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Scarface, Armitage Trail
1 Armitage Trail Scarface
UK Import-L 2019 0747578613 / 9780747578611 1st British Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
187 pages. Tony Guarino grew up in the hard world of the bar and the poolroom, where every gangster was a hero and every cop an enemy. Only the tough made it. When he was just eighteen, he killed Al Spingola, gang boss and ruthless slayer, and was catapulted into notoriety and fame, but that was to be just the beginning of his rise to dominance. Maurice Coons, writing under the pseudonym Armitage Trail, gathered the elements for 'Scarface' when living in Chicago, where he became acquainted with many local Sicilian gangs. He prowled the murky streets of Chicago's gangland with a friend every night for two years, returning home to put to paper and write a book which somewhat documented his experiences. The resulted novel was 'Scarface', and it was worth the effort. Not just a thinly disguised biography of Al Capone, 'Scarface' is a gangster tale surprisingly rich with character and atmosphere. The story moves at a cracking pace, and from the machine guns, brutal deaths and beautiful gals emerges the tragic tale of one man's downfall from his ruthless ambition and love for friend and family. The source for the 1932 Howard Hawks picture, as well as the Brian de Palma remake. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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The Morutau Affair, Baker, Vernon
2 Baker, Vernon The Morutau Affair
Australia Temple House 2007 1921206446 / 9781921206443 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
244 pages. In the steamy jungle of Southern Papua in the early 1950s, a white plantation owner is murdered. Bearing the marks of an horrific knife attack, his body is found in the verandah bedroom of the plantation's main house, four miles inland from Baxter Harbour.The incident proves to be an intriguing case and several suspects are uncovered: an expatriate sub-manager, Papuan natives and the victim's beautiful German born wife. An exciting and compelling story from start to finish. 
Price: 16.00 AUD
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Border Crossing, Barker, Pat
3 Barker, Pat Border Crossing
United Kingdom Penguin 2002 0140270744 / 9780140270747 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 16mo 
216 pages. Tom Seymour is a child psychiatrist who has worked in the north of England for many years. One day, while walking by the river, he rescues a young man from drowning, and realises it's a child murderer at whose trial he gave flawed evidence. 
Price: 8.50 AUD
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Guns 'N' Rose, Barrett, Robert G.
4 Barrett, Robert G. Guns 'N' Rose
Australia Pan 1996 0330358510 / 9780330358514 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 16mo 
277 pages. Norton needed a holiday - anywhere - as long as it was out of Bondi. Price was only too willing to oblige - Les could have his house at Terrigal. All he had to do was look after George Brennan's nephew for a week while he was there. It sounded okay to Norton, and it was than spending his own money. Jimmy Rosewater was young, cool and the original brown-eyed handsome man. But, Jimmy was also supposed to be in jail. Before he knows it, Norton is fighting off the usual yobbos looking for trouble and getting shot at by feral bikies and all the time Les has a feeling Jimmy's up to something. He just had a feeling... 
Price: 8.50 AUD
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Les Norton in Between the Devlin and the Deep Blue Seas, Barrett, Robert G.
5 Barrett, Robert G. Les Norton in Between the Devlin and the Deep Blue Seas
Australia Pan 1991 0330272306 / 9780330272308 Glossy Soft Cover Good 16mo 
230 pages. Les Norton's apartment block in Randwick was proving to be nothing but trouble, full of mayhem and murder. It seemed the longer he owned it the more money he lost. But while he's trying to solve his financial problems, Les still has time to fight hate-crazed roadies, sort out a drug deal after fighting a gang of bikies, help a feminist Balmain writer with some research she won't forget in a hurry, and get involved with Franulka, a super-sexy leadsinger of an all-girl rock band, The Heathen Harlots. And with the help of two ex-Romanian Securitate explosive experts, he might even be able to sort out his investment. But can Les pull off the perfect crime? 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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White Shoes, White Lines and Blackie, Barrett, Robert G.
