New Australian crime fiction & true crime

The River Mouth

The River Mouth

Karen Herbert

A stunning debut that will keep you guessing till the last chapter

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 Special price Read reviewThe Shadow House

The Shadow House

Anna Downes

A must-read addictive thriller from international bestselling writer Anna Downes

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The Stoning

The Stoning

Peter Papathanasiou

A small outback town wakes to a savage murder.

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 Special priceTreasure and Dirt

Treasure and Dirt

Chris Hammer

An unputdownable standalone thriller from the bestselling author of Scrublands.

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Tank Water

Tank Water

Michael Burge

A coming-of-age story and crime thriller with a large and gentle heart.

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 Read reviewI Shot the Devil

I Shot the Devil

Ruth McIver

A dark, twisty thriller of small town buried secrets.     

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Sweet Jimmy

Sweet Jimmy

Bryan Brown

Bryan Brown has been telling stories with his distinctive Australian voice on TV and in film for a long time, but this time he's writing crime in his first book.

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The Curlew's Eye

The Curlew’s Eye

Karen Manton

A psychological thriller and contemporary gothic novel set around an isolated and abandoned ruined homestead in the Top End of the Northern Territory.

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Cutters End

Cutters End

Margaret Hickey

A scintillating crime thriller, set in the South Australian outback town of Cutters End. A mysterious death on New Year's Eve 1989 leads to a shocking murder investigation 32 years later . . .

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The Man Who Died Twice

The Man Who Died Twice

Richard Osman

The second novel in the record-breaking, million-copy bestselling Thursday Murder Club Series.

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The Final Cut

The Final Cut

Robert Jeffreys

Can she be saved ... from herself?

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Double Deal

Double Deal

John M. Green

As the ice melts in the Arctic, climate change spurs a new Cold War, and the world's superpowers race to snatch control of the region's vast resources

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The Long Game

The Long Game

Simon Rowell

A tightly-wound debut crime novel set in Melbourne and surrounds, for fans of Sarah Bailey, Garry Disher and J. M. Green

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The Attack

The Attack

Catherine Jinks

A boot camp for troubled young men, a hidden identity and murderous pursuit on a remote island: beloved author Catherine Jinks is back with another heart-pounding Australian thriller.

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 Read reviewThe Orchard Murders

The Orchard Murders

Robert Gott

A novel about revenge, obsession, and the dangerous gullibility of religious fanatics.

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Private Prosecution

Private Prosecution

Lisa Ellery

A pacy, darkly comic whodunnit with a twist

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Just Murdered: Ms Fisher's Modern Murder Mysteries

Just Murdered: Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries

Katherine Kovacic

Introducing the fabulous Ms Peregrine Fisher, niece of the famous Phryne Fisher, as seen on 7plus and Acorn tv

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A Voice in the Night

A Voice in the Night

Sarah Hawthorn

A Voice in the Night is an addictive thriller of twists and turns, a gripping and emotionally resonant debut from a striking new voice.

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The Tribute

The Tribute

John Byron

Meticulously researched, hugely ambitious and superbly crafted, The Tribute is the most outstanding thriller of 2021.

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Mirror Man

Mirror Man

Fiona McIntosh

The highly anticipated new crime thriller in the DCI Jack Hawksworth series.

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 Read reviewThe 22 Murders of Madison May

The 22 Murders of Madison May

Max Barry

From the critically acclaimed author of Jennifer Government and Lexicon comes a mind-bending speculative psychological suspense about a serial killer pursuing his victim across time and space, and the woman who is determined to...

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The Inheritance

The Inheritance

Gabriel Bergmoser

The author of the bestselling The Hunted returns with another unmissable, white-knuckle, gritty urban suspense thriller: think Jack Reacher meets John Wick in a high-octane, high-speed chase on the dark streets of Melbourne.

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CSI Told You Lies

CSI Told You Lies

Meshel Laurie

Meshel Laurie, host of the incredibly successful Australian True Crime podcast speaks to the forensic pathologists, homicide detectives, defence barristers and victims' families in this moving and gripping study of violent crime...

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Still

Still

Matt Nable, Johnny Carr

Still is an evocative, page-turning thriller from a brilliant Australian writer. If you loved The Dry and Scrublands, you will love Still.

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When You Are Mine

When You Are Mine

Michael Robotham

For as long as we both shall live? A pulse-racing standalone thriller by the #1 bestselling author of The Secrets She Keeps, now a major TV series

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The Enemy Within

The Enemy Within

Tim Ayliffe

Like Michael Connelly's Bosch, former war correspondent John Bailey will risk everything to get to the truth - and expose a deadly enemy.

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The Girl Remains

The Girl Remains

Katherine Firkin

A chilling police thriller set in a small coastal town on the Mornington Peninsula, where the discovery of human bones on an isolated beach has reawakened a twenty-year-old cold case...

