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  • BETTER MAN   #15
    BETTER MAN #15
    PENNY LOUISE
    ISBN: 9780751566642
    Title: BETTER MAN #15
    Author: PENNY LOUISE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: September 2019 New Releas

    The air is unbearably tense as Armand Gamache returns to the Surete du Quebec for his first day of work since his demotion from its command to head of homicide.

    Amid blistering personal social media attacks, Gamache sets out on his first assignment - to find a missing woman. But as he leads the search for Vivienne Godin, Three Pines itself is threatened when the river breaks its banks, and a province-wide emergency is declared.

    As the waters rise, a body is discovered - and the victim's distraught father contemplates a murder of his own. As a father himself, Gamache is haunted by a question . . . what would he do, if his child's killer might walk free?

    Praise for the award-winning Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series:

    'One of the most interesting detectives in crime fiction' The Times

    'Fascinating characters, a twisty plot and wonderful surprise endings' Ann Cleeves

    'Wonderfully satisfying' Kate Mosse

    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
  • BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT : Elliot Rook, QC: Book 1
    BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT : Elliot Rook, QC: Book 1
    BELL GARY
    ISBN: 9781526606136
    Title: BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT : Elliot Rook, QC: Book 1
    Author: BELL GARY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: August 2018 New Release

    The start of a fantastic new legal series, perfect for fans of Robert Galbraith, written by an acclaimed QC
    Elliot Rook is the epitome of a highly successful, old Etonian QC. Or so everyone believes. In fact, he is an ex-petty criminal with a past that he has spent decades keeping secret. Until now -

    An unidentified young woman of Middle Eastern origin has been found murdered on the outskirts of Rook's home town. Billy Barber a violent football hooligan and white supremacist who knows Rook from old is accused of her murder. Barber insists that Rook must defend him. If Rook refuses, Barber will expose him, bringing crashing to the ground the life and career that Rook has spent his life building.

    The truth is there for the finding.

    But at what cost?

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • BIG NOWHERE
    BIG NOWHERE
    ELLROY JAMES
    ISBN: 9780099537878
    Title: BIG NOWHERE
    Author: ELLROY JAMES
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    1950s Los Angeles: The City of Angels has become the city of the Angel of Death. Communist witch-hunts and insanely violent killings are terrorising the community. Three men are plunged into a malestrom of violence and deceit when their lives become inextricably linked as each one confronts his own personal darkness.

    Imprint: WINDMILL
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • BIG SLEEP
    BIG SLEEP
    CHANDLER RAYMOND
    ISBN: 9780241956281
    Title: BIG SLEEP
    Author: CHANDLER RAYMOND
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Los Angeles PI Philip Marlowe is working for the Sternwood family. Old man Sternwood, crippled and wheelchair-bound, is being given the squeeze by a blackmailer and he wants Marlowe to make the problem go away. But with Sternwood's two wild, devil-may-care daughters prowling LA's seedy backstreets, Marlowe's got his work cut out - and that's before he stumbles over the first corpse . . .

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BLACK TIDE : Jack Irish, Book Two
    BLACK TIDE : Jack Irish, Book Two
    TEMPLE PETER
    ISBN: 9781925773309
    Title: BLACK TIDE : Jack Irish, Book Two
    Author: TEMPLE PETER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The award-winning second novel in the Melbourne crime series featuring Peter Temple's best loved character- Jack Irish-lawyer, gambler, part-time cabinetmaker, finder of missing people

    Jack Irish has no shortage of friends. Jockeys and journos, lawyers and standover men, people in nameless occupations who aren't in the phone book. These days, though, the only family he sees are Irish men in faded football team photographs on the pub wall. So when Des Connors, the last link to his father, calls to ask for help in the matter of a missing son, Jack is happy to lend a hand. But sometimes prodigal sons go missing for a reason.

