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  • 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
  • CYANIDE GAMES : A Peter Tanner Thriller
    CYANIDE GAMES : A Peter Tanner Thriller
    BEASLEY RICHARD
    ISBN: 9781925533491
    Title: CYANIDE GAMES : A Peter Tanner Thriller
    Author: BEASLEY RICHARD
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    How far would you go to save a friend?

    When Melissa Cheung’s husband is arrested in China for corruption, her first call is to Peter Tanner.

    As a criminal defence barrister, Tanner often crosses paths with some of the most evil but wealthy members of the nation’s underbelly. Melissa’s phone call takes Tanner 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.

    As he pursues those who had Cheung incarcerated, Tanner unearths cover-up after cover-up, putting his life and those of others in danger as he tries to bring the perpetrators to justice.

    Bestselling Richard Beasley’s tough, gritty legal thriller featuring Peter Tanner

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
  • 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
  • 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 SACRED NIGHT
    DARK SACRED NIGHT
    CONNELLY MICHAEL
    ISBN: 9781760528553
    Title: DARK SACRED NIGHT
    Author: CONNELLY MICHAEL
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    At the end of a long, dark night Detectives Renee Ballard and Harry Bosch cross paths for the very first time.

    Detective Renee Ballard is working the graveyard shift again, and returns to Hollywood Station in the early hours only to find that an older man has snuck in and is rifling through old file cabinets.

    The intruder is none other than legendary LAPD detective Harry Bosch, working a cold case that has got under his skin. Ballard kicks him out, but eventually Bosch persuades her to help and she relents.

    Bosch is investigating the death of fifteen-year-old Daisy Clayton, a runaway who was brutally murdered. He crossed paths with her devastated mother while working a previous case, and Daisy's story has seized hold of him.

    Now, Ballard joins forces with Bosch to find out what happened to Daisy and finally bring her killer to justice.

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • 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
  • DARK SUITS AND SAD SONGS : The D.C.I. Daley Series  #3
    DARK SUITS AND SAD SONGS : The D.C.I. Daley Series #3
    MEYRICK DENZIL
    ISBN: 9781846973154
    Title: DARK SUITS AND SAD SONGS : The D.C.I. Daley Series #3
    Author: MEYRICK DENZIL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    Third in a compelling new series of Scottish crime novels, packed with accurate police procedure and gritty, dark humour.

    When a senior Edinburgh civil servant spectacularly takes his own life in Kinloch harbour, DCI Jim Daley comes face to face with the murky world of politics. To add to his woes, two local drug dealers lie dead, ritually assassinated. It’s clear that dark forces are at work in the town. With his boss under investigation, his marriage hanging on by a thread, and his sidekick DS Scott wrestling with his own demons, Daley’s world is in meltdown. When strange lights appear in the sky over Kinloch, it becomes clear that the townsfolk are not the only people at risk. The fate of nations is at stake. Jim Daley must face his worst fears as tragedy strikes. This is not just about a successful investigation, it’s about survival.

    Imprint: POLYGON
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • DARK VOYAGE
    DARK VOYAGE
    FURST ALAN
    ISBN: 9780753825556
    Title: DARK VOYAGE
    Author: FURST ALAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From the master of the wartime espionage novel; a thrilling story of subterfuge at sea.

    May 1941. At four in the morning, a rust-streaked tramp freighter steams up the Tagus river to dock at the port of Lisbon. She is the Santa Rosa, flies the flag of neutral Spain and is in Lisbon to load cork oak, tinned sardines and drums of cooking oil bound for the Baltic port of Malmo.

    But she is not the Santa Rosa. She is the Noordendam, a Dutch freighter under the command of Captain Eric DeHaan. She sails for the intelligence division of the British Royal Navy and is involved in a secret mission.

    On board are a Polish engineer and British spy, Spaniards who fought for Franco and Germans who fought against Hitler. For them, this is a last desperate flight to freedom.

    Imprint: PHOENIX
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • DARKNESS
    DARKNESS
    JONASSON RAGNAR
    ISBN: 9780718187811
    Title: DARKNESS
    Author: JONASSON RAGNAR
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Spanning Reykjavik, the Icelandic highlands and cold, isolated fjords, The Darkness is the start of a classy thriller series like no other from the Icelandic superstar.

    After being unceremoniously forced into early retirement at the age of 64, Detective Inspector Hulda Hermannsdóttir of the Reykjavik Police is refusing to go quietly.

    Hulda is told to pick a cold case to investigate for two more weeks and she knows just the one. A young woman found dead on the seaweed-covered rocks of the Vatnsleysuströnd. A woman who had come to Iceland in search of refuge and found only a watery grave. Her death was ruled a suicide after a slapdash investigation.

    But when Hulda starts to ask questions she soon realises that there was something far darker to this case. That this was not the only young woman to disappear from the hostel where the asylum seekers waited for their judgement and that no one is telling the whole story. And that if she uncovers something she shouldn't her own life might be in danger.

    Imprint: MICHAEL JOSEPH
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • 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
  • DEAD COLD   #2
    DEAD COLD #2
    PENNY LOUISE
    ISBN: 9780751547436
    Title: DEAD COLD #2
    Author: PENNY LOUISE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    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 LIONS   #2
    DEAD LIONS #2
    HERRON MICK
    ISBN: 9781473641112
    Title: DEAD LIONS #2
    Author: HERRON MICK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    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
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