach he owned. And a 1936 Buick Roadmaster he cherished. The only thing missing in Mick's life was a pressure plate for his Buick. Through a strange old lady, Mick finds his pressure plate. He also finds a diary belonging to Nikola Tesla, the electronics genius reputed to be smarter than Einstein.

Sub Genre: 
Humour
ISBN: 
0732283671
Location: 
Country NSW
Newcastle
Series: 
Norton
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2007

Guns 'n' Rose

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A holiday in Terrigal sounded great to Les Norton, and all he needed to do was look after young Jimmy Rosewater for a week. But young and handsome Jimmy was supposed to be in gaol and, before he knew it, Norton was busy fighting off the usual yobbos. And all the time Les had a feeling Jimmy was up to something. He just had a feeling...

Sub Genre: 
Humour
ISBN: 
0330358510
Location: 
Country NSW
Sydney
South Australia
Series: 
Norton
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
1996

Leaving Bondi

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Les figured by tossing $50,000 into the Gull's movie he'd become the next Sam Goldwyn. Only someone put a bomb on the film set. And who gets the blame? Now Norton's a fugitive from the law, desperate to prove his innocence. Satanists, drug dealers, nutty poets, blabbermouth disc jockeys - everybody between Sydney, the Blue Mountains and South Australia wants a piece of Les Norton. So what are Norton's chances of clearing his name and coming up smelling of roses? VFO. But rely on Les to come up smelling of something.

Sub Genre: 
Humour
ISBN: 
0732268710
Location: 
Country NSW
Sydney
South Australia
Series: 
Norton
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2000

Mystery Bay Blues

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Just when everything was going so good, Les slips a disc in his back. He can't run, he can't train. He can't do anything much. But he can still drive his car. So it's down to Narooma for the South Coast Blues Festival and a bit of R&R: 30 bands and three days and nights of non-stop rock 'n' roll. Which would have been great, only Les has to have a slight altercation with four fishermen on his first night in town. Now the toughest, meanest, most horrible bloke on the south coast is after his blood. Then Les meets Amazing Grace.

Sub Genre: 
Humour
ISBN: 
0330358723
Location: 
Country NSW
Series: 
Norton
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2002

Murder by the Book

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Who is killing Australia's best-selling authors?

It's party time at Berry & Michaels, one of Australia's oldest book publishers. The company is celebrating its recent takeover and the most important Berry & Michaels' authors are coming from all over the country. Quentin Hale, Managing Director, thinks this party is a great idea, but some of the staff don't seem to be in a party mood.

Special Interests: 
Journalism
ISBN: 
1863407693
Location: 
Country NSW
Publisher: 
Bolinda
Year of Publication: 
1988

Something Wicked

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

When burnt-out pop-star Adam Quinn is found grotesquely dead on a secluded mountain property called Haven, it looks like a case of suicide. But is it?

Bliss, Skye and Astral Brydie, the three sisters found at Haven with Quinn's body, are vague about what happened the night he died. And their mother is nowhere to be found. The girls seem terrified, as if they're holding something back. The neighbours are only too ready to talk. But how much of what they say can be believed?

Special Interests: 
Journalism
ISBN: 
0345427955
Location: 
Country NSW
Series: 
Tessa Vance
Publisher: 
Ballantine Books
Year of Publication: 
1999

The Makeover Murders

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

At discreet Deepdene, the guests are ready to test for themselves the makeover mansion's claim that every woman can - with expensive encouragement - realise her full beauty.

Outside the rain begins to fall. Inside, beneath the smooth surface of the Deepdene routines, undercurrents stir and gather strength. Soon it is clear to Verity Birdwood that all is not what it seems. But even sharp, resourceful Birdie does not suspect that within Deepdene's silk-lined walls is an enemy with murder in mind.

Special Interests: 
Journalism
ISBN: 
1864482915
Location: 
Country NSW
Series: 
Verity Birdwood
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
1997

THE DIGGERS REST HOTEL - Geoffrey McGeachin

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Diggers Rest Hotel
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780670072736
Series: 
Charlie Berlin
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Special Interests: 
World War II
Location: 
Albury-Wodonga
Country NSW
Country Victoria
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2010

CONNIE’S SECRET by Anne Lovell

Author Information
Book Title: 
Connie's Secret
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781741755381
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Location: 
Country NSW
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2008