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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...


A Knife Edge

Vin Cooper #3

by David Rollins

By the time Special Investigator Vin Cooper arrives at the murder scene–the shark-infested waters off the Japanese coast–there’s little left of the victim to prove that his death wasn’t an accident....


On, Off: A Novel

Carmine Delmonico #1

by Colleen McCullough

Proving once again that she can triumph in any genre of fiction, Colleen McCullough, the bestselling author of The Thorn Birds, now presents her readers with a gem of a murder mystery about a serial killer....


Too Many Murders

Carmine Delmonico #2

by Colleen McCullough

Proving once again that she is a master of suspense, bestselling author Colleen McCullough returns with a riveting sequel to On, Off.

The year is 1967, and the world teeters on the brink of nuclear holocaust...


Storm Peak

Jesse Parker Mystery #1

by John A. Flanagan

Ex-Denver police detective Jesse Parker has returned home to Steamboat Springs, Colorado, to spend the winter working ski patrol and forgetting about his past. But somewhere out in the snow, a killer has other...


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...


Hard Rain: A Thriller

Vin Cooper #2

by David Rollins

Twelve bones are missing.

 

When a U.S. colonel is found murdered in his Istanbul home, the grisliest detail is the one that links his murder to another that soon follows. To Special Agent Vin Cooper, it looks...


The Broken Shore

Gold Dagger Award 2007

by Peter Temple

Peter Temple is currently being hailed as the finest crime writer in Australia, but it won't be long before he is recognized as what he really is—one of the nation's finest writers, period. Born in South Africa,...


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,...


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...


Truth

Miles Franklin Award 2010

by Peter Temple

Inspector Stephen Villani, head of homicide in Melbourne, Australia, has a full agenda: a murdered woman in a penthouse apartment, three men butchered in a sadistic rampage, a tattoofaced drug dealer corrupting...


The Eye of the Abyss

by Marshall Browne

It is Germany, 1938, and Franz Schmidt is the chief auditor in a commercial bank in a provincial city. But as Schmidt will soon learn, the bank's prestigious new client, the Nazi party, is at once its least...


Rendezvous at Kamakura Inn

by Marshall Browne

Detective Inspector Hideo Aoki learns that his case against ex-Governor Tamaki—one that he has been building for months— has been dismantled. Rattled by this directive, his life begins to spiral out of control,...


Death by the Book

Jack Susko #1

by Lenny Bartulin

Jack Susko is enjoying a quiet life as the owner of a secondhand bookstore, preferably in the company of his cat rather than actual paying customers. But when Hammond Kasprowicz, a crabby but wealthy businessman,...


The Death Trust

Vin Cooper #1

by David Rollins

As shocking as today’s headlines, this internationally bestselling thriller plunges readers into the revelation of a terrifying conspiracy that begins with a sniper’s bullet on a routine patrol in Iraq…and...


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...


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...