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Crime Factory: Hard Labour
BUY IT IN PRINT HERE: http://www.thecrimefactory.com/shop/ From the Land Down Under: Crime Factory Publications presents seventeen dark criminal tales, including new fiction by Peter Corris, Leigh Redhead, David Whish-Wilson, Adrian McKinty, Angela Savage, Helen Fitzgerald and more - including Greig Johnstone, JJ DeCeglie, Deborah Sheldon, Andrew Prentice, Finbarr McCarthy, Andrez Bergen, Amanda Wrangles, Cameron Ashley, Andrew Nette and Liam José. "Take a good sharp blade to this collection and let it bleed Aussie noir all over your floor." - Lindy Cameron, Sisters in Crime, from her foreword "Wear some headgear people, because the masters and apprentices come out swinging. Australian crime fiction at its grittiest and most compelling." - Lenny Bartulin, author of De Luxe and The Black Russian
So far, twenty-three thousand and ninety-six people have seen me online. Su has always been the successful sister. It's Leah who is wild and often angry. But when they go to Magaluf to celebrate their exam results, Su disappears. Su is on the run, humiliated and afraid. There's an online video of her performing multiple sex acts in a nightclub. And everyone has seen it. Their mother Ruth, a prominent court judge, is furious. Can she bring justice to the men who took advantage of her daughter, and what will it take to bring Su home? 'Read it.' Stylist 'Gripping.' Tammy Cohen, author of When She Was Bad 'A real psychological roller-coaster.' Scotsman
23-year-old Catherine is mainly interested in Facebook and flirting, but she reluctantly takes a job at a local care home after her mother puts her foot down - and soon discovers that her new workplace contains many secrets. One of the residents at the home, 82-year-old Rose, is convinced that something sinister is going on in Room 7 and that her own life is under threat. But Rose has dementia - so what does she actually know, and who would believe her anyway? As Catherine starts investigating Rose's allegations, terrible revelations surface about everyone involved. Can Catherine find out what's really going on before it's too late?
The Devil's Staircase
As elegant and witty as it is disturbing.' - The Daily Telegraph 'Accomplished and gloriously black comedy' - Allan Guthrie 'Lovely, sparse, elegant writing, highly original plot and ever- building tension make this book irresistible. There's sex and drugs and rock-and-roll, a whiff of true evil and a scream-out loud finale. Wow!' - Australian Women's Weekly 'Scary and stylish slice of urban noir' - Boyd Tonkin, Independent 'Colourful characters, dramatic plot twists and vibrant vernacular ... a great read' The Bookseller 'Brilliant, shocking and unputdownable' - Sydney Morning Herald Bronny, a young Australian, finds herself down and out in London. She's a sweet girl who has spent her teenage years in a fearful, cautious bubble. She's never taken drugs, had sex or killed anyone. Within six weeks she's done all three. A group of backpackers break into an abandoned London townhouse seeking a rent-free life of debauchery. They don't realise someone's already there: a terrified woman bound and gagged in the basement. "The Devil's Staircase" combines a chick-lit voice and a dark crime noir environment. Not for the faint-hearted, "The Devil's Staircase" is funny, sexy and disturbing - it will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.
The Cry was longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. When a baby goes missing on a lonely roadside in Australia, it sets off a police investigation that will become a media sensation and dinner-table talk across the world. Lies, rumours and guilt snowball, causing the parents, Joanna and Alistair, to slowly turn against each other. Finally Joanna starts thinking the unthinkable: could the truth be even more terrible than she suspected? And what will it take to make things right? Perfect for fans of Julia Crouch, Sophie Hannah and Laura Lippman, The Cry was widely acclaimed as one of the best psychological thrillers of the year. There's a gripping moral dilemma at its heart and characters who will keep you guessing on every page.