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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
  • ACCOMPLICE
    ACCOMPLICE
    KANON JOSEPH
    ISBN: 9781471162688
    Title: ACCOMPLICE
    Author: KANON JOSEPH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: September 2020 New Releas

    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 Peron 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: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ACROSS THE WATER
    ACROSS THE WATER
    ALEXANDRA INGRID
    ISBN: 9780008358990
    Title: ACROSS THE WATER
    Author: ALEXANDRA INGRID
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: August 2020 New Release

    Secrets can pull you under...

    In a remote, boat-access only house, Liz Dawson’s lifeline to the real world is her window, where she watches the people who live in the three identical houses that sit side by side across the creek. But it’s the middle house Liz finds herself drawn to most: the beautiful young mother, Delilah Waters, and her baby.

    When Dee and her baby go missing, last seen by the murky waters of Oyster Creek, it is a suspected murder-suicide. After all, it’s no secret that Dee Waters never wanted children. She wasn’t coping with the baby. Everyone in the town believes she leapt to her death, taking her child with her. Everyone except Liz.

    Wrestling with her own demons, Liz risks everything to uncover a truth that becomes more complex with every twist. Of all people, Liz knows that just because someone is a reluctant mother, it doesn’t mean they don’t love their child. And it doesn’t mean they’re capable of murder… does it?

    The Woman in the Window meets The Hand that Rocked the Cradle, Across the Water explores the darker side of motherhood, the pressure to conform, and how women’s choices shape their fate.

    Imprint: Harper Collins
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • 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: $32.99
  • AGENT RUNNING IN THE FIELD
    AGENT RUNNING IN THE FIELD
    LE CARRE JOHN
    ISBN: 9780241986547
    Title: AGENT RUNNING IN THE FIELD
    Author: LE CARRE JOHN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: September 2020 New Releas

    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: Penguin Books
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE   #16
    ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE #16
    PENNY LOUISE
    ISBN: 9780751579277
    Title: ALL THE DEVILS ARE HERE #16
    Author: PENNY LOUISE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: September 2020 New Releas

    'She makes most of her competitors seem like wannabes' THE TIMES

    'Louise Penny is one of the greatest crime writers of our times' DENISE MINA

    Louise Penny's much loved hero confronts a dark plot lurking beneath the elegant facades of Paris - lose yourself in the breathtaking new crime thriller by the #1 bestselling author

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    On their first night in Paris, the Gamaches gather for a family dinner with Armand's godfather, the billionaire Stephen Horowitz. But the evening ends in horror when Stephen is knocked down and critically injured in what Armand is convinced is no accident, but a deliberate attempt on an elderly man's life.

    When a strange key is found in Stephen's possession it sends Armand on a desperate search for the truth that will take him from the top of the Tour Eiffel, to the bowels of the Paris Archives.

    And as Armand begins to uncover the secrets his godfather has kept hidden for decades, he finds himself ensnared in a web of lies and deceit that threatens to destroy everything - and everyone - he holds dear.

    For even the City of Light casts long shadows. And in that darkness devils hide . . .

    __________________

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

    'Gamache has become to Canada what Hercule Poirot is to Belgium' The New York Times

    'The series is deep and grand and altogether extraordinary . . . Miraculous' Washington Post

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

    'Supremely satisfying' Observer

    Imprint: Hachette Publishers
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
  • ALMOST MIDNIGHT
    ALMOST MIDNIGHT
    DOIRON PAUL
    ISBN: 9781250102423
    Title: ALMOST MIDNIGHT
    Author: DOIRON PAUL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: August 2020 New Release

    While on vacation, Warden Investigator Mike Bowditch receives a strange summons from Billy Cronk, one of his oldest friends and a man he had to reluctantly put behind bars for murder. Billy wants him to investigate a new female prison guard with a mysterious past, and Mike feels honor-bound to help his friend. But when the guard becomes the victim in a brutal attack at the prison, he realizes there may be a darker cover-up at play—and that Billy and his family might be at risk.

