When organised crime detective Francesca Salucci starts investigating the death of a biker, she comes across shady drug deals and internal power struggles within Australia's various crime gangs. The trail she uncovers leads her from Sydney to Rome, all the way to a small town in the Italian riviera. There, reunited with a past lover, Francesca has no choice but to confront her past and her own origins.<br> <br />In her search for the connections between the Sicilian mafia, Chinese Triads and Australian bike gangs, she will find herself caught between her personal history and her desire for justice.<br /> <br />With her life in danger, Francesca will find refuge in the outback where she will work to come to terms with her biggest battle yet, her past.<br /> <br />An action-packed thriller that tells a story of love, greed, betrayal and moral conflict.
Where will Antonia's search for truth lead and who will suffer?<br /> <br />When film and TV graduate, Antonia Carlyle sets out to make a documentary about eighties band, 'The Tough Romantics', she uncovers new facts surrounding the death of singer song-writer, Genevieve. This leads her to suspect that the man arrested for her murder was not the killer.<br /> <br />One of the three surviving band members believes it is time to settle old ghosts but the other two have gone on to forge solo careers and don't want Antonia to rake up the past. One of them knows who the killer is, the other needs to hide their guilt.<br /> <br />A growing psychic link with the dead girl and the conviction that justice must be done, drives Antonia to face her own demons, uncover the past and confront the present.
A Tale of Love and Revenge<br />Set Against History's Bloody Backdrop…<br /> <br />In the year 1060, young Brand Holgarsson's family are wiped out in a Viking raid arranged by Brand's treacherous uncle Malgard. Malgard is named thegn of the town of Stybbor in East Anglia while Brand is made outlaw and hunted through the woods by Malgard's men, determined to extinguish the last possible claim to Malgard's thegnship.<br /> <br />Aided by a strange young woman, Valla, who claims to be 242 years old, Brand escapes and is befriended by Harold Godwinson, Earl of Wessex and the choice of the Saxon nobles to be king after the childless Edward (the Confessor). Brand nurses his dream of vengeance over Malgard while sharing Harold's perils and waiting for Valla who will only return from The Place of Dreams if Brand has remained true to his promise to lie with no other woman.<br /> <br />All stories come together at the Battle of Hastings, where Harold's great banner, The Fighting Man, flew above the field at Senlac Ridge in opposition to the papal cross carried by William the Bastard.<br /> <br /><i>"Not since reading Sharpe have I felt such a sense of being in the story. Outstanding."</i> – Stuart Quin, Full Circle Films<br /> <br /><i>"I read it on the train, walking down the street, well after my usual bed time and when I was supposed to be working. Even though I knew exactly where the story was headed, I was compelled to know what happened next."</i> – Jane B Rawson, From The Wreck
Blarney and Alex Pike, husband and wife network marketers for American-based Argo, become embroiled in a menacing predicament when their American friend and fellow networker Jack Sussoms is murdered in the Czech Republic. The situation quickly escalates into a melting pot of murder, graft, corruption and terrorism, the scale of which Blarney and Alex have only just begun to uncover… Can Blarney and his skilful friends save the day?<br /> <br />The first novel in a series of four gripping crime thrillers that feature heroic crime buster and family man, Blarney Pike, and his talented companions in the remote but extraordinary town of Stanley, Tasmania.
The charismatic Barry Kant hosts a TV reality show in which contestants who have suffered horrific events in their lives share their stories. A ravenous and voyeuristic audience votes for the one who's suffered the worst life experience, the winner receiving the grand prize of $100,000.<br /> <br />Increasingly jaded and still grieving the loss of his beloved wife, Kant meets a new woman whom he believes he can allow himself to love. But after only a few days she unfolds a shocking revelation which changes the course of his life.
How does a young woman of wealthy parents and high birth become the owner of one of the most famous bordellos in London?<br /> <br />We follow the life of Jade Green; the infamous Madam of The Garden of Eros, from her birth in Shanghai to her imprisonment after one of her girls is murdered by a jealous husband. Upon her release, she takes up residence in the quiet English town of Walton Village and seeks anonymity.<br /> <br />However, fate decrees that she must revisit her past in order to ensure justice for her friend Toby Brown, whose own life is clouded by an ill-fated agreement between cousins made in the desperate days of World War I.
For generations the Soh family have done whatever they felt necessary to expand their manufacturing business in Hong Kong. Harry Soh is the latest in a long line of obsessed businessmen with no respect for the law.<br /> <br />When the murder of a pair of fishermen in Jersey, and an inferno in his factory in China fails to stop Soh's relentless efforts to expand, he finally comes to the attention of the British authorities.<br /> <br />Unfortunately, the Soh family has become so entrenched in Hong Kong society that it is beyond a foreign government's power to have Harry Soh arrested for his crimes.<br /> <br />In a desperate effort to have him brought down, the problem passed to the inheritors of Jade Green's fortune. In accepting this challenge The Fund must prove to the world that they are now the force for good that Jade Green envisioned.<br /> <br />Will they be up to the challenge?
