Crime “where a good crime can be had by all” chronicle Issue #214 November 2003 “Between Amelia "The Peabody and grande Indiana Jones, dame of it's Amelia - in historical wit and daring mystery." - by a - Washington Post Book World landslide.” - New York Times Book Review AMELIA PEABODY’S EGYPT: A COMPENDIUM Elizabeth PETERS & Kristen WHITBREAD (editors) The Egypt that so enticed and enchanted intrepid archaeologist-sleuth Amelia Peabody in the late 19th and 20th centuries was a place of wonder, mystery, danger and the lure of antiquity. Now, with this monumental volume of Egyptian culture, history and arcana, readers will be able to immerse themselves in the great lady’s world more completely than ever before. Journey through the bustling streets and markets of Cairo a hundred years ago. Surround yourself with the customs and colour of a bygone time. Explore ancient tombs and temples and marvel at the history of this remarkable land. Also included are a hitherto unpublished journal entry and intimate biographies of the Emersons and their friends, which provide a uniquely personal view of the lives, relationships, opinions, politics and delightful eccentricities of mystery’s first family, as well as unforgettable pearls of wit and wisdom from everyone’s favourite fictional Egyptologist herself. Containing nearly 600 black-and-white photographs and illustrations, and articles by numerous experts, this compendium sparkles with unforgettable glimpses of the exotic and the bizarre, the unusual and the unfamiliar. A treasure trove that overflows with Egyptological riches, along with wonderful insights into the culture and mores of the Victorian era. A one-of-a-kind collection that offers endless hours of pleasure for Peabodyphiles and Egypt aficionados alike, here is a tome to cherish; a grand and glorious celebration of the life, the work and the world of the incomparable Amelia Peabody. 336pp Hb $59.95 Peter 2 Jake ARNOTT Patti BERG Modern Crime Truecrime 338pp Tp 32.95 And Then He Kissed Me Peter ABRAHAMS It is 30 years since Harry Starks and his 373pp Pb 17.95 The Tutor 357pp Pb 19.95 gang kept the underworld of Soho under She is the blonde When Scott and Linda control, but the consequences of their bombshell who once Gardner hire Julian Sawyer to brutal reign are still being felt. Moving starred in a string of tutor their troubled teenage son focus to the greedy 1980s and 1990s rave low-budget films and Brandon, he seems like the scene, Arnott delivers another hard- is now a jet-setting, answer to a prayer. Capable and brilliant, edged novel that David Bowie has called, bestselling author. But Julian connects with Brandon in a way “Funny, fast, witty and brutal.” (English) one too many bites of neither of his parents can. He also caviar, menacing Andrea BADENOCH effortlessly helps Linda to salvage a phone calls from her Loving Geordie 338pp Pb 18.95 troubled business deal and gives Scott jailbird ex and nasty August 1960. Glue Terrace, expert advice on his tennis game. Only gossip about her life, overlooking the River Tyne, is due to be 11-year-old Ruby, send Juliet over the edge. Disguising her demolished. In the midst of this who is funny, curious identity, Juliet runs straight into the arms desolation lives 15-year-old Leslie, who is and devoted to of Cole Sheridan, a small town vet with full of worries about unpaid bills and his Sherlock Holmes, has troubles of his own. (American) vulnerable younger brother Geordie. In a doubts about the derelict building, identical twins Olga BICOS stranger. But even the Maureen and Murial are found dead. Shattered 378pp Pb 17.95 observant Ruby is far Suspicion immediately falls on ‘Geordie When architect Holly Fairfield from understanding the Dafty’, who discovered the bodies. A lands a dream job renovating a posh San Julian’s true designs shocking coming-of-age crime story, Francisco restaurant, she discovers on the Gardners. which is full of wonderful characters. nothing has happened by chance. Soon (American) (English) she is caught in a dangerous game David BALDACCI between Cutty family rivals and a dark Split Second 404pp Tp 30.00 legacy of obsession with murder. KEY When something distracts Secret (American) academic Agent Sean King for a split second, it Nero BLANC costs presidential candidate Clyde Ritter A Crossworder's Holiday banking his life. What stole King’s attention? Why 193pp Tp 32.00 was Ritter shot? Eight years later, Here are five short tales for a long canine detectives Michelle Maxwell is on the fast track summer day on the beach. There are through the ranks of the Secret Service crosswords included plus a bonus recipe. clerical when her career receives a lethal blow: (American) presidential candidate John Bruno is Barbara BLOCK cosy/malice domestic abducted from a funeral home while Rubbed Out 352pp Pb 15.95 under her protection. The similarity Sleuth and pet storeowner Robin culinary/food between the two cases drives Michelle to Light tackles Syracuse cold, a pernicious re-open investigations into the Ritter smoking habit and a missing wife case. fbi fiasco and join forces with attractive ex- The missing wife turns into much more: a agent, King. Baldacci has created a lying lawyer who steals from feline detectives labyrinthine plot that winds its way murderously vindictive Russian through the dark passages of America’s employers. (American) forensic legal underworld. (American) Kathy BRANDT horse racing mystery M C BEATON Swimming with the Dead Agatha Raisin and the Day the 258pp Pb 15.95 medical Floods Came 230pp Pb 17.95 An underwater investigation. This is the After her husband first in a new series starring Hannah military dumps her for a French Sampson, who heads the Dive and monastery and her Recovery Team of Denver's homicide native american friend Charles rushes division. Margaret Coel calls her "a to Paris to marry a tart, likeable, exuberant heroine". (American) police procedural Agatha takes a holiday. Christopher BROOKMYRE On her return home, A Big Boy did it and Ran Away political/legal she gets involved in the 500pp Pb 22.95 investigation of a dead Back when they were students, Ray Ash psychological bride found floating and Simon Darcourt had dreams about down a river in full what they would do when they grew up. private eye bridal regalia. With the help of her In both their cases, it was to be rock stars. handsome, and single, new neighbour, 15 years later, new father Ray takes romantic suspense Agatha sets off to prove the police wrong. refuge from his responsibilities by living (American) a virtual existence in online games. On sport the other hand, as his coping strategy, Simon uses serial murder, mass slaughter spy and professional assassination. (Scottish) suspense/thriller AUTHOR’S NATIONALITY AT END OF BLURB CRIME CHRONICLE NOVEMBER 2003 www.abbeys.com.au 3 Dale BROWN & Jim DEFELICE Stella CAMERON Peter CLEMENT Piranha 489pp Pb 18.95 Sheer Pleasures Critical Condition Dale Brown’s Dreamland. Piranha, an 384pp Pb 17.95 363pp Pb 19.95 underwater robot capable of surveillance Attorney Wilhelmina Phoenix embarks When renowned geneticist Kathleen and attack, opens its career by on a dangerous search for a missing Sullivan is stricken by a brain outmanoeuvring a naval carrier. It friend, who disappeared from a private haemorrhage, she is rendered completely quickly graduates from the testing phase, pleasure club in Washington State’s paralysed but still utterly aware. Trapped however, when a crisis in the China Sea Cascade Mountains. However, the sexy inside her body like this, she becomes erupts. The simple mission heats up Roman Wilde, a former Navy SEAL Chief Neurosurgeon Tony Hamlin’s when the Dreamlanders get into a fray working undercover, complicates her passive test subject. Descending into a with the Chinese, who are anxious to test quest. (American) nightmare, she