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The Darian Richards Crime Files

By Tony Cavanaugh and Tony Cavanaugh

  • Paperback
  • £12.99

A unique crime collection that brings together Tony Cavanaugh's powerful debut novel PROMISE and its critically acclaimed follow-up DEAD GIRL SING in one must-read volume.

A unique crime collection that brings together Tony Cavanaugh's powerful debut novel PROMISE and its critically acclaimed follow-up DEAD GIRL SING in one must-read volume.

Top homicide cop Darian Richards has been seeking out monsters for too long. He has promised one too many victim's families he will find the answers they need and it's taken its toll. After surviving a gunshot wound to the head he calls it quits and retires to the Sunshine Coast in an attempt to leave the demons behind. But he should have realised, there are demons everywhere and no place is safe.

In these two gripping stand-alone novels, Darian Richards shows that when he makes up his mind to hunt out a killer, he'll stop at nothing to find them and deal with them ... his way!

Biographical Notes

Tony Cavanaugh has written for 'The Sullivans', 'Carson's Law', 'The Flying Doctors', 'Fire', 'Adrenalin Junkies' and 'Clowning Around'. He was nominated for the Victorian Premier's Literary Awards for the screenplay 'Father' and the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards for the screenplay 'Through My Eyes'. His critically acclaimed first novel PROMISE was followed in 2013 by DEAD GIRL SING.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780733632303
  • Publication date: 26 Jun 2014
  • Page count: 640
  • Imprint: Hachette Australia
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Cold Blood

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Skin and Bone

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The Long Way Home

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Toxic

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Kingdom of the Strong

Tony Cavanaugh
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The Shawshank Redemption meets No Country for Old Men in the breathtaking new novel from international bestseller Michael Robotham -- already receiving rave reviews, this is the most original, compelling thriller you'll read all year and winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award 2015.Why would a man escape from prison the day before he's due to be released?Audie Palmer has spent a decade in prison for an armed robbery in which four people died, including two of the gang. Seven million dollars has never been recovered and everybody believes that Audie knows where the money is.For ten years he has been beaten, stabbed, throttled and threatened almost daily by prison guards, inmates and criminal gangs, who all want to answer this same question, but suddenly Audie vanishes, the day before he's due to be released.Everybody wants to find Audie, but he's not running. Instead he's trying to save a life . . . and not just his own.Praise for Michael Robotham's writing:'Will have you turning the pages compulsively' The Times'Robotham doesn't just make me scared for his characters, he makes my heart ache for them' Linwood Barclay'Superbly exciting ... a terrific read' Guardian

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Promise

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The Train Rider

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The Death Collector

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Joe Parker is Manchester's top criminal defence lawyer and Sam Parker - his brother - is a brilliant detective with the Greater Manchester Police force. Together they must solve a puzzling case that is chilling Manchester to the bone...Danger sometimes comes in the most unexpected guises. The Death Collector is charming, sophisticated and intelligent, but he likes to dominate women, to make them give themselves to him completely; to surrender their dignity and their lives. He's a collector of beautiful things, so once he traps them he'll never let them go.Joe is drawn into the Death Collector's world when he becomes involved in a supposed miscarriage of justice, and when the case becomes dangerous, Sam is the first person he turns to. In this gripping thriller, danger lurks for not only the Parker brothers, but also those closest to them.

C & R Crime

Killman

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The Circus

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When the body of journalist Duncan Brown is found in the back of a rubbish truck, Inspector John Carlyle is thrown into the middle of a scandal that threatens to expose the corrupt links between the police, the political establishment and the hugely powerful Zenger media group.Hunting down Brown's killer, Carlyle finds himself going head-to-head with his nemesis, Trevor Miller. A former police officer turned security adviser to the Prime Minister, Miller has dirty money in his pockets and other people's blood on his hands. Untouchable until now, he is prepared to kill again to protect his position - having failed once already to dispose of Carlyle he is not prepared to slip up again...

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Ruby Jones just needed to relax and take a holiday. She made a bad decision when she headed for Goa... Famed for beaches and full moon parties, Goa is also home to one of the most famous Christian shrines in Asia - St. Francis Xavier, his body still miraculously intact after five hundred years. But when the head of the saint is stolen, Ruby discovers there's a lot more going missing in Goa than the head of the famous saint, and beyond the palm-fringed beaches is a world of smuggling, corruption and crime.The weather is balmy, the sea is warm, but Ruby can't play at being tourist when her journalist instincts are twitching. And soon she finds herself at the centre of a lethal world turning in on itself - with deadly consequences.

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