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 Read reviewThe Winter Road: A Killing at Croppa Creek

The Winter Road: A Killing at Croppa Creek

Kate Holden

An epic true story of greed, power and a desire for legacy from an acclaimed Australian storyteller.

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 Read reviewThe Others

The Others

Mark Brandi

From the bestselling author of Wimmera and The Rip comes an unforgettable novel that explores the darkness in our world with the light only a child can find.

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 Read reviewNancy Business

Nancy Business

R.W.R. McDonald

Tippy, Uncle Pike and Devon are back for another camp cozy crime mystery from the award-winning author of The Nancys.

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 Read reviewThe Chase

The Chase

Candice Fox

The new novel by New York Times #1 bestselling author Candice Fox is an electrifying cat-and-mouse thriller set in the Nevada desert.

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The Lady with the Gun Asks the Questions

The Lady with the Gun Asks the Questions

Kerry Greenwood

The elegant Miss Phryne Fisher returns in this scintillating collection, which features four brand-new stories.

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 Read reviewBefore You Knew My Name

Before You Knew My Name

Jacqueline Bublitz

An extraordinary, unputdownable debut novel exploring trauma, connection, and our cultural obsession with dead girls.

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Heiress On Fire

Heiress On Fire

Kellie McCourt

After accidentally blowing up her husband, can Indigo get back on her four-inch heels? 

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The Serpent's Skin

The Serpent’s Skin

Erina Reddan

From a Walkley Award-winning journalist comes a gripping, literary crime novel about male power and the secrets that can haunt a family.

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The Husband Poisoner

The Husband Poisoner

Tanya Bretherton

Shocking real-life stories of murderous women who used rat poison to rid themselves of husbands and other inconvenient family members. For readers of compelling history and true crime, from critically acclaimed, award-winning...

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Tell Me Lies

Tell Me Lies

J.P. Pomare

A fast-paced psychological thriller for fans of The Silent Patient. 

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The Schoolgirl Strangler

The Schoolgirl Strangler

Katherine Kovacic

With all the pace of a thriller, Katherine Kovacic recounts this extraordinary, chilling true story - of failed police enquiries, a killer with a Jekyll and Hyde personality, and the families shattered when four innocent lives...

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The Second Son

The Second Son

Loraine Peck

The breakout blockbuster Australian crime of 2021. Warring families on the streets of Western Sydney, a debt that must be paid in blood, and a love story surviving against the odds.

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Shelter

Shelter

Catherine Jinks

A spine-tingling psychological thriller where everything is not as it seems, from one of Australia's best writers of suspense.

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Hideout

Hideout

Jack Heath

Timothy Blake, ex-FBI, finds himself at a remote house in rural Texas. The house is occupied by six criminals who believe Blake is their ally. Secretly, he intends to pick them off one by one. But when one of the psychopaths is...

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White Throat

White Throat

Sarah Thornton

Savvy ex-lawyer Clementine Jones is back in this edge-of-your-seat crime thriller with an environmental twist

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Death in Daylesford

Death in Daylesford

Kerry Greenwood

Surrounded by secrets, great and small, the formidable Miss Phryne Fisher returns to vanquish injustice. 

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Consolation: Winner of the 2021 Best Crime Fiction Ned Kelly Award

Consolation: Winner of the 2021 Best Crime Fiction Ned Kelly Award

Garry Disher

Australia's favourite country cop, Hirsch, is back in Consolation, the follow-up to Peace and Bitter Wash Road.

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Doom Creek

Doom Creek

Alan Carter

Sergeant Nick Chester has dodged the Geordie gangsters he once feared, is out of hiding and looking forward to a quiet life. But gold fever is creating ill-feeling between prospectors, and a new threat lurks in the form of...

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The Survivors

The Survivors

Jane Harper

The compelling new novel from Jane Harper, the New York Times bestselling author of The Dry.    

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Trust

Trust

Chris Hammer

The stunning new novel from the No.1 international bestselling author of Scrublands and 'master of Australian noir' Chris Hammer.

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 Read reviewShore Leave

Shore Leave

David Whish-Wilson

It is Fremantle in 1989 and Frank is at home, suffering from an undiagnosed and debilitating illness. 

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Over My Dead Body

Over My Dead Body

Dave Warner

Cryogenicist Dr Georgette Watson has mastered the art of bringing frozen hamsters back to life. Now what she really needs is a body to confirm her technique can save human lives. Meanwhile, in New York City, winter is closing in,...

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The Good Teacher

The Good Teacher

Petronella McGovern

A good teacher can change lives...

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 Read reviewElectric Blue

Electric Blue

Paul Verhoeven

The riveting, darkly funny stand-alone sequel to Loose Units.

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