    As Jack begins to dig, he discovers that Gary Connors was a man with something to hide. And his friends are people with darker, more deadly secrets.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BLACKOUT   #3
    BLACKOUT #3
    JONASSON RAGNAR
    ISBN: 9781910633465
    Title: BLACKOUT #3
    Author: JONASSON RAGNAR
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    As the 24-hour Arctic summer is transformed into darkness by a volcanic eruption, Ari Thor must find a killer before someone else dies... NEXT in the international, bestselling Dark Iceland series

    On the shores of a tranquil fjord in Northern Iceland, a man is brutally beaten to death on a bright summer’s night. As the 24-hour light of the arctic summer is transformed into darkness by an ash cloud from a recent volcanic eruption, a young reporter leaves Reykajvik to investigate on her own, unaware that an innocent person’s life hangs in the balance.

    Ari Thór Arason and his colleagues on the tiny police force in Siglufjörður struggle with an increasingly perplexing case, while their own serious personal problems push them to the limit. What secrets does the dead man harbour, and what is the young reporter hiding? As silent, unspoken horrors from the past threaten them all, and the darkness deepens, it’s a race against time to find the killer before someone else dies…

    Dark, terrifying and complex, Blackout is an exceptional, atmospheric thriller from one of Iceland’s finest crime writers.

    Imprint: ORENDA BOOKS - Affirm Press
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BLOOD OF VICTORY
    BLOOD OF VICTORY
    FURST ALAN
    ISBN: 9780753826386
    Title: BLOOD OF VICTORY
    Author: FURST ALAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    November, 1940. I.A. Serebin, a writer from Odessa and former decorated Hero of the Soviet Union, is on his way to Istanbul following a cryptic letter from a former lover. Ostensibly there on official business for the International Russian Union, an emigre organisation based in Paris, he is drawn into a clandestine world of international spies and political players. With war in Europe drawing nearer, Serebin is recruited by the British secret services - his mission to stop the export of Romanian oil to Germany. In a race against time, Serebin's journey will take him from the glittering salons of Paris to the back alleys of Bucharest and the Black Sea ports, in a covert operation to staunch the flow of oil, the precious 'blood of victory'.

    Imprint: PHOENIX
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BLOOD PROMISE : A Hugo Marston Novel   #3
    BLOOD PROMISE : A Hugo Marston Novel #3
    PRYOR MARK
    ISBN: 9781616148157
    Title: BLOOD PROMISE : A Hugo Marston Novel #3
    Author: PRYOR MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Hugo Marston must figure out what lies hidden inside an old sailor's chest before a 200-year-old blood promise is revealed and claims another life.

    In post-Revolution Paris, an old man signs a letter in blood, then hides it in a secret compartment in a sailor's chest. A messenger arrives to transport the chest and its hidden contents, but then the plague strikes and an untimely death changes history.

    Two hundred years later, Hugo Marston is safeguarding an unpredictable but popular senator who is in Paris negotiating a France/U.S. dispute. The talks, held at a country chateau, collapse when the senator accuses someone of breaking into his room. Theft becomes the least of Hugo's concerns when someone discovers a sailor's chest and the secrets hidden within, and decides that the power and money they promise are worth killing for.

    But when the darkness of history is unleashed, even the most ruthless and cunning are powerless to control it.

    Imprint: SEVENTH STREET PRESS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • BLOOD RIVER
    BLOOD RIVER
    CAVANAUGH TONY
    ISBN: 9780733640742
    Title: BLOOD RIVER
    Author: CAVANAUGH TONY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: May 2019 New Release

    Brisbane 1999. It's hot. Stormy. Dangerous. The waters of the Brisbane River are rising. The rains won't stop. People's nerves are on edge. And then . . .

    A body is found.

    And then another.

    And another.

    A string of seemingly ritualised but gruesome murders. All the victims are men. Affluent. Guys with nice houses, wives and kids at private schools. All have had their throats cut. Tabloid headlines shout, THE VAMPIRE KILLER STRIKES AGAIN!

    Detective Sergeant Lara Ocean knows the look. The 'my-life-will-never-be-the-same-again look'. She's seen it too many times on too many faces. Telling a wife her husband won't be coming home. Ever again. Telling her the brutal way he was murdered. That's a look you never get used to.

    Telling a mother you need her daughter to come to the station for questioning. That's another look she doesn't want to see again.

