Best Fiction

Win, Lose or Draw

A missing teenager, drugs, yachts, the sex trade and a cold trail that leads from Sydney to Norfolk Island, Byron Bay and Coolangatta. Can Cliff Hardy find out what's really going on?

Will one man's loss be Hardy's gain?

'I'd read about it in the papers, heard the radio reports and seen the TV coverage and then forgotten about it, the way you do with news stories.'

A missing girl, drugs, yachts, the sex trade and a cold trail that leads from Sydney to Norfolk Island, Byron Bay and Coolangatta.

Police at the Station and They Don't Look Friendly

Belfast 1988: a man has been shot in the back with an arrow. It ain't Injuns and it isn't Robin Hood. But uncovering exactly who has done it will take Detective Inspector Sean Duffy down his most dangerous road yet, a road that leads to a lonely clearing on the high bog where three masked gunmen will force Duffy to dig his own grave. 

Hunted by forces unknown, threatened by Internal Affairs and with his relationship on the rocks, Duffy will need all his wits to get out of this investigation in one piece. 

Blame

'I am here because they suspect me of something. I am here because I am a suspect. I know that, she knows that. Everyone knows that.' Anna

'It wasn't my fault. None of this is my fault!' Caro

Caro and Anna are best friends... they were best friends. Over a decade, Caro and Anna have bonded while raising their daughters, two little girls the same age but living two very different lives. The women have supported each other as they have shared the joys and trials of motherhood, but now everything has changed.

Running Against the Tide

The past will always find you.

Erin Travers is running away from her life and taking her two sons with her to a small town on the ruggedly beautiful Eyre Peninsula. The close-knit township is full of happy childhood memories for Erin, but she’s bringing a whole lot of baggage with her.

When the peaceful community is disrupted by theft and arson, rumours fly about who is responsible. In a small town where lives are tangled too closely together, old grudges flare, fingers are pointed and secrets are unmasked.

Out of the Ice

When environmental scientist Laura Alvarado is sent to a remote Antarctic island to report on an abandoned whaling station, she begins to uncover more than she could ever imagine.

Reminders of the bloody, violent past are everywhere, and Laura is disturbed by evidence of recent human interference. Rules have been broken, and the protected wildlife is behaving strangely.

Macleay's Swallowtail

This is the story of a death knock by a troubled country policeman that begins an odyssey. It leads him to the mainland of Australia and the big smoke, a metropolitan frame of reference where crime seems rife and morality for sale. Sex and drugs are the currency of the night, and a turf war is spiraling out of control. He is reluctantly partnered with a tough streetwise female cop. She tells him to trust no one. 

So he doesn’t, least of all himself. He needs to become functional if he and his colleague are to survive. 

In the shadows nothing is what it seems. 

The Prodigal Son

1928

After eight years abroad, Rowland Sinclair has come home to a house he hates, and a city which seems conservative ... and dull.  



He longs to return to the bright lights of Europe. Until an old friend persuades him to join Sydney Art School. 

There, under the tutelage of the renowned Julian Ashton, Rowland learns to paint and finds himself drawn into the avant-garde world of  Sydney’s artistic set. 

But murder rears its ugly head and Rowland must decide who his friends really are. 

The Tao Deception

Today's Conspiracy Theory ... Tomorrow's Reality

The pope is assassinated ... Death by drone. A Chinese Uyghur terrorist group claims responsibility.

Dr Tori Swyft, Australian corporate dealmaker and ex-spy uncovers a Chinese technology company stashing billions into secret accounts.

The money trail leads Tori to China's North Korean border and an explosive conspiracy aiming to wipe out the Western world.

With the clock ticking, Tori Swyft confronts the ultimate decision ... save her own life or sacrifice it for millions of others.

The Falls

A week of despair... a century of evil

Damaged but not yet broken, park ranger Taylor Bridges believes his ghosts are in the past - until a raging forest fire in an isolated canyon of The Falls lays bare the remains of a young woman… and a decade-old killing ground.

After the police enlist Taylor in their investigation, the evidence bizarrely points to a deranged preacher who reigned over The Falls a century ago.

But when a crucial witness and a policewoman disappear, it’s clear that a disciple of The Falls’ dark history is on the loose.

Romeo's Gun

Detective Inspector Franz Heineken finds himself in hot water, losing his job and his pride. But he’s got a hunch about the disappearance of seriously good-looking local sommelier Romeo Ferrari. Across the wilds of Tasmania, from the Central Plateau to remote Arthur River, Pufferfish takes aim at the mystery of Romeo’s gun, and at another evil predator stalking his patch.

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