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  • ACCIDENT ON THE A35
    ACCIDENT ON THE A35
    BURNET GRAEME MACRAE
    ISBN: 9781925603057
    Title: ACCIDENT ON THE A35
    Author: BURNET GRAEME MACRAE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: NOVEMBER 2017 NEW RELEASE

    The methodical but troubled Chief Inspector Georges Gorski visits the wife of a lawyer killed in a road accident, the accident on the A35. The case is unremarkable, the visit routine.

    Mme Barthelme - alluring and apparently unmoved by the news - has a single question- where was her husband on the night of the accident? The answer might change nothing, but it could change everything. And Gorski sets a course for what can only be a painful truth.

    But the dead man's reticent son is also looking for answers. And his search will have far more devastating consequences.

    The Accident on the A35 is the spellbinding follow-up to Graeme Macrae Burnet's debut noir novel The Disappearance of Adole Bedeau.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ACCORDIONIST
    ACCORDIONIST
    VARGAS FRED
    ISBN: 9781846559990
    Title: ACCORDIONIST
    Author: VARGAS FRED
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The final novel in the Three Evangelists trilogy, by France's utterly original bestselling crime writer.

    When two Parisian women are shockingly murdered in their homes, the police suspect young accordionist Clément Vauquer, who was seen outside both of the apartments in question. It seems on the surface like an open-and-shut case.

    But now Clément has disappeared from public view. His likeness has appeared in the papers and detectives from Paris to Nevers are on his tail. To have a chance of proving his innocence, he seeks refuge with old Marthe, a former prostitute and the only mother figure he has known.

    Marthe calls ex-special investigator Louis Kehlweiler to help Clément. But what Louis uncovers is anything but straightforward, and he must call on some unconventional friends to help him solve his most complex case yet. Not only must Louis try to prove Clément’s innocence, he must solve a fiendish riddle to lead him to the killer…

    A THREE EVANGELISTS NOVEL

    Imprint: HARVILL
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • AFTER THE FIRE
    AFTER THE FIRE
    MANKELL HENNING
    ISBN: 9781910701775
    Title: AFTER THE FIRE
    Author: MANKELL HENNING
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The last novel from international crime bestseller Henning Mankell. A brilliant and moving mystery set in the Swedish archipelago.

    Fredrik Welin is a seventy-year-old retired doctor. Years ago he retreated to the Swedish archipelago, where he lives alone on an island. He swims in the sea every day, cutting a hole in the ice if necessary. He lives a quiet life. Until he wakes up one night to find his house on fire.

    Fredrik escapes just in time, wearing two left-footed wellies, as neighbouring islanders arrive to help douse the flames. All that remains in the morning is a stinking ruin and evidence of arson. The house that has been in his family for generations and all his worldly belongings are gone. He cannot think who would do such a thing, or why. Without a suspect, the police begin to think he started the fire himself.

    Tackling love, loss and loneliness, After the Fire is Henning Mankell’s compelling last novel.

    Imprint: HARVILL
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ALEX   #2
    ALEX #2
    LEMAITRE PIERRE
    ISBN: 9780857056269
    Title: ALEX #2
    Author: LEMAITRE PIERRE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The acclaimed, worldwide bestselling second book in the Brigade Criminelle Trilogy, reissued in a stunning new package to tie in with Lemaitre's standalone thriller Blood Wedding

    SHE'S RUNNING OUT OF TIME

    Alex Prevost - kidnapped, beaten, suspended from the ceiling of an abandoned warehouse in a wooden cage - is in no position to bargain. Her abductor's only desire is to watch her die.

    HE WANTS ONLY ONE THING

    Apart from a shaky police report, Commandant Camille Verhoeven has nothing to go on: no suspect, no leads. If he is to find Alex, he will have to get inside her head.

    ESCAPE IS JUST THE BEGINNING

    Resourceful, tough, beautiful, always two steps ahead - Alex will keep Verhoeven guessing till the bitter end. And before long, saving her life will be the least of his worries.


    Imprint: MACLEHOSE
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • AMERICAN BLOOD
    AMERICAN BLOOD
    SANDERS BEN
    ISBN: 9781760294977
    Title: AMERICAN BLOOD
    Author: SANDERS BEN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A former undercover cop now in witness protection finds himself pulled into the search for a missing woman. An explosive, unputdownable work of suspense from a fresh voice in crime fiction.


    After a botched undercover operation, ex-NYPD officer Marshall Grade is living in witness protection in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Marshall's instructions are to keep a low profile: the mob wants him dead, and a contract killer known as the Dallas Man has been hired to track him down. Racked with guilt over wrongs committed during his undercover work, and seeking atonement, Marshall investigates the disappearance of a local woman named Alyce Ray.

    Members of a drug ring seem to hold clues to Ray's whereabouts, but hunting traffickers is no quiet task. Word of Marshall's efforts spreads, and soon the worst elements of his former life, including the Dallas Man, are coming for him.

