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Dangerous Deception

Sandy Curtis
9780987160492
2014-11-01
A$3.99
Clan Destine Press

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Some secrets are worth dying to protect...
Professor John Raymond lies paralysed and unable to speak.
His colleague, brilliant young medical researcher Breeanna Montgomery, is attacked by a shotgun-wielding stranger. Before the night is over, the man is killed, and Breeanna is fleeing from someone even more ruthless... and deadly.
Have those secrets already cost a life?
Rogan McKay's search for his missing brother forces him into a dangerous act of deception as the trail leads him to Breanna. When he confronts her, a shocking chain of events reveals her family's dark secrets.
One man's dream is another's nightmare...
Nothing Rogan discovers about this woman will be as astounding as the truth behind the experiment Professor Raymond was trying to hide...
In Dangerous Deception, survival depends on accepting who you are meant to be.


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Dark Cheer: Cryptids Emerging - Volume Blue

Atlin Merrick
9780645289909
2021-12-13
A$9.99
Improbable Press

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Tales for those who never outgrew goosebumps
Here are stories for lovers of chupacabras and hulders, griffins and gargoyles.
Here be darkly cheery tales of ancient creatures beneath still waters, in the attic, or the shadows right by the bed.
Herein an autistic hiker meets a cryptid who wants her camera; a Japanese tanuki seeks his fox daughter; and two women fall in love, never mind one's a swamp monster.
Here be stories of changelings, nix, and demons adopted, of hungry kraken and cryptids we'd see if only, if only we looked into treetops, behind doors, or in our own back gardens.
Here there be monsters.
Thank all the gods.


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Dark Clouds on the Mountain

John Tully
9781877006197
2011-03-01
A$9.99
Hybrid Publishers

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Set in wintry Tasmania in the early 1990s, with flashbacks to post-war Hobart and Europe during World War II, this story deals with dark secrets, crime and Nazi plots, interwoven with familiar domestic tensions of family life and marriage. Tully creates a fictional world strongly embedded in authentic details of real locations and well-conceived characters.
The earthy, passionate main protagonist, Jack Martin, is richly drawn: 'A typical copper - detective anyway - stressed out most of the time, running on adrenaline, nicotine and coffee. Booze too, but not as much as some of his mates. Running to flab from a diet of meat pipes and sauce, chips and the deep-fried dog's turds they called chicken rolls, gobbled down on the run between cases, ingesting cumulatively lethal doses of salt, sugar and saturated fats.'
In this elaborate web of intrigue the ground shifts, the past intrudes and time and place are vividly realised.
Brooding violence, tangled mysteries... a gripping read.


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Deadly Tide

Sandy Curtis
9780987160485
2014-11-01
A$3.99
Clan Destine Press

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Her father is accused of murder...
Samantha Bretton takes over as skipper of her father's fishing trawler, the Sea Mistress, determined to clear his name.
His job is to find out the truth...
Brisbane cop Chayse Jarrett, guilt-ridden by the death of a young woman on his last assignment, goes undercover on the vessel, and soon realises that Samantha is hiding something.
Secrets that could implicate her father in more than murder.
Secrets that Chayse becomes reluctant to uncover.
Are friends really what they seem...
The case takes a sinister turn and Samantha is forced to relive the horrors of her past.
In a night as deadly and unpredictable as the ocean that threatens his life, Chayse finds new allies, but now faces danger from old and bitter foes.
Before that night has ended, even enemies will discover that things are not always as they seem...
In Deadly Tide, the truth proves to be a destructive force...


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Death of a Lake

Arthur W. Upfield
9781922384560
2020-06-01
A$7.99
ETT Imprint

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Eight hundred kilometres from the sea, Lake Otway is dying. Heat, drought, and thirst-crazed animals take their toll. When Ray Gillen, lucky lottery winner, went for a swim one night and never came back, some thought it was an accident, or was it murder? As the water level drops, five men and two women wait beside the shrinking lake - for the body, the money, or neither. And watching it all, Bony…
 
Death of a Lake is as intense and unremitting story as Upfield ever wrote. It should be, for it is very close to Upfield's personality ... being the real Albermarle Station where Upfield was first hired as a cook in the 1920s and where he began his writing career ... In a hut at Wheeler's Well Upfield was inspired to write his Bony after a visit by Upfield's friend tracker Leon Wood. - from The Spirit of Australia by Ray Browne.
 
