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  • 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: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    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: ACTIVE TITLE

    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
  • BUTCHERS OF BERLIN
    BUTCHERS OF BERLIN
    PETIT CHRIS
    ISBN: 9781471143434
    Title: BUTCHERS OF BERLIN
    Author: PETIT CHRIS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Berlin 1943. August Schlegel lives in a world full of questions with no easy answers. Why is he being called out on a homicide case when he works in financial crimes? Why did the old Jewish solider with an Iron Cross shoot the block warden in the eye then put a bullet through his own head? Why does Schlegel persist with the case when no one cares because the Jews are all being shipped out anyway? And why should Morgen, wearing the dreaded black uniform of the SS, turn up and say he has been assigned to work with him?

    Corpses, dressed with fake money, bodies flayed beyond recognition: are these routine murders committed out of rage or is someone trying to tell them something?

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BUTTON MAN : A Hugo Marston Novel   #4
    BUTTON MAN : A Hugo Marston Novel #4
    PRYOR MARK
    ISBN: 9781616149949
    Title: BUTTON MAN : A Hugo Marston Novel #4
    Author: PRYOR MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In this prequel to 'The Bookseller', former FBI profiler Hugo Marston has just become head of security at the US Embassy in London. He's asked to protect a famous movie-star couple, Dayton Harper and Ginny Ferro, who, while filming a movie in rural England, killed a local man in a hit and run. The task turns from routine to disastrous almost immediately.

    Before Hugo even meets them, he finds out that Ferro has disappeared, and her body has been found hanging from an oak tree in a London cemetery. Hours later a distraught Harper gives Hugo the slip, and Hugo has no idea where he's run off to.
    Taking cues from a secretive young lady named Merlyn, and with a Member of Parliament along for the chase, Hugo's search leads to a quaint English village. There, instead of finding Harper, more bodies turn up.

    Imprint: SEVENTH STREET PRESS
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • 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
  • 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
  • CARELESS LOVE : DCI Banks 25
    CARELESS LOVE : DCI Banks 25
    ROBINSON PETER
    ISBN: 9781444786989
    Title: CARELESS LOVE : DCI Banks 25
    Author: ROBINSON PETER
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: AUGUST 2018 NEW RELEASE

    A young local student has apparently committed suicide. Her body is found in an abandoned car on a lonely country road. She didn't own a car. Didn't even drive. How did she get there? Where did she die? Who moved her, and why?

    Meanwhile a man in his sixties is found dead in a gully up on the wild moorland. He is wearing an expensive suit and carrying no identification. Post-mortem findings indicate he died from injuries sustained during the fall. But what was he doing up there? And why are there no signs of a car in the vicinity?

    As the inconsistencies multiply and the mysteries proliferate, Annie's father's new partner, Zelda, comes up with a shocking piece of information that alerts Banks and Annie to the return of an old enemy in a new guise. This is someone who will stop at nothing, not even murder, to get what he wants - and suddenly the stakes are raised and the hunt is on.

    Imprint: HODDER & STOUGHTON
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • CARTEL
    CARTEL
    WINSLOW DON
    ISBN: 9781784750640
    Title: CARTEL
    Author: WINSLOW DON
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the internationally best-selling author of the acclaimed novel The Power Of The Dog comes The Cartel, a gripping true-to-life epic, ripped from the headlines, of power, corruption, revenge and justice spanning the past decade of the Mexican-American drug wars.

    It's 2004. DEA agent Art Keller has been fighting the war on drugs for thirty years in a blood feud against Adan Barrera, the head of El Federación, the world's most powerful cartel, and the man who brutally murdered Keller's partner. Finally putting Barrera away costs Keller dearly – the woman he loves, the beliefs he cherishes, the life he wants to lead.

    Then Barrera gets out, determined to rebuild the empire that Keller shattered. Unwilling to live in a world with Barrera in it, Keller goes on a ten-year odyssey to take him down. His obsession with justice – or is it revenge – becomes a ruthless struggle that stretches from the cities, mountains and deserts of Mexico, to Washington's corridors of power, to the streets of Berlin and Barcelona.