Team spirit is the vital element that can turn a well-trained crew into champions. The crews of the Henswytch Rowing Club know all about team spirit and how powerful it can be, but how far should they go? What lengths are they willing to go to for their fellow crewmen?<br /> <br />Former commando Tom Briggs is introduced to the fanatical spirit of the club and must decide whether to submit or rebel, while property developer Jim Sutton, with his 'green' ideas, sets himself on a crash course with the power of the Old Codgers.<br /> <br />Who will survive the clash?<br /> <br />A stand-alone novel from the author of the Jade Green series – 'Watching', 'Legacy' and 'The Fund'. The Jade Green series will continue in 'The Song of Mawu'.
When Dan Travers is faced with the prospect of losing his job in humiliating circumstances, and possibly going to jail, he makes a desperate choice. A choice that will affect not only his future but will have dire repercussions for all those around him.<br /> <br />How did this dedicated surfer and family man find himself in such a dilemma? Why would he contemplate such a wild scheme?<br /> <br />Bombings and murders in Bali combine with drug wars on the streets of Sydney to draw Dan ever deeper into the hell he created with a few simple words.<br /> <br />Once the choice has been made how can Dan return to a normal life, and who will be made to pay the price for his foolishness?
Jade Green has done what she had previously thought impossible. The infamous madam has emerged from obscurity and dared to use her legendary videos to sway Toby Brown's court case in his favour.<br /> <br />Prime Minister Foster knows reputations will be ruined and his government could fall if those tapes were to be released. So too, do other foreign governments as well as far more sinister organisations.<br /> <br />John Thorpe and his agents at Inland Security are ordered to recover the tapes, intact, and at all costs. But they are not the only ones in the desperate and bloody hunt for Jade Green's secrets.<br /> <br />The quiet rural life in Walton Village will never be the same again for the elderly Mrs Green and her friends.
A man is discovered murdered in a hotel in London and police investigations have difficulty in establishing who committed the crime and are also unable to find a motive.<br /> <br />The investigation is further complicated when it is discovered that the victim is a millionaire businessman and that he has died intestate, has never made a will and apparently has no close family. His lawyers are appointed as administrators of his estate and have the task of trying to trace beneficiaries, but soon discover that the deceased is not who he claimed to be, he has been living and transacting business under a false name for years.<br /> <br />A firm of private investigators is appointed to establish his true identity and to find beneficiaries to his estate, and to find out why he has been living a double life for all those years. Their investigations have to track back to the years prior to the Great War of 1914-18 and to the subsequent conflict of 1939-45 to ascertain who he was, a search that takes them through government departments, through M.I.5 and to country towns in England, to New York and to Australia before they are able to resolve the mystery.<br> <br> First published in 2011 as 'The Man Who Had Five Lives'
(from Afterword)<br />'My interest in this, what can I call him, this Australian psycho, came about because of my efforts at writing and publishing accounts of the cases of the famous Queensland detective, Doctor Watson Holmes Jackamara. Unfortunately my interest in the case from the position of my subject palled, for as Jackamara said: ‘This bloke left a trail that you could follow in a four wheel driver.’ Because of this, I was about to conclude that there was little interest in writing the case up, but when I had my first interview with Dr. Jefferson Davis. I instantly saw that this was where the interest lay. Dr. Jeff Davis at that first interview expressed interest in being the subject of a book. To some extent I agreed with him and continued the interviews. When he was not under the complete control of his medication or his delusions, he was quite, well, charming. I also found a fascination in delving into the perverted mind of this serial killer, a unique but brutal man who, thankfully, for the good of the world, remains incarcerated in a hospital for the criminally insane hopefully for the rest of his life. In my judgment, formed over a hundred and ten interviews, he is too great a danger, to society and to women in general, to be ever released. I found him utterly incorrigible, a psychotic who not only believed his fantasies to be real, but used them to initiate a series of murders which he labeled as acts of vengeance. His deeds shocked Queensland at the time and the Courier Mail headlined it as AN INDECENT OBSESSION.' – Mudrooroo<br /> <br />'An Indecent Obsession' is a new novel from the author of 'Wild Cat Falling'.
At first sight, Francesca Salucci has it all: a beautiful house in Fiji, a loving family and a promising new job. Yet, her life is not as tranquil as it seems. Her former career might be a thing of the past, but her affair with the son of a dangerous mafioso is anything but forgotten.<br /> <br />The world she worked hard to build is turning on its head, and her son is in danger. But how can she protect him when she can’t tell her allies from her enemies?<br /> <br />From an Afghanistan war zone to the stunning Fijian coastline, from the pomp of award ceremonies to secretive Venice, Serpent Sting unravels one family’s desire for revenge and another’s quest for peace.<br /> <br /><b><i>Serpent Sting</i></b> is the second book in the Serpent series.