    And staring into the eyes of a murderer, yet doubting you've got it right. That's the worst look of all - the one you see in the mirror. Get it right, you're a hero and the city is a safer place. Get it wrong and you destroy a life. And a killer remains free. Twenty years down the track, Lara Ocean will know the truth.

    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
  • BOBBY GOLD
    BOBBY GOLD
    BOURDAIN ANTHONY
    ISBN: 9781786895172
    Title: BOBBY GOLD
    Author: BOURDAIN ANTHONY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Ten slices from the life of Bobby Gold: by night, the security chief of a mobbed-up New York City nightclub, by day, a reluctant bonebreaker and enforcer for Eddie Fish - his old college roommate, and best friend.

    Emerging from the 'gladiator school' environment of an upstate prison with an imposing physique and a reputation for skilled brutality, Bobby's a lonely, guilt-ridden child inside a hulking body. He views the grim work of coercion, assault and even murder as jobs to be done with a craftsman's work ethic and with a minimum of force. However, the technician's pride in a job done well is failing him, his friend and protector Eddie is getting flakier and flakier and worst of all, he's falling in love with Nicole, a reckless and self-destructive female line-cook who's been around the block a few times.

    Following on from his two superb novels, Bone in the Throat and Gone Bamboo, Anthony Bourdain has produced another stunning book of crime fiction.

    Imprint: CANONGATE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BODY IN THE CASTLE WELL   #12
    BODY IN THE CASTLE WELL #12
    WALKER MARTIN
    ISBN: 9781786485762
    Title: BODY IN THE CASTLE WELL #12
    Author: WALKER MARTIN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A missing art student. An international investigation. A secret that will shatter the village of St Denis. Bruno, chief of police, faces a dark reckoning with France's past in this page-turning mystery.

    'Rich in atmosphere and personality' New York Times

    A rich American art student is found dead at the bottom of a well in an ancient hilltop castle. The young woman, Claudia, had been working in the archives of an eminent French art historian, a crippled Resistance war hero, at his art-filled chateau.

    As Claudia's White House connections get the US Embassy and the FBI involved, Bruno traces the people and events that led to her fatal accident - or was it murder?

    Bruno learns that Claudia had been trying to buy the chateau and art collection of her tutor, even while her researches led her to suspect that some of his attributions may have been forged. This takes Bruno down a trail that leads him from the ruins of Berlin in 1945, to France's colonial war in Algeria.

    The long arm of French history has reached out to find a new victim, but can Bruno identify the killer - and prove his case?

    Imprint: HODDER HEADLINE
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
  • BODY LIES
    BODY LIES
    BAKER JO
    ISBN: 9780857526441
    Title: BODY LIES
    Author: BAKER JO
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A dark, thrilling new novel from the bestselling author of LONGBOURN- a work of riveting suspense that grapples with how to live as a woman in the world - or in the pages of a book - when the stakes are dangerously high.

    What if you realised the subject your student is studying is you?

    When a young writer accepts a job at a university in the remote countryside, it's meant to be a fresh start, away from the big city and the scene of a violent assault she's desperate to forget. But despite the distractions of a new life and single motherhood, her nerves continue to jangle. To make matters worse, a vicious debate about violence against women inflames the tensions and mounting rivalries in her creative writing group.

    When a troubled student starts sending in chapters from his novel that blur the lines between fiction and reality, the professor recognises herself as a main character in his book - and he has written her a horrible fate.

    Will she be able to stop life imitating art before it's too late?

    At once a breathless cat-and-mouse game and a layered exploration of violence against women in art, The Body Lies is an essential book for our times.

    Imprint: DOUBLEDAY
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • BONE IN THE THROAT
    BONE IN THE THROAT
    BOURDAIN ANTHONY
    ISBN: 9781786895189
    Title: BONE IN THE THROAT
    Author: BOURDAIN ANTHONY
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    All is not well at the Dreadnought Grill. The chef has a smack habit, the owner has been set up by the FBI and in the midst of this, the sous-chef Tommy is just trying to do his job.

    As depraved as it is hilarious, Anthony Bourdain's first novel is street smart and spiced with drugged-up savvy, foul-mouthed feds and salty mob speak.

