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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...


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...


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....


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....


The Green Mill Murder

Phryne Fisher #5

by Kerry Greenwood

Phryne Fisher is doing one of her favorite things -dancing at the Green Mill (Melbourne's premier dance hall) to the music of Tintagel Stone's Jazzmakers, the band who taught St Vitus how to dance. And she's...


Cocaine Blues

Phryne Fisher #1

by Kerry Greenwood

This is where it all started! The first classic Phryne Fisher mystery, featuring our delectable heroine, cocaine, communism and adventure. Phryne leaves the tedium of English high society for Melbourne, Australia,...


The Ionia Sanction

The Athenian Mysteries #2

by Gary Corby

"Corby has not only made Greek history accessible—he's made it first-rate entertainment." --Kelli Stanley, award-winning author of Nox Dormienda and City of Dragons

Athens, 460 B.C. Life's tough for Nicolaos,...


Violent Exposure

Detective Ella Marconi #4

by Katherine Howell

A woman has been stabbed to death in her home, the husband is missing. A tragic case of domestic homicide is Detective Ella Marconi's initial theory.

But as the investigation progresses, it also gets more complicated....


Melissa Cross and the Rhythm of Murder

by B D Sheidow

When Melissa Cross opened her own practice straight out of law school, little did she realise how easy it was to cross professional boundaries, and little did she realise how dangerous her first client would...


Upon the Sheep's Back

by S J Jordan

One by one, all the little lambs must die... It's an arctic cold night in Melbourne town, December 23, just two days from Christmas and 'the Shepherd' comes to fleece his flock. Recently retired CEO of the country's...


The Pericles Commission

The Athenian Mysteries #1

by Gary Corby

Nicolaos walks the mean streets of Classical Athens as an agent for the promising young politician Pericles. His mission is to find the assassin of the statesman Ephialtes, the man who brought democracy to Athens...


Dead Man's Chest

Phryne Fisher #18

by Kerry Greenwood

Dot unfolded the note. "He says that his married couple will look after the divine Miss Fisher...I'll leave out a bit...their name is Johnson and they seem very reliable." Phryne got the door open at last. She...


Forbidden Fruit

Corinna Chapman #5

by Kerry Greenwood

Corinna Chapman, owner of the bakery Earthly delights, detests Christmas. The shoppers are frantic and the heat oppressive in Melbourne, Australia, where Christmas is summer festival. Corinna loathes the festival...