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  • SNOWBLIND   #1
    SNOWBLIND #1
    JONASSON RAGNAR
    ISBN: 9781910633038
    Title: SNOWBLIND #1
    Author: JONASSON RAGNAR
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    First in a series of stunning Icelandic crime thrillers, by international, bestselling author, set in tiny, snowbound town, accessible by a single tunnel.

    Siglufjörður: an idyllically quiet fishing village in Northern Iceland, where no one locks their doors – accessible only via a small mountain tunnel. Ari Thór Arason: a rookie policeman on his first posting, far from his girlfriend in Reykjavik – with a past that he’s unable to leave behind. When a young woman is found lying half-naked in the snow, bleeding and unconscious, and a highly esteemed, elderly writer falls to his death in the local theatre, Ari is dragged straight into the heart of a community where he can trust no one, and secrets and lies are a way of life. An avalanche and unremitting snowstorms close the mountain pass, and the 24-hour darkness threatens to push Ari over the edge, as curtains begin to twitch, and his investigation becomes increasingly complex, chilling and personal. Past plays tag with the present and the claustrophobic tension mounts, while Ari is thrust ever deeper into his own darkness – blinded by snow, and with a killer on the loose. Taut and terrifying, Snowblind is a startling debut from an extraordinary new talent, taking Nordic Noir to soaring new heights.

    Imprint: ORENDA BOOKS - Affirm Press
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • SOMETHING IN THE WATER
    SOMETHING IN THE WATER
    STEADMAN CATHERINE
    ISBN: 9781471167195
    Title: SOMETHING IN THE WATER
    Author: STEADMAN CATHERINE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    How far would you go be truly happy?

    Erin is a documentary filmmaker on the brink of a professional breakthrough; Mark a handsome investment banker with a bright future. They seem to have it all, until Mark loses his job and cracks start to appear in their perfect life.

    But they’re determined to make it work. They book their dream honeymoon and trust that things will work out – after all, they have each other.

    Could the life of your dreams turn out to be a nightmare?

    On the tropical island of Bora Bora Mark takes Erin scuba diving. Mark is with her – she knows he’ll keep her safe. Everything will be fine.

    Until they find something in the water.

    Have you ever wondered how long it takes to dig a grave?

    Erin and Mark decide to keep their discovery a secret -- after all, if no one else knows, who would be hurt?

    Their decision will trigger a devastating chain of events... which will endanger everything they hold dear.

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • SON
    SON
    NESBO JO
    ISBN: 9780099582144
    Title: SON
    Author: NESBO JO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Sonny's on the run. Sonny is a model prisoner. He listens to the confessions of other inmates, and absolves them of their sins. He's been lied to his whole life. But then one prisoner's confession changes everything. He knows something about Sonny's disgraced father. Sonny wants revenge.

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • SORBONNE AFFAIR : A Hugo Marston Novel   #7
    SORBONNE AFFAIR : A Hugo Marston Novel #7
    PRYOR MARK
    ISBN: 9781633882614
    Title: SORBONNE AFFAIR : A Hugo Marston Novel #7
    Author: PRYOR MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    American novelist Helen Hancock is in Paris to research her work-in-progress and teach a writing class when she discovers a spy camera hidden in her room at the luxury Hotel Sorbonne. Hancock notifies the US embassy, which dispatches former FBI profiler Hugo Marston to investigate.

    Almost immediately the stakes are raised when a bell-hop is found dead in the hotel's stairwell. Police tell Hugo they have discovered evidence on the dead man's computer suggesting that he was the one who bugged Hancock's room.

    The next day things become even more complicated when a salacious video clip explodes across the Internet showing Hancock in the embrace of Ambrosio Silva, one of her writing students--both are naked and nothing is left to the imagination. But when Hugo tries to find him, his investigation leads only to Silva's dead body. He too has been murdered.

    Through a series of sharp deductions, Hugo uncovers new evidence pointing to the most surprising suspect of all. A close call with a dark figure on the steps of his own apartment building proves that he's on the right track and leaves no doubt that he is next on the hit list.

