Indigenous Issues

The Artist is a Thief

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Margaret Thatcher Gandarrwuy is an internationally renowned Aboriginal artist from the remote Mission Hole community in the Northern Territory. Her works command high prices - until a new painting is unveiled. It is discovered slashed, with the words hastily scrawled across it, 'The artist is a thief'. Is the artist a thief? Is she to blame, or is she the victim of somebody else's fraud?

Special Interests: 
Indigenous Issues
ISBN: 
9781865085333
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2001

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

Sweet Water Stolen Land

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

Sweet Water Stolen Land is intriguing. Completely fictional with elements of true history interwoven, the book delves immediately into the issues of black resettlement and the church's involvement in removing Indigenous people from their traditional lands for the purposes of rural development.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Special Interests: 
Indigenous Issues
ISBN: 
1875641777
Location: 
Australia
Publisher: 
Magabala

Scream Black Murder

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

Human flesh decays five times more slowly when wet. The rain began at two in the morning; by three, the naked bodies which lay in the shallow stormwater drain beside the railway track were half covered by a fast-running stream.

Sub Genre: 
Police Procedural
Special Interests: 
Indigenous Issues
ISBN: 
1875641
Location: 
Sydney
Australia
New South Wales
Publisher: 
Magabala

Murder in Utopia

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Doctor Jack Nugent never liked looking at dead people and he hated touching them.  In spite of this, he acquired detailed knowledge as to what happened to human remains.  In the small community of Utopia, in the middle of Australia, he'd picked up skills he simply never could have learned by staying in New York:  Aboriginal ritual killings hardly ever happened there.


Perhaps it's also worth repeating the author's note:

Special Interests: 
Indigenous Issues
Aboriginal
ISBN: 
9780646503820
Location: 
Central Australia
Publisher: 
Cockatoo Books
Year of Publication: 
2009

The Boundary

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the book

Winner of the 2009 David Unaipon Award

Long ago, Meston Park in Brisbane's West End marked the city's boundary. A curfew kept its Aboriginal population outside the city limits after dark.

When the park becomes the site of a multi-million dollar development, the Corrowa People vow to fight and file a native title claim. Hours after rejecting the claim, Justice Bruce Brosnan is brutally murdered.

Some believe it is the work of an ancient assassin, returned to destroy the boundary.

Special Interests: 
Indigenous Issues
ISBN: 
978-0-7022-3849-9
Location: 
Brisbane
Series: 
Miranda Eversley & Jason Matthews
Publisher: 
University of Queensland Press
Year of Publication: 
2011

THE BOUNDARY - Nicole Watson

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Boundary
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780702238499
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Special Interests: 
Indigenous Issues
Location: 
Brisbane
Publisher: 
University of Queensland 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