    Written by a rising New Zealand star who has been described as 'first rate', this American debut drops a Jack Reacher-like hero into the landscape of No Country for Old Men.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • AN IRON ROSE - TEXT CLASSICS
    AN IRON ROSE - TEXT CLASSICS
    TEMPLE PETER / CARLYON LES ( INTRO)
    ISBN: 9781921922305
    Title: AN IRON ROSE - TEXT CLASSICS
    Author: TEMPLE PETER / CARLYON LES ( INTRO)
    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  #2
    AND FIRE CAME DOWN #2
    VISKIC EMMA
    ISBN: 9781760402945
    Title: AND FIRE CAME DOWN #2
    Author: VISKIC EMMA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Deaf since early childhood, Caleb Zelic used to meet 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. And the trail leads straight to his hometown, Resurrection Bay. The town is on bushfire alert and simmering with racial tensions. As he delves deeper, Caleb uncovers secrets that could threaten his life and any chance of reuniting with Kat. Driven by his demons, he pushes on. But who is he willing to sacrifice along the way?

    Imprint: ECHO PUBLISHING
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • APPLE TREE YARD   -   TV Tie In
    APPLE TREE YARD - TV Tie In
    DOUGHTY LOUISE
    ISBN: 9780571334018
    Title: APPLE TREE YARD - TV Tie In
    Author: DOUGHTY LOUISE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Released to coincide with the flagship BBC One four-part series, this is the latest edition of Louise Doughty's massive bestselling novel.

    Yvonne Carmichael has worked hard to achieve the life she always wanted: a high-flying career in genetics, a beautiful home, a good relationship with her husband and their two grown-up children. Then one day she meets a stranger at the Houses of Parliament and, on impulse, begins a passionate affair with him - a decision that will put everything she values at risk. At first she believes she can keep the relationship separate from the rest of her life, but she can't control what happens next. All of her careful plans spiral into greater deceit and, eventually, a life-changing act of violence.

    Apple Tree Yard is a psychological thriller about one woman's adultery and an insightful examination of the values we live by and the choices we make, from an acclaimed writer at the height of her powers.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ARROWOOD
    ARROWOOD
    FINLAY MICK
    ISBN: 9780008203191
    Title: ARROWOOD
    Author: FINLAY MICK
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    London Society takes their problems to Sherlock Holmes. Everyone else goes to Arrowood.

    The Afghan War is over, a deal with the Irish appears to have brought an end to sectarian violence, but Britain’s position in the world is uncertain and the gap between rich and poor is widening. London is a place where the wealthy party while the underclass are tempted into lives of crime, drugs and prostitution. A serial killer stalks the streets. Politicians are embroiled in financial and sexual scandals. The year is 1895.The police don’t have the resources to deal with everything that goes on in the capital. The rich turn to a celebrated private detective when they need help. Sherlock Holmes. But in densely-populated South London, where crimes are sleazier and Holmes rarely visits, people turn to Arrowood, a private investigator who despises Holmes, his wealthy clientele, and his showy forensic approach to crime. Arrowood understands people, not clues.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • ARTFUL REMEDY : A LIGHT-HEARTED CRIME CAPER
    ARTFUL REMEDY : A LIGHT-HEARTED CRIME CAPER
    SAMULIS RICHARD
    ISBN: 9780994386700
    Title: ARTFUL REMEDY : A LIGHT-HEARTED CRIME CAPER
    Author: SAMULIS RICHARD
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    When a government sponsored high technology venture suddenly goes bust, Luke Barber loses his investment. But was he deliberately defrauded by one of the directors?

    Luke sets out to recover his money by fair means or foul, and along the way finds out about other's losses. He tries to right the wrongs, aided and abetted in his efforts by his paramour Faye Owen. Will it work out, or will the long arm of the law intervene?

    Set in South Australia, 'An Artful Remedy' is a tale of ordinary people driven to do uncharacteristically risky things in pursuit of redress for unexpected and very personal injustices. The story moves between the art scene involving an art gallery owner and an accomplished amateur artist, and a government-sponsored high technology industry based on a radical new idea for solar powered vehicles. The two worlds cross in unexpected ways. This is a yarn full of ambiguous and interesting characters, none of whom are entirely good or entirely bad - just like real life!! It is a feel-good, light-hearted crime/adventure caper, and takes the reader on a journey full of intrigue - it plays with emotions as the reader wonders what happens next: tension slowly builds as things become more and more dangerous. The ending will leave a big smile on the reader's face!

    'An Artful Remedy' is writer Richard Samulis's debut novel.

    Imprint: CONSIGNMENT STOCK
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • ATHENIAN BLUES   #1
    ATHENIAN BLUES #1
    KOUTSAKIS POL
    ISBN: 9781908524768
    Title: ATHENIAN BLUES #1
    Author: KOUTSAKIS POL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    “So sweet, so calm, so unaffectedly natural… I’d nearly forgotten that the reason she had invited me there was to discuss how I would kill her husband.”