is subjected to sinister some secret machinery of their own. Vicki CAMERON stem cell experiments while trying to (American) More Clue Mysteries register her fears to her lover, ER chief Sandra BROWN 224pp Tp 25.00 Richard Steel. (American) Mirror Image (1990) 15 more Whodunits to solve in minutes. Anthea COHEN 442pp Pb 19.95 These taut tales feature familiar Angel and the Deadly Secret After the crash of a Dallas-bound jet, characters from the classic Clue board 239pp Hb 42.95 Avery Daniels finds that plastic surgery game, introduced in 1949. Set in fictional Agnes Turner’s boring life in her has given her the face and the identity of Tudor Hall in 1926, these stories give retirement flat changes when she spots Carole Rutledge, wife of famous readers an opportunity to sleuth out the Amy Horrocks running down the road in senatorial candidate Tate Rutledge. As culprit among Colonel Mustard, terror. Agnes takes her in. Amy fears for Avery falls in love with Tate, she is Professor Plum, Mrs Peacock and the her life and reveals her terrible secret: a startled to discover that someone plans to others in all manners of shady intrigues. mercy killing, for which she is now being assassinate him. In order to save the life (American) blackmailed. (English) of the man she loves, Avery resolves to Meg CHITTENDEN David COLE live Carole’s life, and risk her own. More than you Know Dragonfly Bones 252pp Pb 16.95 (American) 294pp Pb 15.95 Cloaked in the WWW’s anonymity, Paul BRYERS Maddy Sloane is waiting for her husband part-Hopi computer hacker Laura The Used Women’s Book Club to pick her up at the entrance to Pike Winslow is hiding from her past, but it 282pp Tp 29.95 Place Market. Unaware FBI Special Agent has found her in the Arizona desert. The On the night the Book Club meet to swap Nick Ciacia is watching her, she waits daughter she lost years ago is now an novels and exchange literary views, the patiently at first, then begins to worry angry young woman serving prison time. husband of one of its members is being that perhaps Bart has been involved in an But Spider’s agreement to help the brutally murdered. Literary threads accident. Ciacia approaches her and authorities uncover an identity theft ring, interweave this tense thriller. Virginia offers his help. She does not recognise in exchange for leniency, has led the Woolf stalks its pages along with Jack the him, but he convinces her they have police to a secret burial ground near Casa Ripper, a crazed police detective and the mutual friends. It is not long before she Grande Monument. (American) spectre of an Avenging Angel. The realises that he has a deadly agenda all Max Allan COLLINS individual members of the Used his own. (American) CSI: Miami 269pp Pb 14.95 Women’s Book Club - Jo, Meg, Liz and Tom CLANCY Florida Getaway. Book 1. Lt Horatio Amy - each have good reasons for feeling The Teeth of the Tiger Caine leads a crack team of forensic as used as the books they swap. (English) 431pp Hb 49.95 scientists who investigate crimes amid Jan BURKE In the Brave New World of terrorism the tropical surroundings and cultural Hocus (1997) 449pp Pb 17.95 (where anybody with a spare AK-47, crossroads of Miami. Together, they An Irene Kelly novel. Her detective knowledge of kitchen chemistry, or collect and analyse the evidence to expose husband Frank is missing, an ominous simply the will to die can become a the truth and to bring justice to those who bloodstain in the trunk of his car and a player), the old rules no longer apply. No often cannot speak for themselves: the warning left on the rear-view mirror. matter what new governmental victims. (American) Irene must determine who has kidnapped organisations come into being, the only Max Allan COLLINS him, and why, so that she can find him truly effective ones are quick and agile, The Million-Dollar Wound before they kill him. (American) free of oversight and restrictions and 335pp Pb 16.95 Jan BURKE outside the system. Way outside the The Frank Nitti trilogy #3. From a foxhole Nine 590pp Pb 19.95 system! (American) on Guadal Canal to the glitzy underworld On the heels of her soaring bestseller Carol Higgins CLARK of Hollywood in the 1940s, Nate Heller Flight (Pb 19.95), Edgar Award-winning Jinxed 322pp Pb 17.95 fights his memories and the Mob. author Burke reaches new heights of Savvy young Los Angeles PI Regan Something happened at the canal, suspense in this ingenious novel of hard- Reilly faces an unusual challenge when something Heller’s blocking out. What he hitting justice and cold-blooded murder. she gets an urgent call from Lilac Weldon, cannot block, though, is the wound he Los Angeles County Homicide Detective co-owner of the run-down California received, the million-dollar wound that Alex Brandon lives to winery, Altered States. Lilac asks Regan got him home. Back in bring killers to justice to find her actress daughter, Whitney, in Chicago, he becomes but when unknown time to attend the wedding of Lilac’s involved once again assailants begin wealthy aunt, Lucretia Standish, a 93- with Frank Nitti during systematically killing year-old silent film star. The Weldons the gang boss’s last the FBI’s Most Wanted have learned, from a secret source, that violent days, and with suspects, Alex sees no each family member will receive a gift of the gangland attempts cause for celebration. $2 million from Lucretia, but only if they to take over the movie (American) all attend. (American) unions. (American) ABBEY’S BOOKSHOP 131 YORK STREET, SYDNEY 2000 PH 9264 3111 FAX 9264 8993 4 Michael CONNOLLY (editor) Clive CUSSLER Deborah DONNELLY The Best American Mystery Fire Ice 434pp Pb 19.95 May the Best Man Die Stories 328pp Tp 32.00 A Kurt Austin adventure. On the 319pp Pb 15.95 The Best American series 2003. This 7th shores of the Black Sea, the NUMA team Carnegie Kincaid plans weddings, not instalment boasts pulse-quickening stories discover an abandoned submarine base, stag parties. When a client asks Carnegie from all reaches of the genre. Authors commandeered by a mining tycoon who to manage a pre-wedding blowout, included are James Crumley, Pete Dexter, claims Romanov ancestry. Backed by his complete with a stripper, she tactfully Brendan DuBois, Elmore Leonrad, Walter incredible wealth, the tycoon has refuses the job. However, that does not Mosley and others. (American) proclaimed himself Tsar of Russia and is stop her spying on the party through her Thomas COOK determined to overthrow the already binoculars, watching her own significant The Interrogation shaky Russian government. Also, he has other. When the body of the groom's best 292pp Pb 17.95 a terrifying surprise in store for the man is pulled from the canal the next day, Albert Jay Smalls is the prime suspect in Americans, which will ensure they do not critical questions arise. (American) the investigation into Cathy Lake’s interfere. (American) L T FAWKES murder. The cops have no evidence or Mary DAHEIM Cold Slice 263pp Pb 15.95 witnesses, but they are convinced he is Silver Scream 356pp Pb 16.95 A Working Man’s mystery #1. This is the hiding the truth and they have got just 12 A Bed and Breakfast mystery. story of a six-foot-five-inch, crime- hours to find out. Cook’s skill at delving Filmdom’s most sparkling glitterati have busting, heart-of-gold, ponytailed, ex-con into the psychological depths of his brought their limos and their egos to pizza delivery guy: His name is Terry characters turns an otherwise ordinary Judith Flynn’s Hillside Manor for a gala Saltz. (American) police procedural into a tense, haunting preview of the latest epic monstrosity Christine FEEHAN and resonant novel. (American) from genius super-producer Bruno Zepf. Shadow Game 342pp Pb 17.95 Cleo COYLE Her B&B is a far cry from Hollywood, but A man and woman possessed of On What Grounds then BZ’s cinematic