6 Barrett, Robert G. White Shoes, White Lines and Blackie
Australia Pan 1995 0330273701 / 9780330273701 Reprint Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 16mo 
268pp. All Les Norton wanted was a quiet coffee and Sacher cake at the Hakoah Club in Bondi, and to be left alone to sort out his troubled love life. How he let notorious conman Kelvin Kramer talk him up to Surfers Paradise. 
Price: 7.50 AUD
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Street Rules, Baxter, Clare;Clare, Baxter
7 Baxter, Clare;Clare, Baxter Street Rules
U.S.A. Bella Books Inc 2003 1931513147 / 9781931513142 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
293 pages. For `Frank,` L.A.P.D. Homicide Lieutenant L.A. Franco and her homicide squad, it's business as usual - a multiple murder, ugly as it is, at least seems to have an easy explanation. Until it coincides with an untimely drive-by shooting. The investigation ultimately pulls Frank and her squad in conflicting directions while drawing Frank closer to the county's new Chief Coroner, Gail Lawless. Through a series of twists and turns, all Frank's leads eventually bring her to the disquieting possibility that the killer she seeks might well be one of her own brothers in blue. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Signs of Murder, Bedford, Jean
8 Bedford, Jean Signs of Murder
Australia Angus & Robertson 1994 0207186340 / 9780207186349 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
157 tanning pages. A detective and mystery story. They caught up with her before she reached her car. She didn't hear their footsteps coming up behind her in the dark tree-lined street, had no awareness of them until they grabbed her from behind and threw her to the pavement. Fiona Galloway, a young, deaf social worker, has been threatened: keep her mouth shut or else! Frightened, she seeks out private eye Anna Southwood. Pages are tanned. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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End of Watch, Clare, Baxter
9 Clare, Baxter End of Watch
U.S.A. Bella Books Inc 2006 1594930643 / 9781594930645 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
257 pages. Francis M. Franco. Shot for three bucks and change. The only witness, his ten-year old daughter. Thirty-five years later, that daughter is LAPD Lieutenant L.A. Franco. Tired of running, Frank realizes its time to either face the past or die by its long hand. In an effort to quiet her demons she returns home, to New York’s Lower East Side. But the journey intended to rest old ghosts only resurrects them. While visiting her mother’s grave Frank is stunned to discover a lead in her father’s long-unsolved murder. Aided by NYPD Detective Annie Silvester, Frank follows the lone clue down the unlit steps of memory to a final, unthinkable resolution. In End of Watch, L.A. Franco at last kneels before Fate and in so doing becomes its master. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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James and the Black Van, Clarke, Pauline
10 Clarke, Pauline James and the Black Van
U. K. Antelope Books 1963 1st Edition Pictorial Hard Cover Good Good Small 12mo Cecil Leslie 
96 pages. The crime took place before James’s very eyes! One moment he was looking at two young men mending their motor-bike. The next moment he was watching a skilful wage raid. It was all over in seconds. But James the Policeman got the number of the runaway black van, and then there began the fastest and most exciting chase of his life. In fact, James watched a crime being committed, and then helped solve it. For young children. Ex lib. 
