Summer 2005

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The Kingdom Where Nobody Dies

Twenty years after the first boy vanished along the Brisbane River, psychologist Madeleine Jeffries is called home to help untangle a chain of similar disappearances. [click to continue…]

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Angel Puss

Twenty-one-year-old Harriet, a newly qualified X-ray technician earning a coveted male wage, ignores her father’s warning that “only fools, Bohemians and tarts live at Kings Cross” and moves into Mrs Delvecchio Schwartz’s rooming house. [click to continue…]

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The Gatton Murders

Boxing Day, 1898. Three members of the Murphy family – Michael, Ellen and Norah – are returning to the family farm after a trip in to Gatton, a small town west of Brisbane. [click to continue…]

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AKA – The Battle Within

Rich in talent, flamboyant and forthright. Jason Akermanis has fought demons and challenges at every turn: the absence of a father, the death of his mother, depression, ruthless coaches. [click to continue…]

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Killing Superman

Now in his thirties in Brisbane, Scott Goodwin has spent half his life chasing a shadow superman, believing his apparently dead father is alive somewhere. Scott meets journalist Emily Duval who might help him. [click to continue…]

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Where Sparrows Nest

In the late summer of 1952, amidst the turmoil of people moving en masse out of Cotton Street to pastures new, Edie Birch and her only child Maggie must say a sad farewell to old friends and neighbours. [click to continue…]

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The Sight of the Stars

Sweeping through the pivotal events of 20th century America, this story chronicles four generations of one remarkable family as they journey through years of love, loss, sacrifice and unimaginable betrayal ……. [click to continue…]

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Private Man

It is two days since Dr John Brand’s death and his eldest son, Davis, suspects a cover-up. Survived by two sons, the death notice said. Peacefully. [click to continue…]

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A Bitter Legacy

Jamaica, 1806. Justin Brent arrives from England to take over his uncle’s sugar plantation. Young and idealistic, he is shocked by the attitudes of his fellow ‘Buckras’ to the slaves who work for them, yet he is captivated by the exotic, sensual beauty of this Carribean island and its people. [click to continue…]

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The Reef

On a small coral cay on the Great Barrier Reef two communities come together in an uneasy alliance: a tourist resort and a scientific research station. [click to continue…]

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Night of Rain and Stars

Four strangers, with nothing in common but a need to escape, meet in a Greek Taverna high above the small village of Aghia Anna. From Ireland, America, Germany and England, they have each left their homes and their old lives, when a shocking tragedy throws them unexpectedly together.

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Lovers and Liars

*Romance It is 1902 Emily is sixteen years of age and blissfully in love with John, two years her senior.  Together they are secretly planning a life, when they are violently driven apart.

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The Stormweaver and the Sand

When the three runaways – Sal, Shilly and Skender – finally arrive at the remote island of the Haunted City, home of the Sky Wardens, Sal’s great-aunt, the Syndic, is determined to keep them under control. And if that means imprisonment, so be it.

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Changing Fortunes

*Romance Danger and mystery beckon when beautiful Chloe Blake, in search of independence, takes up a position as companion to the bed-ridden Jessica Maitland at Fairfield House.

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Blackguards and Scoundrels of Colonial Queensland

The days of our colonist ancestors were rough and tough – but this fascinating new book by Queensland author Tony Matthews tells us just how dangerous and brutal life could really be.

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The Rottweiler

The latest body was discovered very near Inez Ferry’s antique shop in Marylebone. Someone spotted a shadowy figure running away past the station, but couldn’t say for sure if it was a man or a woman. There were only two other clues.

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Nomads of the Goldfields

From Gympie in the south, through Mount Morgan and Canoona on the central coast, to Palmer river and Hodgkinson in the tropical north, the 19th century Queensland goldfields were a magnet for tumultuous swarms of nomadic fossickers.

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A Whistling Woman

While Frederica – the spirited heroine of The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life and Babel Tower – falls almost by accident into a career in television in London, tumultuous events in her home county of Yorkshire threaten to change her life, and those of the people she loves.  

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The Walker

Plymouth 1967: Schoolgirl Nell Adams, all the newspapers reported, finds murder victim on train. And there was her picture on the front page.

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Legends of the Outback

Outback writer Marie Mahood is the author of the much loved Icing on the Damper and A Bunch of Strays.  In the 1960s she raised cattle and kids on the world’s most remote cattle station,  Mongrel Downs, in the Tanami Desert.

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