spectacular is a far telekinetic powers. She is the doctor. He 273pp Pb 15.95 cry from good. Bruno hopes his new film is the experiment. What comes between A Coffeehouse mystery #1. This is a is to die for and, unfortunately for him, it them is a terrifying secret history that delightful new series featuring Carolyn is. And since the only species in could save or destroy them. (American) Cosi, manager of the historic Village Blend Tinseltown more numerous than Oscar Dan FESPERMAN coffeehouse. Carolyn arrives at work to seekers is attorneys, Judith could quite The Small Boat of Great Sorrows discover the assistant manager dead in the possibly lose Hillside Manor in a 348pp Tp 29.95 back of the store, coffee grounds strewn wrongful death suit. Unless, of course, The eagerly awaited second novel by the everywhere. Two detectives investigate. she can prove it was murder! (American) author of the CWA John Creasey award- But when they find no sign of forced entry SV DATE winning Lie In The Dark (Pb 18.65), or foul play, they deem it an accident. Still, Black Sunshine 305pp Pb 17.95 described by Ian Rankin as “a humane Carolyn is not convinced. And after the The wildest and most lethal political and moving book, a great war novel, a police leave, Carolyn cannot help campaign in Florida history unfolds great crime novel. A great novel, period.” wondering, if this was an act of murder, is before the astonished eyes of the country. Vlado Petric, former detective in war-torn she in danger? (American) This novel is a rogues’ gallery of Sarajevo, has left his beloved homeland Michael CRESPY characters and a wonderfully funny to join his wife and daughter in Germany, Head Hunters 264pp Pb 22.95 gutting of campaign dirty tricks, 21st where he scratches a meagre living in the “Your career profile could be of century style. (American) building sites of the new Berlin. This interest to us. Would you please get in Dee DAVIS book is a wonderful, thought-provoking touch?” Jerome Carceville finds it Dancing in the Dark and gripping novel; crime, in so much as impossible to resist this e-mail and 294pp Pb 17.95 it needs a label; international thriller in its applies. Simulated economic warfare and Two years after the scope and narrative drive. Fesperman the necessity for eliminating competitors accidental death of her moves seamlessly between time schemes makes it clear that this is no ordinary husband and son, Sara as the past informs and impacts on the recruitment drive. Author Crespy is Martin is still wearing present and nowhere is this more evident professor of sociology at the University of her wedding band, than in the Balkans with its traumatic Montpellier. This novel won the Grand using it as a shield history. (Serbian) Prix de Literature Polici. (French) against a future without Katy GARDNER Deborah CROMBIE love. Then a persistent The Mermaid’s Purse A Share in Death (1993) prank caller shatters her 309pp Tp 29.95 275pp Pb 17.95 fragile peace of mind Cass Bainbridge is impelled to leave The first Kincaid and James mystery. A and brings detective London and the comfortable home she week’s holiday in a luxurious Yorkshire Eric D’Angelo into her life. Eric reminds shares with her partner, to take up a time-share is just what Scotland Yard’s her of the passion she never thought she lecturing job on the south coast. But Superintendent Duncan Kincaid needs. would feel again and the idea of Brighton is not the natural choice for a But the discovery of a body floating in the surrendering to it scares her. But Sara will woman with a long-standing fear of the whirlpool bath ends Kincaid’s vacation. soon discover that she never knew the sea. And dealing with some of the One of his new acquaintances at meaning of the word fear, until now. students on her course Followdale House is dead; another is a (American) (surly, difficult or just killer. Despite a distinct lack of Jim DeFELICE plain odd) against the cooperation from the local constabulary, Cyclops One 371pp 17.95 backdrop of a series of Kincaid’s keen sense of duty won’t allow This is a complex and intricately attacks on campus, him to ignore the heinous crime, plotted story that skilfully combines a means Cass is soon impelling him to send for his enthusiastic military techno-thriller with a classic finding elements of her young assistant, Sgt Gemma James. whodunit. (American) new life distinctly (American) disturbing. (English) CRIME CHRONICLE NOVEMBER 2003 www.abbeys.com.au 5 Lee GOLDBERG Michael HAWLEY Stuart KAMINSKY Diagnosis Murder Silent Proof 373pp Pb 17.95 A Few Minutes Past Midnight 296pp Pb 15.95 25 years ago, a 233pp Pb 17.95 The Silent Partner. Dr Mark Sloan is woman was A Toby Peters mystery. Charlie Chaplin has assigned to LAPD’s unsolved homicide murdered in a Seattle cause for alarm. A sinister visitor files. As he reopens one case, on the park. The crime went wielding a large knife has not only rudely murder of a woman whose killer unsolved. To paid the movie legend a midnight call but currently sits on Death Row, Sloan learns homicide detective also threatened him with death. Chaplin that the wrong man was charged. And Leah Harris and her has been warned, too, that he had better the real killer is still at large. (American) partner Frank stay away from one Fiona Sullivan. Or Ed GORMAN & Martin GREENBERG Milkovich, the only else. Fiona, of course, is Toby’s only lead. (editors) possible suspect is What ensues proves to be constantly The World’s Finest Mystery and Clifford Bakerman, a surprising, grandly wacky, increasingly Crime Stories 638pp Tp 40.00 career criminal about suspenseful and frequently hilarious, not 4th Annual Collection. to be released from prison on an unlike a Chaplin movie. (American) Edgar winners from unrelated rap. They have 36 hours to John KAYE the USA, Silver Dagger make another charge stick and keep him The Dead Circus winners from the UK where he belongs. But startling new 323pp Tp 34.00 and stories from evidence, and a shocking new murder, It is 1986. Gene Burk is an ex-cop, elsewhere, come plunge Leah and Frank into an ordeal fanatical record collector and PI. together here in a with a deadly opponent. (American) Devastated by the death of his fiancée, he bountiful crop of Graham HURLEY becomes obsessed with an unsolved great stories by the Deadlight 342pp Tp 29.95 mystery from his days with the LAPD: best in the business. Freshly promoted to the elite the death of rockabilly star, Bobby Fuller, The authors included Major Crimes Unit, Faraday is thrown in the late 1960s. As he attempts to are Lawrence Block, Jon Breen, Stanley into the deep end with the investigation reconstruct the circumstances that led to Cohen, Bill Crider, Jeffery Deaver, into the murder of prison officer Paul Fuller’s demise, a survivor of the Manson Jeremiah Healy, Clark Howard, Susan Coughlin. Was the violent Coughlin Family unexpectedly contacts him. As he Isaacs, John Lutz, Sharyn McCrumb, killed by a recently released con he travels back in history to the moment Ralph McInerny, Anne Perry, Bill brutalised in prison? Or is his death a Manson partied alongside Bobby Fuller Pronzini, Donald Westlake and many legacy of a wider, more savage violence and the Beach Boys, the author spins a others. This book’s a killer! (American) from 20 years before? In this novel, masterful, disturbing portrait of 20 years Heather GRAHAM Hurley has focused on Portsmouth’s in Los Angeles, of the promise of the Haunted 370pp Pb 14.95 ambiguous relationship with the Royal 1960s and the hellish realities of the Matt Stone does not believe in Navy. (English) morning after. (American) ghosts. But there are those who are Lisa JACKSON Kate KINGSBURY convinced his home, a historic Virginia Whispers 447pp Pb 19.95 Paint by Murder 215pp Pb 15.95 estate that dates back to the When her father decides to run for A Manor House