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  • DARKTOWN
    DARKTOWN
    MULLEN THOMAS
    ISBN: 9780349142074
    Title: DARKTOWN
    Author: MULLEN THOMAS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Atlanta, 1948. In this city, all crime is black and white.

    On one side of the tracks are the rich, white neighbourhoods; on the other, Darktown, the African-American area guarded by the city's first black police force of only eight men. These cops are kept near-powerless by the authorities: they can't arrest white suspects; they can't drive a squad car; they must operate out of a dingy basement.

    When a poor black woman is killed in Darktown having been last seen in a car with a rich white man, no one seems to care except for Boggs and Smith, two black cops from vastly different backgrounds. Pressured from all sides, they will risk their jobs, the trust of their community and even their own lives to investigate her death.

    Their efforts bring them up against a brutal old-school cop, Dunlow, who has long run Darktown as his own turf - but Dunlow's idealistic young partner, Rakestraw, is a young progressive who may be willing to make allies across colour lines . . .

    Imprint: LITTLE BROWN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DAY OF THE DEAD   #4
    DAY OF THE DEAD #4
    DE GIOVANNI MAURIZIO
    ISBN: 9781609451875
    Title: DAY OF THE DEAD #4
    Author: DE GIOVANNI MAURIZIO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The Commissario is investigating the death of Matteo, one of the many street urchins who live hand-to-mouth in the dark alleys of 1930s Naples. While the Neapolitans celebrate the week of the dead, Ricciardi's instincts tell him that the dead boy is the victim of murder.

    Imprint: EUROPA EDITIONS
    RRP: $25.99

    Price: $25.99
  • DEAD COLD   #2
    DEAD COLD #2
    PENNY LOUISE
    ISBN: 9780751547436
    Title: DEAD COLD #2
    Author: PENNY LOUISE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Winter in Three Pines, and the sleepy village is carpeted in snow. It's a time of peace and goodwill - until a scream pierces the biting air. A spectator at the annual Boxing Day curling match has been fatally electrocuted. Despite the large crowd, there are no witnesses and - apparently - no clues. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache discovers a history of secrets and enemies in the dead woman's past. But he has enemies of his own, and as he is frozen out of decision-making in the Surete du Quebec, he has to decide who he can trust...

    Imprint: SPHERE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DEAD LETTERS
    DEAD LETTERS
    DOLAN-LEACH CAITE
    ISBN: 9781786491305
    Title: DEAD LETTERS
    Author: DOLAN-LEACH CAITE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Ava Antipova has her reasons for running away: a failing family vineyard, a romantic betrayal, a mercurial sister, an absent father, a mother slipping into dementia. In Paris, Ava renounces her terribly practical undergraduate degree, acquires a French boyfriend and a taste for much better wine, and erases her past. Two years later, she must return to upstate New York. Her twin sister, Zelda, is dead.

    Even in a family of alcoholics, Zelda Antipova was the wild one, notorious for her mind games and destructive behaviour. Stuck tending the vineyard and the girls' increasingly unstable mother, Zelda was allegedly burned alive when she passed out in the barn with a lit cigarette. But Ava finds the official explanation a little too neat. A little too Zelda. Then she receives a cryptic message's from her sister.

    Just as Ava suspected, Zelda's playing one of her games. In fact, she's outdone herself, leaving a series of clues about her disappearance. With the police stuck on a red herring, Ava follows the trail laid just for her, thinking like her sister, keeping her secrets, immersing herself in Zelda's drama and her outlandish circle of friends and lovers. Along the way, Zelda forces her twin to confront their twisted history and the boy who broke Ava's heart. But why? Is Zelda trying to punish Ava for leaving, or to teach her a lesson? Or is she simply trying to write her own ending?

    Featuring a colourful, raucous cast of characters, Caite Dolan-Leach's debut thriller takes readers on a literary scavenger hunt for clues concealed throughout the seemingly idyllic wine country, hidden in plain sight on social media, and buried at the heart of one tremendously dysfunctional, utterly unforgettable family.



    Imprint: CORVUS BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • DEAD LIONS   #2
    DEAD LIONS #2
    HERRON MICK
    ISBN: 9781473641112
    Title: DEAD LIONS #2
    Author: HERRON MICK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Dickie Bow is not an obvious target for assassination.

    But once a spook, always a spook. And Dickie was a talented streetwalker back in the day, before he turned up dead on a bus. A shadow. Good at following people, bringing home their secrets.

    Dickie was in Berlin with Jackson Lamb. Now Lamb's got his phone, and on it the last secret Dickie ever told, and reason to believe an old-time Moscow-style op is being run in the Service's back-yard.

    In the Intelligence Service purgatory that is Slough House, Jackson Lamb's crew of back-office no-hopers is about to go live . . .

