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  • ABSOLUTE FRIENDS
    ABSOLUTE FRIENDS
    LE CARRE JOHN
    ISBN: 9780241321935
    Title: ABSOLUTE FRIENDS
    Author: LE CARRE JOHN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The friends of the title are Ted Mundy, a British soldier's son born in 1947 in a newly independent Pakistan, and Sasha, the refugee son of an East German Lutheran pastor and his wife who have sought sanctuary in the West.

    The two men meet first as students in riot-torn West Berlin of the late Sixties and again in the grimy looking-glass of Cold War espionage. When they meet once more, in today's unipolar world of terror, counter-terror and the war of lies, they become involved in clandestine activities - with lethal results.

    Absolute Friends is a superbly paced novel spanning fifty-six years, a theatrical masterstroke of tragi-comic writing, and a savage fable of our times.

    Imprint: PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ACCIDENT ON THE A35
    ACCIDENT ON THE A35
    BURNET GRAEME MACRAE
    ISBN: 9781925603057
    Title: ACCIDENT ON THE A35
    Author: BURNET GRAEME MACRAE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The methodical but troubled Chief Inspector Georges Gorski visits the wife of a lawyer killed in a road accident, the accident on the A35. The case is unremarkable, the visit routine.

    Mme Barthelme - alluring and apparently unmoved by the news - has a single question- where was her husband on the night of the accident? The answer might change nothing, but it could change everything. And Gorski sets a course for what can only be a painful truth.

    But the dead man's reticent son is also looking for answers. And his search will have far more devastating consequences.

    The Accident on the A35 is the spellbinding follow-up to Graeme Macrae Burnet's debut noir novel The Disappearance of Adole Bedeau.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • AFTER SHES GONE
    AFTER SHES GONE
    GREBE CAMILLA
    ISBN: 9781785764738
    Title: AFTER SHES GONE
    Author: GREBE CAMILLA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    For psychological profiler Hanne Lagerlind-Schön, life is good. She and her partner, investigator Peter Lindgren, have just returned from a dream holiday in Greenland and the symptoms of her early onset dementia seem to be under control.

    Then they are asked to go to the small, sleepy industrial town of Ormberg to investigate a cold case: ten years earlier a five-year-old girl's remains were found in a cairn near the town. With her dementia creeping back again, Hanne starts to keep a diary noting down everything she is likely to forget. She will go to any lengths to keep up appearances
    so she doesn't lose her job, or worse: Peter.

    Then Hanne is found wandering around the outskirts of Ormberg lost, hurt and confused - and Peter is missing. When the body of a woman is found at the cairn and one of Hanne's shoes is found nearby covered in the victim's blood, can Hanne's diary hold the key to what happened? How does this new murder connect to their old one - and where is Peter?

    Imprint: ZAFFRE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • AMERICAN BY DAY
    AMERICAN BY DAY
    MILLER DEREK B
    ISBN: 9781784163297
    Title: AMERICAN BY DAY
    Author: MILLER DEREK B
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'A superb novel on all levels' Marcel Berlins, The Times'Derek B Miller writes the kind of crime fiction the world needs right now. Principled, but not afraid to get down and dirty - and shot through with some of the sharpest humour you're likely to find.' Joseph Knox, bestselling author of SirensShe knew it was a weird place. She?d heard the stories, seen the movies, read the books. But now police Chief Inspector Sigrid deg rd has to leave her native Norway and actually go there; to that land across the Atlantic where her missing brother is implicated in the mysterious death of a prominent African-American academic.America. And not someplace interesting, either- upstate New York.It is election season, 2008, and Sigrid is plunged into a United States where race and identity, politics and promise, reverberate in every aspect of daily life. To find her older brother, she needs the help of the local police who appear to have already made up their minds about the case. Working with - or, if necessary, against - someone actually named Sheriff Irving 'Irv' Wylie, she must negotiate the local political minefields and navigate the back woods of the Adirondacks to uncover the truth before events escalate further.At once a thrilling race-against-time crime story, a personal journey through grief and a meditation on the world in which we live, American By Day once again shows Derek B Miller to be one of the most imaginative, ingenious and entertaining writers working today.

    Imprint: BLACK SWAN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • AN ANONYMOUS GIRL
    AN ANONYMOUS GIRL
    HENDRICKS GREER
    ISBN: 9781529010725
    Title: AN ANONYMOUS GIRL
    Author: HENDRICKS GREER
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK



    Seeking women ages 18-32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed.

    When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she'll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she's thinking... and what she's hiding. As Jess's paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what is real in her life, and what is one of Dr. Shields' manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly.

