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  • CHALK MAN
    CHALK MAN
    TUDOR C J
    ISBN: 9781405930956
    Title: CHALK MAN
    Author: TUDOR C J
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    None of us ever agreed on the exact beginning.

    Was it when we started drawing the chalk figures, or when they started to appear on their own?

    Was it the terrible accident?

    Or when they found the first body?

    Imprint: PENGUIN BOOKS
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • CHESTNUT MAN
    CHESTNUT MAN
    SVEISTRUP SOREN
    ISBN: 9780241372111
    Title: CHESTNUT MAN
    Author: SVEISTRUP SOREN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In a playground just outside Copenhagen a woman is found dead with one hand cut off.

    A small chestnut figure hangs over her.

    Naia Thulin and Mark Hess are sent to investigate but they soon discover another woman has been brutally murdered. This time both her hands have been cut off.

    And the chestnut figure is back.

    Thulin and Hess soon suspect that these murdered women are connected to the missing daughter of Rosa Hartung, the Minister for Social Affairs, and work against the clock to stop the killer from striking again.

    Imprint: MICHAEL JOSEPH
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • CITY OF LIGHT
    CITY OF LIGHT
    WARNER DAVE
    ISBN: 9781925591392
    Title: CITY OF LIGHT
    Author: WARNER DAVE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Jesus Christ. I found one.’ These words, blurted over the phone to Constable Snowy Lane, preoccupied with a ham sandwich and the odds of getting a game with the East Fremantle league side on Saturday, signal the beginning of a series of events which are to shake Perth to its foundations.

    It is 1979, and Perth is jumping with pub bands and overnight millionaires. ‘Mr Gruesome’ has taken another victim, and Perth is riveted by the dark bloom that spreads across the City of Light.

    Snowy Lane starts out as a fresh-faced young cop and fringe footy player. Ten years on, he’s been through the mill, and is now working as a private detective. In the course of a decade he finds himself inextricably linked with Mr Gruesome, and the human and political power plays that unfold against the excess and corruption of the 1980s.

    Imprint: FREMANTLE ART CENTRE PR.
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • CITY OF THE DEAD : A Claire DeWitt Mystery
    CITY OF THE DEAD : A Claire DeWitt Mystery
    GRAN SARA
    ISBN: 9780571259182
    Title: CITY OF THE DEAD : A Claire DeWitt Mystery
    Author: GRAN SARA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Meet Clare DeWitt, a private detective with a difference.

    New Orleans, and Vic Willing, Assistant District Attorney for the prosecutors' office, has been missing since Hurricane Katrina hit. Called in from San Francisco is Claire DeWitt, a detective whose expertise and methods derive from some unique sources. What Claire discovers takes us into the heart of the crime-ravaged, deeply wounded city, where those who can afford it live behind fences and those who can't are slain daily on the streets. And it's there she discovers that the only thing worse than an unsolved case, maybe, is a solved one.

    From the acclaimed author of Dope and Come Closer, City of the Dead is the first novel of a detective series unlike any you have read before, one that is sure to inspire a passionate and devoted following.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • CLAIRE DEWITT AND THE BOHEMIAN HIGHWAY
    CLAIRE DEWITT AND THE BOHEMIAN HIGHWAY
    GRAN SARA
    ISBN: 9780571259243
    Title: CLAIRE DEWITT AND THE BOHEMIAN HIGHWAY
    Author: GRAN SARA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    When Paul Casablancas, Claire DeWitt's musician ex-boyfriend, is found dead in his home in San Francisco's Mission District, the police are convinced it's a simple robbery. But, as Claire knows, nothing is ever simple. With the help of her new assistant Claude, Claire follows the clues, finding possible leads to Paul's fate in other cases - a long-ago missing girl and a modern-day miniature horse theft in Marin. As visions of the past reveal the secrets of the present, Claire begins to understand the words of the enigmatic French detective Jacques Silette: 'The detective won't know what he is capable of until he encounters a mystery that pierces his own heart.' Just as City of the Dead was acclaimed for its unique heroine and powerful atmosphere - 'mesmeric . . . unlike any other crime novel you'll read this year' (Guardian) and 'the most unusual, intelligent thriller I've read for years (Sophie Hannah) - Claire DeWitt and The Bohemian Highway is an extraordinarily powerful and moving mystery novel from a rare talent.

    Imprint: FABER AND FABER
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • CLASSIC AMERICAN CRIME FICTION OF THE 1920S
    CLASSIC AMERICAN CRIME FICTION OF THE 1920S
    KLINGER LESLIE S
    ISBN: 9781681778617
    Title: CLASSIC AMERICAN CRIME FICTION OF THE 1920S
    Author: KLINGER LESLIE S
    Format: HARD COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A riveting collection of five of the most famous crime novels of the 1920s, presenting anew some of the most admired authors of the era-with insightful annotations by the Edgar-winning anthologist Leslie S. Klinger.

