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  • ACCOMPLICE
    ACCOMPLICE
    KANON JOSEPH
    ISBN: 9781471162664
    Title: ACCOMPLICE
    Author: KANON JOSEPH
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A heart-pounding and intelligent espionage novel about a Nazi war criminal who was supposed to be dead, the rogue CIA agent on his trail, and the beautiful woman connected to them both.

    Seventeen years after the fall of the Third Reich, Max Weill has never forgotten the atrocities he saw as a prisoner at Auschwitz—nor the face of Dr Otto Schramm, a camp doctor who worked with Mengele on appalling experiments and who sent Max’s family to the gas chambers. As the war came to a close, Schramm was one of the many high-ranking former-Nazi officers who managed to escape Germany for new lives in South America. There, leaders like Argentina’s Juan Perón gave them safe harbour and new identities.

    With his life nearing its end, Max asks his nephew Aaron Wiley—an American CIA desk analyst—to complete the task Max never could: to track down Otto in Argentina, capture him and bring him back to Germany to stand trial.

    Unable to deny Max, Aaron travels to Buenos Aires and discovers a city where Nazis thrive in plain sight, mingling with Argentine high society. He ingratiates himself with Otto’s alluring but wounded daughter, whom he is convinced is hiding her father. Enlisting the help of a German newspaper reporter, an Israeli agent and the obliging CIA station chief in Buenos Aires, Aaron hunts for Otto—a complicated monster, unexpectedly human but still capable of murder if cornered.

    Unable to distinguish allies from enemies, Aaron will ultimately have to discover not only Otto, but the boundaries of his own personal morality, how far he is prepared to go to render justice.

    Imprint: Simon & Schuster
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • AFTER SHES GONE
    AFTER SHES GONE
    GREBE CAMILLA
    ISBN: 9781785764738
    Title: AFTER SHES GONE
    Author: GREBE CAMILLA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    For psychological profiler Hanne Lagerlind-Schön, life is good. She and her partner, investigator Peter Lindgren, have just returned from a dream holiday in Greenland and the symptoms of her early onset dementia seem to be under control.

    Then they are asked to go to the small, sleepy industrial town of Ormberg to investigate a cold case: ten years earlier a five-year-old girl's remains were found in a cairn near the town. With her dementia creeping back again, Hanne starts to keep a diary noting down everything she is likely to forget. She will go to any lengths to keep up appearances
    so she doesn't lose her job, or worse: Peter.

    Then Hanne is found wandering around the outskirts of Ormberg lost, hurt and confused - and Peter is missing. When the body of a woman is found at the cairn and one of Hanne's shoes is found nearby covered in the victim's blood, can Hanne's diary hold the key to what happened? How does this new murder connect to their old one - and where is Peter?

    Imprint: ZAFFRE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • AGENT RUNNING IN THE FIELD
    AGENT RUNNING IN THE FIELD
    LE CARRE JOHN
    ISBN: 9780241401217
    Title: AGENT RUNNING IN THE FIELD
    Author: LE CARRE JOHN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Nat, a 47 year-old veteran of Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, believes his years as an agent runner are over. He is back in London with his wife, the long-suffering Prue. But with the growing threat from Moscow Centre, the office has one more job for him. Nat is to take over The Haven, a defunct substation of London General with a rag-tag band of spies. The only bright light on the team is young Florence, who has her eye on Russia Department and a Ukrainian oligarch with a finger in the Russia pie.

    Nat is not only a spy, he is a passionate badminton player. His regular Monday evening opponent is half his age- the introspective and solitary Ed. Ed hates Brexit, hates Trump and hates his job at some soulless media agency. And it is Ed, of all unlikely people, who will take Prue, Florence and Nat himself down the path of political anger that will ensnare them all. Agent Running in the Field is a chilling portrait of our time, now heartbreaking, now darkly humorous, told to us with unflagging tension by the greatest chronicler of our age.

    Imprint: Viking Books
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $29.99
  • AMAZE YOUR FRIENDS
    AMAZE YOUR FRIENDS
    DOYLE PETER
    ISBN: 9781891241345
    Title: AMAZE YOUR FRIENDS
    Author: DOYLE PETER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    As 1959 dawns, Billy Glasheen is in deeper trouble than ever. The past has caught up with him in the form of Fred Slaney, Sydney's meanest, most corrupt cop, who's got Billy framed up for the murder of his crooked partner. Not that Slaney wants to arrest him - what he wants is ten grand. He gives Billy a choice - pay up within six months, or take early retirement, forever. Billy can't think of a legal way to come up with the money that fast, and anyway, earning an honest living has never been his strength.

    So what's the answer? Up the ante on Uncle Dick's mailorder scams? Rig a horse race or two? Rob a bank? Maybe all of the above? Surely something will work...and it does, though not in the way you might expect - and not before Billy's situation gets a whole lot worse.