    Imprint: PAN
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • AN IRON ROSE
    AN IRON ROSE
    TEMPLE PETER
    ISBN: 9781921922305
    Title: AN IRON ROSE
    Author: TEMPLE PETER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    Introduced by Les Carlyon

    I looked up. The rope was tied to a rolled steel joist about two metres above the truck cab. Ned had climbed up on to the cab roof, tied the rope to the joist, slid it along. Tied a slipknot around his neck. And stepped off the cab roof.

    Peter Temple is one of the world's great crime writers. In this enthralling novel, he tells the story of a man who has left a dangerous job to make a new life in the country. But the death of his father's best friend plunges him back into a world of violence and deceit.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $12.95

    Price: $12.95
  • ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL
    ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL
    VAUGHAN SARAH
    ISBN: 9781471165023
    Title: ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL
    Author: VAUGHAN SARAH
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A high-profile marriage thrust into the spotlight. A wife, determined to keep her family safe, must face a prosecutor who believes justice has been a long time coming. A scandal that will rock Westminster. And the women caught at the heart of it.

    Anatomy of a Scandal centres on a high-profile marriage that begins to unravel when the husband is accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is sure her husband, James, is innocent and desperately hopes to protect her precious family from the lies which might ruin them. Kate is the barrister who will prosecute the case – she is equally certain that James is guilty and determined he will pay for his crimes.

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • AND FIRE CAME DOWN
    AND FIRE CAME DOWN
    VISKIC EMMA
    ISBN: 9781760685010
    Title: AND FIRE CAME DOWN
    Author: VISKIC EMMA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: June 2019 New Release

    Deaf since early childhood, Caleb Zelic is used to meeting life head-on. Now, he's struggling just to get through the day. His best mate is dead, his ex-wife, Kat, is avoiding him, and nightmares haunt his waking hours.

    But when a young woman is killed, after pleading for his help in sign language, Caleb is determined to find out who she was. The trail leads Caleb back to his hometown, Resurrection Bay. The town is on bushfire alert, and simmering with racial tensions. As Caleb delves deeper, he uncovers secrets that could ruin any chance of reuniting with Kat, and even threaten his life. Driven by his own demons, he pushes on. But who is he willing to sacrifice along the way?

    Imprint: ECHO PUBLISHING
    RRP: $19.99
    Price: $19.99
  • ATHENIAN BLUES   #1
    ATHENIAN BLUES #1
    KOUTSAKIS POL
    ISBN: 9781908524768
    Title: ATHENIAN BLUES #1
    Author: KOUTSAKIS POL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    “So sweet, so calm, so unaffectedly natural… I’d nearly forgotten that the reason she had invited me there was to discuss how I would kill her husband.”

    Stratos Gazis hates being called a contract killer. What he is, is a conscientious fixer. He fixes problems that are only mentioned in whispers. That very few can fix. Things that people are willing to pay handsomely to get done, without wanting to know about the small stuff - just that the job was carried out. Stratos is their man, provided that his meticulous research shows him that the targets deserve their fate. As he says, “I’m a kind of Robin Hood. I hunt down the villains. And I rob them. Of their lives.” But now, in the midst of the Greek economic crisis and political turmoil, during a melancholy winter which makes life in Athens even more unbearable than usual, this film-noir loving assassin with the strict moral code is about to get involved in the most high-profile case of his contract killer career. He finds himself caught between the most beloved lawyer in Greece, known as “the guardian of the poor”, and his actress and model wife, the most desirable woman in the country. They are both in dire need of his killing services, but which one is telling the truth?

    Helped by three childhood friends, Costas Dragas, a homicide cop, Teri, a transsexual high-class hooker and Maria, the passion of his life, he discovers that truth, in shattered loves and broken families, is, as ever, a relative thing.

    Imprint: BITTER LEMON PRESS
    RRP: $17.99

    Price: $17.99
  • BABY
    BABY
    JOCHEMS ANNALEESE
    ISBN: 9781925849349
    Title: BABY
    Author: JOCHEMS ANNALEESE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Cynthia is twenty-one, bored and desperately waiting for something big to happen. Her striking fitness instructor, Anahera, is ready to throw in the towel on her job and marriage. With stolen money and a dog in tow they run away and buy 'Baby?, an old boat docked in the Bay of Islands, where Cynthia dreams they will live in a state of love. But strange events on an empty island turn their life together in a different direction.Baby is a sunburnt psychological thriller of obsession and escape by one of the most exciting new voices in New Zealand fiction.Winner of the 2018 Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction

    Imprint: SCRIBE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • BABY BLUE   #2
    BABY BLUE #2
    KOUTSAKIS POL
    ISBN: 9781908524911
    Title: BABY BLUE #2
    Author: KOUTSAKIS POL
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Stratos is a walking contradiction: a hit man with a conscience, in this case charged with finding and killing the murderer of the adoptive father of Emma, a beautiful teenage magician who until recently was performing in the streets of Athens. The city, reeling from the economic crisis, provides the perfect backdrop to this dark thriller.

