Outback Australia

Angel Rock

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

After a week lost in the Australian outback, thirteen-year-old Tom Ferry makes his way back to Angel Rock. To the horror of everyone in the small town, he is alone. Exhausted and traumatized, he can't remember what happened to Flynn, his little brother. Shortly thereafter, another child of Angel Rock is found dead in Sydney, the apparent victim of suicide.

ISBN: 
0375719245
Location: 
Outback Australia
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
2003

One Cried Murder

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The scene of this novel is the remote interior desert of Australia; the characters' assorted anthropologists, interested dilettantes and hangers-on, and local denizens of both sexes. The problem isn't how, when the scientific expedition was supposed to uncover aboriginal remains, did a twenty-five-year-old skeleton of a modern white man turn up? At first, the finding of the skeleton seemed sheer coincidence, but very soon one member of the expedition, watching the reaction of the other members, began to wonder how much was coincidence and how much design.

Sub Genre: 
Classics
Location: 
Outback Australia
Series: 
Ambrose Mahon

Gunshot Road

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb About the Book

Emily Tempest is small, black, as snaky as a taipan's tooth and is the woman least likely ever to embark on a career in policing. But her old mate Superintendent Tom MacGillivray has persuaded her to sign on as the Aboriginal Community Police Officer for the outback (not to mention throwback) township of Bluebush.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Special Interests: 
Indigenous Issues
ISBN: 
9781921656309
Location: 
Outback Australia
Series: 
Emily Tempest
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2010

Diamond Dove

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb About the Book

Emily Tempest has been away from Central Australia for a long time - uni, travel, dead-end jobs. Finding trouble all over the world. Now she's back at Moonlight Downs, the community where she grew up, half in the Aboriginal world, half in the white. And true to form, there's trouble. An old friend brutally murdered and mutilated. An old enemy the only suspect. Until Emily starts asking questions.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Special Interests: 
Indigenous Issues
ISBN: 
1921145307
Location: 
Outback Australia
Series: 
Emily Tempest
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2006

PRIME CUT - Alan Carter

Author Information
Book Title: 
Prime Cut
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781921696503
Series: 
Cato Kwong
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Outback Australia
Western Australia
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2011

MURDER IN UTOPIA - Philip McLaren

Author Information
Book Title: 
Murder in Utopia
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780646503820
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Special Interests: 
Indigenous Issues
Location: 
Outback Australia
Publisher: 
Cockatoo Books
Year of Publication: 
2009

RED CENTRE, DARK HEART - Evan McHugh

Author Information
Book Title: 
Red Centre
Dark Heart
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780670070787
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Special Interests: 
FBI Profiler
Location: 
Outback Australia
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2008

NO TURNING BACK - Joanna Lees

Author Information
Book Title: 
No Turning Back
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
United Kingdom
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Memoir
Location: 
Outback Australia
Publisher: 
Hachette Livre
Year of Publication: 
2007