    Imprint: VERSE CHORUS PRESS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • AMERICAN BY DAY
    AMERICAN BY DAY
    MILLER DEREK B
    ISBN: 9781784163297
    Title: AMERICAN BY DAY
    Author: MILLER DEREK B
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'A superb novel on all levels' Marcel Berlins, The Times'Derek B Miller writes the kind of crime fiction the world needs right now. Principled, but not afraid to get down and dirty - and shot through with some of the sharpest humour you're likely to find.' Joseph Knox, bestselling author of SirensShe knew it was a weird place. She?d heard the stories, seen the movies, read the books. But now police Chief Inspector Sigrid deg rd has to leave her native Norway and actually go there; to that land across the Atlantic where her missing brother is implicated in the mysterious death of a prominent African-American academic.America. And not someplace interesting, either- upstate New York.It is election season, 2008, and Sigrid is plunged into a United States where race and identity, politics and promise, reverberate in every aspect of daily life. To find her older brother, she needs the help of the local police who appear to have already made up their minds about the case. Working with - or, if necessary, against - someone actually named Sheriff Irving 'Irv' Wylie, she must negotiate the local political minefields and navigate the back woods of the Adirondacks to uncover the truth before events escalate further.At once a thrilling race-against-time crime story, a personal journey through grief and a meditation on the world in which we live, American By Day once again shows Derek B Miller to be one of the most imaginative, ingenious and entertaining writers working today.

    Imprint: BLACK SWAN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • AN ANONYMOUS GIRL
    AN ANONYMOUS GIRL
    HENDRICKS GREER
    ISBN: 9781529010725
    Title: AN ANONYMOUS GIRL
    Author: HENDRICKS GREER
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK



    Seeking women ages 18-32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed.

    When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she'll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she's thinking... and what she's hiding. As Jess's paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what is real in her life, and what is one of Dr. Shields' manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly.

    Imprint: PAN
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • AN IRON ROSE
    AN IRON ROSE
    TEMPLE PETER
    ISBN: 9781921922305
    Title: AN IRON ROSE
    Author: TEMPLE PETER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Introduced by Les Carlyon

    I looked up. The rope was tied to a rolled steel joist about two metres above the truck cab. Ned had climbed up on to the cab roof, tied the rope to the joist, slid it along. Tied a slipknot around his neck. And stepped off the cab roof.

    Peter Temple is one of the world's great crime writers. In this enthralling novel, he tells the story of a man who has left a dangerous job to make a new life in the country. But the death of his father's best friend plunges him back into a world of violence and deceit.

    Imprint: Text Publishing
    RRP: $12.95

    Price: $12.95
  • AND FIRE CAME DOWN
    AND FIRE CAME DOWN
    VISKIC EMMA
    ISBN: 9781760685010
    Title: AND FIRE CAME DOWN
    Author: VISKIC EMMA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Deaf since early childhood, Caleb Zelic is used to meeting life head-on. Now, he's struggling just to get through the day. His best mate is dead, his ex-wife, Kat, is avoiding him, and nightmares haunt his waking hours.

    But when a young woman is killed, after pleading for his help in sign language, Caleb is determined to find out who she was. The trail leads Caleb back to his hometown, Resurrection Bay. The town is on bushfire alert, and simmering with racial tensions. As Caleb delves deeper, he uncovers secrets that could ruin any chance of reuniting with Kat, and even threaten his life. Driven by his own demons, he pushes on. But who is he willing to sacrifice along the way?

    Imprint: ECHO PUBLISHING
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BABY
    BABY
    JOCHEMS ANNALEESE
    ISBN: 9781925849349
    Title: BABY
    Author: JOCHEMS ANNALEESE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Cynthia is twenty-one, bored and desperately waiting for something big to happen. Her striking fitness instructor, Anahera, is ready to throw in the towel on her job and marriage. With stolen money and a dog in tow they run away and buy 'Baby?, an old boat docked in the Bay of Islands, where Cynthia dreams they will live in a state of love. But strange events on an empty island turn their life together in a different direction.Baby is a sunburnt psychological thriller of obsession and escape by one of the most exciting new voices in New Zealand fiction.Winner of the 2018 Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction

    Imprint: SCRIBE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • BABY BLUE   #2
    BABY BLUE #2
    KOUTSAKIS POL
    ISBN: 9781908524911
    Title: BABY BLUE #2
    Author: KOUTSAKIS POL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Stratos is a walking contradiction: a hit man with a conscience, in this case charged with finding and killing the murderer of the adoptive father of Emma, a beautiful teenage magician who until recently was performing in the streets of Athens. The city, reeling from the economic crisis, provides the perfect backdrop to this dark thriller.

    Imprint: BITTER LEMON PRESS
    RRP: $17.99

    Price: $17.99
  • BABYLON BERLIN   #1
    BABYLON BERLIN #1
    KUTSCHER VOLKER
    ISBN: 9781760527921
    Title: BABYLON BERLIN #1
    Author: KUTSCHER VOLKER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The first book in the bestselling German crime series, coming to Netflix Australia in January 2018.