    Imprint: BITTER LEMON PRESS
    RRP: $17.99

    Price: $17.99
  • BABYLON BERLIN   #1
    BABYLON BERLIN #1
    KUTSCHER VOLKER
    ISBN: 9781760527921
    Title: BABYLON BERLIN #1
    Author: KUTSCHER VOLKER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The first book in the bestselling German crime series, coming to Netflix Australia in January 2018.

    A GEREON RATH MYSTERY

    'Political maelstrom, a populist right on the march -- sound familiar? . . . It's fabulous debauchery and naughtiness, a political maelstrom and a ticking timebomb.' The Guardian

    1929: When a car is hauled out of the Landwehr Canal with a mutilated corpse inside, Detective Inspector Gereon Rath claims the case. Soon his inquiries drag him ever deeper into the morass of Weimar Berlin's 'Roaring Twenties' underworld of cocaine, prostitution, gunrunning and shady politics.


    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BAD DEBTS : Jack Irish, Book One
    BAD DEBTS : Jack Irish, Book One
    TEMPLE PETER
    ISBN: 9781925773293
    Title: BAD DEBTS : Jack Irish, Book One
    Author: TEMPLE PETER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A classic edition of the first novel in Peter Temple's beloved Jack Irish novels

    Melbourne in winter. Rain. Wind. Pubs. Beer. Sex. Corruption. Murder.

    A phone message from ex-client Danny McKillop doesn't ring any bells for Jack Irish. Life is hard enough without having to dredge up old problems- his beloved football team continues to lose, the odds on his latest plunge at the track seem far too long and he's still cooking for one.

    But then Danny turns up dead and Jack has to take a walk back into the dark and dangerous past.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY   #8
    BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY #8
    PENNY LOUISE
    ISBN: 9780751544183
    Title: BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY #8
    Author: PENNY LOUISE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    A MONASTERY Hidden deep in the wilderness are the cloisters of two dozen monks - men of prayer and music, famous the world over for their glorious voices. A MURDER But a brutal death throws the monastery doors open to the world. And through them walks the only man who can shine light upon the dark deeds within: Chief Inspector Armand Gamache. A MYSTERY Who among the brothers has become an angel of death? As the peace of the monastery crumbles around him, Gamache finds clues in the divine, the human, and the cracks in between. Ingenious, gripping, and powerful, THE BEAUTIFUL MYSTERY is the most outstanding novel yet from international bestselling phenomenon Louise Penny. Evocative and atmospheric, this magnificent work of crime fiction will stay with you long after you turn the final page.

    Imprint: ABACUS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BEFORE IT BREAKS  -  Ned Kelly Winner 2016
    BEFORE IT BREAKS - Ned Kelly Winner 2016
    WARNER DAVE
    ISBN: 9781925163797
    Title: BEFORE IT BREAKS - Ned Kelly Winner 2016
    Author: WARNER DAVE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Detective Daniel Clement is back in Broome, licking his wounds from a busted marriage and struggling to be impressed by his new team of small-town cops. Here, in the oasis on the edge of the desert, life is as stagnant as Clement's latest career move. But when a body is discovered in a local fishing spot, it is clearly not the result of a crocodile attack. Somewhere in Broome is a hunter of a different kind. As more bodies are found, Clement races to solve a decades-old mystery before a monster cyclone hits.



    Imprint: FREMANTLE ART CENTRE PR.
    RRP: $24.99
    Price: $24.99
  • BERLIN NOIR : MARCH VIOLETS / THE PALE CRIMINAL / A GERMAN REQUIEM
    BERLIN NOIR : MARCH VIOLETS / THE PALE CRIMINAL / A GERMAN REQUIEM
    KERR PHILIP
    ISBN: 9780241962350
    Title: BERLIN NOIR : MARCH VIOLETS / THE PALE CRIMINAL / A GERMAN REQUIEM
    Author: KERR PHILIP
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: BACK IN STOCK SOON

    Ex-Policeman Bernie Günther thought he¹d seen everything on the streets of 1930¹s Berlin. But then he went freelance, and each case he tackled sucked him further into the grisly excesses of Nazi sub-culture. And even after the war, amidst the decayed, imperial splendour of Vienna, Bernie uncovered a legacy that made the wartime atrocities look lily-white in comparison

    Exceptionally good.' The Times

    'Taut, brutal, coarse, believable and gripping stuff.' Sunday Telegraph

    'Echoes of Raymond Chandler but better on his vivid and well-researched detail than the master.' Evening Standard
    'Full marks . . . Kerr¹s complex intrigue allows space for brilliantly provoking political asides.' Sunday Times

    'Beautifully written.' Scotsman

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
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