    Imprint: JOHN MURRAY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DEAD POINT  -  TV TIE IN
    DEAD POINT - TV TIE IN
    TEMPLE PETER
    ISBN: 9781922147356
    Title: DEAD POINT - TV TIE IN
    Author: TEMPLE PETER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    It takes a lot to rattle Jack Irish but, as Melbourne descends into a cold, wet winter, his mood is on the same trajectory. The woman in Jack's life has reconnected with an old flame. He has gambled and lost massively and seen a champion horse put down. It's not surprising that Jack's mind is not fully on the job he's being paid to do: find Robbie Colburne, occasional barman. But when Jack does get serious, he finds the freelance drink-dispenser is of great interest to some powerful people, people with very bad habits and a distinct lack of respect for the criminal justice system...Any lapse in concentration could prove fatal.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • DEADLIER : 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women
    DEADLIER : 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women
    HANNAH SOPHIE [ED]
    ISBN: 9781784975463
    Title: DEADLIER : 100 of the Best Crime Stories Written by Women
    Author: HANNAH SOPHIE [ED]
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: NOVEMBER 2017 NEW RELEASE

    100 of the best crime stories written by women, selected and introduced by award-winning author Sophie Hannah.

    From Agatha Christie and Daphne du Maurier, to Val McDermid and Margaret Atwood, women writers have long been drawn to criminal acts. Here, award-winning author Sophie Hannah brings together 100 of her favourite examples. Deadlier includes prize-winners, bestsellers and rising stars, so whether you take your crime cosy or hard-boiled, this big, beautiful anthology will keep you reading long into the night.

    Imprint: HEAD OF ZEUS
    RRP: $44.99

    Price: $44.99
  • DECLINE IN PROPHETS : Book 2 in the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries
    DECLINE IN PROPHETS : Book 2 in the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries
    GENTILL SULARI
    ISBN: 9781921997785
    Title: DECLINE IN PROPHETS : Book 2 in the Rowland Sinclair Mysteries
    Author: GENTILL SULARI
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SEPTEMBER 2017 NEW RELEAS

    In 1932, the RMS Aquitania embodies all that is gracious and refined, in a world gripped by crisis and doubt.

    Returning home on the luxury liner after months abroad, Rowland Sinclair and his companions dine with a suffragette, a Bishop and a retired World Prophet. The Church encounters less orthodox religion in the Aquitania's chandeliered ballroom, where men of God rub shoulders with mystics in dinner suits.

    The elegant atmosphere on board is charged with tension, but civility prevails... until people start to die. Then things get a bit awkward.

    And Rowland finds himself unwittingly in the centre of it all.

    Imprint: PANTERA PRESS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • DEFECTORS
    DEFECTORS
    KANON JOSEPH
    ISBN: 9781471162626
    Title: DEFECTORS
    Author: KANON JOSEPH
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the bestselling author of Leaving Berlin and Istanbul Passage comes a thrilling and richly imagined novel about the life of an American spy who defected to Moscow when his cover was blown in the early days of the Cold War

    Moscow, the Cold War, 1961. Stalin has been dead for eight years. With the launch of Sputnik, the Soviet Union's international prestige is at an all-time high. Former CIA agent Francis ‘Frank’ Weeks, the most notorious of the defectors to the Soviet Union, is about to publish his memoirs, and what he reveals is reportedly going to send shock waves through the West. Weeks' defection in the early 1950s shook Washington to its core – his betrayal rippled through the State Department, prompting frantic searches for moles and forcing the resignation of Simon, Frank's brother and best friend.

    So when a Soviet agency approaches Simon, now a publisher in New York City, with a controversial proposition to publish his brother's memoirs, he finds the offer irresistible since it will finally give him the chance to learn why his brother chose to betray his country. But what he discovers in Moscow is far more than he ever imagined …

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • DESPERATION ROAD
    DESPERATION ROAD
    SMITH MICHAEL FARRIS
    ISBN: 9781843449874
    Title: DESPERATION ROAD
    Author: SMITH MICHAEL FARRIS
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    In the vein of Daniel Woodrell’s Winter’s Bone and the works of Ron Rash, a novel set in a rough-and-tumble Mississippi town where drugs, whiskey, guns, and the desire for revenge violently intersect

    For eleven years the clock has been ticking for Russell Gaines as he sat in Parchman penitentiary in the Mississippi Delta. His time now up, and believing his debt paid, he returns home only to discover that revenge lives and breathes all around.

    On the day of his release, a woman named Maben and her young daughter trudge along the side of the interstate under the punishing summer sun. Desperate and exhausted, the pair spend their last dollar on a motel room for the night, a night that ends with Maben running through the darkness holding a pistol, and a dead deputy sprawled across the road in the glow of his own headlights.

    With dawn, destinies collide, and Russell is forced to decide whose life he will save – his own or that of the woman and child?

    Imprint: NO EXIT PRESS
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • DESTROYERS
    DESTROYERS
    BOLLEN CHRISTOPHER
    ISBN: 9781471136191
    Title: DESTROYERS
    Author: BOLLEN CHRISTOPHER
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: JULY 2017 NEW RELEASE

    When Charlie and I were young, we played a game called Destroyers . . . We were sharpening our instincts, jettisoning attachments. We were honing strategies for survival . . .

    Ian Bledsoe is on the run, broke and humiliated, fleeing the emotional and financial fall-out of his father's death. His childhood friend Charlie – rich, exuberant and basking in life on the Greek island of Patmos – is his last hope.

