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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 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   /   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
  • BLOOD PROMISE : A Hugo Marston Novel   #3
    BLOOD PROMISE : A Hugo Marston Novel #3
    PRYOR MARK
    ISBN: 9781616148157
    Title: BLOOD PROMISE : A Hugo Marston Novel #3
    Author: PRYOR MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Hugo Marston must figure out what lies hidden inside an old sailor's chest before a 200-year-old blood promise is revealed and claims another life.

    In post-Revolution Paris, an old man signs a letter in blood, then hides it in a secret compartment in a sailor's chest. A messenger arrives to transport the chest and its hidden contents, but then the plague strikes and an untimely death changes history.

    Two hundred years later, Hugo Marston is safeguarding an unpredictable but popular senator who is in Paris negotiating a France/U.S. dispute. The talks, held at a country chateau, collapse when the senator accuses someone of breaking into his room. Theft becomes the least of Hugo's concerns when someone discovers a sailor's chest and the secrets hidden within, and decides that the power and money they promise are worth killing for.

    But when the darkness of history is unleashed, even the most ruthless and cunning are powerless to control it.

    Imprint: SEVENTH STREET PRESS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • 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
  • BOOKSELLER : A Hugo Marston Novel   #1
    BOOKSELLER : A Hugo Marston Novel #1
    PRYOR MARK
    ISBN: 9781616147082
    Title: BOOKSELLER : A Hugo Marston Novel #1
    Author: PRYOR MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This is an enthralling, fast-paced debut novel filled with intrigue, action, and mystery Max - an elderly Paris bookstall owner - is abducted at gunpoint. His friend, Hugo Marston, head of security at the US embassy, looks on helplessly, powerless to do anything to stop the kidnapper. Enlisting the help of semi-retired CIA agent Tom Green, Marston launches his own investigation, which reveals Max was a Holocaust survivor and later became a Nazi hunter. Is his disappearance somehow tied to his past, or even to the mysterious old books he sold? On the streets of Paris, tensions are rising as rival gangs engage in a violent turf war. Before long, other booksellers begin to disappear. Though the police are not interested, Marston is convinced the hostilities have something to do with the murders of Paris' bouquinistes. With Tom by his side, Marston finally puts the pieces together, connecting the past with the present and leading the two men, quite literally, to the enemy's lair...just as the abductor intended.

    Imprint: SEVEN STORIES PRESS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • 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
  • BURDEN OF LIES : A Peter Tanner Thriller
    BURDEN OF LIES : A Peter Tanner Thriller
    BEASLEY RICHARD
    ISBN: 9781925368154
    Title: BURDEN OF LIES : A Peter Tanner Thriller
    Author: BEASLEY RICHARD
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: DECEMBER 2017 NEW RELEASE

    Cocaine. Construction. Corruption.

    The unholy trinity of Sydney


    Self-made property mogul Tina Leonard has already lost her business, her home and custody of her children because South East Banking Corporation left her bankrupt. Now it appears she is being framed for the murder of her banker Oliver Randall, a senior executive of the corporation. Her motive? Revenge for ruining her life and her business.

    When maverick lawyer Peter Tanner is brought in to represent Tina, he bends the law to learn the truth. Was the real killer employed by the bank to silence Randall, who knew too much about their corrupt clientele and business dealings?

    As Tanner digs deeper the truth is harder and harder to find. Drug dealers and dodgy cops are a breed apart from corrupt corporate bankers, who’ll do anything to keep their names in the clear.

    Who really silenced Randall? Tanner gets more than he bargained for as he tangles with craven bent banks and a client who can't talk, and danger lurks far too close to home.

    Richard Beasley's latest sharp-edged, gritty Peter Tanner thriller

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • 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
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