Bony - a unique figure among top-flight detectives - BBC


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Death of a Swagman

Arthur W. Upfield
9781922384539
2020-06-01
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A cypher that looked like a child's game of noughts-and-crosses; a strip of hessian bag; the rhythmic clanging sound of the turning windmill suddenly breaking the silence of the night; the minister who seemed out of place as a churchman: these were some of the more puzzling aspects of the case of the murdered swagman noticed by the keen eyes of Robert Burns, alias Detective-Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte, alias "Bony".
 
Our distinctive student of violence arrives incognito at Merino, in western New South Wales, and, as a first move, provokes the local sergeant to lock him up. The method in Bony's madness is that while serving a semi-detention sentence and being made to paint the police station, he wears the best of all disguises... Here again is a first-rate Upfield mystery, made warm by humour, by the background characters and his portrayal of the natural background scene. - The Age
 
Upfield at his best. - Adelaide News


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Die Junggesellen von Broken Hill

Arthur W. Upfield
9781922384881
2020-12-01
A$7.99
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Erst Samuel Goldspink, dann Alfred Parsons, zuletzt Hans Gromberg: drei ältere Junggesellen, die in der Stadt Broken Hill durch Zyankali vergiftet wurden...
Kriminalinspektor Napoleon Bonaparte, der berühmte »Bony«, hat es diesmal besonders schwer, denn zur Mordzeit trieben sich mehrere verdächtige Personen in der Goldgräberstadt in Neusüdwales herum.…


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Dig Two Graves

Carolyn Morwood
9781925281491
2017-05-15
A$4.99
Hybrid Publishers

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Six international artists are invited to a residency in southern Spain. What could possibly go wrong?
Writer's block and paintings of oranges. Love, lust, revenge. A sculptor left for dead on the side of a mountain.
Part love story, part thriller and wholly page-turning, Dig Two Graves shows us once again that 'Morwood is a classy act.' - The Australian
For readers who like their crime/thrillers gore-free and more refined.
In the vein of Jospehine Tey.


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Disturbing the Dust

Pauline James
9780994275455
2015-05-01
A$9.99
Woodslane Press

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Jenny Tomlinson has complex feelings about her unusual childhood in England. She is teaching at a school in Australia, when memories of traumatic events, also concerning a dear friend Terry, surface, become intrusive and begin to threaten her emotional well-being. She knows she needs to examine them further and, on returning home, her subsequent quest to prove Terry innocent has unexpected repercussions.
This authentic and moving novel explores the psychological fallout from false accusations - on both the victims and the accusers - and the power of perseverance, forgiveness and love.


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Doctor Wooreddy's Prescription for Enduring the End of the World

Mudrooroo
9781925706420
2019-08-01
A$9.99
ETT Imprint

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The young Wooreddy recognised the omen immediately, accidentally stepping on it while bounding along the beach: something slimy, something eerily cold and not from the earth. Since it had come from the sea, it was an evil omen.
Soon after, many people died mysteriously, others disappeared without a trace, and once-friendly families became bitter enemies. The islanders muttered, 'It's the times', but Wooreddy alone knew more: the world was coming to an end.
 
In Mudrooroo's unforgettable novel, considered by many to be his masterpiece, the author evokes with fullest irony the bewilderment and frailty of the last native Tasmanians, as they come face to face with the clumsy but inexorable power of their white destroyers.
 
A novel of real power and stature. - Adelaide Advertiser
 
In Dr Wooreddy, Mudrooroo has taken his previous themes of (Aboriginal) heritage and identity and melded them into one perception. This is an amazing book. - Newcastle Herald
 
Powerfully imaginative, unflinchingly honest, rich in imagery and alive with comic ironies. - Australian Book Review
 
Outstanding. - Boston Herald


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Doppelganger

David Finchley
9781925282511
2017-07-01
A$9.99
Hybrid Publishers

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Australian Arnold Rosen is celebrating his 70th birthday with his family aboard a cruise ship in the Mediterranean.
By coincidence, on the same cruise ship, the American Gus Smith and his family are also celebrating his 70th.
The two men meet. They are identical in appearance but clearly not related. Arnold is the son of Jewish Holocaust survivors, while Gus' parents were German - indeed, his father was a rabid anti-Semite.
It seems they are doppelgangers, or 'doubles'. However, it may be more complicated than that. Not only were the two men born on the same day, it turns out that they were both born in the same small town, in post-war Germany.
The two men's backgrounds are so different that despite their similarities, there is surely no possibility that they could be related...
What will they uncover when they travel to Waiblingen, the small town in Germany where they were both born, to seek the truth?