mystery #5. In Revolutionary War, is haunted. governor of Oregon, Claire St John is WWII England, the quiet village of Sitting Pressured to get at the truth about some forced to confront long-buried secrets Marsh is faced with food rations and fear strange happenings at Melody House, he from the past as she copes with for loved ones. But Elizabeth Hartleigh agrees to let Harrison Investigations unexpected feelings for Kane Moran, a Compton, lady of the Manor House, explore the house. But is he ready for handsome journalist with a grudge, who stubbornly insists that life must go on, beautiful, intriguing paranormal threatens to bring old scandals to light. except for her kindly tenant, who has investigator Darcy Tremayne? (American) been murdered. (American) (American) Jonnie JACOBS Dean KOONTZ Ellen HART Cold Justice 403pp Pb 17.95 By the Light of the Moon Death on a Silver Platter After the murder of her best friend, 471pp Pb 19.95 332pp Pb 17.95 which bears a strong resemblance to the When Dylan O’Connor pulls into a motel A culinary mystery. Far from being the victims of the recently executed Bayside off the Arizona interstate highway, all he idyllic home Carl Veelund envisioned Strangler, lawyer Kali O’Brien must re- wants is to relax with his autistic brother when he built the grand mansion years open a case (thought to be solved) in order Shepherd. But within the hour he is ago, Prairie Lodge has become the keeper to catch the real killer. (American) bound, gagged and injected with of many dark and terrible secrets. Now J A JANCE mysterious fluid by a lunatic doctor who family members are dropping like flies. Lying in Wait (1994) claims Dylan will be the carrier for his When restaurant reviewer-cum-sleuth 386pp Pb 18.95 life’s work. (American) Sophie Greenway stumbles upon an old A JP Beaumont mystery #12. Beaumont Suzann LEDBETTER diary, she has no idea it will toss her into investigates the brutal murder of a former In Hot Pursuit 375pp Pb 17.95 the centre of the lover’s husband, as the woman’s dark After the brutal murder of her tragedies unfolding at and deadly secrets threaten him and his husband, police officer Liz Rivas entered Prairie Lodge. In a new partner, Sue Danielson. (American) the witness protection programme to recipe that calls for save her young son. 20 years later, she is murder, deceit, sibling Jenna MacArthur, shop owner in Pfister, rivalry and old ORDER ONLINE... Missouri. Jenna and her son, Sam, have grudges, Sophie finds built new lives in a small town. Then, a herself the main stranger arrives in Pfister, a man who ingredient. (American) remembers Liz Rivas. He is a fellow cop from her past. There are memories here, sure. And a fierce attraction. (American) ABBEY’S BOOKSHOP 131 YORK STREET, SYDNEY 2000 PH 9264 3111 FAX 9264 8993 6 Hector MacDONALD Richard MARCINKO Kyle MILLS The Hummingbird Saint Violence of Action Smoke Screen 349pp Tp 32.95 369pp Tp 29.95 291pp Pb 19.95 Trevor Barnett is the scion of an old Benjamin Sword Hoppner, philanthropist Back from self-imposed exile, the Rogue tobacco family. Trevor is 31 and will and visionary, has created his own utopia Warrior enters a whole new phase of his come into a $10 million trust fund when in the Central American cloud forests, amazing career. The threat this time is he turns 60. The proviso: so long as he has governed by a strict moral code. He has from domestic terrorists intent on a holy been in continuous employment with the promised financial support to anyone war (military insiders gone bad) and they cigarette company from graduation until who can satisfy him of his or her good possess suitcase-sized nuclear weapons. his 60th birthday. Trevor is consequently character. And Mark Weston is (American) not the most motivated person in the determined to do exactly that. Journeying Liza MARKLUND world but with the tobacco industry through country still devastated by war, Studio 69 430pp Pb 18.95 facing a multi-billion dollar lawsuit, the Mark reaches Hoppner’s isolated perfect Fledgling reporter Annika Bengtzon industry decides to fight back, using society, only to discover that his has just started a summer job at a Trevor to do it. And Trevor may or may generosity comes with terrible strings Swedish tabloid. Before she can even not have his own agenda, which may or attached... (English) begin to get her bearings in the gritty, may not include the woman he loves TJ MacGREGOR fast-paced world of journalism, Annika from afar, who is a lawyer for one of the Black Water 411pp Pb 17.95 learns that the body of a young woman anti-smoking campaigner groups. For years children have been has been discovered abandoned in a (American) disappearing without a trace in the cemetery. (Swedish) Denise MINA Florida Keys and no one, not even the Evan MARSHALL Sanctum 362pp Pb 19.95 FBI, has suspected that it could be the Icing Ivy 284pp Pb 15.95 Lachlan Harriot is in a state of shock. work of a single twisted psychopath! A Jane Stuart and Winky mystery. His wife Susie has been convicted of the Now, one mother will do whatever it Because her daughter was murdered murder of serial killer Andrew Gow, a takes to find her child... (American) after taking a job as nanny to literary prisoner in her care. Unless Harriot can Charlotte MacLEOD agent Jane Stuart’s son, Ivy Benson and come up with grounds for an appeal in The Convivial Codfish (1984) Jane are no longer best friends. Ivy two weeks’ time, Susie will be given a life 204pp Pb 16.95 subsequently attends a writers’ retreat sentence, depriving her of her home, her A Sarah Kelling and Max Bittersohn arranged by Jane, but before they can family and her two year old daughter. mystery. After years of toiling upward repair their friendship, someone kills Ivy. (American) through the ranks, Jeremy Kelling has Jane and her cat, Winky, must solve the Gwen MOFFAT finally attained his goal: to preside as case. (American) Man Trap 207pp Hb 42.95 Exalted Chowderhead over the Annual Archer MAYOR Beauty and savagery co-exist in a Scrooge Day revels of the Comrades of The Sniper’s Wife remote Highland glen. Ruth Ogilvy, a the Convivial Codfish. Suddenly, at the 339pp Pb 17.95 single mother, is losing the battle to keep height of the ceremonies, Jeremy Leaving the relative calm of Vermont, her daughter focused on schoolwork discovers that he has been robbed of his Detective Willy Kunkle must confront his rather than the laird’s student son. extremely valuable emblem of office. The past as he seeks revenge for the death of Meanwhile, the laird himself is set on Great Chain of the Convivial Cod is gone! his ex-wife in the back alleys of New York outshining Balmoral when he opens the He calls his new nephew-in-law, Max City. Labelled an accidental overdose by castle and grounds to the public. But the Bittersohn, who is not inclined to take the the NYPD, Willy’s investigation points to run up to the event is marred by a series Codfish seriously - until Jeremy falls foul play. (American) of accidents, the young lovers disappear victim to what may, or may not, be a Neil McMAHON and the day itself ends on a spectacular particularly vicious practical joke. From Blood Double 320pp Pb 17.95 note of horror, played out to the strains of then on, it is champagne, caviar, and The well-dressed gentleman Handel’s Water Music. (English) cold-blooded mass mayhem in high dumped from a limousine into the Deborah MORGAN society as Max puts his life on the line to parking lot of San Francisco’s Mercy The Marriage Casket find a killer. (American) Hospital was not your typical junkie 239pp Pb 15.95 Shane MALONEY hovering near death from a heroin An Antique Lover's mystery. Collector Stiff (1994) 275pp Pb 22.00 overdose. Attending physician Dr Carroll Jeff Abbot is back in a new mystery, A Murray Whelan thriller. Whelan Monks knows something is very strange, attempting to track down a killer with the is a minder, fixer and general dogsbody and very wrong, even before a phalanx of help of an antique marriage casket... for the Minister for Industry. Between lawyers and doctors appears out of (American) playing off party factions and pursuing nowhere to whisk his recovering patient Tim MYERS the kohl-eyed Ayisha, it is all in a day’s away, while a suspicious fire destroys all Room for Murder work for him to hose down the situation evidence the man was ever there. 