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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
  • 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 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
  • ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL
    ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL
    VAUGHAN SARAH
    ISBN: 9781471165023
    Title: ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL
    Author: VAUGHAN SARAH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A high-profile marriage thrust into the spotlight. A wife, determined to keep her family safe, must face a prosecutor who believes justice has been a long time coming. A scandal that will rock Westminster. And the women caught at the heart of it.

    Anatomy of a Scandal centres on a high-profile marriage that begins to unravel when the husband is accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is sure her husband, James, is innocent and desperately hopes to protect her precious family from the lies which might ruin them. Kate is the barrister who will prosecute the case – she is equally certain that James is guilty and determined he will pay for his crimes.

    Imprint: Simon & Schuster
    RRP: $12.99

    Price: $12.99
  • 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 Publications
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • 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
  • 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: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    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
  • BIG NOWHERE
    BIG NOWHERE
    ELLROY JAMES
    ISBN: 9780099537878
    Title: BIG NOWHERE
    Author: ELLROY JAMES
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    1950s Los Angeles: The City of Angels has become the city of the Angel of Death. Communist witch-hunts and insanely violent killings are terrorising the community. Three men are plunged into a malestrom of violence and deceit when their lives become inextricably linked as each one confronts his own personal darkness.

    Imprint: WINDMILL
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • BIG SLEEP
    BIG SLEEP
    CHANDLER RAYMOND
    ISBN: 9780241956281
    Title: BIG SLEEP
    Author: CHANDLER RAYMOND
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old man Sternwood, crippled and wheelchair-bound, is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants Marlowe to make the problem go away. But with Sternwood's two wild, devil-may-care daughters prowling LA's seedy backstreets, Marlowe's got his work cut out - and that's before he stumbles over the first corpse . . .

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BIG WHATEVER
    BIG WHATEVER
    DOYLE PETER
    ISBN: 9781891241444
    Title: BIG WHATEVER
    Author: DOYLE PETER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    When it comes to sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll, Billy's always been in the vanguard, but as the swinging 60s turn into the 70s, he's living a quiet life.

    He has kids now, and he's in debt to the mob, so he's keeping his head down, driving a cab, running some low-level rackets. He may as well have gone straight, it's so boring. Then one day everything changes. He finds a trashy paperback in his cab whose plot seems weirdly familiar. Billy himself seems to be a major character in it. He can't think who could've written it other than Max, his old partner in crime who double-crossed him and left him in the mess he's in. Only Max is dead. He went up in flames, along with lots of cash, after a bank heist. But if Max is alive, Billy has a score to settle. And if he didn't get fried to a crisp, maybe the money didn't either.

    Billy has to find out, by following clues planted in that strange little book. He soon discovers he's not the only one on Max's trail, and has to deal with enemies old and new in his strangest adventure yet. With its ingenious novel-within-a-novel structure, The Big Whatever is a grab-you-by-the throat crime story, an original take on the early 70s in Australia, and a shrewd reflection on a defining moment in modern Australian life.

    Imprint: VERSE CHORUS PRESS
    RRP: $24.95

    Price: $24.95
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