    Imprint: PEGASUS BOOKS
    RRP: $56.95

    Price: $56.95
  • CLEAR TO THE HORIZON
    CLEAR TO THE HORIZON
    WARNER DAVE
    ISBN: 9781925164459
    Title: CLEAR TO THE HORIZON
    Author: WARNER DAVE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In 1999, a number of young women go missing in the Perth suburb of Claremont. One body is discovered. Others are never seen again. Snowy Lane (City of Light) is hired as a private investigator but neither he nor the cops can find the serial killer. Sixteen years later, another case brings Snowy to Broome, where he teams up with Dan Clement (Before It Breaks) and an incidental crime puts them back on the Claremont case. Clear to the Horizon is a nail-biting Aussie-style thriller, based on one of the great unsolved crimes in Western Australia's recent history. Its twists and turns will keep you guessing to the end.

    Imprint: FREMANTLE ART CENTRE PR.
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • CLINCH : A Harry Kvist Thriller   #1
    CLINCH : A Harry Kvist Thriller #1
    HOLMEN MARTIN
    ISBN: 9781760067496
    Title: CLINCH : A Harry Kvist Thriller #1
    Author: HOLMEN MARTIN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Stockholm, the 1930s. Former boxer Harry Kvist makes a living chasing bad debts and looking for runaway girls, and has a penchant for sex with both men and women.

    When Kvist is wrongly accused of murder, he is forced to navigate the shanty-towns, speakeasies, brothels and contraband stores of Stockholm’s underworld, in a desperate search for the only person who can save him.

    Torn between his broken past and his desire to survive, between his pride and his misery, Kvist risks his life in a violent quest for justice.

    Gritty, stylish Scandinavian noir from one of Sweden’s hottest emerging authors.

    Imprint: ECHO PUBLISHING
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • CLOSE TO THE EDGE
    CLOSE TO THE EDGE
    FABER TOBY
    ISBN: 9781999613532
    Title: CLOSE TO THE EDGE
    Author: FABER TOBY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Morning rush hour on the London tube. Laurie Bateman witnesses a terrible accident. Life had been looking up she's dating a new man and finally getting praise at work. But after the accident everything seems to plummet downhill. In the space of a few days her flat is burgled and her flatmate assaulted - she loses her phone and then her job. Are these events linked?


    Perhaps what she had seen was something more sinister?


    Compelled to investigate, Laurie finds herself in serious danger and is soon fleeing for her life through tube tunnels in the dead of night - the hunter has become the hunted.

    Imprint: BLOOMSBURY
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • COLD FEAR
    COLD FEAR
    NORDBO MADS PEDER
    ISBN: 9781911231301
    Title: COLD FEAR
    Author: NORDBO MADS PEDER
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: October 2019 New Release

    The standalone sequel to the critically acclaimed thriller The Girl Without Skin.

    When journalist Matthew Cave's half-sister disappears, leaving behind a trail of blood in an abandoned hut, he realises that they are both pawns in a game of life and death. As a young US soldier stationed in Greenland, their father took part in a secret experiment with deadly consequences. Accused of double homicide, Tom Cave fled. Now his case is reopened, and the demons of the past are unleashed. Is the father Matt's been searching for his entire life a cold-blooded murderer? And can Matt track him down before the US military does?

    Tupaarnaq Siegstad, a young Inuit woman, returns to Nuuk to help her only friend save his sister's life-and settle a few scores of her own. But as the pressure mounts, Matt starts to wonder- is Tupaarnaq really who he thinks she is?

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $29.99
    Price: $29.99
  • COLD SUMMER
    COLD SUMMER
    CAROFIGLIO GIANRICO
    ISBN: 9781925603866
    Title: COLD SUMMER
    Author: CAROFIGLIO GIANRICO
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    War is raging in southern Italy in the early nineties: anti-mafia judges are being killed in roadside explosions; dead criminals, the victims of internecine warfare, are littering the streets; and the police have no idea who is fighting whom.

    Maresciallo Pietro Fenoglio, an officer of the Carabinieri, must contend with the gang war while his marriage falls apart. When the young son of a mafia boss is found dead, and the suspected killer agrees to collaborate with the authorities to bring down the Apulian mafia, it seems like justice will prevail. But the mystery of the boy’s murder must still be solved, leading Fenoglio into a world of deep moral ambiguity, where the prosecutors are hard to distinguish from the prosecuted.

    Inspired by a true story, The Cold Summer is Carofiglio’s most hard-hitting novel yet.