181pp Pb 15.95 (a dead body in the refrigerator) at Pacific (American) A Lighthouse Inn mystery #4. The Agatha Pastoral meatpacking works. (Australian) Earl MERKEL Award nominated series continues when Shane MALONEY Dirty Fire 371pp Pb 17.95 two of Alex Winston’s The Big Ask (2000) Police officer John Davey, once friends announce that 292pp Pb 22.00 set-up on bribery charges, has been given they are finally tying A Murray Whelan thriller. Red Whelan has a chance to save his career by the knot. Alex will gone missing, on the run in Sydney. So investigating the baffling murder of two have to tie up a few what is Murray doing in a greasy spoon, of Chicago's most prominent art loose ends after the nursing facial bruising and talking to collectors. But in the charred ruins of fiancée’s ex-partner Donny Maitland about a grass-roots their North Shore mansion are clues to shows up, dead, on takeover of the truckies’ union? something more sinister than the inn’s property. (Australian) premeditated arson. (American) (American) CRIME CHRONICLE NOVEMBER 2003 www.abbeys.com.au 7 Hilary NORMAN Robert RANDISI (editor) Nora ROBERTS & JD ROBB No Escape 392pp Tp 32.95 High Stakes 261pp Pb 15.95 Remember When People say that Lizzie Wade is a lucky Eight sure-bet stories of gambling and 458pp Tp 32.95 woman. She has a career she adores as a crime. High-rolling intrigue from today’s This thrill-ride of a novel blends present- cookery writer, is married to an eminent best authors make up this unique day romance and futuristic suspense in a doctor and has three lovely children. collection that looks at the chances we tale of deceit and secrets, of strong Most people assume that Christopher take, the laws we break and the fortunes women and fascinating men. It is a Wade heads Lizzie’s list of blessings. He we hope to make. (American) brilliant combination of the incomparable is a gifted plastic surgeon who has Ben REHDER talents of the two sides of Nora Roberts. dedicated himself to the National Health Buck Fever 274pp Pb 17.95 Laine Tavish is an ordinary woman living Scheme and the needy around the world. A Blanco County, Texas, novel. It is the an ordinary life in the small town of But no one really knows what goes on week before deer hunting season, and the Angel’s Gap, Maryland, as the proprietor inside a marriage. Or what can happen locals are getting restless. Game Warden of Remember When, an antique treasures behind closed doors... (English) John Marlin has his hands full, with and gift shop. At least, that is what Robert PARKER poaching complaints coming in faster everyone in Angel’s Gap thinks. They Shrink Rap #3 340pp Pb 19.95 than he can write out-of-season tickets. have no idea that she used to be Elaine Sunny Randall is hired to protect a Then comes a call of a different sort. A O’Hara, daughter of the notorious con bestselling novelist from her ex-husband. man dressed up in some sort of deer man Big Jack O’Hara. (American) He is not only a stalker, he is a shrink. costume has been shot at the Circle S Jonathan SANTLOFER And when Sunny becomes his patient, ranch, and witnesses are reporting a The Death Artist 434pp Pb 19.95 she discovers as much about herself as massive wild-eyed buck deer prancing Kate McKinnon traded her NYPD she does about the criminal mind... about the pasture in a lovesick frenzy. badge 10 years ago for a lucrative career (American) Edgar Award finalist. (American) in the arts. But when a string of James PATTERSON Christopher REICH exquisitely ritualistic murders begins The Big Bad Wolf 314pp Tp 32.95 The Devil’s Banker plaguing the New York art scene, she Alex Cross’s family is in terrible 340pp Tp 32.95 finds herself drawn back into the dark danger, at the same time that his new job Reich returns to the world of her past. (American) with the FBI brings him the scariest case world he knows so Dan SIMMONS of his career. A team of kidnappers has well, the dangerous, Hard Freeze 311pp Pb 17.95 been snatching upstanding men and dazzling world of There is a bitter wind brewing in women right before their families’ eyes, high finance and Buffalo, New York, and it is blowing in possibly to sell them into slavery. Alex’s international intrigue. more than just snow. Little Skag Farino, knowledge of the DC streets, together In this ingeniously the last don of the local crime family, with his unique insights into criminal crafted thriller, he wants Kurtz dead and is sending in psychology, make this mind bending case introduces his most platoons of hit men, starting with the one that only he can solve (if he can just complex and Attica Three Stooges and working up get his colleagues to set aside their staid engaging hero yet: through more competent killers. Little and outdated methods). With unexpected forensic accountant Adam Chapel, and Skag’s beautiful sister, Angelina Farino twists and whiplash surprises, this is a paints a frightening scenario where Ferrara, is back from seven years in Sicily brilliantly irresistible novel. (American) terrorism is big business and money is the and has her own deadly agenda for Henry PORTER ultimate weapon of war… (American) Kurtz. (American) Empire State 402pp Tp 29.95 Ruth RENDELL Susan SLOAN The quest to find the link between a The Rottweiler 342pp Tp 32.95 Act of God 471pp Pb 19.95 large number of violent, but apparently The first girl had a bite mark on her A bomb destroys a medical centre random, events is pursued by Robert neck, but the police traced the DNA to her in Seattle, killing over 100 staff and Harland. He is performing a dual role for boyfriend. Nevertheless, when the patients. While no one claims the UN and MI6 in a remarkable thriller tabloids got hold of the story, they responsibility, the centre has been the that explores our frightening post-9/11 immediately called the killer ‘The target of anti-abortionists and the world. A world that inspires paranoia on a Rottweiler’, and the name stuck. Rendell authorities are sure that pro-life grand scale, where international agencies returns to darkly atmospheric London to campaigners are behind the attack. With such as the CIA give no quarter and show explore how the lives of a small group of her personal and professional life on the no scruple in hunting down supposed people, from very mixed backgrounds, line, as well as trying to keep an innocent terrorists; and where democratic societies, are affected dramatically by a series of man from the electric chair, Dana who use defence as the justification for apparently motiveless murders. (English) McAuliffe has to find the real perpetrator their acts, torture supposedly suspicious Ann RIPLEY of the bombing outrage. (American) individuals. Many of the elements of this The Christmas Garden Affair Carol SMITH book are true. (English) 302pp Pb 15.95 Darkening Echoes (1995) Ann PURSER A Gardening mystery. The country’s First 489pp Pb 19.95 Murder on Monday Lady invites PBS gardening icon and Five women meet in a hospital ward in 280pp Pb 15.95 series sleuth (Harvest of Murder Pb West London. Five strangers from widely A Lois Meade mystery. A devoted wife and 17.95), Louise Eldridge and her garden differing backgrounds, forced by mother of three, Lois cleans houses in the TV rival, sexy Bunny Bainfield, to an cramped conditions into a passing quaint village of Long Farnden. When a exclusive conference on native