Price: 17.00 AUD
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Appeal Denied, Corris, Peter
11 Corris, Peter Appeal Denied
Australia Allen & Unwin 2007 1741750962 / 9781741750966 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
205 pages. Stripped of his investigator's license, Cliff Hardy faces an uncertain future when something personal happens that provokes him into his best role: a confrontational investigator with a taste for violence and no regard for his lost credentials. Taking and dealing out punishment, mostly in Sydney's exclusive suburbs, Hardy encounters degenerate cops, bereft wives, and computer challenges. In a shadowy showdown at a chic Sydney beach, Hardy challenges those in his way, but his future remains even more clouded than before. An internationally loved yet reluctant hero, Hardy struggles to sort out corruption from loyalty as he tries to determine his future as an Aussie investigator. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Deep Water, Corris, Peter
12 Corris, Peter Deep Water
Australia Allen & Unwin 2009 1741756774 / 9781741756777 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
214 pages. Stripped of his private detective license and devastated by the murder of his partner Lily Truscott, Cliff Hardy travels to the U.S. to help Lily's brother's tilt for a world boxing title. In San Diego he suffers a heart attack and undergoes a quadruple bypass. He meets nurse Margaret McKinley, an expatriate Australian who is concerned about the disappearance in Sydney of her father - renowned geologist Dr. Henry McKinley. Hardy undertakes to investigate in association with Hank Bachelor, his former associate who now runs his own agency. It turns out that McKinley had discovered a way to tap into the massive Sydney basin acquifer, a possible solution to the city's water problems. Working with Margaret who visits Sydney, Bachelor, and his daughter, Megan, Hardy confronts an old enemy and contending forces bent on exploiting the discovery and prepared to kill for it. Energized by the case and by his attachment to Margaret, Hardy obeys the strict rules for the restoration of his health - but in pursuing the truth and the malefactors, he makes his own rules. Creases in the cover. Ex lib. 
Price: 9.50 AUD
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Master's Mates (Cliff Hardy series), Corris, Peter
13 Corris, Peter Master's Mates (Cliff Hardy series)
Australia Allen & Unwin 2003 1741141362 / 9781741141368 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
232 pages. Peter Corris' world weary but always charismatic hero Cliff Hardy has long been established as Australia's favourite investigator. Often bloodied but never bowed in this latest gripping novel, Hardy is in pursuit of missing millions from Sydney to the Pacific Islands. When rich, attractive Lorraine Master hires Cliff Hardy to investigate the circumstances surrounding her husband's conviction for smuggling heroin from New Caledonia, Hardy welcomes the assignment. A week on generous expenses sniffing about under a tropical sky, escape from a cold, dry spell in Sydney - just the job. But Stewart Master's mates in Noumea prove to be a difficult and dangerous bunch. The danger follows Hardy back to Sydney where he and his client become targets when an intricate conspiracy goes seriously wrong. Hardy deals with a tricky lawyer, a man on the run and Sydney's most corrupt ex-cop. He has allies as well, but in the end his survival will depend on his own guts, experience and savvy. Peter Corris's world weary but always charismatic hero Cliff Hardy has long been established as Australia's favourite investigator. Often bloodied but never bowed in this latest gripping novel, Hardy's legions of fans will relish another pacy adventure, branching further afield than his traditional mean streets territory to the steamy island paradise of French New Caledonia. Peter Corris is best known as the 'father' of Australian crime fiction through his Cliff Hardy detective stories. He's written many other books, including a very successful biography of Fred Hollows and a collection of short stories revolving around the game of golf. 
Price: 12.00 AUD
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The Coast Road, Corris, Peter
14 Corris, Peter The Coast Road
Australia Allen & Unwin 2005 1741143845 / 9781741143843 10th Printing///;/;fghjhj Soft Cover Good 12mo 
224 pages. Cliff Hardy trades the mean streets of Sydney for the Illawarra escarpment, a rugged undeveloped area of Australia, in this latest hard-boiled detective novel. First hired by the daughter of the late, wealthy Frederick Farmer to investigate his mysterious and fiery death, Hardy is then called in on a second case - the disappearance of the young daughter of Marisha Karatsky, an exotic, dark-eyed interpreter who gets under Hardy's thick skin. Questionable insurance agents and feral bikers round out the colorful cast as Hardy battles through personal turmoil on the road to justice. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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Mindspaces, Edwards, Hazel
15 Edwards, Hazel Mindspaces
Australia Random House 1993 0091827450 / 9780091827458 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo D'Silva, Jan 
107 pages. On Tournament Day, teams solve problems. Art and India comprise a Tournament of Minds team - but they have an unexpected mystery to solve - thieves have stolen secrets from the university. Thus art's penchant for problem-solving gets him a place in the school Tournament of Minds team as well as bringing a pair of thieves to justice. For primary school age. 