    A GEREON RATH MYSTERY

    'Political maelstrom, a populist right on the march -- sound familiar? . . . It's fabulous debauchery and naughtiness, a political maelstrom and a ticking timebomb.' The Guardian

    1929: When a car is hauled out of the Landwehr Canal with a mutilated corpse inside, Detective Inspector Gereon Rath claims the case. Soon his inquiries drag him ever deeper into the morass of Weimar Berlin's 'Roaring Twenties' underworld of cocaine, prostitution, gunrunning and shady politics.


    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BAD DEBTS : Jack Irish, Book One
    BAD DEBTS : Jack Irish, Book One
    TEMPLE PETER
    ISBN: 9781925773293
    Title: BAD DEBTS : Jack Irish, Book One
    Author: TEMPLE PETER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A classic edition of the first novel in Peter Temple's beloved Jack Irish novels

    Melbourne in winter. Rain. Wind. Pubs. Beer. Sex. Corruption. Murder.

    A phone message from ex-client Danny McKillop doesn't ring any bells for Jack Irish. Life is hard enough without having to dredge up old problems- his beloved football team continues to lose, the odds on his latest plunge at the track seem far too long and he's still cooking for one.

    But then Danny turns up dead and Jack has to take a walk back into the dark and dangerous past.

    Imprint: Text Publishing
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BASTILLE SPY   -   (Revolution Spy 1)
    BASTILLE SPY - (Revolution Spy 1)
    QUINN C S
    ISBN: 9781786498458
    Title: BASTILLE SPY - (Revolution Spy 1)
    Author: QUINN C S
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    England's best spy. France's deadliest prison.

    Paris, 1789. English spy Attica Morgan's success freeing kidnapped Britons has earned her acclaim with an underground network. But it has also led to attention of dangerously powerful men. So when she's given a new assignment in Paris, a city with revolution in the air, her instinct is to run.

    Because in Paris, nothing is what it seems. Skirmishes in the city are rife and English visitors are viewed with suspicion. Attica is charged with investigating the murder of a rebel in the morgue of the Bastille, that notorious prison of no return. A murder her backers are convinced is part of a much more treacherous plot.

    With France is on the cusp of a bloody revolution, Attica soon realizes her mission is a great deal deadlier than she bargained for. A mythic treasure has vanished, a strange man named Robespierre wants her dead, and on the city streets, all hell is about to break loose ...

    Imprint: CORVUS BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY   #8
    BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY #8
    PENNY LOUISE
    ISBN: 9780751544183
    Title: BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY #8
    Author: PENNY LOUISE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A MONASTERY Hidden deep in the wilderness are the cloisters of two dozen monks - men of prayer and music, famous the world over for their glorious voices. A MURDER But a brutal death throws the monastery doors open to the world. And through them walks the only man who can shine light upon the dark deeds within: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. A MYSTERY Who among the brothers has become an angel of death? As the peace of the monastery crumbles around him, Gamache finds clues in the divine, the human, and the cracks in between. Ingenious, gripping, and powerful, THE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY is the most outstanding novel yet from international bestselling phenomenon Louise Penny. Evocative and atmospheric, this magnificent work of crime fiction will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

    Imprint: ABACUS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BERLIN NOIR : MARCH VIOLETS / THE PALE CRIMINAL / A GERMAN REQUIEM
    BERLIN NOIR : MARCH VIOLETS / THE PALE CRIMINAL / A GERMAN REQUIEM
    KERR PHILIP
    ISBN: 9780241962350
    Title: BERLIN NOIR : MARCH VIOLETS / THE PALE CRIMINAL / A GERMAN REQUIEM
    Author: KERR PHILIP
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Ex-Policeman Bernie Günther thought he¹d seen everything on the streets of 1930¹s Berlin. But then he went freelance, and each case he tackled sucked him further into the grisly excesses of Nazi sub-culture. And even after the war, amidst the decayed, imperial splendour of Vienna, Bernie uncovered a legacy that made the wartime atrocities look lily-white in comparison

    Exceptionally good.' The Times

    'Taut, brutal, coarse, believable and gripping stuff.' Sunday Telegraph

    'Echoes of Raymond Chandler but better on his vivid and well-researched detail than the master.' Evening Standard
    'Full marks . . . Kerr¹s complex intrigue allows space for brilliantly provoking political asides.' Sunday Times

    'Beautifully written.' Scotsman

    Imprint: Penguin Books
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • BETTER MAN   #15
    BETTER MAN #15
    PENNY LOUISE
    ISBN: 9780751566642
    Title: BETTER MAN #15
    Author: PENNY LOUISE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The air is unbearably tense as Armand Gamache returns to the Surete du Quebec for his first day of work since his demotion from its command to head of homicide.

    Amid blistering personal social media attacks, Gamache sets out on his first assignment - to find a missing woman. But as he leads the search for Vivienne Godin, Three Pines itself is threatened when the river breaks its banks, and a province-wide emergency is declared.

    As the waters rise, a body is discovered - and the victim's distraught father contemplates a murder of his own. As a father himself, Gamache is haunted by a question . . . what would he do, if his child's killer might walk free?

    Praise for the award-winning Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series:

    'One of the most interesting detectives in crime fiction' The Times

    'Fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings' Ann Cleeves

    'Wonderfully satisfying' Kate Mosse

    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
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