plants. intimacy that will spark off rivalries as local spinster is murdered, Lois finds Bunny falls victim to murder, though, well as set the foundations of enduring herself poking around her clients' houses and Louise begins investigating a handy friendship. Five apples in a barrel, but for clues and uncovers some surprising abundance of suspects. (American) one is bad. (English) secrets about this seemingly peaceful village, while putting her family in mortal danger. (American) ABBEY’S BOOKSHOP 131 YORK STREET, SYDNEY 2000 PH 9264 3111 FAX 9264 8993 8 John SMOLENS Susan SQUIRES Peter TEMPLE The Invisible World No More Lies 406pp Pb 17.95 Bad Debts (1996) 297pp Pb 20.95 Dr Holland Banks is head of the 314pp Pb 22.00 The Invisible World is a place locked in Century Psychiatric Hospital and A Jack Irish thriller #1. This won the Ned the subconscious mind where dreams president of the Schizophrenia Research Kelly award for crime fiction and and memories act as windows to the Foundation, but is she going insane? introduces one of Temple’s best-loved outside. And it harbours the deepest There is a sniper on the loose, her father is characters. (Australian) pain. It is where Samuel Xavier Adams conducting deadly experiments and she Brad THOR sees his sister who died from heroin has begun to hear voices: other peoples’ Path of the Assassin addiction, and where he glimpses his thoughts. But a man was just admitted to 511pp Pb 14.95 recently deceased mother. It is also the her hospital; one who searched her out, After rescuing the President from place where the memories of his father whose touch can make her voices kidnappers, Navy SEAL turned Secret are locked away. Now that man is back, subside. A labyrinth of conspiracy is Service agent Scot Harvath, shifts his and has been seen in the Chapel of Rest rising around them and Holland’s life is attentions to rooting out, capturing or taking Samuel’s mother’s ashes. Why has about to change forever. (American) killing all those responsible for the plot. his father returned again and after such a Dana STABENOW As he prepares to close out his list, a long time, and what did he do that keeps Better to Rest 293pp Pb 17.95 bloody and twisted trail of clues points him in constant hiding? Samuel wants A Liam Campbell mystery #4. Just toward one man, the world’s most feared, answers. But time is running out because when his personal life starts to heat up, most ruthless terrorist, Hashim Nidal. Samuel is not the only one seeking out his Liam Campbell must put it on hold after (American) father! (English) the discovery of a dismembered hand Robert TRAVER Annie SOLOMON leads him to a crashed WWII army plane, Anatomy of a Murder (1958) Dead Ringer 372pp Pb 15.95 frozen precariously in a glacier. 498pp Pb 19.95 Angelina Mercer is Federal Agent Stretching back more than 60 years, the Crime Masterworks #31. Jon L Breen in Finn Carver’s last, best hope. The hunt for case will pit Liam against his Air Force Novel Verdicts describes this novel as, a dangerous weapon has led him to her colonel father, whose very presence “Universally regarded as one of the door with a proposition that could be her makes Liam question what secrets the classic courtroom novels.” (American) salvation or destruction. It is her best glacier holds and who exactly was on that Robert WALKER chance to learn the truth about the birth ill-fated flight. (American) Unnatural Instinct 295pp Pb 19.95 mother she has been searching for. In Lyndon STACEY A Jessica Coran novel. Medical exchange, she must infiltrate the inner Blindfold 360pp Tp 29.95 examiner Dr Coran faces the most sanctum of a tycoon’s Montana ranch, Gideon Blake, artist and animal terrifying challenge of her career, when a where she will walk a treacherous line behaviourist, is used to dealing with deranged man, with an unnatural instinct between deception and discovery. distressed and unpredictable animals. for revenge, kidnaps her professional (American) But on one cold February night he is adversary, a criminal court judge. Steve J SPEARS faced with the challenge of his life. (American) Murder at the Fortnight Abducted from his home, handcuffed Minette WALTERS 195pp Pb 22.95 and blindfolded, Gideon is forced by his Fox Evil 415pp Pb 17.95 This is the first in Spears' forthcoming 13- violent captors to catch a dangerous and When elderly part series of darkly comic whodunit highly-strung stallion. This adroit piece Ailsa Lockyer-Fox is novels under the collective title of The has a more sophisticated level of found dead in her Pentangeli Papers. It introduces Stella characterisation than even Dick Francis garden, the finger of Pentangeli (lady showbiz detective) and himself ever attempted. (English) suspicion points at her sidekick Investigator Ng (the last Lyndon STACEY her wealthy, land- honest cop). When celebrities drop like Cut Throat 600pp Pb 18.95 owning husband, flies at the The Playwrights' Fortnight, Ross Wakelin, a talented American Colonel James Stella and Ng must battle media hysteria rider with a chequered past, has come to Lockyer-Fox. A and political backstabbing in their search England hoping for a fresh start. But soon coroner’s inquest for a killer who just keeps killing! This after he arrives at Oakley Manor, he learns gives a verdict of book is highly admired by AbFab star that Bellboy, a winner of the Hickstead ‘natural causes’ but the gossip Joanna Lumley. (Australian) Derby, was recently found in his stable surrounding him refuses to go away. Patricia SPRINKLE with a cutthroat. Unwittingly, Ross is Why? Because he is guilty, or because Who Let That Killer in the drawn into a deadly spiral of threatening resentful women in the isolated Dorset House? 260pp Pb 15.95 events and finds himself at the heart of a village rule the roost? Friendless and A thoroughly terrifying campaign. (English) alone, his reclusive behaviour begins to Southern mystery. A William TAPPLY alarm his London-based solicitor, Mark black cloud covers the Scar Tissue 288pp Pb 17.95 Ankerton, whose concern deepens when town of Hopemore, Brady Coyne is an attorney with a he discovers that James has become the Georgia, when a select clientele and a small practice. A call victim of a relentless campaign, which favourite high school from Jacob Gold, an old friend and client, accuses him of far worse than the death of chemistry teacher is on a cold February day, however, his wife. (English) found dead. But if this shatters the slow pace of Brady’s life. is murder, darkness Gold’s 15-year-old son Brian and his may be lurking in girlfriend Jenny were involved in a tragic places where even accident. Their car went off the road and sharp-eyed magistrate MacLaren into a river; Jenny was DOA and Brian is Yarbrough would never think to look... missing, his body probably swept away (American) by the river’s current. (American) CRIME CHRONICLE NOVEMBER 2003 www.abbeys.com.au 9 Francesca WEISMAN Carole Nelson DOUGLAS Nowhere’s Child 246pp Tp 35.00 Castle Rouge 471pp Pb 17.95 1980. A model is found brutally CRIME A novel of suspense murdered. Months of detective work lead AUDIO featuring Irene Adler nowhere. Then an unknown youth steps and Sherlock Holmes. forward and confesses to the killing. Paris, 1889. With the Meanwhile, in a deserted house far from Michael CONNELLY help of an unreliable the city, a young autistic boy called Kit is Lost Light prostitute named growing up with his mother. The pair is 5 x CDs 5 hours 40 minutes 49.95 Pink, and theatrical outcast from society, but Kit has no idea Read by David Soul. Abridged. manager Bram Stoker, why and searches for clues to help him J A JANCE who would later pen understand himself and his history. 