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The Dark Lake

by Sarah Bailey

Rosalind's secrets didn't die with her.

The lead homicide investigator in a rural town, Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock is deeply unnerved when a high school classmate is found strangled, her body floating...


Death on Delos

The Athenian Mysteries #7

by Gary Corby

​In the seventh in Gary Corby's Athenian Mystery series, Nico and Diotima must solve a murder case while also preparing to have a baby. Set on the sacred island of Delos in 5th century BC, Death on Delos is...


Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil

by Melina Marchetta

"More than a crime story; it's jam-packed with family drama and heartbreak. Highly recommended for suspense and mystery fans." --Library Journal

In the wake of a devastating bombing, a father risks everything...


The Singer from Memphis

The Athenian Mysteries #6

by Gary Corby

A historical murder mystery adventure that stretches from Classical Athens to Egypt in the footsteps of the first historian, Herodotus

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The Road Back

by Di Morrissey

Journalist Chris Baxter is at a crossroads. He has an enviable life as a journalist in the U.S. and the prospect of an exciting new post in Thailand. But his needs aren't the only ones he must consider. His...


Web of Deceit

Detective Ella Marconi #6

by Katherine Howell

Shortlisted for the 2013 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Fiction

Often compared to Karin Slaughter and Patricia Cornwell, prize-winning author Katherine Howell thrills readers in this gripping novel featuring...


The Night Ferry

by Michael Robotham

"Vibrant and utterly contemporary.... An altogether superior thriller." --Los Angeles Times

Struggling detective Alisha Barba is trying to get her life back on track after almost being crippled by a murder suspect....


The Tide Watchers

by Lisa Chaplin

In the tradition of Jennifer Robson, comes this compelling debut that weaves the fascinating story of a young woman who must risk her life as a spy to help stop Napoleon’s invasion of Great Britain in the...


Death Ex Machina

The Athenian Mysteries #5

by Gary Corby

A theatrical murder sends classical Athens into an uproar

Athens, 459 BC: It’s the time of the Great Dionysia, the largest arts festival of the ancient world, held each year in honor of Dionysos, the god of...


The Marathon Conspiracy

The Athenian Mysteries #4

by Gary Corby

The rollicking fourth book in the Nicolaos and Diotima mystery series set in Classical Athens.

Nicolaos, Classical Athens’s favorite sleuth, and his partner in investigation, the clever priestess Diotima, have...


Deserving Death

Detective Ella Marconi #7

by Katherine Howell

Two female paramedics murdered in a month. Is it coincidence, or are they victims of a serial killer? Detective Ella Marconi isn't sure, but goes hard after her key suspects, including police officer John Morris....


Sacred Games

The Athenian Mysteries #3

by Gary Corby

The third book in the critically acclaimed series set in Classical Athens, featuring the historically-inspired amateur detective Nicolaos.

 

It is the Olympics of 460 BC. Nico's best friend, Timodemus, is a...


Antidote to Murder: A Novel

Dr Dody McCleland #2

by Felicity Young

In the scorching summer of 1911, London is a hotbed of political activity as women fight for their equality and Germany starts to pose a dangerous threat. But Dody McCleland, England’s first female autopsy...


Unnatural Habits

Phryne Fisher #19

by Kerry Greenwood

1929: Girls are going missing in Melbourne. Little, pretty, golden haired girls. And not just pretty. Three of them are pregnant, poor girls from the harsh confines of the Magdalene Laundry. People are getting...


The Dunbar Case: Cliff Hardy 38

by Peter Corris

Private Investigator Cliff Hardy's 39th case sees him leaving the mean streets of Sydney for Newcastle, investigating what a famous 19th century shipwreck has to do with a multi-million dollar heist with a cast...


The Anatomy of Death

Dr Dody McCleland #1

by Felicity Young

At the turn of the twentieth century, London’s political climate is in turmoil, as women fight for the right to vote. Dody McCleland has her own battles to fight. As England’s first female autopsy surgeon,...


Cooking the Books

Corinna Chapman #6

by Kerry Greenwood

Corinna Chapman, talented baker and reluctant investigator, is trying very hard to do nothing at all on her holidays. Her gorgeous Daniel is only intermittently at her side (he's roaming the streets tracking...


Trick or Treat

Corinna Chapman #4

by Kerry Greenwood

When a cut-price franchise bakery opens its doors just down the street from Earthly Delights and crowds flock to purchase the bread, baker Corinna Chapman is under-standably nervous. Meanwhile, her lover Daniel's...


Stumped

by Ken Spargo

A woman's body washes up on a beautiful deserted beach as the Australian Cricket Team undertakes a three test-match-tour of India. Was she known to the touring party? Was it murder, or an accident? A crack Indian...


Double Bogey

by Ken Spargo

When body parts are found in the rough, is golf-mad Inspector Porthole up to the task of piecing together the departed souls and their perpetrators? An informant with poor diction reveals more than half-truths....