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Death on the Derwent: Sue Neill-Fraser’s story

Author: Robin Bowles Publisher/Year: Scribe Publications/2019 Publisher Overview Don’t fool yourself that the innocent never go to jail. When Bob Chappell disappeared from his yacht, moored in the Derwent Estuary near the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania’s marina, on the night of 26 January 2009, he left behind his pipe and tobacco — something that

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The Killing Streets

Author: Tanya Bretherton Publisher/Year: Hachette/2020 Publisher Overview From the acclaimed author of The Suitcase Baby and The Suicide Bride, the story of a series of horrific murders that began in 1930s Sydney – and a killer who remained at large for over two decades. In December 1932, as the Depression tightened its grip, the body

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Keeper

Author: Jessica Moor Publisher/Year: Penguin Viking/2020 Publisher overview He’s been looking in the windows again. Messing with cameras. Leaving notes. Supposed to be a f***ing refuge. But Death got inside. When Katie Straw’s body is pulled from the waters of the local suicide spot, the police decide it’s an open-and-shut case. A standard-issue female suicide.

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Kopp Sisters on the March

Author: Amy Stewart Publisher/Year: Scribe/2019 Publisher description It’s 1917, and the US Army is marching to join its allies in the First World War. Constance Kopp and her sisters may not be soldiers, but that doesn’t mean they can’t do their bit. All over America, women are banding together to create military-style training camps, and

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Croc Country

Author: Kerry McGinnis Publisher/Year: Penguin Michael Joseph/2020 Publisher description Young widow Tilly is making a new life for herself, keeping house for the rangers at the Binboona Wildlife Sanctuary in the isolated wilderness of the north-western Gulf Country. Caring for injured wildlife and helping to run the popular tourist campsite are just the distraction she

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The Van Apfel Girls Are Gone

Author: Felicity McLean Publisher/Year: Fourth Estate / 2019 Publisher description Part mystery, part coming of age story, The Van Apfel Girls are Gone is set in a distant suburb on the encroaching bushland, over the long hot summer of 1992. It’s the summer of the school’s Showstopper concert. The summer Tikka never forgot. The summer the Van

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The Dirty Dozen

Author: Lynda La Plante Publisher/Year: Zaffre/2019 Publisher description April 1980 and Jane is the first female detective to be posted to the Met’s renowned Flying Squad, commonly known as the ‘Sweeney’. Based at Rigg Approach in East London, they investigate armed robberies on banks, cash in transit and other business premises. Jane thinks her transfer

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The Second Cure

Author: Margaret Morgan Publisher/Year: Vintage Australia/2018 Publisher description A pandemic is racing through our world, changing people subtly but irrevocably. The first sign for some is losing their faith. For others it comes as violent outpourings of creativity, reckless driving and seeing visions. Scientist Charlotte Zinn is close to a cure when her partner becomes

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Between Two Evils

Author: Eva Dolan Publisher/Year: Raven Books/2020 Publisher description As the country bakes under the relentless summer sun, a young doctor is found brutally murdered at his home in a picturesque Cambridgeshire village. Is his death connected to his private life – or his professional one? Dr Joshua Ainsworth worked at an all-female detention centre, one

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Gathering Dark

Author: Candice Fox Publisher/Year: Penguin Random House Australia/2020 Publisher description A convicted killer. A gifted thief. A vicious crime boss. A disillusioned cop. Together they’re a missing girl’s only hope. Blair Harbour, once a wealthy, respected surgeon in Los Angeles, is now an ex-con down on her luck. She’s determined to keep her nose clean

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