Queensland

Code of Silence

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

The powerful true story of the first police officer to lift the lid on police corruption in Queensland and what then happened to him.

'Wherever there is power and money, there is always the risk of corruption. But everyone has a choice: to become involved or to take a stand against it.'

Colin Dillon is an extraordinary man. He was the first Indigenous policeman in Australia. But that is actually a very small part of his story.

ISBN: 
9781760290580
Location: 
Queensland
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Student

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Do bad people look like good people, like friends and brothers and boyfriends and students, until they have their hands around your throat? All of these men standing around me, drinks in hand, backs to this screen… smiling, laughing, flirting, and they look harmless. But any one of them could be something else now: rapist, murderer, spree shooter, torturer, paedophile. I try to picture them sprayed with blood and gore and it’s easy. I can do it, mentally. All of these guys could be him because all of these guys were just like him, right up until he…

ISBN: 
9781760406370
Location: 
Queensland
Publisher: 
Echo Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2017

#review Gunshine State, Andrew Nette

Author Information
Book Title: 
Gunshine State
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9788283550016
Series: 
Gary Chance
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Noir
Location: 
Queensland
Western Australia
Surfers Paradise
Publisher: 
280 Steps
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Mima, Shirley Eldridge

Author Information
Book Title: 
Mima
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780994496010
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Location: 
Queensland
Publisher: 
Short Stop Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Gunshine State

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A heist thriller set in Queensland, Melbourne and Thailand. Think Richard Stark's Parker, Garry Disher's Wyatt, and Wallace Stroby's Crissa Stone. Add a touch of Surfers Paradise sleaze and a very dangerous stopover in Asia.

Gary Chance is a former Australian army driver, ex-bouncer and thief. His latest job sees him in Queensland working for Dennis Curry, an aging Surfers Paradise standover man. Curry runs off-site, non-casino poker games, and wants to rob one of his best customers, a high roller called Frederick 'Freddie' Gao.

Sub Genre: 
Noir
ISBN: 
9788283550016
Location: 
Queensland
Western Australia
Publisher: 
280 Steps
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - The Twisted Knot, J.M. Peace

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Twisted Knot
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781743538678
Series: 
Samantha Willis
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Location: 
Queensland
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2016

Mima

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
True Crime

Author Shirley Eldridge and Mima Joan McKim-Hill were friends and colleagues working for the Capricornia Regional Electricity Board in Rockhampton in 1967 when Mima disappeared while on the job. She had been abducted, raped and murdered and her body abandoned.

Shirley tells this deeply personal story, starting with the events leading up to the abduction, and continuing through to 40 years later, with the re-evaluation of the evidence, the unravelling of the lies, and finally, the naming of the killer.

ISBN: 
9780994496010
Location: 
Queensland
Publisher: 
Short Stop Press
Year of Publication: 
2016

Review - Front Page News, Katie Rowney

Author Information
Book Title: 
Front Page News
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780143797197
Series: 
Stacey McCallaghan
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Humour
Location: 
Queensland
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2016

Front Page News

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Cadet journalist Stacey McCallaghan is struggling to find anything newsworthy to report on in the small country town of Toomey. Front-page stories consist of the price of cattle and lawn bowls results, and Stacey spends more time laying out the crossword than covering actual news.

Until the first dead body turns up.

Sub Genre: 
Humour
ISBN: 
9780143797197
Location: 
Queensland
Series: 
Stacey McCallaghan
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Twisted Knot

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A marked man. A damaged cop. A town full of secrets.

After her abduction and near death at the hands of a sadistic killer, Constable Samantha Willis is back in the uniform. Despite being on desk duty, rumours reach Sammi that Someone in Angel's Crossing has been hurting little girls, and before long a mob is gathering to make sure justice is served.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
ISBN: 
9781743538678
Location: 
Queensland
Series: 
Samantha Willis
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2016