    Keller fights his personal battle against the devastated backdrop of Mexico's drug war, a conflict of unprecedented scale and viciousness, as cartels vie for power and he comes to the final reckoning with Barrera – and himself - that he always knew must happen.

    The Cartel is true-to-life story of power, corruption, revenge, honour and sacrifice, as one man tries to face down the devil without losing his soul. It is the story of the war on drugs and the men – and women – who wage it.

    Imprint: ARROW
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • CARTER OF LA PROVIDENCE   #4
    CARTER OF LA PROVIDENCE #4
    SIMENON GEORGES
    ISBN: 9780141393469
    Title: CARTER OF LA PROVIDENCE #4
    Author: SIMENON GEORGES
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This is the fourth book in the new Penguin Maigret series: Georges Simenon's tragic tale of lost identity, in a gripping new translation by David Coward. What was the woman doing here? In a stable, wearing pearl earrings, her stylish bracelet and white buckskin shoes! She must have been alive when she got there because the crime had been committed after ten in the evening. But how? And why? And no one had heard a thing! She had not screamed. The two carters had not woken up. Inspector Maigret is standing in the pouring rain by a canal. A well-dressed woman, Mary Lampson, has been found strangled in a stable nearby. Why did her glamorous, hedonistic life come to such a brutal end here? Surely her taciturn husband Sir Walter knows - or maybe the answers lie with the crew of the barge La Providence. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels in new transaltions. The most recent publication of this book was in a previous translation, entitled Lock 14


    Author Biography: Georges Simenon (1903-1989) was born in Liege, Belgium. Best known in Britain as the author of the Maigret books, his prolific output of more than four hundred novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe. David Coward is a translator from French, whose translations include works by authors such as Alexandre Dumas, Pierre Choderlos de Laclos, and the Marquis de Sade.


    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
  • CECILE IS DEAD   #20
    CECILE IS DEAD #20
    SIMENON GEORGES
    ISBN: 9780141397054
    Title: CECILE IS DEAD #20
    Author: SIMENON GEORGES
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Barely twenty-eight years old. But it would be difficult to look more like an old maid, to move less gracefully, in spite of the care she took to be friendly and pleasant. Those black dresses . . . that ridiculous green hat!

    For six months the dowdy Cécile has been coming to the police station, desperate to convince them that someone has been breaking into her aunt's apartment. No one takes her seriously - until Maigret unearths a story of merciless, deep-rooted greed.

    'Simenon tells us that though life is beautiful, it is often appalling.' New Yorker



    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $16.99
    Price: $16.99
  • CELLARS OF THE MAGESTIC   #21
    CELLARS OF THE MAGESTIC #21
    SIMENON GEORGES
    ISBN: 9780241188446
    Title: CELLARS OF THE MAGESTIC #21
    Author: SIMENON GEORGES
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    'Try to imagine a guest, a wealthy woman, staying at the Majesticwith her husband, her son, a nurse and a governess . . . In a suite that costs more than a thousand francs a day . . . At six in the morning, she's strangled, not in her room, but in the basement locker room.'

    Below stairs at a glamorous hotel on the Champs-Élysées, the workers' lives are worlds away from the luxury enjoyed by the wealthy guests. When their worlds meet, Maigret discovers a tragic story of ambition, blackmail and unrequited love.

    'The most addictive of writers . . . a unique teller of tales.' Observer



    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $16.99
    Price: $16.99
  • CHALK MAN
    CHALK MAN
    TUDOR C J
    ISBN: 9780718187446
    Title: CHALK MAN
    Author: TUDOR C J
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Looking back, it all started on the day of the fair and the terrible accident. When twelve-year-old Eddie first met the Chalk Man.

    It was the Chalk Man who gave Eddie the idea for the drawings: a way to leave secret messages between his group of friends.

    And it was fun, to start with, until the figures led them to the body of a young girl.

    That was thirty years ago and Ed thought the past was behind him. Then he receives a letter containing just two things: a piece of chalk, and a drawing of a stick figure.

    As history begins to repeat itself, Ed realises the game was never over...

    Everyone has secrets.

    Everyone is guilty of something.