    Imprint: TEXT PUBLISHING
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • COMEBACK
    COMEBACK
    TANNER LINDSAY
    ISBN: 9781925713909
    Title: COMEBACK
    Author: TANNER LINDSAY
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Jack van Duyn, who was introduced in Comfort Zone, is a Melbourne tax-driver in his mid-fifties, living alone in a dingy Brunswick flat, and going to seed. He?s settled into a drab existence of little money, few friends, and no prospects. He?s still recovering from weeks of turmoil triggered by his infatuation with beautiful Somali refugee Farhia, and the bitter conflict with drug dealers, spies, and thugs that ensued. However, Jack?s return to normality is short-lived. He?s about to be hurtled into a vicious power struggle involving crooked property developers, angry unionists, and a deranged stalker from his past. Before he knows it, his world is starting to unravel, and he?s running for his life ...

    Imprint: SCRIBE
    RRP: $29.99

    Price: $29.99
  • CONSTANT GARDENER
    CONSTANT GARDENER
    LE CARRE JOHN
    ISBN: 9780241322307
    Title: CONSTANT GARDENER
    Author: LE CARRE JOHN
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Tessa Quayle has been horribly murdered on the shores of Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya, the birthplace of mankind. Her putative African lover, a doctor with one of the aid agencies, has disappeared.

    Her husband, Justin, a career diplomat and amateur gardener at the British High Commission in Nairobi, sets out on a personal odyssey in pursuit of the killers and their motive. His quest takes him to the Foreign Office in London, across Europe and Canada and back to Africa, to the depths of South Sudan, and finally to the very spot where Tessa died.

    On his way Justin meets terror, violence, laughter, conspiracy and knowledge. But his greatest discovery is the woman he barely had time to love.

    Imprint: PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • CRUELLEST MONTH   #3
    CRUELLEST MONTH #3
    PENNY LOUISE
    ISBN: 9780751547481
    Title: CRUELLEST MONTH #3
    Author: PENNY LOUISE
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    It's Easter, and on a glorious Spring day in peaceful Three Pines, someone waits for night to fall. They plan to raise the dead... When Chief Inspector Gamache of the Surete du Quebec arrives the next morning, he faces an unusual crime scene. A s ance in an old abandoned house has gone horrifically wrong and someone has been seemingly frightened to death. In indyllic Three Pines, terrible secrets lie buried, and even Gamache has something to hide. One of his own team is about to betray him. But how far will they go to ensure Gamache's downfall

    Imprint: SPHERE
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • CRYPT THIEF : A Hugo Marston Novel   #2
    CRYPT THIEF : A Hugo Marston Novel #2
    PRYOR MARK
    ISBN: 9781616147853
    Title: CRYPT THIEF : A Hugo Marston Novel #2
    Author: PRYOR MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    It's summer in Paris and two tourists have been murdered in Pere Lachaise cemetery in front of Jim Morrison's grave. The cemetery is locked down and put under surveillance, but the killer returns, flitting in and out like a ghost, and breaks into the crypt of a long-dead Moulin Rouge dancer. In a bizarre twist, he disappears under the cover of night with part of her skeleton. One of the dead tourists is an American and the other is a woman linked to a suspected terrorist; so the US ambassador sends his best man and the embassy's head of security--Hugo Marston--to help the French police with their investigation. When the thief breaks into another crypt at a different cemetery, stealing bones from a second famed dancer, Hugo is stumped. How does this killer operate unseen? And why is he stealing the bones of once-famous can-can girls? Hugo cracks the secrets of the graveyards but soon realizes that old bones aren't all this killer wants. . . .

    Imprint: SEVENTH STREET PRESS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • CYANIDE GAMES : A Peter Tanner Thriller
    CYANIDE GAMES : A Peter Tanner Thriller
    BEASLEY RICHARD
    ISBN: 9781925533491
    Title: CYANIDE GAMES : A Peter Tanner Thriller
    Author: BEASLEY RICHARD
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    How far would you go to save a friend?

    When Melissa Cheung’s husband is arrested in China for corruption, her first call is to Peter Tanner.

    As a criminal defence barrister, Tanner often crosses paths with some of the most evil but wealthy members of the nation’s underbelly. Melissa’s phone call takes Tanner away from drug dealers and crooked property developers into the highest end of corporate corruption – mining companies trying to cover up environmental disasters and families at the top of the rich list who think they’re above the law.

    As he pursues those who had Cheung incarcerated, Tanner unearths cover-up after cover-up, putting his life and those of others in danger as he tries to bring the perpetrators to justice.

    Bestselling Richard Beasley’s tough, gritty legal thriller featuring Peter Tanner

    Imprint: SIMON & SCHUSTER
    RRP: $14.99

    Price: $14.99
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