The Certainty of Doing Evil, by Colin Falconer

The Certainty of Doing Evil, by Colin Falconer

Synopsis ‘The unique and supreme pleasure of love lies in the certainty of doing evil’ She is naked. She is spreadeagled on a torture rack in a basement. She is dead. Well, this is what happens when you don’t vet your clients properly. Madeleine Fox supposes she...
Browning P.I. by Peter Corris

Browning P.I. by Peter Corris

Synopsis ‘The big black car came up out of nowhere… I heard a siren and slowed down and pulled over like an honest citizen. The next thing I knew two men with hats pulled down over their eyes and sunglasses on above their tough expressions were pulling open the front...
The Empress Lover, by Linda Jaivin

The Empress Lover, by Linda Jaivin

Synopsis ‘Stories are the only thing that defy death. Stories are truth. I hereby give you mine…’ Peking, 1944: Sir Edmund Backhouse is a man of many parts. A polyglot scholar. An effete homosexual. A genius of perversity, a forger, arms salesman, occasional spy and...
Browning Battles On, by Peter Corris

Browning Battles On, by Peter Corris

Synopsis ‘One of the bayonets came to rest just below my Adam’s apple. I looked down at the shiny steel and then slowly looked along the length of the rifle barrel up into the face of my executioner. He wore thick glasses with metal rims and he had gold fillings in...
Browning Takes Off, by Peter Corris

Browning Takes Off, by Peter Corris

Synopsis ‘Howard Hughes nodded approvingly. “Mistu Kelly,” he said. “You and yore buddy sure can fly. It’s been a privilege, suh, to go up with you.”’ After being coerced into doing time in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Richard Kelly Browning decides the Mountie...
Au Pair, by Fiona McGregor

Au Pair, by Fiona McGregor

Synopsis ‘A work of alarming talent. It is a challenge to find enough good words to stretch across a description of this novel.’ — Karen Lamb, The Age Searching for solitude and a space to re-create herself away from her large Sydney family, a twenty-one-year-old...
Lilian’s Story (1985), by Kate Grenville

Lilian’s Story (1985), by Kate Grenville

Synopsis Shielded from emotional and physical abuse by layers of fat, Lilian struggles to escape a suffocating existence in the home of her tyrannical Victorian father and her elegant but ineffectual mother. Madness, cruelty, and sexuality permeate the family’s...
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