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  • CLEAR TO THE HORIZON
    CLEAR TO THE HORIZON
    WARNER DAVE
    ISBN: 9781925164459
    Title: CLEAR TO THE HORIZON
    Author: WARNER DAVE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In 1999, a number of young women go missing in the Perth suburb of Claremont. One body is discovered. Others are never seen again. Snowy Lane (City of Light) is hired as a private investigator but neither he nor the cops can find the serial killer. Sixteen years later, another case brings Snowy to Broome, where he teams up with Dan Clement (Before It Breaks) and an incidental crime puts them back on the Claremont case. Clear to the Horizon is a nail-biting Aussie-style thriller, based on one of the great unsolved crimes in Western Australia's recent history. Its twists and turns will keep you guessing to the end.

    Imprint: FREMANTLE ART CENTRE PR.
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • CLINCH : A Harry Kvist Thriller   #1
    CLINCH : A Harry Kvist Thriller #1
    HOLMEN MARTIN
    ISBN: 9781760067496
    Title: CLINCH : A Harry Kvist Thriller #1
    Author: HOLMEN MARTIN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Stockholm, the 1930s. Former boxer Harry Kvist makes a living chasing bad debts and looking for runaway girls, and has a penchant for sex with both men and women.

    When Kvist is wrongly accused of murder, he is forced to navigate the shanty-towns, speakeasies, brothels and contraband stores of Stockholm’s underworld, in a desperate search for the only person who can save him.

    Torn between his broken past and his desire to survive, between his pride and his misery, Kvist risks his life in a violent quest for justice.

    Gritty, stylish Scandinavian noir from one of Sweden’s hottest emerging authors.

    Imprint: ECHO PUBLISHING
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • CLOSE YOUR EYES
    CLOSE YOUR EYES
    ROBOTHAM MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9780733637209
    Title: CLOSE YOUR EYES
    Author: ROBOTHAM MICHAEL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    The chilling new psychological thriller from one of the most brilliant crime authors of today

    I close my eyes and feel my heart begin racing

    Someone is coming

    They're going to find me


    A mother and her teenage daughter are found brutally murdered in a remote farmhouse, one defiled by multiple stab wounds and the other left lying like Sleeping Beauty waiting for her Prince. Reluctantly, clinical psychologist Joe O'Loughlin is drawn into the investigation when a former student, calling himself the 'Mindhunter', trading on Joe's name, has jeopardised the police inquiry by leaking details to the media and stirring up public anger.

    With no shortage of suspects and tempers beginning to fray, Joe discover links between these murders to a series of brutal attacks where the men and women are choked unconscious and the letter 'A' is carved into their foreheads.

    As the case becomes ever more complex, nothing is quite what it seems and soon Joe's fate, and that of those closest to him, become intertwined with a merciless, unpredictable killer . . .

    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • COLD SUMMER
    COLD SUMMER
    CAROFIGLIO GIANRICO
    ISBN: 9781925603866
    Title: COLD SUMMER
    Author: CAROFIGLIO GIANRICO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SEPTEMBER 2018 NEW RELEAS

    War is raging in southern Italy in the early nineties: anti-mafia judges are being killed in roadside explosions; dead criminals, the victims of internecine warfare, are littering the streets; and the police have no idea who is fighting whom.

    Maresciallo Pietro Fenoglio, an officer of the Carabinieri, must contend with the gang war while his marriage falls apart. When the young son of a mafia boss is found dead, and the suspected killer agrees to collaborate with the authorities to bring down the Apulian mafia, it seems like justice will prevail. But the mystery of the boy’s murder must still be solved, leading Fenoglio into a world of deep moral ambiguity, where the prosecutors are hard to distinguish from the prosecuted.

    Inspired by a true story, The Cold Summer is Carofiglio’s most hard-hitting novel yet.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • COVES
    COVES
    WHISH-WILSON DAVID
    ISBN: 9781925591279
    Title: COVES
    Author: WHISH-WILSON DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: JULY 2018 NEW RELEASE


    Imprint: FREMANTLE ART CENTRE PR.
    RRP: $27.99
    Price: $27.99
  • CRIME IN HOLLAND   #7
    CRIME IN HOLLAND #7
    SIMENON GEORGES
    ISBN: 9780141393490
    Title: CRIME IN HOLLAND #7
    Author: SIMENON GEORGES
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This is a new translation of Georges Simenon's novel set in a tranquil town on the dutch coast, book seven in the new Penguin Maigret series. 'Just take a look,' Duclos said in an undertone, pointing to the scene all round them, the picture-book town, with everything in its place, like ornaments on the mantlepiece of a careful housewife...' Everyone here earns his living. Everyone's more or less content. And above all, everyone keeps his instincts under control, because that's the rule here, and a necessity if people want to live in society.' When a French professor visiting the quiet, Dutch coastal town of Delfzjil is accused of murder, Maigret is sent to investigate. The community seem happy to blame an unknown outsider, but there are people much closer to home who seem to know much more than they're letting on: Beetje, the dissatisfied daughter of a local farmer, Any van Elst, sister-in-law of the deceased and a notorious local crook. Penguin is publishing the entire series of Maigret novels.


