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After the Fire, A Still Small Voice
by Evie Wyld Details
Set in the haunting landscape of eastern Australia, this is a stunningly accomplished debut novel about the inescapable past: the ineffable ties of family, the wars fought by fathers and sons, and what goes unsaid.
Blood Moon
by Garry Disher Details
Challis and his team investigate the brutal beating of the chaplain of a prestigious school and the murder of the woman in charge of punishing local land use violations. But will Hal Challis and Ellen Destry's new romantic relationship interfere with their work?
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Hal Challis
Carpentaria
by Alexis Wright Details
In the sparsely populated northern Queensland town of Desperance, loyalties run deep and battle lines have been drawn between the powerful Phantom family, leaders of the Westend Pricklebush people, and Joseph Midnight's renegade Eastend mob, and their disputes with the white officials of neighboring towns. Steeped in myth and magical realism, Wright's hypnotic storytelling exposes the heartbreaking realities of Aboriginal life.
Eternal Journey
by Alex Archer Details
Annja is disappointed after shooting a TV show at a dig in Australia. The artifacts being uncovered are considered fringe by experts, who doubt their authenticity. But Annja's boredom is quickly replaced with fear after a murder occurs.
Murder on a Midsummer Night
by Kerry Greenwood Details
The Hon. Phryne Fisher, languid and slightly bored at the start of 1929, is engaged to find out if the antique-shop son of a Pre-Raphaelite model has died by homicide or suicide. At the same time she is asked to discover the fate of the lost illegitimate child of a rich old lady, to the evident dislike of the remaining relatives.
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Phryne Fisher
Theft: A Love Story
by Peter Carey Details
From Peter Carey comes this novel about obsession, deception, and redemption, at once an engrossing psychological suspense story and a work of funny literary fiction.
Updated 10/11/2011
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