By Andrea Maria Schenkel
The Broken Shore
By Peter Temple
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING, CWA GOLD DAGGER-WINNING AND NED KELLY AWARD-RECEIVING CRIME POWERHOUSE: read The Broken Shore and become hooked on Peter Temple.'A masterpiece' John Lanchester'Read page one and I challenge you not to finish it' Independent on SundayHaunted by his last case, homicide detective Joe Cashin has fled Melbourne and returned to his hometown, running its one-man police station while his wounds heal and his nightmares fade.But when a local man is attacked and left for dead, Cashin's recovery is put on hold. And in a small town where everyone knows everyone, he finds himself standing alone fighting a battle against corruption and prejudice.Loved The Broken Shore? Then move straight to its award-winning sequel, Truth: 'The Broken Shore was good; Truth is better' Independent
The Bone Thief
By Jefferson Bass
The Big Bang
By Max Allan Collins, Mickey Spillane
The toughest private eye in mystery fiction is back.It's the middle of the Swinging Sixties and Hammer's just got over a near fatal mix-up with the Mob. But then he walks straight into an assault by drug dealers on a young motorbike messenger. He saves the kid, but the muggers are not so lucky. The Mob and a new young breed of drug trafficker assume Hammer will target them. So they target him right back. Hammer and his beautiful, deadly partner Velda take on the drug racket in New York, flitting through flashy discos, swanky bachelor pads and the occasional dark alley with their trademark brand of violent vengeance.
By Louise Patten
Mary Kersey has burst through the glass ceiling. She has a high-profile City job giving strategic advice to banks. She's the family breadwinner, a loving wife and a caring mother to Gracie, and she struggles to find the right balance between her work and her home life. Her two worlds collide when the Treasury asks Mary to take on a secret role investigating dirty dealings surrounding ever-more-powerful hedge funds. She knows that the company her firm is working with was acquired after manipulation of the share price plus a good deal of help from a dodgy hedge fund. She finds herself torn every which way as husband, daughter, boss, her own conscience - all clamour for her attention. When matters take a dark turn, Mary discovers just how vulnerable she is. Standing between men and their money is a very dangerous place to be...
The Beast of the Camargue
By Xavier-Marie Bonnot
Bones of Betrayal
By Jefferson Bass
Best American Mystery Stories 2009
By Otto Penzler
Expect the unexpected and prepare to be entertained. No book published this year will deliver more thrills per page than this one. Here are twenty of the year's stand-out crime short stories, showcasing not only the very best of the genre, but also the very best American writing full stop. This outstanding collection is always certain to delight mystery aficionados as well as lovers of all great fiction.
By Michael Connelly
The Best American Mystery Stories 2008
By Otto Penzler
Expect the unexpected and prepare to be entertained . . .No book published this year will deliver more thrills per page than this one.Here are twenty of the year's stand-out crime short stories, showcasing not only the very best of the genre, but also the very best American writing full stop.George Pelecanos, bestselling author, producer and writer on the HBO hit series The Wire, takes his pick of the past year's most distinguished tales of mystery, crime, and suspense. James Lee Burke offers a chilling snapshot of the life of a reluctantly recovering drug addict, battling grief for her soldier husband in New Iberia's old brothel district. Michael Connelly takes us to Mulholland Drive, where a cop examining the wreckage of a fatal collision has a frighteningly life-like crash dummy concealed in his own trunk. Alice Munro resurrects the memory of a sinister childhood friendship after forty years of silence. And Joyce Carol Oates visits not-so-sleepy suburbia, where, years after a newspaper exposes a man's shady past, his daughters realise the control they have over his future . . .From white-picket-fenced towns to the grubby grandeur of the Tunisian capital, The Best American Mystery Stories 2008 is a powerful collection certain to delight mystery aficionados as well as lovers of all great fiction.
Body of Lies
By David Ignatius
Roger Ferris is one of the CIA's soldiers in the war on terrorism. He has come out of Iraq with a shattered leg and an intense mission - to penetrate the network of a master terrorist known only as 'Suleiman'. Ferris's plan for getting inside Suleiman's tent is inspired by a masterpiece of British intelligence during World War II: he prepares a body of lies, literally the corpse of an imaginary CIA officer who appears to have accomplished the impossible by recruiting an agent within the enemy's ranks.This scheme binds friend and foe in a web of extraordinary subtlety and complexity, and when it begins to unravel, Ferris finds himself flying blind into a hurricane. His only hope is the urbane head of Jordan's intelligence service - a man who just might be an Arab version of John le Carré's celebrated spy, George Smiley. But can Ferris trust him? And can he trust the CIA?
The Blue Knight
By Joseph Wambaugh
By Richard Stark
Best American Mystery Stories 2007
By Otto Penzler
Expect the unexpected and prepare to be entertained . . .No book published this year will deliver more thrills per page than this one.Here are twenty of the year's stand-out crime short stories, showcasing not only the very best of the genre, but also the very best American writing full stop.
The Butcher's Boy
By Thomas Perry
The Best American Mystery Stories 2006
By Otto Penzler
A must for all crime aficionados, The Best American Mystery Stories 2006 spotlights the very best the genre has to offer.Notable for their dark tone, frequent plot twists, and, above all, their outright entertainment value, here are twenty of 2006's stand-out short stories by bestselling authors and newcomers alike. The veterans show us they still have new tricks up their sleeves, while the (as yet) unknowns clearly mark themselves as talents to watch.Sellected by bestselling author Scott Turrow, 2006's collection includes stories by: James Lee Burke, Jeffery Deaver, Andrew Klavan, Elmore Leonard, Ed McBain, Laura Lippman, Walter Mosely, and Joyce Carol Oates.