    Author Biography: Georges Simenon was born in Liege, Belgium, in 1903. Best known in Britain as the author of the Maigret books, his prolific output of over 400 novels and short stories have made him a household name in continental Europe. He died in 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he had lived for the latter part of his life.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
  • CRIMSON LAKE
    CRIMSON LAKE
    FOX CANDICE
    ISBN: 9780143787518
    Title: CRIMSON LAKE
    Author: FOX CANDICE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: FEBRUARY 2018 NEW RELEASE

    From the award-winning author of Hades and Eden comes an ingenious and edgy suspense novel that will keep you guessing to the very last page . . .

    12.46: Thirteen-year-old Claire Bingley stands alone at a bus stop
    12.47: Ted Conkaffey parks his car beside her
    12.52: The girl is missing . . .

    Six minutes – that’s all it took to ruin Detective Ted Conkaffey’s life. Accused but not convicted of Claire’s abduction, he escapes north, to the steamy, croc-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake.

    Amanda Pharrell knows what it’s like to be public enemy number one. Maybe it’s her murderous past that makes her so good as a private investigator, tracking lost souls in the wilderness. Her latest target, missing author Jake Scully, has a life more shrouded in secrets than her own – so she enlists help from the one person in town more hated than she is: Ted Conkaffey.

    But the residents of Crimson Lake are watching the pair’s every move. And for Ted, a man already at breaking point, this town is offering no place to hide . . .

    Imprint: BANTAM
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • CRUCIFIXION CREEK : THE BELLTREE TRILOGY #1
    CRUCIFIXION CREEK : THE BELLTREE TRILOGY #1
    MAITLAND BARRY
    ISBN: 9781925240658
    Title: CRUCIFIXION CREEK : THE BELLTREE TRILOGY #1
    Author: MAITLAND BARRY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Shortlisted, Ned Kelly Awards, Best Crime Novel, 2015

    Homicide detective Harry Belltree wouldn’t usually be looking too hard at an elderly couple’s suicide pact. Especially now, when his brother-in-law Greg has just been stabbed to death. But it seems Greg and the old couple had ties to the same man, a bent moneylender with friends in high places—and low.

    Harry can’t get officially involved in Greg’s murder, but he suspects a link with two other mysterious deaths: his parents’. And when he goes off-grid to investigate, that’s when things start to get dangerous.

    Set in Sydney, this dark, morally ambiguous and adrenaline-charged new series is a triumphant change of direction for Barry Maitland.


    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • CRUELLEST MONTH   #3
    CRUELLEST MONTH #3
    PENNY LOUISE
    ISBN: 9780751547481
    Title: CRUELLEST MONTH #3
    Author: PENNY LOUISE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    It's Easter, and on a glorious Spring day in peaceful Three Pines, someone waits for night to fall. They plan to raise the dead... When Chief Inspector Gamache of the Surete du Quebec arrives the next morning, he faces an unusual crime scene. A s ance in an old abandoned house has gone horrifically wrong and someone has been seemingly frightened to death. In indyllic Three Pines, terrible secrets lie buried, and even Gamache has something to hide. One of his own team is about to betray him. But how far will they go to ensure Gamache's downfall

    Imprint: SPHERE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • CRYPT THIEF : A Hugo Marston Novel   #2
    CRYPT THIEF : A Hugo Marston Novel #2
    PRYOR MARK
    ISBN: 9781616147853
    Title: CRYPT THIEF : A Hugo Marston Novel #2
    Author: PRYOR MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    It's summer in Paris and two tourists have been murdered in Pere Lachaise cemetery in front of Jim Morrison's grave. The cemetery is locked down and put under surveillance, but the killer returns, flitting in and out like a ghost, and breaks into the crypt of a long-dead Moulin Rouge dancer. In a bizarre twist, he disappears under the cover of night with part of her skeleton. One of the dead tourists is an American and the other is a woman linked to a suspected terrorist; so the US ambassador sends his best man and the embassy's head of security--Hugo Marston--to help the French police with their investigation. When the thief breaks into another crypt at a different cemetery, stealing bones from a second famed dancer, Hugo is stumped. How does this killer operate unseen? And why is he stealing the bones of once-famous can-can girls? Hugo cracks the secrets of the graveyards but soon realizes that old bones aren't all this killer wants. . . .

    Imprint: SEVENTH STREET PRESS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • DANCER AT THE GAI-MOULIN   #10
    DANCER AT THE GAI-MOULIN #10
    SIMENON GEORGES
    ISBN: 9780141393520
    Title: DANCER AT THE GAI-MOULIN #10
    Author: SIMENON GEORGES
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    In the darkness, the main room is as vast as a cathedral. Some warmth is still seeps from the radiators. Delfosse strikes a match. They stop a moment to catch their breath, and work out how far they have still to go. And suddenly the match falls to the ground, as Delfosse gives a sharp cry and rushes back towards the washroom door.