    At first, Patmos is like a dream – sun-soaked days on Charlie’s yacht and the reappearance of a girlfriend from Ian’s past – and Charlie readily offers the lifeline he desperately needs. But, like Charlie himself, this beautiful island conceals a darkness beneath. When he vanishes leaving Ian to handle his murky business affairs, Ian finds himself caught in a terrifying labyrinth of deceptions. As boys, the pair played a game called Destroyers – a game, he now realizes, they may never have stopped playing.
    Expansive, vivid and suspenseful, The Destroyers is a mesmerizing drama of identity, power and fate, fathers and sons, self-invention and self-deception.

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • DID YOU SEE MELODY?
    DID YOU SEE MELODY?
    HANNAH SOPHIE
    ISBN: 9781444776140
    Title: DID YOU SEE MELODY?
    Author: HANNAH SOPHIE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: SEPTEMBER 2017 NEW RELEAS

    The compelling new standalone suspense novel from Queen of Crime, Sophie Hannah.

    Pushed to breaking point, Cara Burrows abandons her home and family and escapes to a five-star spa resort she can't afford. Late at night, exhausted and desperate, she lets herself into her hotel room and is shocked to find it already occupied - by a man and a teenage girl.

    A simple mistake on the part of the hotel receptionist - but Cara's fear intensifies when she works out that the girl she saw alive and well in the hotel room is someone she can't possibly have seen: the most famous murder victim in the country, Melody Chapa, whose parents are serving life sentences for her murder.

    Cara doesn't know what to trust: everything she's read and heard about the case, or the evidence of her own eyes. Did she really see Melody? And is she prepared to ask herself that question and answer it honestly if it means risking her own life?

    Imprint: HODDER & STOUGHTON
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • DIGGERS REST HOTEL   #1
    DIGGERS REST HOTEL #1
    MCGEACHIN GEOFFREY
    ISBN: 9780143205500
    Title: DIGGERS REST HOTEL #1
    Author: MCGEACHIN GEOFFREY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Two years after witnessing the murder of a young Jewish woman in Poland, Charlie Berlin, ex-bomber pilot and former POW, has rejoined the police force a different man. While he is investigating a spate of robberies in rural victoria the body of a young girl is discovered and Berlin's pursuit of her killer reveals that the war has changed even the most ordinary of people and places.


    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DISSOLUTION : SHARDLAKE #1
    DISSOLUTION : SHARDLAKE #1
    SANSOM C J
    ISBN: 9781447285830
    Title: DISSOLUTION : SHARDLAKE #1
    Author: SANSOM C J
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    It is 1537, a time of revolution that sees the greatest changes in England since 1066.
    Henry VIII has proclaimed himself Supreme Head of the Church. The country is waking up to savage new laws, rigged trials and the greatest network of informers ever seen. And under the orders of Thomas Cromwell, a team of commissioners is sent throughout the country to investigate the monasteries.

    There can only be one outcome: dissolution.

    But on the Sussex coast, at the monastery of Scarnsea, events have spiralled out of control. Cromwell's Commissioner, Robin Singleton, has been found dead, his head severed from his body. His horrific murder is accompanied by equally sinister acts of sacrilege.

    Matthew Shardlake, lawyer and long-time supporter of Reform, has been sent by Cromwell to uncover the truth behind the dark happenings at Scarnsea. But investigation soon forces Shardlake to question everything that he hears, and everything that he intrinsically believes...

    Imprint: PAN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DODGERS
    DODGERS
    BEVERLY BILL
    ISBN: 9781843447788
    Title: DODGERS
    Author: BEVERLY BILL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Winner of two CWA Daggers awards

    When East, a low-level lookout for a Los Angeles drug organisation, loses his watch house in a police raid, his boss recruits him for a very different job: a road trip straight down the middle of white, rural America to assassinate a judge in Wisconsin. Having no choice, East and a crew of untested boys including his trigger-happy younger brother, Ty leave the only home theyve ever known in a nondescript blue van, with a roll of cash, a map and a gun they shouldnt have. Along the way, the country surprises East. The blood on his hands isnt the blood he expects. And he reaches places where only he can decide which way to go or which person to become.

    By way of The Wire and in the spirit of Scott Smiths A Simple Plan and Richard Prices Clockers, Dodgers is itself something entirely original: a gripping literary crime novel with a compact cast whose intimate story opens up to become a reflection on the nature of belonging and reinvention.

    Imprint: NO EXIT PRESS
    RRP: $15.99

    Price: $15.99
  • DOWN CEMETERY ROAD   #1   -   Zoe Boehm
    DOWN CEMETERY ROAD #1 - Zoe Boehm
    HERRON MICK
    ISBN: 9781616955830
    Title: DOWN CEMETERY ROAD #1 - Zoe Boehm
    Author: HERRON MICK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    One quiet evening in Oxford, a house near Sarah Tucker's explodes. The reported cause is a gas leak, but when a little girl disappears in the aftermath, Sarah—a young married woman, bored with her life—becomes obsessed with finding her.

    Imprint: SOHO PRESS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
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