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  • 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: November 2018 New Release

    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: HARPER COLLINS
    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: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: October 2018 New Release

    '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
  • ST KILDA BLUES   #3
    ST KILDA BLUES #3
    MCGEACHIN GEOFFREY
    ISBN: 9780670075898
    Title: ST KILDA BLUES #3
    Author: MCGEACHIN GEOFFREY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    Melbourne's first serial killer is at work and only one man can stop him. It's 1967, the summer of love, and in swinging Melbourne Detective Sergeant Charlie Berlin has been hauled out of exile in the Fraud Squad to investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl, the daughter of a powerful and politically connected property developer. As Berlin's inquiries uncover more missing girls he gets an uneasy feeling he may be dealing with the city's first serial killer. Berlin's investigation leads him through inner-city discothèques, hip photographic studios, the emerging drug culture and into the seedy back streets of St Kilda. The investigation also brings up ghosts of Berlin's past, disturbing memories of the casual murder of a young woman he witnessed in dying days of WWII. As in war, some victories come at a terrible cost and Berlin will have to face an awful truth and endure an unimaginable loss before his investigation is over. St Kilda Blues is the third novel in the Charlie Berlin series. Both previous novels, The Diggers Rest Hotel and Blackwattle Creek, won the Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction in 2011 and 2013 respectively.

    Imprint: VIKING
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • 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
  • STRANGE LOYALTIES : A LAIDLAW INVESTIGATION  #3
    STRANGE LOYALTIES : A LAIDLAW INVESTIGATION #3
    MCILVANNEY WILLIAM
    ISBN: 9781609452537
    Title: STRANGE LOYALTIES : A LAIDLAW INVESTIGATION #3
    Author: MCILVANNEY WILLIAM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    This third book in the series begins with Jack Laidlaw's despair and anger at his brother's death in a banal road accident. His questions as to the dynamics of his bother's death lead to larger questions about the nature of pain and injustice about meaning of his own life. Laidlaw is determined to learn more about the circumstances surrounding Scott Laidlaw's death. His investigations will lead to a confrontation with his own past and a harrowing journey into the dark Glasgow underworld.

    Imprint: EUROPA EDITIONS
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • STRANGER DIARIES
    STRANGER DIARIES
    GRIFFITHS ELLY
    ISBN: 9781786487407
    Title: STRANGER DIARIES
    Author: GRIFFITHS ELLY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: November 2018 New Release

    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
  • TANGERINE
    TANGERINE
    MANGAN CHRISTINE
    ISBN: 9781408709986
    Title: TANGERINE
    Author: MANGAN CHRISTINE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The perfect read for fans of Daphne du Maurier and Patricia Highsmith, set in 1950s Morocco, TANGERINE is a gripping psychological literary thriller.

    The last person Alice Shipley expected to see since arriving in Tangier with her new husband was Lucy Mason. After the horrific accident at Bennington, the two friends - once inseparable roommates - haven't spoken in over a year. But Lucy is standing there, trying to make things right.

    Perhaps Alice should be happy. She has not adjusted to life in Morocco, too afraid to venture out into the bustling medinas and oppressive heat. Lucy, always fearless and independent, helps Alice emerge from her flat and explore the country.

    But soon a familiar feeling starts to overtake Alice - she feels controlled and stifled by Lucy at every turn. Then Alice's husband, John, goes missing, and Alice starts to question everything around her: her relationship with her enigmatic friend, her decision to ever come to Tangier, and her very own state of mind.

    TANGERINE is an extraordinary debut, so tightly wound, so evocative of 1950s Tangier, and so cleverly plotted that it will leave you absolutely breathless.

    Imprint: LITTLE BROWN
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • TASTE FOR VENGEANCE : Bruno Chief of Police 11
    TASTE FOR VENGEANCE : Bruno Chief of Police 11
    WALKER MARTIN
    ISBN: 9781786486127
    Title: TASTE FOR VENGEANCE : Bruno Chief of Police 11
    Author: WALKER MARTIN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A death squad loose in the woods and teaching a cookery class - Bruno knows which he's more afraid of in the thirteenth mouthwatering addition to this beloved series

    Bruno has been promoted, but his new responsibilities aren't what's making him nervous. That would be the promise he made to his friend Pamela to teach some classes at her new cookery school. Cooking the delicious traditional Perigord dishes he loves is one thing, but presenting to a class of people at the same time? In English? Even brave Bruno is quaking in his boots.

    The disappearance of one of the cookery school clients almost comes as a welcome relief. At first Bruno is unconcerned, but the discovery of the woman's body in one half of a double homicide soon proves how wrong this feeling was. The other murder victim is more mysterious - a man, covered in combat scars and with a false passport. Investigations reveal him to be an ex-soldier of fortune, with a list of enemies as long as Bruno's arm. Any one of them would have had good reason to kill him - but which group managed it? And how did they find him?

    As more of their mystery man's previous life is revealed, Bruno realizes that he and Pamela's cookery student may not have been the only intended victims in the vicinity. Now he must conduct the biggest manhunt in St Denis history to find the killers before they strike again.

    Imprint: QUERCUS
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • TEMPORARY PERFECTIONS   Guido Guerrieri #4
    TEMPORARY PERFECTIONS Guido Guerrieri #4
    CAROFIGLIO GIANRICO
    ISBN: 9781904738725
    Title: TEMPORARY PERFECTIONS Guido Guerrieri #4
    Author: CAROFIGLIO GIANRICO
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    It all began with an unusual assignment, a job better suited for Marlowe than for counsel for the defence Guido Guerrieri. Could he find new evidence to force the police to reopen their investigation about the disappearance of Manuela, the daughter of a rich couple living in Bari? The stories of Manuela's druggy university friends don't quite add up. Her best friend, Caterina, too beautiful and certainly too young for Guerrieri, is a temptation he doesn't need. While the investigation proceeds, Guido fights his loneliness by talking to the punching bag hanging in his living-room and by walking the streets of Bari late at night, often visiting a colourful bar owned by a former client and ex-prostitute. She somehow provides the clue that explains Manuela's disappearance.

    Imprint: BITTER LEMON PRESS
    RRP: $17.99

    Price: $17.99
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