    Stratos Gazis hates being called a contract killer. What he is, is a conscientious fixer. He fixes problems that are only mentioned in whispers. That very few can fix. Things that people are willing to pay handsomely to get done, without wanting to know about the small stuff - just that the job was carried out. Stratos is their man, provided that his meticulous research shows him that the targets deserve their fate. As he says, “I’m a kind of Robin Hood. I hunt down the villains. And I rob them. Of their lives.” But now, in the midst of the Greek economic crisis and political turmoil, during a melancholy winter which makes life in Athens even more unbearable than usual, this film-noir loving assassin with the strict moral code is about to get involved in the most high-profile case of his contract killer career. He finds himself caught between the most beloved lawyer in Greece, known as “the guardian of the poor”, and his actress and model wife, the most desirable woman in the country. They are both in dire need of his killing services, but which one is telling the truth?

    Helped by three childhood friends, Costas Dragas, a homicide cop, Teri, a transsexual high-class hooker and Maria, the passion of his life, he discovers that truth, in shattered loves and broken families, is, as ever, a relative thing.

    Imprint: BITTER LEMON PRESS
    RRP: $17.99

    Price: $17.99
  • BAD DEBTS   -   TV TIE IN
    BAD DEBTS - TV TIE IN
    TEMPLE PETER
    ISBN: 9781921758812
    Title: BAD DEBTS - TV TIE IN
    Author: TEMPLE PETER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Meet Jack Irish, criminal lawyer, debt collector, football lover, turf watcher, trainee cabinetmaker, and one of the best crime characters ever created.

    When Jack receives a puzzling message from a jailed ex-client he's too deep in misery over Fitzroy's latest loss to take much notice. Next thing Jack knows, the ex-client's dead and he's been drawn into a life-threatening investigation involving high-level corruption, dark sexual secrets, shonky property deals, and murder. With hitmen after him, shady ex-policemen at every turn, and the body count rising, Jack needs to find out what's going on - and fast.

    The first novel in the iconic Jack Irish series, Bad Debts was originally published in 1996 and won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Novel. Peter Temple went on to win the Miles Franklin Award in 2010 for Truth as well many other awards and accolades both in Australia and internationally. It has been made into a tele-movie by the ABC with Guy Pearce starring as Jack Irish. It will screen in July 2012.



    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $22.99
    Price: $22.99
  • BAKERS BLOOD : A NICOLAS LE FLOCH MYSTERY   #6
    BAKERS BLOOD : A NICOLAS LE FLOCH MYSTERY #6
    PAROT JEAN-FRANCOIS
    ISBN: 9781906040369
    Title: BAKERS BLOOD : A NICOLAS LE FLOCH MYSTERY #6
    Author: PAROT JEAN-FRANCOIS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    1775. Commissioner Nicolas Le Floch is on a diplomatic mission to Vienna, ostensibly to deliver a bust of Marie Antoinette to her mother, the Empress Maria Theresa. His real task, however, is to investigate the breakdown of French secret intelligence in Austria. The city is a hotbed of plotting - and Nicolas only just survives an attempt on his life. On his return to France, Paris is in turmoil. The soaring price of grain and bread is causing widespread social unrest, and Nicolas' first police case is the unexplained death of a baker. Could it be that events in the French capital are somehow connected to his experiences in Vienna...? AUTHOR: Jean-Francois Parot is a diplomat and historian. The Nicolas Le Floch mysteries have been published to much acclaim in France.

    Imprint: GALLIC BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BALTIMORE BOYS
    BALTIMORE BOYS
    DICKER JOEL
    ISBN: 9780857056870
    Title: BALTIMORE BOYS
    Author: DICKER JOEL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Swiss Sensation Joel Dicker's compulsive follow-up to the phenomenally bestselling The Truth about the Harry Quebert Affair

    Fresh from the staggering success of THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR, Marcus Goldman is struggling to write his third novel. A chance encounter in Florida throws him some inspiration from a surprising source: Alexandra Neville, the beautiful, phenomenally successful singer and Marcus's first love. All at once, memories of his childhood come flooding back. Memories of a family torn apart by tragedy, and a once glorious legacy reduced to shame and ruin.

    The Baltimore Boys. The Goldman Gang. That was what they called Marcus, and his cousins Hillel and Woody. Three brilliant young men with their whole lives ahead of them, before their kingdom crumbled beneath the weight of lies, jealousy and betrayal. For years, Marcus has struggled with the burdens of his past, but now, he must attempt to banish his demons and tell the real story of the Baltimore Boys.

    Imprint: MACLEHOSE
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • 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
  • BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP
    BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP
    WATSON S J
    ISBN: 9781921758980
    Title: BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP
    Author: WATSON S J
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Christine wakes in a strange bed beside a man she does not recognise. In the bathroom she finds a photograph of him taped to the mirror, and beneath it the words 'Your husband'.

    Each day, Christine wakes knowing nothing of her life. Each night, her mind erases the day. But before she goes to sleep, she will recover fragments from her past, flashbacks to the accident that damaged her, and then - mercifully - she will forget.

    Chilling, exquisitely crafted and compulsively readable, S. J. Watson's debut novel Before I Go to Sleep is a psychological thriller of the highest order. It asks primary questions. Are there things best not remembered? Who are we if we do not know our own history? How do we love without memory?



    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $19.95
    Price: $19.95
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