WITHOUT A DOUBT Fleur McDonald

Detective Dave Burrows finds himself on the wrong side of the law as he searches for the link between a murdered man and cattle duffing in this suspenseful rural crime novel. Burrows had never even heard of Nundrew in Queensland before and he’d certainly never guessed that this was where he’d be risking his life. […]

PAINTING IN THE SHADOWS Katherine Kovacic

Art dealer Alex Clayton and conservator John Porter are thrilled to be previewing the Melbourne International Museum of Art’s (MIMA) newest exhibition, until they witness a museum worker collapse and badly damage a reportedly cursed painting. Belief in the curse is strengthened when senior conservator Meredith Buchanan dies less than twenty-four hours later while repairing […]

THE GULF COUNTRY Richard J Martin

With its great rivers, grassy plains and mangrove-fringed coastline, Queensland’s remote gulf country has long been home to Aboriginal people, and since 1865, also to Europeans and to settlers with Chinese, Japanese and Afghan ancestry. The Gulf Country tells its story of exploration and colonization, the growth of pastoral and mining empires, and the impact […]

ESTHER Jessica North

The extraordinary true story of the First Fleet convict girl who became First Lady of the colon. 16yo Esther Abrahams only just escaped the hangman in London, and on arrival in Sydney Cove she took up with dashing First Lieutenant George Johnston. When Governor Bligh was deposed by the Rum Corps, the by-then Lt. Colonel […]

FORCE OF NATURE Jane Harper

Five women reluctantly pick up their backpacks and start walking along the muddy track. Only four come out the other side. The hike through the rugged Giralang Ranges is meant to take the office colleagues out of their air-conditioned comfort zone and instil resilience and team building. At least that is what the corporate retreat […]

THE OTHER WIFE Michael Robotham

A secret wife. A secret life. A killer who knows. William and Mary have been married sixty years. William is a celebrated surgeon, Mary a devoted wife. Both are strong believers in right and wrong. William and Olivia have been together twenty years. Clinical psychologist Joe O’Loughlin knows only one of these stories to be […]