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  • CHILD 44    -    FILM TIE IN
    CHILD 44 - FILM TIE IN
    SMITH TOM ROB
    ISBN: 9781471133473
    Title: CHILD 44 - FILM TIE IN
    Author: SMITH TOM ROB
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The multimillion-copy international bestseller is now a major movie starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace and Gary Oldman.

    For fans of Robert Harris, John Le Carre and Martin Cruz Smith comes a gripping thriller set in Moscow, 1953. Under Stalin's terrifying regime families live in fear. When the all-powerful State claims there is no such thing as crime, who dares disagree?

    An ambitious secret police officer, Leo Demidov has spent his career arresting anyone who steps out of line. Suddenly his world is turned upside down when he uncovers evidence of a killer at large. Now, with only his wife at his side, Leo must risk both their lives to save the lives of others.

    Inspired by a real-life investigation, Child 44 is a relentless story of love, hope and bravery in a totalitarian world. It is a thriller unlike any you have ever read.

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • 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
  • CLOSED FOR WINTER   #2
    CLOSED FOR WINTER #2
    HORST JORN LIER
    ISBN: 9781925475517
    Title: CLOSED FOR WINTER #2
    Author: HORST JORN LIER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The second William Wisting mystery to be translated into English.

    Ove Bakkerud, newly separated and extremely disillusioned, is looking forward to a final quiet weekend at his summer home before closing for winter but, when the tourists leave, less welcome visitors arrive.

    Bakkerud’s cottage is ransacked by burglars. Next door he discovers the body of a man who has been beaten to death. Police Inspector William Wisting has witnessed grotesque murders before, but the desperation he sees in this latest murder is something new.

    Against his wishes, his daughter Line decides to stay in one of the summer cottages at the mouth of the fjord ...

    Imprint: AFFIRM PRESS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • COLD COLD GROUND   -   Sean Duffy 1
    COLD COLD GROUND - Sean Duffy 1
    MCKINTY ADRIAN
    ISBN: 9781781258187
    Title: COLD COLD GROUND - Sean Duffy 1
    Author: MCKINTY ADRIAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Sean Duffy will do anything to solve this case - including risking his life.

    Two dead.

    One left in a car by the side of a road. He was meant to be found quickly. His killer is making a statement.

    The other is discovered hanging in a tree, deep in a forest. Surely a suicide: she'd just given birth, but there's no sign of the baby.

    Nothing seems to link the two, but Detective Sergeant Sean Duffy knows the links that seem to be invisible are just waiting to be uncovered. And as a policeman who has solved six murders so far in his career, but not yet brought a single case to court, Duffy is determined that this time, someone will pay.

    Imprint: GRANTA
    RRP: $12.99

    Price: $12.99
  • 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
  • CROSSING THE LINES
    CROSSING THE LINES
    GENTILL SULARI
    ISBN: 9781921997860
    Title: CROSSING THE LINES
    Author: GENTILL SULARI
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    When Madeleine d 'Leon conjures Ned McGinnity as the hero in her latest crime novel, she makes him a serious writer simply because the irony of a protagonist who'd never lower himself to read the story in which he stars, amuses her.When Ned McGinnity creates Madeleine d 'Leon, she is his literary device, a writer of detective fiction who is herself amystery to be unravelled.

    As Ned and Madeleine play out their own lives while writing the other 's story, they find themselves crossing the lines that divide the real and the imagined.This is a story about two people trying to hold onto each other beyond reality.

    Imprint: PANTERA PRESS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • 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
  • CUCKOOS CALLING
    CUCKOOS CALLING
    GALBRAITH ROBERT
    ISBN: 9780751549256
    Title: CUCKOOS CALLING
    Author: GALBRAITH ROBERT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case. Strike is a war veteran - wounded both physically and psychologically - and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model's complex world, the darker things get - and the closer he gets to terrible danger ...A gripping, elegant mystery steeped in the atmosphere of London - from the hushed streets of Mayfair to the backstreet pubs of the East End to the bustle of Soho - The Cuckoo's Calling is a remarkable book. Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

    Imprint: SPHERE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • CUCKOOS CALLING   -   TV TIE IN
    CUCKOOS CALLING - TV TIE IN
    GALBRAITH ROBERT
    ISBN: 9780751571400
    Title: CUCKOOS CALLING - TV TIE IN
    Author: GALBRAITH ROBERT
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    p style="text-align: justify;">When a troubled model falls to her death from a snow-covered Mayfair balcony, it is assumed that she has committed suicide. However, her brother has his doubts, and calls in private investigator Cormoran Strike to look into the case. Strike is a war veteran - wounded both physically and psychologically - and his life is in disarray. The case gives him a financial lifeline, but it comes at a personal cost: the more he delves into the young model's complex world, the darker things get - and the closer he gets to terrible danger ...

    A gripping, elegant mystery steeped in the atmosphere of London - from the hushed streets of Mayfair to the backstreet pubs of the East End to the bustle of Soho - The Cuckoo's Calling is a remarkable book.

    Introducing Cormoran Strike, this is the acclaimed first crime novel by J.K. Rowling, writing under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.

    Imprint: SPHERE
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • CYANIDE GAMES : A Peter Tanner Thriller
    CYANIDE GAMES : A Peter Tanner Thriller
    BEASLEY RICHARD
    ISBN: 9781925368130
    Title: CYANIDE GAMES : A Peter Tanner Thriller
    Author: BEASLEY RICHARD
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Peter Tanner left the flashy world of commercial law following the tragic death of his wife. Now, as a criminal defence barrister, he crosses paths with some of the less desirable but wealthy members of the nation’s underbelly.

    One evening he receives a call from Melissa Cheung. Her husband, Joe, an old friend from law school and a partner at global law firm, has been arrested while on business in China on grounds of corruption. The call takes Peter away from drug dealers and crooked property developers into the highest end of corporate corruption – mining companies trying to cover up environmental disasters and families at the top of the rich list who think they’re above the law.

    Peter knows Joe isn't corrupt, but has been set up to save the skin of his firm and one of its biggest clients. And Tanner is like a dog with a bone.

    As he pursues those who had Joe incarcerated, he unearths cover-up after cover-up, putting his own and others’ lives in danger – and he will not let up until he finds the perpetrators and has them brought to justice.

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • 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
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