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  • BEFORE IT BREAKS  -  Ned Kelly Winner 2016
    BEFORE IT BREAKS - Ned Kelly Winner 2016
    WARNER DAVE
    ISBN: 9781925163797
    Title: BEFORE IT BREAKS - Ned Kelly Winner 2016
    Author: WARNER DAVE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Detective Daniel Clement is back in Broome, licking his wounds from a busted marriage and struggling to be impressed by his new team of small-town cops. Here, in the oasis on the edge of the desert, life is as stagnant as Clement's latest career move. But when a body is discovered in a local fishing spot, it is clearly not the result of a crocodile attack. Somewhere in Broome is a hunter of a different kind. As more bodies are found, Clement races to solve a decades-old mystery before a monster cyclone hits.



    Imprint: FREMANTLE ART CENTRE PR.
    RRP: $24.99
    Price: $24.99
  • 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: $35.00

    Price: $35.00
  • BIG SLEEP   /   ANNOTATED EDITION
    BIG SLEEP / ANNOTATED EDITION
    CHANDLER RAYMOND
    ISBN: 9780804168885
    Title: BIG SLEEP / ANNOTATED EDITION
    Author: CHANDLER RAYMOND
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: OCTOBER 2017 NEW RELEASE

    The first fully annotated edition of Raymond Chandler’s 1939 classic The Big Sleep, with an introduction by Jonathan Lethem, features hundreds of illuminating notes and images alongside the full text of the novel, and is an essential addition to any crime fiction fan’s library.

    A masterpiece of noir, Raymond Chandler’s The Big Sleep helped to define a genre and remains one of the most celebrated and stylish novels of the twentieth century. Now, this comprehensive annotated edition offers a fascinating look behind the scenes of the novel, bringing the gritty and seductive world of Chandler’s iconic private eye Philip Marlowe into full color. Notes on the historical context of Chandler’s Los Angeles; excerpts from the author’s personal letters and source texts; explorations of the issues of gender, sexuality, and race that permeate the story; and important interpretations and clarifications enrich the reader’s understanding and situate the novel within the tradition of crime fiction that Chandler both built upon and made new.

    Imprint: BANTAM
    RRP: $39.99

    Price: $39.99
  • BLACK TIDE   -   TV TIE IN
    BLACK TIDE - TV TIE IN
    TEMPLE PETER
    ISBN: 9781921758829
    Title: BLACK TIDE - TV TIE IN
    Author: TEMPLE PETER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Black Tide is the second of Peter Temple's Jack Irish thrillers and was first published in 1999.

    Jack Irish - lawyer, gambler, part-time cabinetmaker, finder of missing people - is recovering from a foray into the criminal underworld when he agrees to look for the son of an old workmate of his father's.

    It's an offer he soon has cause to regret, as the trail of Gary Connors leads him into the world of Steven Levesque, millionaire and political kingmaker. The more Jack learns about Levesque's powerful corporation, the more convinced he becomes that at its heart lies a secret. What he's destined to find out is just how deadly that secret is...

    Black Tide has been made into a tele-movie starring Guy Pearce as Jack Irish and will be screened on the ABC in July 2012.




    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $22.99
    Price: $22.99
  • BLACKWATTLE CREEK   #2
    BLACKWATTLE CREEK #2
    MCGEACHIN GEOFFREY
    ISBN: 9780143571469
    Title: BLACKWATTLE CREEK #2
    Author: MCGEACHIN GEOFFREY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The insane are running the asylum in this cracking Charlie Berlin thriller.

    It's September 1957, two days before the VFL grand final, and Detective Sergeant Charlie Berlin finally has some time off. But there's no rest for this decent if damaged man, still troubled by his wartime experience as a bomber pilot and POW. A recently widowed friend asks a favour and he's dropped into something much bigger than he bargained for. When he uncovers dubious practices at a Melbourne funeral parlour, it's quickly obvious that anyone asking questions is also asking for trouble. His offsider is beaten and left for dead, witnesses are warned off, Special Branch is on his case, and even Berlin's young family may be at risk. His pursuit of the truth leads him to Blackwattle Creek, once an asylum for the criminally insane and now home to even darker evils. And if Berlin thought government machinations during World War II were devious, those of the Cold War leave them for dead...

    A rattling good tale with a dry wit and a sobering core, Blackwattle Creek confirms Geoffrey McGeachin as one of our most entertaining and accomplished crime writers.