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $16.99

    Price: $16.99
  • DANGEROUS LANGUAGE : Book 8 in the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries
    DANGEROUS LANGUAGE : Book 8 in the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries
    GENTILL SULARI
    ISBN: 9781921997662
    Title: DANGEROUS LANGUAGE : Book 8 in the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries
    Author: GENTILL SULARI
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    When a Communist agent is murdered on the steps of Parliament House, Rowland Sinclair finds himself drawn into a dangerous world of politics and assassination.

    Volunteering his services as a pilot to fly renowned international peace advocate Egon Kisch between Fremantle and Melbourne, Rowland is unaware how hard Australia 's new attorney-general will fight to keep the raging reporter off Australian soil. In this, it seems, the government is not alone, as clandestine right-wing militias reconstitute into deadly strike forces. A disgraced minister, an unidentified corpse and an old flame all bring their own special bedlam. Once again Rowland Sinclair stands against the unthinkable, with an artist, a poet and a brazen sculptress by his side.

    Imprint: PANTERA PRESS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • DARK FIRE : SHARDLAKE #2
    DARK FIRE : SHARDLAKE #2
    SANSOM C J
    ISBN: 9781447285847
    Title: DARK FIRE : SHARDLAKE #2
    Author: SANSOM C J
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The second Shardlake novel in C J Sansom's remarkable historical crime series.

    It is 1540 and the hottest summer of the sixteenth century. Matthew Shardlake, believing himself out of favour with Thomas Cromwell, is busy trying to maintain his legal practice and keep a low profile. But his involvement with a murder case, defending a girl accused of brutally murdering her young cousin, brings him once again into contact with the king's chief minister - and a new assignment.

    An official of the Court of Augmentations has discovered the secret of Greek Fire, the legendary substance by which the Byzantines destroyed the Arab navies; lost for centuries.
    When Shardlake is sent to recover it, he finds the official and his alchemist brother horribly murdered - the formula has disappeared.

    Imprint: PAN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DARK LAKE
    DARK LAKE
    BAILEY SARAH
    ISBN: 9781760632977
    Title: DARK LAKE
    Author: BAILEY SARAH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    There had been a few minutes when I was alone with her in the autopsy room. I'd felt wild. Absent. Before I could stop myself I was leaning close to her, telling her everything. The words draining out of me as she lay there. Her long damp hair hanging off the back of the steel table. Glassy eyes fixed blindly on the ceiling. She was still so beautiful, even in death.

    Our secrets circled madly around the bright white room that morning. Rocking back and forth on my heels as I stood there next to her, I knew how far in I was again, how comprehensively her death could undo me. I looked at Rosalind Ryan properly for the last time before breathing deeply, readying myself, letting her pull me back into her world, and I sank down, further and further until I was completely, utterly under.


    A beautiful young teacher has been murdered, her body found in the lake, strewn with red roses. Local policewoman Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock pushes to be assigned to the case, concealing the fact that she knew the murdered woman in high school years before.

    But that's not all Gemma's trying to hide. As the investigation digs deeper into the victim's past, other secrets threaten to come to light, secrets that were supposed to remain buried. The lake holds the key to solving the murder, but it also has the power to drag Gemma down into its dark depths . . .



    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • DARK PLACES
    DARK PLACES
    FLYNN GILLIAN
    ISBN: 9781780226866
    Title: DARK PLACES
    Author: FLYNN GILLIAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Your brother murdered your family. Your evidence put him away...

    The gripping second novel from the author of the mega-bestselling GONE GIRL, reissued to coincide with the Hollywood film, starring Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult and Christina Hendricks.


    Libby Day was just seven years old when her older brother massacred her family while she hid in a cupboard. Her evidence helped put him away. Ever since then she has been drifting, surviving for over twenty years on the proceeds of the 'Libby Day fund'. But now the money is running out and Libby is desperate. When she is offered $500 to do a guest appearance, she feels she has to accept. But this is no ordinary gathering. The Kill Club is a group of true-crime obsessives who share information on notorious murders and they think her brother Ben is innocent.

    Ben was a social misfit, ground down by the small-town farming community in which he lived. But he did have a girlfriend - a brooding heavy metal fan called Diondra. Through her, Ben became involved with drugs and the dark arts. When the town suddenly turned against him, his thoughts turned black. But was he capable of murder? Libby must delve into her family's past to uncover the truth.

    Imprint: WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DARK STAR
    DARK STAR
    FURST ALAN
    ISBN: 9780753826348
    Title: DARK STAR
    Author: FURST ALAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Andre Szara, survivor of the Polish pogroms and the Russian civil wars, is a journalist working for Pravda in 1937. War in Europe is already underway and Szara is co-opted to join the NKVD, the Soviet secret intelligence agency. He does his best to survive the tango of pre-war politics by calmly obeying orders and keeping his nose clean. But when he is sent to retrieve a battered briefcase the plot thickens and is drawn into even more complex intrigues.

    Szara becomes a full-time spymaster and as deputy director of a Paris network, he finds his own star rising when he recruits an agent in Berlin who can supply crucial information.

    DARK STAR captures not only the intrigue and danger of clandestine life but the day-to-day reality of what Soviet operatives call special work.

    Imprint: PHOENIX
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
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