Angus Sinclair, mid fifties, divorced, owns and runs Bangalore Station, Western Australia. One million acres; over one thousand kilometres north of Perth by road and the most placid place on the face of the earth. <br /> Angus’ daughter is a doctor and lives in Sydney on the other side of the country. His son, Ewen, is a helicopter pilot with the Special Services in Afghanistan. <br /> Ewen and his Troop on a special mission are shot down and nobody knows where. The serenity of Bangalore is shattered and NATO Security goes to red, when Ewen’s picture and name, together with the history of his family appears first in the Arab press and then on the Internet. <br /> ASIO and the CIA arrive at Bangalore and inform Angus a fatwa, a Jihad has been declared on him and all his family in revenge for the actions of his son. <br /> ASIO and the CIA think they know who the Mujahideen are, but they are not sure where they are. They are all Australian citizens. <br /> Interwoven into ‘Bangalore’ are three love stories. One an explosive Epiphany and the other two entwined in each other and as fragile as the gossamer wings of a moth caught in the flame of fate.
Saffron, Apples and Caviar Inc.’ provide assassination services to those that want revenge. <br />Adorable 29 year old Saffron Justice and her eccentric partner Reg Charles, are brilliant Scientists and Biologists who discover the ‘Mother Key’ elixir whilst at M.I.T. Boston. <br />After successful revenge death contracts, a private detective is closing in on them. Also two New York detectives, Matt Scott and Barbara Custer become involved in solving these bizarre murders. <br />Saffron and Reg want to close up their operation. <br />But one more assignment is asked of them. <br />Could this be their undoing? <br />Saffron has a glass menagerie in her front room, but a hidden Menagerie in her basement. <br />Det. Custer is suspicious when a friend is killed in a car crash. As she brings all the clues together, she too is fooled by Saffron’s Menagerie. <br />The ending is not at all what you might expect.
After She Said Yes is a Women's Fiction Novel about Aurora, a magazine editor in Madison, Wisconsin. She finds her way out of an abusive marriage after catching her husband, Gannon, doing something she could never forgive him for. Battling the wounds inflicted throughout her abusive marriage, she strives to find the strength to be an independent woman again. Aurora is confronted with a rekindled flirtation with her soon-to-be ex-husband’s friend, Melih, a Turkish Muslim man. But will Aurora's previous marriage stand in the way? Finding surprising success after an article of hers goes viral, Aurora must make a choice. She tells herself to come to terms with the reality that a woman cannot have both a successful career and love. Will she pursue her long-awaited dream job, or choose a shot at love?
This is the first instalment in the tales of Death, otherwise known as The Grim Reaper and also his rival, Rìghfuil, the Blood King. This volume focuses on Meraud, the youngest of the immortal Portents, who is in the service of Death. As an immortal, destined to bear witness to the tragic deaths of humans throughout eternity, her emotions are finally tested. Not only does she experience love for another Portent called Fear, she also feels mercy for a human named Dale. It is her mercy, combined with her reckless decision, that ultimately could deliver Dale, a fate worse than Death. Meraud's difficult lesson is the first rule of the Portent existence. No one can cheat Death.
Shadow Valley is an isolated farming community known to few, but in one of its ramshackle farmhouses dwells a power that threatens death and destruction to any who walk within its walls. Now, Lila Ellis arrives to make the final arrangements for a project that will flood Shadow Valley for a reservoir–and the house is not happy. When she enters the old place, she alone must face its terrors–beginning with a pile of seventy boxes of chocolate, one piece missing from each, that have been delivered to the decaying ruin each year on St. Valentine's Day. Can Lily escape the horror that fills the Stevenson place? Or will the curse continue for yet another generation? A haunting tale of terror by a master storyteller!
Mystery novelist Paisley Sterling takes time off to enjoy the holidays only to be interrupted by her agent. Seems like Leonard Paisley, the fictitious detective who is supposed to be writing her mystery novels, is required to make a personal appearance. Paisley would love to tell the world that «Leonard» is a fake and she does all the hard work, but her agent insists they keep up with the sham until her career is assured. «Leonard» has to be found. Paisley seeks the advice of her proper southern belle mother and hip college age daughter, and then goes out in search of the man she believes will be the perfect Leonard. When a snow storm gets in the way, she finds herself marooned in a remote log cabin with a man who is perfect in many ways – something Paisley didn't exactly expect.Burt Atkins reluctantly agrees to be Leonard for a day and the command performance goes off without a hitch – until Burt becomes a target for murder. Determined to discover why someone would want to kill Leonard – or Burt, Paisley begins to unravel yet another strange puzzle and ends up facing one of the deadliest foes she has ever encountered.
Life's a picnic for Paisley Sterling – until a tornado cuts a swath through the charming little town of Rowan Springs, Kentucky, and the home she shares with her mother and daughter on Meadowdale Farm. Paisley struggles to restore order to her life, but fate intervenes, and before long she finds herself caught up in an international mystery of truly evil proportions…involving kidnapping, murder, and baby trafficking!
Like any successful writer, Paisley had the help of generous friends and colleagues on the way up. Now, insists her mother, it's her turn to come to the aid of a fledgling novelist. But how can reading a manuscript open the book to murder, involving Paisley in a plot to blackmail some of the leading citizens of her beloved Rowan Springs? Solving this crime brings danger very close to home–and someone Paisley holds dear may not survive!