    Imprint: SEVEN STORIES PRESS
    RRP: $26.99

    Price: $26.99
  • SOVEREIGN : SHARDLAKE #3
    SOVEREIGN : SHARDLAKE #3
    SANSOM C J
    ISBN: 9781447285854
    Title: SOVEREIGN : SHARDLAKE #3
    Author: SANSOM C J
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The third novel in the compelling Shardlake series.

    Autumn, 1541. King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Progress to the North to attend an extravagant submission of his rebellious subjects in York. Shardlake has reluctantly undertaken a special mission for the Archbishop Cranmer - to ensure the welfare of an important but dangerous conspirator being returned to London for interrogation.

    But the murder of a local glazier involves Shardlake in deeper mysteries, connected not only to the prisoner but to the royal family itself.

    And when Shardlake stumbles upon secret papers which could threaten the Tudor throne, a chain of events unfolds that will lead to Shardlake facing the most terrifying fate of the age...

    Imprint: PAN
    RRP: $9.99

    Price: $9.99
  • SPIES OF WARSAW
    SPIES OF WARSAW
    FURST ALAN
    ISBN: 9780753825648
    Title: SPIES OF WARSAW
    Author: FURST ALAN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    An Autumn evening in 1937. A German engineer arrives at the Warsaw railway station. Tonight, he will be with his Polish mistress; tomorrow, at a workers' bar in the city's factory district, he will meet with the military attache from the French embassy. Information will be exchanged for money.

    So begins THE SPIES OF WARSAW, with war coming to Europe and French and German operatives locked in a life-and-death struggle on the espionage battlefield. At the French embassy, the new military attache, Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier, a decorated hero of the 1914 war, is drawn in to a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw. At the same time, the handsome aristocrat finds himself in a passionate love affair with a Parisian woman of Polish heritage, a lawyer for the League of Nations.

    Imprint: PHOENIX
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • SPITE GAME
    SPITE GAME
    SNOEKSTRA ANNA
    ISBN: 9781489267702
    Title: SPITE GAME
    Author: SNOEKSTRA ANNA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Anna Snoekstra's The Spite Game is Liane Moriarty meets Stephen King: a walk on the darker side of domestic suspense with toe-dips into horror.

    The cinematic writing style and taut pacing that landed Anna's ONLY DAUGHTER in Hollywood is firmly in place, and made more impactful structured as a revenge plot that also tackles themes of isolation, self-worth, and the very gray area between right and wrong.

    Everyone does bad things when no one is watchingMercilessly bullied in high school, Ava knows she needs to put the past behind her and move on, but she can't – not until she's exacted precise, catastrophic revenge on the people who hurt her the most.

    First, she watches Saanvi. Flawlessly chic and working hard at a top architectural firm, Saanvi has it all together on the surface. But everyone does bad things when they think no one is watching and Ava only wants what's fair – to destroy Saanvi's life the way her own was destroyed.

    Next, she watches Cass. She's there as Cass tries on wedding dresses, she's there when Cass picks out a cake, she's there when Cass betrays her fiancé. She's the reason Cass's entire future comes crashing down.

    Finally, Ava watches Mel. Mel was always the ringleader and if anyone has to pay, it's her. But one tiny slipup and Ava realises the truth: Mel knows she's being watched, and she's ready to play Ava's games to the bitter end.

    Imprint: HARLEQUIN AUSTRALIA
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • SPOOK STREET : Jackson Lamb Thriller 4
    SPOOK STREET : Jackson Lamb Thriller 4
    HERRON MICK
    ISBN: 9781473621299
    Title: SPOOK STREET : Jackson Lamb Thriller 4
    Author: HERRON MICK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Never outlive your ability to survive a fight.

    Twenty years retired, David Cartwright can still spot when the stoats are on his trail.

    Jackson Lamb worked with Cartwright back in the day. He knows better than most that this is no vulnerable old man. 'Nasty old spook with blood on his hands' would be a more accurate description.

    'The old bastard' has raised his grandson with a head full of guts and glory. But far from joining the myths and legends of Spook Street, River Cartwright is consigned to Lamb's team of pen-pushing no-hopers at Slough House.

    So it's Lamb they call to identify the body when Cartwright's panic button raises the alarm at Service HQ.

    And Lamb who will do whatever he thinks necessary, to protect an agent in peril . . .

