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Australian Crime Fiction New Releases 2021

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Keep track of the latest mystery and crime novel releases from your favourite best-selling authors and discover new and emerging authors.  Listed below are the new Australian crime fiction novels that were released in 2021. Wherever possible the exact release date is included with the publisher details. We have also included the synopsis that was […]

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Shelter by Catherine Jinks

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Title: ShelterAuthor: Catherine JinksPages: 336Published Date: 5 January 2021Publisher: Text PublishingSeries Details: Stand AloneBuy A HardcopyBuy eBookPublisher’s SynopsisMeg lives alone: a little place in the bush outside town. A perfect place to hide. That’s one of the reasons she offers to shelter Nerine, who’s escaping a violent ex. The other is that Meg knows what […]

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Hangman by Jack Heath

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Title: HangmanAuthor: Jack HeathPages: 379Published Date: 12 June 2018Publisher: Hanover SquareSeries Details: 1st book in the Timothy Blake seriesBuy A HardcopyBuy eBookPublisher’s SynopsisA 14-year-old boy vanishes on his way home from school. His frantic mother receives a disturbing ransom call. It’s only hours before the deadline, and the police have no leads.Enter Timothy Blake, codename […]

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The Disappearances of Madalena Grimaldi by Marele Day

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Title: The Disappearances of Madalena GrimaldiAuthor: Marele DayPages: 219Published Date: 1994Publisher: Allen & UnwinSeries Details: 4th book in the Claudia Valentine seriesBuy A HardcopyBuy eBookPublisher’s SynopsisClaudia Valentines PI returns – gutsy and glamorous as ever…It is the start of a long, hot summer and Madalena Grimaldi has disappeared. Claudia is hired to find the missing […]

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The Last Tango of Dolores Delgado by Marele Day

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Title: The Last Tango of Dolores DelgadoAuthor: Marele DayPages: 218Published Date: 1992Publisher: Allen & UnwinSeries Details: 3rd book in the Claudia Valentine seriesBuy A HardcopyBuy eBookPublisher’s SynopsisClaudia Valentine is back! Claudia Valentine, Australia’s spunkiest female private eye returns – in her most exhilarating adventure.Being a minder for Dolores Delgado was no trouble at all for […]

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The Case of the Chinese Boxes by Marele Day

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Title: The Case of the Chinese BoxesAuthor: Marele DayPages: 187Published Date: 1990Publisher: Allen & UnwinSeries Details: 2nd book in the Claudia Valentine seriesBuy A HardcopyBuy eBookPublisher’s SynopsisThe New Year started with a bang in Sydney’s Chinatown – and it wasn’t just the fireworks. While the rest of the country were celebrating, the biggest bank job in […]

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The Life and Crimes of Harry Lavender by Marele Day

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Title: The Life and Crimes of Harry LavenderAuthor: Marele DayPages: 169Published Date: 1988Publisher: Allen & UnwinSeries Details: 1st book in the Claudia Valentine seriesBuy A HardcopyBuy eBookPublisher’s SynopsisMark Bannister, writing ‘the bestseller of the century’ is found dead at his computer – the victim of a murder so perfect that Claudia Valentine smells a rat… […]

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Innocent Murder by Steve J. Spears

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Title: Innocent MurderAuthor: Steve J. SpearsPages: 210Published Date: 2005Publisher: Wakefield PressSeries Details: 3rd book in the Pentangeli PapersPublisher’s SynopsisIn Innocent Murder, Investigator Ng and Stella Pentangeli work different sides of the crime fence. Ng’s case is one of triads, drugs sex slavery and murder. By comparison, Stella’s case is an embarrassingly trifling showbiz affair – […]

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Murder By Manuscript by Steve J. Spears

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Title: Murder By ManuscriptAuthor: Steve J. SpearsPages: 197Published Date: 2004Publisher: Wakefield PressSeries Details: 2nd book in the Pentangeli PapersPublisher’s SynopsisAll internationally renowned ‘lady showbiz detective’ Stella Pentangeli wants is to solve a simple literary riddle: did William Shakespeare belong to a blood-thirsty seventeenth-century cult which resurrected dead people? All enigmatic and brilliant Investigator Ng wants […]

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Murder At the Fortnight by Steve J. Spears

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Title: Murder At the FortnightAuthor: Steve J. SpearsPages: 220Published Date: 2003Publisher: Wakefield PressSeries Details: 1st book in the Pentangeli PapersPublisher’s SynopsisThis darkly hilarious tale of murder and mayhem set squarely under the bright lights of the show business world introduces Stella Pentangeli, “Lady Showbiz Detective,” and Inspector Ng, a taciturn Chinese cop. The story explores […]