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Dragon's Gate

Vivian Bi
9781925736335
2020-02-01
A$9.99
Hybrid Publishers

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"Dragon's Gate is a superb book, a fascinating story written from the heart and woven into a complex cultural and historical tapestry - a modern classic in the making." - Robert Macklin, author of Dragon and Kangaroo
 
Shi Ding is seventeen. In an attempt to impress a girl, he joins a local Red Guard unit and succeeds in having a nine-year-old boy arrested and a widowed professor of foreign literature driven to a shameful suicide. But when his father's death is also revealed as suicide, Shi Ding is expelled from the gang. He suspects there was more to the relationship between his father and the professor than friendship and he moves into her empty house. There he discovers a library of translations of forbidden Western classics. Himself a born storyteller, he is transfixed by the stories in these books by the likes of Dostoevsky, Stendhal, Hugo, Dickens, and Dumas …
 
Set in China in the mid-60s, Dragon's Gate is about the power of storytelling. Within its overarching narrative, there are stories of little-known worlds: river logging in remote mountains, armed fighting between Red Guard factions, fortune telling on long train journeys, community life in the courtyards of Beijing hutong.
 
Memorable characters abound in this rich and varied tale - characters like Sun Lanfen, the nosy, tough but decent residential compound leader; the blind singer who was struck dumb when he had to sing songs set to Chairman Mao's quotations; and the Buffalo Boy who was reputed to have fathered a hundred children in a Tibetan village.
 
"The unique interweaving of fascinating tales set in exotic places with familiar and much loved western classics makes this book a page turner from beginning to end." - Jane Sydenham-Kwiet, German teacher and translator


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Drowning in the Shallows

Dan Kaufman
9781925556803
2020-02-01
A$9.99
Melbourne Books

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David’s girlfriend dumped him, he writes about bars for a shrinking newspaper, and he’s desperately searching for meaning amongst Sydney’s shallow social and dating scene.
 
Then he meets a young woman at a party who just might be the answer to his life’s meaninglessness. However, she’s only 19 – and one of his journalism student’s friends.
 
Drowning in the Shallows is about a man who tries to curb his sleazier tendencies in the #metoo era, about a cat’s ruthless attempt to dominate its owner, and about how – in a society obsessed with networking – we’re more estranged than ever.


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Drums of Mer

Ion Idriess
9781925706314
2018-03-01
A$6.99
ETT Imprint

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To one who for a good many years has lived among the tropic isles of Torres Strait, and whose constant regret has been that their romantic attractiveness is so little known even to Australians, the Drums of Mer comes with very strong appeal. There are some who may think that Mr Idriess is giving us simply an imaginative picture, but the author has travelled the Strait with the discerning eye and contemplative soul of the artist who is satisfied only with first-hand colour, and who, while blending history and romance with subtle skill, at the same time keeps within the region of fact. The records and documents placed at his disposal by those who have patiently collected them in the interests of history, of ethnological and scientific research, and (if one may be allowed to say so) even of missionary theological science also, provide the rich store upon which he has drawn for the thrilling story he has woven round the people of Mer and the other islands of Torres Strait. We have been waiting for someone to catch the charm and appealing mysteriousness of these islands, and to visualize the days, not so very long past, when the great outrigger canoes, with their companies of feather-bedecked headhunters, traversed the opalescent waters a couple of hundred miles down the Barrier, to return perhaps with cowering white captives or grim human trophies for the ceremonies of the 'Au-gud-Au-Ai,' the 'Feast of the Great God.' And if it seems that the starkness of tragedy throws a cloud here and there over the dramatic episodes which the author has so well narrated, possibly it is a good thing for present-day tourist-travellers (and others too!), to realize that a trip along the Barrier and through the Strait on the way to China was not always so free from danger.
(from Foreword by Wm. H. MacFarlane), Mission Priest, Torres Strait; Administrator of the Diocese of Carpentaria. 31 July 1933.)


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Dyandi

Timothy Doyle
9781922129383
2014-02-24
A$9.99
Melbourne Books

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Dr Thomas McMahon, a self-assured and ambitious Australian environmentalist, journeys into the Philippines, intending to 'save' the tribal peoples of Mindanao and their mountain environment from the exploitation of Horizon Mining Corporation (HMC). Instead, the country changes him in ways that he never thought possible.
Tom is in his mid-thirties, married, with a successful academic career and important international environmental connections. He heads The Melbourne Environment Centre, which locks horns with the Company. This battle spills over into the Philippines, where HMC is launching a new mining operation after uncovering the largest copper deposit in Asia.
As a political pragmatist who campaigns on climate change and sustainable development, Tom becomes enmeshed in a network of green militant insurgents who see him and his campaign as part of the problem. Tom discovers that people are the primary threatened species - not birds, pandas or whales.

 

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