Price: 10.00 AUD
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The Funeral Boat: A Wesley Peterson Murder Mystery, Ellis, Kate
16 Ellis, Kate The Funeral Boat: A Wesley Peterson Murder Mystery
United Kingdom Piatkus Books 2008 0749937017 / 9780749937010 Reprint Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 16mo 
236 pages. When a skeleton is discovered on a small farm, DS Wesley Peterson?a keen amateur archaeologist?is intrigued by the possibility that it is a Viking corpse, buried in keeping with ancient traditions. He also has a more urgent crime to solve, namely the recent disappearance of a Danish tourist. His boss Gerry Heffernan believes that the attractive Dane’s disappearance is linked to a spate of brutal robberies, but is her disappearance linked to far older events? 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Double Barrel: A policeman is a bureaucrat. So is a Nazi death-camp commandant. Is that why they got on so well together?, Freeling, Nicolas
17 Freeling, Nicolas Double Barrel: A policeman is a bureaucrat. So is a Nazi death-camp commandant. Is that why they got on so well together?
U. K. Penguin 1967 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Fair to Good 16mo 
207 pages. They told Inspector Van der Valk to pose as a bureaucrat, go to the dreariest town in Northern Holland and forget he was a policeman. They wanted him and his wife to become small town eavesdroppers and ‘peeping Toms’ like everybody else. Just to find out who was writing letters so poisonous that two people committed suicide and everyone was scared of everyone else. lt could have been Van der Valk’s dreariest job - except that he found out a lot about himself, and his wife, small towns, and just by chance uncovered the worst unpunished war criminal since Eichmann. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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Uma Janela Em Copacabana, Garcia-Roza, L. A.
18 Garcia-Roza, L. A. Uma Janela Em Copacabana
Brazil Companhia das Letras 2001 8535901809 / 9788535901801 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
218 pages with crime story in Portuguese language. Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. Three policemen have been killed over the course of a few days. Espinosa, chief of the 12th Precinct, doesn't have much to go on. When the body of a woman connected to one of the dead cops is found on the sidewalk below her apartment window, things get even more complicated, as a reputed "witness" the wife of a high-ranking government official--becomes obsessed with the case, and with Espinosa. Nothing is quite as it first appears as Espinosa finds himself in his old haunts of Leme and Copacabana, and in the all-too-familiar terrain of corruption, greed and fear. 
Price: 24.00 AUD
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The Secret of the Garden, Gask, Arthur
19 Gask, Arthur The Secret of the Garden
Australia Wakefield Pr 1993 1862542910 / 9781862542914 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
215pp. Anyone with money is a god, anywhere. Here, you may be the biggest, vilest, ugliest, most diseased blackguard in the state, but if there's cash behind you, you're respected. John Archibald Cups is a bitter young man. Falsely accused of embezzlement by his banking employers, he's turned against respectable Adelaide, where the hypocrisy of the racecourse rules. Protected by his false face, false identities, and false fortune, he's racing to out-jockey the hounds of the law. The Wakefield Crime Classics series revives forgotten or neglected gems of crime and mystery fiction by Australian authors. Many of the writers have established international reputations but are little known in Australia. The Wakefield Crime Classics series is marvellous ... a wonderful collection of writing that should not have been overlooked in this country in the first place. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Crime in the Digital Age: Controlling Telecommunications and Cyberspace Illegalities, Grabosky, P. N.; Smith, Russell G.
20 Grabosky, P. N.; Smith, Russell G. Crime in the Digital Age: Controlling Telecommunications and Cyberspace Illegalities
Australia Federation Pr 1998 1862872694 / 9781862872691 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
259 indexed pages. Peter Grabosky and Russell G. Smith offer advice on the criminal opportunities that accompany the latest technological changes in telecommunications. They contend: Although digitisation has facilitated a great deal of criminal activity the authors suggest that technology also provides the means to prevent and detect such crimes. 
Price: 15.00 AUD
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