2006

Breakfastinfur

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Night falls here in the City that never wakes up, let alone sleeps. It's 1991, and as bombs fall over Baghdad, the inhabitants of this Antipodean "Big Easy" are about to learn that February, and not April, is indeed the cruelest month.

Time to farewell Mark Throdeus - a suave politician with an uncomfortably dark secret - who's set to take a dive courtesy of his Russian Emigre wife, Svetlana.

ISBN: 
1863683305
Series: 
White Trash Trilogy
Publisher: 
Fremantle Press
Year of Publication: 
2002
2006

The Mother

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Hitchhiking along the Hume Highway, a woman searches for the man who killed her daughter. Her only clue - left in her daughter's final phone message - is that the man has a tattoo on his left arm saying "Die Mother"

With her daughter dead and with nothing to live for, the mother is on a path of self-destruction. Consumed by guilt and the desire for revenge, her personality and appearance begin to alter.

ISBN: 
9780734409706
Publisher: 
Lothian
Year of Publication: 
2006

Fedora Walks

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When the ghostly Fedora interrupts Julie Bernard's coffee in Brunswick Street, Julie's life is set to change...

An out-of-work PI, Julie is seduced by Fedora's French accent and beautiful hats, but soon discovers that wearing gorgeous millinery is a dangerous activity.

A satirical take on lesbian crime fiction, with a spectacular mix of fantasy and otherworldly theatricals, Merrilee Moss makes us laugh out loud.

Special Interests: 
Gay & Lesbian Fiction
ISBN: 
1876756047
Publisher: 
Spinifex Press
Year of Publication: 
2006

The Cobbler's Apprentice

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When Samir Al-Hassani does the impossible, and escapes from Guantanamo Bay, a chain of events is set off that is to lead to tears and bloodshed around the world. Sami, a young Palestinian who had been caught in Iraq, thinks he has been helped by fellow jihadis, but the CIA and Mossad are pulling his strings. Or are they?

Special Interests: 
Politics
ISBN: 
1921215003
Publisher: 
Scribe
Year of Publication: 
2006

Black Widow

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The first of September was a special day for schoolchildren in Beslan, traditionally celebrated as the 'Day of Knowledge'. But after September 2004 the day would be remembered for all the wrong reasons, when a group of terrorists took hostages at Beslan's School Number One.

Special Interests: 
Politics
ISBN: 
1920769749
Location: 
Russia
Publisher: 
Scribe
Year of Publication: 
2006

The Raft

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

It should have been a simple holiday in far North Queensland. A chance for Martin and Lydia Napier to repair their faltering marriage. A time-out with their young daughter Ami from a pressured city life. It should have been...

But the brutal power of nature means a drastic change of plans for the Napier family when they're forced to flee rising floodwaters. Within hours the family find themselves marooned with a small group of surviviors on the roof of an isolated farmhouse, with dwindling hopes of rescue and a killer in their midst...

ISBN: 
0732280451
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2006

City of Animals

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

At Sydney's Royal Prince Albert Zoo, fear is mounting. First a curator is found dead in a giraffe enclosure, then three endangered animals - part of a controversial shipment from Burma - are brutally slaughtered.

TV Producer Nikiya Adams arrives at the zoo to research a new British series and is instantly plunged into a web of danger. Ten years ago she fell in love with the zoo's director, Dr James Rivers - but now the pair must put their feelings aside to face deadly intrigue and an unknown killer.

ISBN: 
073228046X
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Year of Publication: 
2006

The Shifting Fog

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Fiction

Summer 1924: on the eve of a glittering Society party, by the lake of a grand English country house, a young poet takes his life. The only witnesses, sisters Hannah and Emmeline Hartford, will never speak to each other again.

Winter 1999: Grace Bradley, 98, one-time house-maid of Riverton Manor, is visited by a young director making a film about the poet's suicide. Ghosts awaken and memories, long consigned to the dark reaches of Grace's mind, begin to sneak back through the cracks. A shocking secret threatens to emerge; something history has forgotten but Grace never could.

ISBN: 
9781741148008
Publisher: 
Allen & Unwin
Year of Publication: 
2006

The Empire of Eternity

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

The Chamber of Eternity of Egypt is said to contain a hieroglyphic chart of the future, the meaning of life and the secrets of immortality. For thousands of years it has been sought by emperors, kings, caliphs and popes, but its site is fiercely guarded; its existence defended by preposterous rumours and outright lies. By the 1790s the chamber has become a treasure more prized and elusive than even the Holy Grail.

ISBN: 
1741665531
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
2006

Zambezi

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Thriller

When a young American research assistant is killed by a man-eating lion, three people are devastated - Jed Banks, an American Special Forces soldier serving in Afghanistan; Professor Christine Wallis, a wildlife researcher in South Africa; and Hassan bin Zayid, a hotel magnate in Zambia. The victim, Miranda Banks-Lewis, was their daughter, protegee and lover respectively.

ISBN: 
1405036788
Publisher: 
Pan MacMillan Australia
Year of Publication: 
2006