    Prizes: Winner of Ned Kelly Awards for Australian Crime Writing: Best Crime Novel 2013.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BLEED FOR ME   #4
    BLEED FOR ME #4
    ROBOTHAM MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9780751552300
    Title: BLEED FOR ME #4
    Author: ROBOTHAM MICHAEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Ray Hegarty, a highly respected former detective, lies dead in his daughter Sienna's bedroom. She is found covered in his blood. Everything points to her guilt, but psychologist Joe O'Loughlin isn't convinced. Fourteen-year-old Sienna is Joe's daughter's best friend - Joe has watched her grow up and seen the troubled look in her eyes. Against the advice of the police, he launches his own investigation, embarking upon a hunt that will lead him to a predatory schoolteacher; a conspiracy of silence and a race hate trial that is captivating the nation. With dark psychological twists and heart-stopping tension, BLEED FOR ME is a page-turner thriller and undoubtedly Robotham's best yet.

    Imprint: SPHERE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BLOOD OF VICTORY
    BLOOD OF VICTORY
    FURST ALAN
    ISBN: 9780753826386
    Title: BLOOD OF VICTORY
    Author: FURST ALAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    November, 1940. I.A. Serebin, a writer from Odessa and former decorated Hero of the Soviet Union, is on his way to Istanbul following a cryptic letter from a former lover. Ostensibly there on official business for the International

    Russian Union, an emigre organisation based in Paris, he is drawn into a clandestine world of international spies and political players. With war in Europe drawing nearer, Serebin is recruited by the British secret services - his mission to stop the export of Romanian oil to Germany. In a race against time, Serebin's journey will take him from the glittering salons of Paris to the back alleys of Bucharest and the Black Sea ports, in a covert operation to staunch the flow of oil, the precious 'blood of victory'.

    Imprint: PHOENIX
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BOMBPROOF
    BOMBPROOF
    ROBOTHAM MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9780733638039
    Title: BOMBPROOF
    Author: ROBOTHAM MICHAEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: MAY 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Sami Macbeth is not a master criminal. He's not even a minor one. He's not a jewel thief. He's not a safe-cracker. He's not an expert in explosives.

    Sami plays guitar and wants to be a rock god but keeps getting side-tracked. Fifty-four hours ago Sami was released from prison. Thirty-six hours ago he slept with the woman of his dreams at the Savoy. An hour ago his train blew up.

    Now he's carrying a rucksack through London's West End and is the most wanted terrorist in the country . . .

    BOMBPROOF is a heart-stopping, darkly compelling chase across London's criminal underbelly where an ordinary man faces an extraordinary situation, by multi-million-copy bestselling author MICHAEL ROBOTHAM.

    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • BROKEN PLACES   #3
    BROKEN PLACES #3
    ATKINS ACE
    ISBN: 9781472112156
    Title: BROKEN PLACES #3
    Author: ATKINS ACE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A year after becoming sheriff, Quinn Colson is faced with the release of an infamous murderer from prison. Jamey Dixon comes back to Jericho preaching redemption, and some believe him; but for the victim's family, the only thought is revenge. Another group who doesn't believe him-the men in prison from Dixon's last job, an armored car robbery.

    Imprint: CONSTABLE AND ROBINSON
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BROKEN SHORE
    BROKEN SHORE
    TEMPLE PETER
    ISBN: 9781921656774
    Title: BROKEN SHORE
    Author: TEMPLE PETER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Before Rai Sarris, Cashin was different. He moved more quickly then, he was less thoughtful, less easily spooked. But there are consequences when you've come that close to dying.
    For Cashin, they include a posting away from the world of murderers, of Homicide, to the quiet place on the coast where he grew up. Here all he has to do is play the country cop and walk the dogs. And sometimes think about how he was before Sarris.

    Then rich Charles Bourgoyne, the local benefactor, is bashed and everything seems to point to three boys from the nearby Aboriginal community. Cashin is unconvinced and as tragedy unfolds relentlessly into tragedy, he finds himself holding onto something that might be better let go.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $23.99

    Price: $23.99
  • BRUTAL TELLING   #5
    BRUTAL TELLING #5
    PENNY LOUISE
    ISBN: 9780751547580
    Title: BRUTAL TELLING #5
    Author: PENNY LOUISE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    When Chief Inspector Gamache arrives in picturesque Three Pines, he steps into a village in chaos. A man has been found bludgeoned to death, and there is no sign of a weapon, a motive or even the dead man's name. As Gamache and his colleagues start to dig under the skin of this peaceful haven for clues, they uncover a trail of stolen treasure, mysterious codes and a shameful history that begins to shed light on the victim's identity - and points to a terrifying killer...

