A dark and unsettling tale, set at the turn of the 20th century, that will stay with you long after you finish listening - from a master of Australian literature. Out in that country, the sun smeared the sky and nothing ever altered, except that one day a scrap man came by Her name is scarcely known or remembered. All in all, she is worth less than the nine shillings and sixpence counted into her father's hand. She bides her time. She does her work. Way back in the corner of her mind is a thought she is almost too frightened to shine a light on: In , two years after witnessing the death of a young Jewish woman in Poland, Charlie Berlin has rejoined the police force a different man.
Sent to investigate a spate of robberies in rural Victoria, he soon discovers that World War II has changed even the most ordinary of places and people. Alby's partner Harry is gunned down in a Double Bay coffee shop.
By lunchtime Alby realizes someone wants him dead - and they want him dead now. All Alby wants is some pasta, a good bottle of wine and to know more about the mysterious Grace Goodluck. But he also has to figure out who shot Harry and who wants him dead. Unfortunately for Alby, the answer lies over the razor wire and past mines protecting a top-secret US military facility deep in the central Australian desert. Now that can really ruin your day.
Three brothers, one death, a fenceline stretching to the horizon. Two brothers meet at the border of their vast cattle properties under the unrelenting sun of outback Queensland. They are at the stockman's grave, a landmark so old, no one can remember who is buried there. But today, the scant shadow it casts was the last hope for their middle brother, Cameron.
The Bright family's quiet existence is thrown into grief and anguish. Something had been troubling Cam. Did he lose hope and walk to his death?
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Because if he didn't, the isolation of the outback leaves few suspects A missing private investigator is found locked in a car hidden deep in the woods. Worse still - both for his family and the police - the body was in an area that had already been searched 10 years ago. Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke is part of a new inquiry, combing through the mistakes of the original case. There were always suspicions over how the investigation was handled, and now - after a decade without answers - it's time for the truth.
In Riversend, an isolated country town brought to its knees by endless drought, a charismatic and dedicated young priest steps out of his church and calmly opens fire on his congregation, killing five parishioners before being shot dead himself. A year later, troubled journalist Martin Scarsden arrives in Riversend to write a feature on the anniversary of the tragedy. But the stories he hears from the locals about the priest and incidents leading up to the shooting don't fit with the accepted version of events his own newspaper reported in an award-winning investigation.
It is a cold January morning and Shetland lies buried beneath a deep layer of snow. Trudging home, Fran Hunter's eye is drawn to a vivid splash of colour on the white ground, ravens circling above. It is the strangled body of her teenage neighbour Catherine Ross. The locals on the quiet island stubbornly focus their gaze on one man — loner and simpleton Magnus Tait. But when police insist on opening out the investigation a veil of suspicion and fear is thrown over the entire community.
For the first time in years, Catherine's neighbours nervously lock their doors, whilst a killer lives on in their midst.
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For Maitland, it's a small, rather gloomy square located at the intersection of Belgravia, Chelsea and Knightsbridge overlooked by an impressive set of terrace mansions. For Disher, it's the Mornington Peninsula, south of Melbourne, a region of boutique wineries, bijou restaurants, ostentatious McMansions, high unemployment and nasty sex crimes. Whispering Death author Garry Disher.
A former professor of architecture, Maitland always relates the action of his police procedurals to some feature of the built environment. From The Marx Sisters onwards, this series featuring Detective Chief Inspector Brock and Detective Kathy Kolla has explored the relationship between people, place and the history that shapes them both. The eponymous Chelsea Mansions, therefore, looms large in this latest instalment of the Brock and Kolla saga, a fine double act in which Brock continues as the irascible mentor to Kolla, who takes a central role in the investigation when her boss is struck down by a mysterious life-threatening virus.
It begins innocently enough at the Chelsea Flower Show. On the way back to her hotel in Chelsea Mansions, year-old Nancy Haynes is run over by a bus and her elderly travelling companion knocked to the ground. The driver swears she was thrown into his path by a tall man but who would do such a thing to an innocent tourist? Small Publisher of the Year. Your basket is empty.
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