    With a cast of unforgettables like the hitman who covers himself in clingfilm to avoid leaving fingerprints and a plot with more twists than a plate of spaghetti, Bone in the Throat rocks through the streets of Manhattan at a blistering pace.

    Imprint: CANONGATE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • BOOK ARTIST : A Hugo Marston Novel
    BOOK ARTIST : A Hugo Marston Novel
    PRYOR MARK
    ISBN: 9781633884885
    Title: BOOK ARTIST : A Hugo Marston Novel
    Author: PRYOR MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: January 2019 New Release

    Hugo Marston, head of security for the U.S. Embassy in Paris, puts his life in danger when he investigates the murder of a celebrated artist, all the while fending off an assassin looking to settle an old score against him.

    Hugo Marston accompanies his boss, US Ambassador J. Bradford Taylor, to the first night of an art exhibition in Montmartre, Paris. Hugo is less than happy about going until he finds out that the sculptures on display are made from his favorite medium: books. Soon after the champagne starts to flow and the canapes are served, the night takes a deadly turn when one of the guests is found dead. As if being murdered at an art show weren't bizarre enough, the killer has theatrically displayed the body among the exhibits, just yards away from everyone.

    Paris detective Camille Lerens asks former FBI agent Hugo to stay at the crime scene and use his profiling expertise to help solve the murder. Very quickly, he discovers that someone at the party has a false identity, and not everyone there that night was invited. While Hugo is unraveling this mystery at the museum, his best friend Tom Green appears on Hugo's doorstep battered and bleeding, a barely-living message from an old enemy who has revenge in his heart and a target on Hugo's back. With a murder to solve and his own life in danger, Hugo knows he has no time to waste as one killer tries to slip away, and another gets closer and closer.

    Imprint: SEVENTH STREET PRESS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • BOOKSELLER : A Hugo Marston Novel   #1
    BOOKSELLER : A Hugo Marston Novel #1
    PRYOR MARK
    ISBN: 9781616147082
    Title: BOOKSELLER : A Hugo Marston Novel #1
    Author: PRYOR MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    This is an enthralling, fast-paced debut novel filled with intrigue, action, and mystery Max - an elderly Paris bookstall owner - is abducted at gunpoint. His friend, Hugo Marston, head of security at the US embassy, looks on helplessly, powerless to do anything to stop the kidnapper. Enlisting the help of semi-retired CIA agent Tom Green, Marston launches his own investigation, which reveals Max was a Holocaust survivor and later became a Nazi hunter. Is his disappearance somehow tied to his past, or even to the mysterious old books he sold? On the streets of Paris, tensions are rising as rival gangs engage in a violent turf war. Before long, other booksellers begin to disappear. Though the police are not interested, Marston is convinced the hostilities have something to do with the murders of Paris' bouquinistes. With Tom by his side, Marston finally puts the pieces together, connecting the past with the present and leading the two men, quite literally, to the enemy's lair...just as the abductor intended.

    Imprint: SEVEN STORIES PRESS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • BORDER
    BORDER
    WINSLOW DON
    ISBN: 9781460753552
    Title: BORDER
    Author: WINSLOW DON
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    For over forty years, Art Keller has been on the front lines of America's longest conflict: The War On Drugs. His obsession to defeat the world's most powerful, wealthy, and lethal kingpin-the godfather of the Sinaloa Cartel, Adán Barrera-has left him bloody and scarred, cost him people he loves, even taken a piece of his soul.

    Now Keller is elevated to the highest ranks of the DEA, only to find that in destroying one monster he has created thirty more that are wreaking even more chaos and suffering in his beloved Mexico. But not just there.

    Barrera's final legacy is the heroin epidemic scourging America. Throwing himself into the gap to stem the deadly flow, Keller finds himself surrounded by enemies-men that want to kill him, politicians that want to destroy him, and worse, the unimaginable-an incoming administration that's in bed with the very drug traffickers that Keller is trying to bring down.

    Art Keller is at war with not only the cartels, but with his own government. And the long fight has taught him more than he ever imagined. Now, he learns the final lesson-there are no borders.

    Imprint: HARPER COLLINS
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
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