2001. Exit Wounds 5 x CDs 6 hours 44.95 Dracula, Irene follows Now a young man, Kit comes to London Performed by Debra Monk. Abridged the clues that lead desperate for a resolution in his quest for version approved by the author. back to Bohemia, and identity. And in so doing reopens the on to new and bloodier atrocities. When murder investigation... (English) HISTORICAL pursuers and prey reunite at a remote castle in Transylvania, the Ripper is Robin WHITE Typhoon 388pp Tp 29.95 CRIME cornered and fully unveiled at last! A deadly game of cat and mouse is ”Douglas’s vivid descriptions of people, played in the bone chilling waters of the places and events weaves a splendidly Arctic Ocean between an American Michelle BLACK crafted tale of mystery and murder, submarine and a Russian Typhoon, the Solomon Spring 270pp Pb 17.95 horror and humour.” - Anne Perry. largest submersible ever built. The two Kansas, 1878. A (American) are locked in a struggle that pits natural wonder, Roberta GELLIS American technology against a wily sacred for centuries, is Lucretia Borgia and the Mother of Russian captain. Neither side can afford about to be profaned, Poisons 333pp Hb 59.95 to lose; yet only one ship can win. but not if Eden April 1502. Castel Vecchio Ferrara. #1 in a (American) Murdoch can prevent new series. Lucretia has fled Rome to a Stuart WOODS it. She and her young loveless marriage with Alfonso, to escape Dirty Work 360pp Pb 19.95 daughter have the rumours that she is utterly depraved, A Stone Barrington novel. Hired to returned to the incestuous, a lecher and a poisoner. To prove infidelity in an heiress’s marriage, mystical Solomon her delight everyone warmly welcomes Stone goes undercover. But the work Spring to seek solace her, except her husband. And then, after turns dirty, and catastrophic, when the after the death of only six weeks, Alfonso accuses her of errant husband is found dead and the Eden’s Cheyenne husband. But when the poisoning Bianca Tedaldo, his mistress. other woman disappears without a trace. owner of the Solomon Spring Company Immediately, she sees the nightmare of Now, Stone must clear his own good decides to bottle its mystical waters, Eden her life in Rome recurring. To deny the name and find a killer hiding among the decides she must stop this travesty. charge is useless. The only way for her to glitterati of New York’s high society. Inspired by Thoreau’s essays on civil retrieve her reputation is to discover who (American) disobedience, she enjoys some early committed the crime and expose the true Simon WHITECHAPEL success, but makes deadly enemies in the murderer. (American) The Slaughter King (1992) process. (American) Lauren HANEY 165pp Tp 24.95 Paul DOHERTY A Path of Shadows 300pp Pb 17.95 A sadistic serial killer is leaving a An Evil Spirit out of the West A mystery of Ancient seemingly random trail of butchered 436pp Tp 32.95 Egypt. The Gods corpses, both male and female, across A story of ambition, politics and assassination blessed Lieutenant Europe. He kills and mutilates with the set in Ancient Egypt. 1330 BC. #1 in a new Bak, head of the skill and anatomical precision of a trilogy. Known as the Veiled One, Medjay police, with a surgeon, the flair of a surrealist painter Akenhaten is a shadowy figure. When he rare brilliance, which and the insatiable ferocity of a beast. The is thrust into the political limelight upon is why he is the one to author has drawn inspiration for his story the death of his elder brother, the whom his from the Greek Myth of the Calydonian ambitious and ruthless Mahu watches the commander turns in a Boar; transposing an ancient tale of young prince carve his own path to time of need. The hunting, betrayal and fatal consequences power and becomes his protector and explorer Minnakht into the bleak urban landscape of the confidant through a turbulent reign. has vanished into the serial killer. (English) (English) vast and merciless Egyptian desert, or Sheila YORK Paul DOHERTY perhaps has strayed perilously close to Star Struck Dead The Plague Lord 341pp Pb 18.95 Queen Maatkare Hatshepsut's well- 341pp Pb 17.95 Bloody murder at the court of Kublai Khan. guarded turquoise mines, and before Bak A Lauren Atwell mystery #1. In 1946 China, 13th century. The legendary Kublai sails north on a new assignment he is to Hollywood, the stars were always Khan rules over Cathay and the Middle seek out the missing man. A shining, the streets were paved with Kingdom. Of his many ministers, his straightforward search becomes a twisted possibilities, and the most dangerous favourite is Marco Polo. When the leaders knot of treachery and blood, one that thing a man could do was to uncover the of a demonic sect disappear from the threatens to strangle the life from Bak and grime behind the glitz and glamour.... But desert to which they were banished and his men and leave them buried for all a woman might just get away with it! threaten to wreak havoc, Kublai Khan eternity beneath the blistering sands. (American) turns to Marco for help. (English) (American) ABBEY’S BOOKSHOP 131 YORK STREET, SYDNEY 2000 PH 9264 3111 FAX 9264 8993 10 Karen HARPER Paula PAUL The Thorne Maze 308pp Pb 17.95 Half a Mind to Murder 201pp Pb 15.95 An Elizabeth I mystery A Dr Alexandra CRIME #5. 1564, London. The Gladstone mystery. F NON-FICTION queen calls upon her Victorian times. When small, select band of an epidemic befalls Matt BIRKBECK advisors to help her the country town of A Deadly Secret 291pp Pb 17.95 ferret out the identity Newton-on-Sea, Dr The strange of the maze Gladstone finds what disappearance of Kathie murderer. When the seems to be a cure. But Durst. In 2001, Robert court must flee the there is no cure for Durst, heir to a two- encroaching Black murder... This is a billion-dollar fortune, Death, even the royal lively mixture of was arrested for haven of Hatfield ruling class murder, shoplifting. He was House with its charming knot garden Victorian morals and love. (American) also on the run from a holds terror. Undaunted, the queen and Anne PERRY (editor) murder indictment her chief advisor, William Cecil, set a trap Much Ado About Murder and suspected in the in the flooded thorn maze at Cecil's 351pp Pb 17.95 disappearance of his nearby estate. But even if they snare the This anthology contains all-new, wife, Kathie. What ghostly murderer before he or she strikes Shakespeare-inspired mystery stories by transpired (between Kathie’s again, will they unmask not only the Jeffrey Deaver, Carole Nelson Douglas, disappearance and the routine arrest) was villain but also the person they love best Margaret Frazer, Edward Hoch, Simon a 19-year, cross-country mystery of in the entire realm? (American) Brett, Edward Marston, PC Doherty and multiple identities, which raised some John LESCROART others. (International) baffling questions about one of America’s Son of Holmes 243pp Tp 34.00 most prominent men. (American) Ted RICCARDI France, 1940s. Lescroart takes us to a small The Oriental Casebook of Sherlock John CLARKE & Andy SHEA French town in the dark days of WWI, Holmes 303pp Hb 55.00 Touched by the Devil 177pp Tp 26.95 where the rumour is that Auguste Lupa is Nine adventures from Inside the mind of the Australian psychopath. the son of the greatest detective of all the lost years. Asia, Extensive research and case studies bring time. And his mysterious legacy may 1891-1894. The to light the ever-present threat to come to light as he attempts to solve the a d v e n t u r e s ordinary people by psychopathic baffling murder of an intelligence agent. recounted in here personalities, especially white collar (American) range from Lhasa to psychopaths – the con men, tricksters, Andrew MARTIN Katmandu, from thieves and power hungry individuals The Necropolis Railway the East Indies to who make working life a living hell, 231pp Pb 22.95 the deserts of turning corporate offices into their killing A novel of murder, mystery and steam. Rajasthan. In Tibet grounds. This book shows how to London, 