    Imprint: JOHN MURRAY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • SPOTTED DOG
    SPOTTED DOG
    GREENWOOD KERRY
    ISBN: 9781760528485
    Title: SPOTTED DOG
    Author: GREENWOOD KERRY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    'Corinna Chapman is an absolute delight.' Bookseller + Publisher

    Corinna Chapman, baker extraordinaire, talented sleuth, stalwart friend and lover is back!

    When a distraught Scottish veteran from Afghanistan is knocked unconscious, waking up to find his beloved ex-service dog missing, Corinna and her lover, Daniel, find themselves inextricably drawn into the machinations of a notorious underworld gang of drug runners.

    Corinna and Daniel need to pull together all the strings to find the connections between their wandering Scottish veteran, his kidnapped dog, a student dramatic society that's moved into Corinna's building, burglaries, and the threatening notes that begin to mysteriously appear in Corinna's apartment.

    Between her forays into danger, there is still time in Corinna's life for tender encounters as the delicious aromas of newly baked breads, muffins and treats waft out of Corinna's bakery, Earthly Delights.


    Praise for Corinna Chapman:

    'Greenwood is a modern master of the gracious detective story. We happily slip into the well-ordered ebb and flow of life around Earthly Delights and the other inhabitants of the Insula building, but she meticulously blends a hint of unease into the mix... Greenwood knows a proper feast includes the savoury and the sweet. Hers is a unique voice in crime fiction.' - The Age

    Imprint: ALLEN AND UNWIN
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD
    SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD
    LE CARRE JOHN
    ISBN: 9780241330920
    Title: SPY WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD
    Author: LE CARRE JOHN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: October 2018 New Release

    Alec Leamas is tired. It's the 1960s, he's been out in the cold for years, spying in Berlin for his British masters, and has seen too many good agents murdered for their troubles. Now Control wants to bring him in at last - but only after one final assignment.

    He must travel deep into the heart of Communist Germany and betray his country, a job that he will do with his usual cynical professionalism. But when George Smiley tries to help a young woman Leamas has befriended, Leamas's mission may prove to be the worst thing he could ever have done.

    In le Carré's breakthrough work of 1963, the spy story is reborn as a gritty and terrible tale of men who are caught up in politics beyond their imagining.

    Imprint: PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • STIFF - TEXT CLASSICS
    STIFF - TEXT CLASSICS
    MALONEY SHANE / TANNER LINDSAY ( INTRO)
    ISBN: 9781921922251
    Title: STIFF - TEXT CLASSICS
    Author: MALONEY SHANE / TANNER LINDSAY ( INTRO)
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Introduced by Lindsay Tanner My heart pumped hard and fast, fed by the jitter of adrenaline coursing through my veins. This was getting beyond a joke...... Don't you just hate it when somebody tries to kill you and you don't know who or why? There's a corpse in the freezer at Pacific Pastoral meat-packing works in Melbourne's outer suburbs. Trust Murray Whelan - minder, fixer and general dogsbody for the Minister for Industry - to sort this mess out. With Stiff, his first novel, Shane Maloney not only created an iconic character, but transformed political intrigue into irresistible comedy. www.textclassics.com.au

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $12.95

    Price: $12.95
  • STILL LIFE   #1
    STILL LIFE #1
    PENNY LOUISE
    ISBN: 9780751547382
    Title: STILL LIFE #1
    Author: PENNY LOUISE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The discovery of a dead body in the woods on Thanksgiving Weekend brings Chief Inspector Armand Gamache and his colleagues from the Surete du Quebec to a small village in the Eastern Townships. Gamache cannot understand why anyone would want to deliberately kill well-loved artist Jane Neal, especially any of the residents of Three Pines - a place so free from crime it doesn't even have its own police force. But Gamache knows that evil is lurking somewhere behind the white picket fences and that, if he watches closely enough, Three Pines will start to give up its dark secrets...

    Imprint: SPHERE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • STILL LIVES
    STILL LIVES
    HUMMEL MARIA
    ISBN: 9781787479579
    Title: STILL LIVES
    Author: HUMMEL MARIA
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: November 2018 New Release

    A young editor at an LA art museum finds herself pulled into the disturbing and dangerous world of a famous artist who goes missing on the opening night of her shocking new exhibition


    Kim Lord's face looked back at me, disguised in paint and the features of a murdered woman.