    And children are not always so innocent.


    Imprint: MICHAEL JOSEPH
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • CHARCOAL JOE : The Latest Easy Rawlins Mystery
    CHARCOAL JOE : The Latest Easy Rawlins Mystery
    MOSLEY WALTER
    ISBN: 9781474604529
    Title: CHARCOAL JOE : The Latest Easy Rawlins Mystery
    Author: MOSLEY WALTER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Walter Mosley - 'simply the best crime writer around today' Guardian - brings back his iconic hero, Easy Rawlins, in a frenetic adventure through the shady streets of LA.



    Seymour Brathwaite, a young physicist, was found standing over the body of a murdered man.

    Charcoal Joe, one of the deadliest men in America, wants Brathwaite cleared.

    Easy Rawlins, a renowned Los Angeles PI, cannot refuse Charcoal Joe.

    But what links the king of the LA underworld to Seymour Brathwaite?
    And can Easy find the evidence before he gets embroiled in something much, much worse?


    Imprint: WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • CITY OF DEVILS : The Two Men who Ruled the Underworld of Old Shanghai
    CITY OF DEVILS : The Two Men who Ruled the Underworld of Old Shanghai
    FRENCH PAUL
    ISBN: 9780143790570
    Title: CITY OF DEVILS : The Two Men who Ruled the Underworld of Old Shanghai
    Author: FRENCH PAUL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Shanghai, 1941: In a city under siege unfolds an astonishing story of two men whose lives intertwine in crime and twisted friendship. Viennese Joe Farren rose to fame by cashing in on Shanghai’s desperate pleasure seeking. King of the chorus lines, his name was splashed in neon across the infamous Badlands nightclub, ‘Farren’s’. American fugitive Jack Riley, his fingertips acid-burnt, found a future in Shanghai as ‘The Slots King’. ‘Dapper Joe’ and ‘Lucky Jack’ collided, clashed and came together again in a frantic struggle to survive the city’s last days.

    Paul French resurrects the denizens of old Shanghai’s badlands, the drug-running, the gambling, and the graft, vividly restoring this long overlooked side of the city’s history.

    Imprint: VIKING
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • CITY OF LIGHT
    CITY OF LIGHT
    WARNER DAVE
    ISBN: 9781925591392
    Title: CITY OF LIGHT
    Author: WARNER DAVE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: JUNE 2018 NEW RELEASE

    Jesus Christ. I found one.’ These words, blurted over the phone to Constable Snowy Lane, preoccupied with a ham sandwich and the odds of getting a game with the East Fremantle league side on Saturday, signal the beginning of a series of events which are to shake Perth to its foundations.

    It is 1979, and Perth is jumping with pub bands and overnight millionaires. ‘Mr Gruesome’ has taken another victim, and Perth is riveted by the dark bloom that spreads across the City of Light.

    Snowy Lane starts out as a fresh-faced young cop and fringe footy player. Ten years on, he’s been through the mill, and is now working as a private detective. In the course of a decade he finds himself inextricably linked with Mr Gruesome, and the human and political power plays that unfold against the excess and corruption of the 1980s.

    Imprint: FREMANTLE ART CENTRE PR.
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • CITY WITHOUT STARS
    CITY WITHOUT STARS
    BAKER TIM
    ISBN: 9780571338337
    Title: CITY WITHOUT STARS
    Author: BAKER TIM
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Hundreds of murders. Multiple cover ups. One cop and one activist. Can they really bring down the narcos?


    The only thing more dangerous than the cartels is the truth ...

    In Ciudad Real, Mexico, a deadly war between rival cartels is erupting, and hundreds of female sweat-shop workers are being murdered. As his police superiors start shutting down his investigation, Fuentes suspects most of his colleagues are on the payroll of narco kingpin, El Santo.

    Meanwhile, despairing union activist, Pilar, decides to take social justice into her own hands. But if she wants to stop the killings, she's going to have to ignore all her instincts and accept the help of Fuentes. When the name of Mexico's saintly orphan rescuer, Padre Márcio, keeps resurfacing, Pilar and Fuentes begin to realise how deep the cover-up goes.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
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