    Imprint: SPHERE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BURY YOUR DEAD   #6
    BURY YOUR DEAD #6
    PENNY LOUISE
    ISBN: 9780751544442
    Title: BURY YOUR DEAD #6
    Author: PENNY LOUISE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    As Quebec City shivers in the grip of winter, its ancient stone walls cracking in the cold, Chief Inspector Armand Gamache plunges into the strangest case of his celebrated career. A man has been brutally murdered in one of the city's oldest buildings - a library where the English citizens of Quebec safeguard their history. And the death opens a door into the past, exposing a mystery that has lain dormant for centuries . . . a mystery Gamache must solve if he's to catch a present-day killer. Steeped in luscious atmosphere, brimming with the suspense and wit that have earned Louise Penny a massive global following, Bury Your Dead is the most ingenious suspense novel of the year.

    Imprint: SPHERE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BUTTERFLY ON THE STORM
    BUTTERFLY ON THE STORM
    LUCIUS WALTER
    ISBN: 9781405921343
    Title: BUTTERFLY ON THE STORM
    Author: LUCIUS WALTER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: NOVEMBER 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Haunted by a past you can never escape . . .

    When a young boy from Afghanistan is the victim of a brutal hit-and-run in woods outside Amsterdam, journalist Farah Hafez visits the scene, seeking to discover how a child from her homeland ended up here. Instead, she finds a burnt-out car and two bodies - sinister clues to a far darker mystery. It is the beginning of a journey that leads her into an intricate web of crime and corruption stretching across Europe and deep into a past Farah had once sought to escape - a past that nearly killed her.

    And if she goes back will she ever make it out again?

    Butterfly on the Storm is the first in a tense, atmospheric and gripping new trilogy which draws parallels with Stieg Larsson's Millennium series.

    Imprint: MICHAEL JOSEPH
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • CALL FOR THE DEAD   -   The First George Smiley Novel
    CALL FOR THE DEAD - The First George Smiley Novel
    LE CARRE JOHN
    ISBN: 9780141198286
    Title: CALL FOR THE DEAD - The First George Smiley Novel
    Author: LE CARRE JOHN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    After a routine security check by George Smiley, civil servant Samuel Fennan apparently kills himself. When Smiley finds Circus head Maston is trying to blame him for the death, he begins his own investigation, meeting Fennan's widow to find out what led him to such desperation. On the very day Smiley is ordered off the enquiry he receives an urgent letter from the dead man. Do the East Germans - and their agents - know more about this man's death than the Circus previously imagined?

    Le Carré's first book, Call for the Dead, introduced the tenacious and retiring spy George Smiley in a gripping tale of espionage and deceit. 'Intelligent, thrilling, surprising . . . makes most cloak-and-dagger stuff taste of cardboard.' Sunday Telegraph

    'Brilliant. Realistic. Constant suspense.' Observer The first George Smiley novel

    Imprint: PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • CAMILLE   #3
    CAMILLE #3
    LEMAITRE PIERRE
    ISBN: 9780857056283
    Title: CAMILLE #3
    Author: LEMAITRE PIERRE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

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

    WITH NOTHING ELSE TO LOSE

    Anne Forestier finds herself in the wrong place at the wrong time when she blunders into a raid on a jeweller's on the Champs-Elysees. Bludgeoned beyond recognition, she is lucky to survive. But her ordeal has only just begun.

    HE CAN BREAK ALL THE RULES

    Lying helpless in her hospital bed, with her assailant still at large, Anne is in mortal danger. Only one thing gives her hope: Commandant Camille Verhoeven.

    TO PROTECT THE WOMAN HE LOVES

    For Verhoeven it's a case of history repeating itself. He cannot lose Anne as he lost his wife. This time he faces an adversary whose greatest strength appears to be Verhoeven's matchless powers of intuition.

    Imprint: MACLEHOSE
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • CAREER OF EVIL
    CAREER OF EVIL
    GALBRAITH ROBERT
    ISBN: 9780751563597
    Title: CAREER OF EVIL
    Author: GALBRAITH ROBERT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The third book in the highly acclaimed crime fiction series by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

    When a mysterious package is delivered to Robin Ellacott, she is horrified to discover that it contains a woman's severed leg.

    Her boss, private detective Cormoran Strike, is less surprised but no less alarmed. There are four people from his past who he thinks could be responsible - and Strike knows that any one of them is capable of sustained and unspeakable brutality.

    With the police focusing on the one suspect Strike is increasingly sure is not the perpetrator, he and Robin take matters into their own hands, and delve into the dark and twisted worlds of the other three men. But as more horrendous acts occur, time is running out for the two of them...

    A fiendishly clever mystery with unexpected twists around every corner, CAREER OF EVIL is also a gripping story of a man and a woman at a crossroads in their personal and professional lives. You will not be able to put this book down.

    Imprint: SPHERE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
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