1903. A chance encounter leads and throughout the identify the devils and avoid becoming a young Jim Stringer, a railway porter, to Orient, Holmes is victim. (Australian) move from Yorkshire to Waterloo, and a caught up in the diplomatic machinations Martin FIDO better job. Jim finds that his duties are of British imperialism. He confronts the A History of British Serial Killing mysteriously confined to the strangest tsarist agent Dorjiloff, the great art thief 224pp Tp 30.00 corner of the South Western’s business: a Anton Furer and the mysterious Captain How Britain’s most railway line that runs to an enormous Fantôme. And here, written in Holmes’s famous serial killers cemetery. Still more perplexingly, the own words, is the account of “The Giant were identified, caught men he works alongside have formed an Rat of Sumatra,” for which, he so and convicted. This instant loathing for him. And his famously thought, the world was begins in the East predecessor has disappeared under unprepared. (American) End of London in suspicious circumstances. (English) Rosemary ROWE 1888, with the Larry MILLETT The Legatus Mystery 270pp Pb 20.95 Whitechapel The Disappearance of Sherlock A Libertus mystery of Roman Britain #5. AD Murders by Jack the Holmes 436pp Pb 17.95 187, Glevum. The murdered body of a Ripper, and goes on A Penguin mystery featuring Shadwell visiting ambassador from Rome is to record five other Rafferty. 1900, New York. An evil discovered in the temple of the Imperial cases of British adversary has risen from the dead. A Cult and once again Libertus is called multiple killers, bringing us up to the letter, written in a secret cipher, tells upon to investigate. Events take a bizarre present day. In addition, linking sections Holmes that Abe Slaney has performed and chilling turn when the body cover other serial killers to build up a another dastardly deed by kidnapping disappears, and then unearthly wails are complete history of these horrific crimes. the beautiful widow of a man he heard coming from the temple and (English) murdered years earlier. Soon, Holmes mysterious bloodstains start to appear Anna GEKOWSKI discovers that someone is attempting to from nowhere. But Libertus is sure there Murder by Numbers 388pp Pb 25.00 frame him for the crime. Non-stop is a more human explanation for the British serial sex killers since 1950: their suspense, vivid historical atmosphere, murder but he uncovers more unsettling childhoods, their lives, their crimes. Included and seamless storytelling make this a events before the truth is finally revealed. here are John Christie, Ian Brady, Myra thrilling addition to this popular series. (English) Hindley, Peter Sutcliffe, Dennis Nilsen, (American) Robert Black, Colin Ireland, Fred and Rosemary West. This study is the first to compare and contrast the backgrounds of these individuals. (English) CRIME CHRONICLE NOVEMBER 2003 www.abbeys.com.au 11 Laurie GUNST Nigel LATTA Carlton SMITH Born Fi’ Dead 260pp Pb 19.95 Into the Darklands 228pp Tp 27.95 Love Daddy 278pp Pb 17.95 A journey through the yardie posse Unveiling the predators among us. Would The true story of accused conman and underworld. Among the ethnic gangs that you recognise a sex offender standing in a family killer, Christian Longo. He was a rule America’s inner cities, none has had supermarket queue? In this reputed master of manipulation, accused the impact of the Jamaican posses. groundbreaking book, forensic in the slaughter of his family. (American) Spawned in the ghettos of Kingston as psychologist Latta takes us inside the Candace SUTTON mercenary street fighters for the island’s minds of some of the most chilling The Needle in the Heart Murder politicians, the posses began migrating to characters to walk the streets. This is as 260pp Tp 29.95 the USA in the early 1980s, just in time to close to inside information as it gets… The mysterious death of Dr Yeates. Forensic catch and ride the crack wave as it (New Zealand) scientists believed only a doctor could engulfed the country. Gunst’s Suzanne LEBSOCK have murdered Yeates, who died from a provocative expose of the Jamaican A Murder in Virginia 441pp Hb 50.95 puncture wound to the heart and an politicians’ role in creating this problem is Southern justice on trial. 1895, Virginia. A overdose of adrenalin. The overwhelming also a moving and compelling tale of white woman lies in her farmyard, suspicion fell on Dr Eric Hedberg, who suffering and exploitation. (American) murdered with an axe. Suspicion soon was infatuated with Diana, the murder Peter HITCHENS falls on a young black sawmill hand, who victim’s wife. The inquest was sensational A Brief History of Crime tries to flee the county. Captured, he but no one was charged. Eric and Diana 315pp Hb 45.00 implicates three women, accusing them were married in 1964, only four years The decline of order, of plotting the murder and wielding the after both their spouses died in suspicious justice and liberty in axe. In vivid courtroom scenes, Bancroft circumstances. (Australian) England. Crime is Prize-winning historian Lebsock recounts Simon WORRALL a political football their dramatic trials, bringing us close to The Poet and the Murderer - both left and women we would never otherwise know: 319pp Pb 21.95 right are terrified a devout (and pregnant) mother of nine; A true story of verse, violence and the art of of seeming “soft” another hard-working mother (also of forgery. Mark Hofmann is no ordinary on the issue, but nine); and her plucky, quick-tempered murderer. Until he was incarcerated, he for all their efforts, daughter. All claim to be innocent. With was the world’s greatest literary forger, a or apparent the danger of lynching high, can they get man who combined meticulous historical efforts, crime rates justice? (American) research with craftsmanship and forensic continue to soar. Clifford LINEDECKER science. In 1997, one of his most Clearly something needs to be done. But The Man who Killed Boys accomplished forgeries, a poem by the what? Hitchens argues that it is time to 250pp Pb 17.95 much-loved 19th-century poet Emily re-examine the criminal justice system, The John Wayne Gacy, Jr story. A Dickinson, turned up at a Sotheby’s and from root to branch, to restore public faith successful businessman, community was sold for $21,000 to the library in in society’s ability to defend itself. benefactor, good friend and neighbour, Dickinson’s home town of Amherst. As Whatever you think of his suggestions, JWC was also a perverted mass murderer. Worrall untangles the truth from the lies, you can be sure they will excite This Jekyll and Hyde personality-type led he grapples with the history of literary controversy. (English) an outwardly normal life, but secretly forgery, the science of forensic testing and Robert JACKSON brutalised dozens of young men in his the glamour of the auction houses. True Crimes 80pp Lp 14.95 secret lair. (American) (English) Chilling accounts of evil in our time. An Dary MATERA examination of the facts behind some of FBI's Ten Most Wanted the most sensational crimes of the 321pp Pb 17.95 century, drawing on police files and other From James Earl Ray to Osama Bin authentic documentation to provide a Laden, here are the chilling stories behind complete picture. (English) the FBI's historic list of notorious Gary KING criminals. It gives the history, the hunts, Angels of Death 242pp Pb 17.95 and the captures and lists those who are A true story of murder and innocence lost. still at large. (American) CHRISTMAS This is the story behind the 26 November Corey MITCHELL TRADING HOURS 2001 slaying of Terry King by his sons, Dead and Buried 383pp Pb 17.95 Derek (13) and Alex (12). (American) A shocking account of rape, torture, and Kate KRAY murder on the California Coast. 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