Australian crime fiction & true crime 2017

Operation Playboy

Operation Playboy

Kathryn Bonella

An exhilarating true-crime thriller revealing the exploits of the world's most audacious drug mules and dealers.

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 Read reviewLittle Secrets

Little Secrets

Anna Snoekstra

`An impressive, high-concept debut crime thriller.' The Daily Mail on Only Daughter To keep little secrets, they tell big lies... `I am not sick. I just like the...

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A Dangerous Language

Sulari Gentill

When a Communist agent is murdered on the steps of Parliament House, Rowland Sinclair finds himself drawn into a dangerous world of politics and assassination.

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 Special priceForce of Nature

Force of Nature

Jane Harper

What happened to Alice Russell? Five women go into the bush... but only four come out. The second, hotly anticipated novel by the author of the bestselling The Dry.

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The Perfect Couple

The Perfect Couple

Lexi Landsman

In this masterful suspense novel, which will appeal to fans of Gone Girl, it's clear that the truth is not always what it seems . . .

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Bad to Worse

Bad to Worse

Robert Edeson

Could it be that the answer to both mysteries lies in the casino of a cruise ship on the Indian Ocean? Things will go from bad to worse before you find out.

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 Read reviewAnd Fire Came Down

And Fire Came Down

Emma Viskic

Winner of the Davitt Award (Adult Novels) 2018Deaf since early childhood, Caleb Zelic used to meet life head-on. Now he's struggling just to get through the day. His best mate is dead, his ex-wife,...

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Crossing the Lines

Crossing the Lines

Sulari Gentill

Sulari Gentill, author of the 1930s Rowland Sinclair Mysteries, jumps to the post-modern in Crossing the Lines. A successful writer, Madeleine, creates a ....

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The List

The List

Michael Brissenden

Sidney Allen is a Fed. Part of the Australian Federal Police's K block, a unit doing whatever it takes in order to stop terrorist attacks on home soil......

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Wimmera

Wimmera

Mark Brandi

In the long, hot summer of 1989, Ben and Fab are best friends. Growing up in a small country town, they spend their days playing cricket, yabbying in local dams, wanting a pair of.....

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Get Poor Slow

Get Poor Slow

David Free

A deliciously nasty slice of antipodean noir - a crime novel set in Sydney's media and publishing world.

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The Student

The Student

Iain Ryan

A high-paced, hardboiled regional noir: fresh, gritty, unnerving, with a stark and lonely beauty.

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The Girl in Kellers Way

The Girl in Kellers Way

Megan Goldin

When a body is found buried near the desolate forest road of Kellers Way, Detective Melanie Carter must identify the victim if she is to have any chance of finding the�..

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The Dark Lake

The Dark Lake

Sarah Bailey

A hot summer. A shocking murder. A town of secrets, waiting to explode. A brooding, suspenseful and explosive debut that will grip you from the first page to the last.

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The Lucky One

The Lucky One

Caroline Overington

Keep your secrets. Tell your lies. The gripping new psychological thriller from the author of the bestselling The One Who Got Away.

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To Know My Crime

To Know My Crime

Fiona Capp

How far would you go, for the ones you love?

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The Unmourned (The Monsarrat Series Book 2)

The Unmourned (The Monsarrat Series Book 2)

Meg Keneally, Tom Keneally

Not all murder victims are mourned, but the perpetrator must always be punished . . .

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The Family

Chris Johnston, Rosie Jones

A powerful work of investigative journalism that reveals the legacy of a notorious cult.

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Something For Nothing

Something For Nothing

Andy Muir

It's not every day a bloke stumbles across a dismembered torso on Nobby's beach. Lachie Munro is starting to feel like he's a magnet for trouble. Only the day before he...

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The Unfortunate Victim

The Unfortunate Victim

Greg Pyers

At midnight on 28 December 1864, in the Australian gold-mining town of Daylesford, young newly-wed Maggie Stuart lies dead in her own blood. Rumour and xenophobia drive speculation over the identity of her killer, and when a...

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All Fall Down

All Fall Down

Cassandra Austin

Imagine if David Lynch (Twin Peaks) filmed Wake in Fright: this novel marks the emergence of a thrilling, unsettling, supremely accomplished new voice in Australian literary fiction...

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Crimson Lake

Crimson Lake

Candice Fox

Accused but not convicted of Claire's abduction, he escapes north, to the steamy, croc-infested wetlands of Crimson Lake. Amanda Pharrell knows what it's like to be public enemy no.1. Maybe it's her murderous past that makes her...

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 Read reviewLast Words: The hanging of Ronald Ryan

Last Words: The hanging of Ronald Ryan

Barry Dickins

From acclaimed playwright and writer Barry Dickins, Last Words is the story of Ronald Ryan, the last man hanged in Australia. Fifty years after his death, questions remain unanswered. Ryan had been found guilty of murdering prison...

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