    Then Mike receives a second call for help, this time from a distant mountain valley where Shadow, a wolf-hybrid he once cared for, has been found shot by an arrow and clinging to life. He searches for the identity of the bowman, but his investigation is blocked at every turn by the increasingly hostile community. And when Billy’s wife and children are threatened, Mike finds himself tested like never before. How can he possibly keep the family safe when he has enemies of his own on his trail?

    Torn between loyalties, Mike Bowditch must respond in the only way he knows how: by bending every law and breaking every rule to keep his loved ones safe and the true predators at bay.

    Imprint: MACMILLAN
    RRP: $29.99

    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 SPY
    AMERICAN SPY
    WILKINSON LAUREN
    ISBN: 9780349700984
    Title: AMERICAN SPY
    Author: WILKINSON LAUREN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: September 2020 New Releas

    A BARACK OBAMA SUMMER READING PICK

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2019 CENTRE FOR FICTION FIRST NOVEL PRIZE

    'A whole lot more than just a spy thriller, wrapping together the ties of family, of love and of country'
    BARACK OBAMA

    'There has never been anything like it' MARLON JAMES (GQ)

    'A compelling read' MAIL ON SUNDAY

    'Pacy and very exciting' DAILY TELEGRAPH

    __________________________________

    What if your sense of duty required you to betray the man you love?

    It's 1986, the heart of the Cold War. Marie Mitchell is an intelligence officer with the FBI. She's brilliant and talented, but she's also a black woman working in an all-white boys' club, and her career has stalled with routine paperwork - until she's recruited to a shadowy task force aimed at undermining Thomas Sankara, the charismatic, revolutionary president of Burkina Faso, whose Communist ideology has made him a target for American intervention.

    In the year that follows, Marie will observe Thomas, seduce him, and ultimately, have a hand in the coup that will bring him down. But doing so will change everything she believes about what it means to be a spy, a lover, and a good American.

    'A stunning book' PAUL BEATTY

    'Intelligent and propulsive' GUARDIAN

    'A spy thriller like you've never read before' TIME



    Imprint: Hachette Publishers
    RRP: $22.99
    Price: $22.99
  • 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: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    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: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • 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
  • BABYLON BERLIN   #1
    BABYLON BERLIN #1
    KUTSCHER VOLKER
    ISBN: 9781760527921
    Title: BABYLON BERLIN #1
    Author: KUTSCHER VOLKER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    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 Publishers
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BAD AXE COUNTY
    BAD AXE COUNTY
    GALLIGAN JOHN
    ISBN: 9781982110710
    Title: BAD AXE COUNTY
    Author: GALLIGAN JOHN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: August 2020 New Release

    Dennis Lehane meets Megan Miranda in this "dark beauty of a novel" (William Kent Krueger, New York Times bestselling author) about the first female sheriff in rural Bad Axe County, Wisconsin, as she searches for a missing girl, battles local drug dealers, and seeks the truth about the death of her parents twenty years ago-all as a winter storm rages in her embattled community.

    Fifteen years ago, Heidi White's parents were shot to death on their Bad Axe County farm. The police declared it a murder-suicide and closed the case. But that night, Heidi found the one clue she knew could lead to the truth-if only the investigators would listen.

    Now Heidi White is Heidi Kick, wife of local baseball legend Harley Kick and mother of three small children. She's also the interim sheriff in Bad Axe. Half the county wants Heidi elected but the other half will do anything to keep her out of law enforcement. And as a deadly ice storm makes it way to Bad Axe, tensions rise and long-buried secrets climb to the surface.

    As freezing rain washes out roads and rivers flood their banks, Heidi finds herself on the trail of a missing teenaged girl. Clues lead her down twisted paths to backwoods stag parties, derelict dairy farms, and the local salvage yard-where the body of a different teenage girl has been carefully hidden for a decade.

    As the storm rages on, Heidi realizes that someone is planting clues for her to find, leading her to some unpleasant truths that point to the local baseball team and a legendary game her husband pitched years ago. With a murder to solve, a missing girl to save, and a monster to bring to justice, Heidi is on the cusp of shaking her community to its core-and finding out what really happened the night her parents died.

    With "striking prose, engaging characters, and a searing story of crimes rooted in the heartland," Bad Axe County is a "darkly irresistible thriller" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review) that you won't be able to put down.

    Imprint: Simon & Schuster
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • 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
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