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  • Well, perhaps not quite 1001 - but it certainly a fascinating, hand-picked cross-section of classic conversation from Andrew Denton's Enough Rope. Many feature previously unreleased material and are guaranteed to please and inspire; this is an eminently browsable and instantly addictive book. Among the guests are Cate Blanchett, Bono, Steve Irwin,Alan Bond, Elton John, Mel Brooks, Jane Goodall, Matt Lucas and David Williams, Tim Winton and Michael 'Parky' Parkinson. With black and white photographs.
  • Book II of The Ouroboros Cycle.  London, 1888.  A madman is terrorising the East End of London.  But Dr Varanus Shasavani has far more pressing concerns than a lunatic in Whitechapel.  Her charitable hospital is under siege by gang lords, her English cousins are threatening to steal her inheritance and her best friend is obsessed with Gothic novels.  Not only all that, her son Friedrich has befriended an American who talks endlessly of wellness and yoghurt and her bodyguard is pestering her to return home to Georgia, half a world away.  It seems everyone - friends, enemies and 'Saucy Jack' - conspire to interrupt her work.  But Varanus did not become immortal just to let mad killers and distant relations get in the way of scientific progress.  Though supernatural conspiracies and very human monsters confront her at every turn, she will stand firm against all the odds.  After all, she is accustomed to fighting for what is rightfully hers... Illustrated by Laurence Gullo.
  • Newspaper editor Jill Baker arrived home to find her husband dead on the bedroom floor. Within weeks, still in shock, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and told her chances of surviving. Surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment followed in a year from hell. At her lowest ebb, Jill took a chance. She needed someone who cuddled her at night and was still excited to see her in the morning. She just hadn't met him yet. She needed something or somebody to make life worth living again. But could it really be a crazy, howling, snoring, digging, chewing, barking orange pup called Dirty Harry? Turns out that Harry and Jill were made for each other. They are an unlikely duo; Jill is quiet, Harry is loud as hell. Jill meticulously plans the day while Harry wings it. She sips Pinot while he's an espresso martini guy. Theirs is a beautiful friendship, an unbreakable bond.
  • FBI Agent Atlee Pine's life was never the same after her twin sister Mercy was kidnapped - and likely killed - thirty years ago. After a lifetime of torturous uncertainty, Atlee's unresolved anger finally gets the better of her while on the job, and she finds she has to deal with the demons of her past if she wants to remain with the FBI. Atlee and her assistant Carol Blum heads back to her rural hometown with assistant Carol Blum to see what they can uncover about the traumatic night Mercy was taken and Pine was almost killed. But soon after Atlee begins her investigation, a local woman is found ritualistically murdered, her face covered with a wedding veil - and the first killing is quickly followed by a second bizarre murder. Atlee is determined to continue her search for answers, but now she must also set her sights on finding a potential serial killer before another victim is claimed. But in a small town full of secrets - some of which could answer the questions that have plagued Atlee her entire life - digging deeper into the past could be more dangerous than she realizes...
  • Inspector Lynley No. XVII.  Lynley is mystified when he's sent undercover to investigate the death of Ian Cresswell at the request of  the wealthy and influential Bernard Fairclough, Cresswell's uncle. The death has been ruled an accidental drowning and nothing on the surface indicates otherwise. But when Lynley enlists the help of his friends Simon and Deborah St. James, the trio's digging soon reveals that the Fairclough clan is awash in secrets, lies, and motives. Deborah's investigation of the prime suspect - Bernard's prodigal son Nicholas, a recovering drug addict - leads her to Nicholas's wife, a woman with whom she feels a kinship, a woman as fiercely protective as she is beautiful. Lynley and Simon delve for information from the rest of the family, including the victim's bitter ex-wife and the man he left her for - and Bernard himself. As the investigation escalates, the Fairclough family's veneer cracks, with deception and self-delusion threatening to destroy everyone from the Fairclough patriarch to Tim, the troubled son Ian left behind.
  • Book XI of the Courtney saga. The ne4xt generation of Courtneys are out to stake their claim in southern Africa, travelling along the infamous 'Robber's Road'. It's a journey both exciting and hazardous which takes them through the untouched wilderness of a beautiful land filled with warring tribes and wild animals. A compelling adventure; and a story of love and hatred, vengeance and greed.
  • Violent crime in Australia. This is a book about violence - the bombs that shatter lives, peace and individuals, often indiscriminately; the guns without which the horrors of the Port Arthur and Strathfield massacres would not have occurred; and the knives, which are the ultimate resort of the villain when all else fails.   The author has been the top crime crime writer for the Sydney Morning Herald for over twenty years and in this volume, heads a team of investigative journalists, covering such notorious cases as the Hilton Hotel bombing; Ivan Milat, the monster of Belanglo; the West Australian bikie wars and the Asian gang network. Illustrated with colour and black and white photographs.
  • The first corpse is found on a river bank.  the second in an isolated farmhouse.  Both have been savagely beaten, their skin flayed, their throats cut.  There's DNA match for both victims - Charlie Pope, a convicted sex offender recently released of a security hospital.  Pope's cut himself free from his security ankle bracelet and disappeared.  But there's something still not right.  The killings were calculated, methodical.  And Pope is of low intelligence, incapable of such forethought and planning.  To track down this killer, Lucas Davenport needs the help of the Big Three - three vicious serial killers locked in the state security hospital, all as cunning as they are deranged.
  • Book III of Odd Thomas. Odd Thomas, a charismatic young man with a sense for the otherworldly is in self-imposed exile.  The tragic events that took the love of his life have led him from his sun-drowned desert home to the remote monastery in the icy High Sierra. And where Odd Thomas goes, so does strangeness.  He is befriended by a white dog named Boo - and the ghost of Elvis. And a world famous physicist is conducting experiments in the catacombs of the abbey.  Is this why Odd can once again see bodachs, shadowy harbingers of violence.  They prowl the halls, suggesting terror to come.  But what form will it take, and how can Odd defeat an enemy that eclipses any he has met before?