    Revered artist Kim Lord is about to unveil her most shocking show yet: Still Lives, a series of self-portraits in which she impersonates the female victims of America's most famous homicides, from Nicole Brown Simpson to the Black Dahlia.

    As celebrities and rich patrons pour into L.A.'s Rocque Museum for the opening night, the attendees wait eagerly for Kim's arrival. All except Maggie Richter, museum editor and ex-girlfriend of Greg Shaw Ferguson, Kim's new boyfriend. But Kim never shows up to her party and the crowd's impatience slowly turns to unease.

    When Greg is arrested on suspicion of murder, it seems that life is imitating art. Has Kim suffered the same fate as the women in her paintings? As Maggie is drawn into an investigation of her own, she uncovers dark and deadly truths that will change her life forever...

    Imprint: QUERCUS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • STOCKHOLM DELETE
    STOCKHOLM DELETE
    LAPIDUS JENS
    ISBN: 9781786491763
    Title: STOCKHOLM DELETE
    Author: LAPIDUS JENS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: January 2019 New Release

    Emilie Jansson has just been made partner at a prestigious law firm when she is asked to work with an unusual partner. Teddy is an ex-con trying to stay on the right side of the law while working as the firm's fixer and Special Investigator.

    Meanwhile, a body is discovered in a remote house in the country after what looks like an attempted robbery - and a severely wounded man found near the scene is soon in the frame for murder. Emilie takes on the role of his defence lawyer. But when the trail of evidence leads back to her partner Teddy's wayward past, Emilie begins to wonder what she's taken on...

    In Stockholm Delete, Emilie and Teddy become entangled in a complex and dangerous web with deep connections to Stockholm's criminal underworld. Both will be tested in terrible ways. But can they survive long enough to uncover the truth?

    Imprint: CORVUS BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • STRANGER DIARIES
    STRANGER DIARIES
    GRIFFITHS ELLY
    ISBN: 9781786487407
    Title: STRANGER DIARIES
    Author: GRIFFITHS ELLY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A dark story has been brought to terrifying life. Can the ending be rewritten in time?

    'Compelling, intelligent and increasingly mesmerising' PETER JAMES

    'At once a homage to the Gothic thriller, and a re-imagining, it is goose-bump spooky, smart, and haunting, in every sense. I loved this book! And you will too' LOUISE PENNY

    A gripping contemporary Gothic thriller from the bestselling author of the Dr Ruth Galloway mysteries: Susan Hill meets Gone Girl and Disclaimer.

    Clare Cassidy is no stranger to murder. As a literature teacher specialising in the Gothic writer RM Holland, she teaches a short course on it every year. Then Clare's life and work collide tragically when one of her colleagues is found dead, a line from an RM Holland story by her body. The investigating police detective is convinced the writer's works somehow hold the key to the case.

    Not knowing who to trust, and afraid that the killer is someone she knows, Clare confides her darkest suspicions and fears about the case to her journal. Then one day she notices some other writing in the diary. Writing that isn't hers...



    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • SUMMER OF MURDER : A Black Forest Investigation II
    SUMMER OF MURDER : A Black Forest Investigation II
    BOTTINI OLIVER
    ISBN: 9780857057396
    Title: SUMMER OF MURDER : A Black Forest Investigation II
    Author: BOTTINI OLIVER
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The second of the Black Forest Investigations - for fans of Val McDermid and Ann Cleeves

    When the fire brigade is called to a burning shed in the Black Forest idyll of Kirchzarten, a volunteer is killed as a weapons cache beneath it explodes. Louise Boni, back with Freiburg Kripo after treatment and recuperation for her alcoholism, is assigned to the task force dealing with this case. The meagre evidence they have points to a possible connection with German neo-Nazis or illegal arms dealers from the former Yugoslavia, while the arrival of secret service agents suggests more is at stake. For Louise to solve the riddle she needs to overcome the ghosts of her past that continue to haunt her.

    Oliver Bottini is a fresh and exciting voice in the world of crime fiction in translation; the Rhine borderlands of the Black Forest are a perfect setting for his beautifully crafted mysteries.

    Translated from the German by Jamie Bulloch

    Imprint: MACLEHOSE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
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