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The Rosie Effect: A Novel

Don Tillman #2

by Graeme Simsion Simon & Schuster (December 30, 2014)

With The Rosie Project, “Graeme Simsion achieved the impossible and created an entirely new kind of romantic hero,” Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You said. Now Don Tillman returns in the hilarious and...


Demon Child

Celestial Battle #2

by Kylie Chan Harper Voyager (February 24, 2015)

The Second Book in Bestselling Author Kylie Chan's Thrilling Celestial Battle Trilogy

War with Hell looms and the cruel demons could gain control of everything. Emma Donahoe has faced down threats to her loved...


The Tide Watchers

by Lisa Chaplin William Morrow Paperbacks (June 30, 2015)

In the tradition of Jennifer Robson, comes this compelling debut that weaves the fascinating story of a young woman who must risk her life as a spy to help stop Napoleon’s invasion of Great Britain in the...


The Riders

by Tim Winton Scribner (August 04, 2014)

An exploration of marriage and the rich relationship that can exist between father and daughter, The Riders is a gorgeously wrought novel from the award-winning author Tim Winton.

After traveling through Europe...


Cold Shot: A Novel

by Mark Henshaw Gallery Books (May 20, 2014)

With “searing action” (Publishers Weekly) and “lead characters [who] are fleshed out and interesting, especially the decidedly Sherlock-ian Burke” (Kirkus Reviews), Mark Henshaw delivers the ingenious...


Lost

Joseph O'Loughlin #2

by Michael Robotham Mulholland Books (May 13, 2014)

Detective Inspector Vincent Ruiz doesn't know who wants him dead. He has no recollection of the firefight that landed him in the Thames, covered in his own blood and that of at least two other people. A photo...


The Suspect

Joseph O'Loughlin #1

by Michael Robotham Mulholland Books (April 15, 2014)

The novel that marked the debut of one of contemporary suspense fiction's most compelling heroes: "A gripping first novel...taut and fast-moving." --Washington Post

Renowned psychologist Joseph O'Loughlin has...


On, Off: A Novel

Carmine Delmonico #1

by Colleen McCullough Simon & Schuster (May 23, 2006)

Proving once again that she can triumph in any genre of fiction, Colleen McCullough, the bestselling author of The Thorn Birds, now presents her readers with a gem of a murder mystery about a serial killer....


The Lascar's Dagger: The Forsaken Lands

The Forsaken Lands #1

by Glenda Larke ORBIT (March 18, 2014)

Faith will not save him.

Saker appears to be a simple priest, but in truth he's a spy for the head of his faith. Wounded in the line of duty by a Lascar sailor's blade, the weapon seems to follow him home. Unable...


Watching You

Joseph O'Loughlin #7

by Michael Robotham Mulholland Books (March 11, 2014)

New York Times bestselling author Michael Robotham brings us face-to-face with a manipulative psychopath who has destroyed countless lives and is about to claim one final victim.

Marnie Logan often feels like...


Tyringham Park: A Novel

by Rosemary McLoughlin Atria Books (February 25, 2014)

The country estate of Tyringham Park is the epitome of wealth and privilege. Home to the Blackshaws, it finds itself the backdrop to tragedy.

It is a beautiful day in 1917, and Tyringham Park is in an uproar...


Naked Cruelty: A Carmine Delmonico Novel

Carmine Delmonico #3

by Colleen McCullough Simon & Schuster (December 28, 2010)

Carmine Delmonico returns in another riveting page-turner by international bestselling author Colleen McCullough.

America in 1968 is in turmoil and the leafy Holloman suburb of Carew is being silently terrorized...


The Turning: Stories

by Tim Winton Scribner (October 10, 2006)

Set on a coastal stretch of Western Australia, Tim Winton's stunning collection of connected stories is about turnings of all kinds -- changes of heart, slow awakenings, nasty surprises and accidents, sudden...


The Five Greatest Warriors: A Novel

Jack West Jr #3

by Matthew Reilly Simon & Schuster (January 05, 2010)

The New York Times bestselling sequel to the bestsellers The Six Sacred Stones and Seven Deadly Wonders.

It began with six stones...From the deserts of Israel to the tsunami-lashed coasts of Japan, from the steppes...


Too Many Murders

Carmine Delmonico #2

by Colleen McCullough Simon & Schuster (December 01, 2009)

Proving once again that she is a master of suspense, bestselling author Colleen McCullough returns with a riveting sequel to On, Off.

The year is 1967, and the world teeters on the brink of nuclear holocaust...


Tuscan Rose

by Belinda Alexandra Gallery Books (November 19, 2013)

From an international bestselling author comes a richly woven tale of passion, longing, witchcraft, and magic set in Italy during World War II.

A magical, richly woven World War II– era saga filled with passion,...


Sins of the Flesh: A Carmine Delmonico Novel

Carmine Delmonico #5

by Colleen McCullough Simon & Schuster (November 12, 2013)

This thrilling mystery in the “compelling, passionate, and gritty” (Daily Mail, UK) Captain Carmine Delmonico series finds Carmine swept up in the hunt for not one, but two depraved killers.

It’s August...


Dark Serpent

Celestial Battle #1

by Kylie Chan Harper Voyager (April 29, 2014)

The First Book in Bestselling Author Kylie Chan's Thrilling Celestial Battle Trilogy

When the ancestry of Xuan Wu's fiancée, Emma, is revealed, it threatens the harmony of the whole Celestial realm. The demons...


The Rosie Project: A Novel

Don Tillman #1

by Graeme Simsion Simon & Schuster (October 01, 2013)

The international bestselling romantic comedy “bursting with warmth, emotional depth, and…humor,” (Entertainment Weekly) featuring the oddly charming, socially challenged genetics professor, Don, as he...


Burial Rites: A Novel

by Hannah Kent Little, Brown and Company (September 10, 2013)

*Soon to be a major motion picture starring Jennifer Lawrence* A brilliant literary debut, inspired by a true story: the final days of a young woman accused of murder in Iceland in 1829.

Set against Iceland's...


Schindler's List

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction 1983, Man Booker Prize 1982

by Thomas Keneally Atria Books (August 06, 2013)

The acclaimed bestselling classic of Holocaust literature, winner of the Booker Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award for Fiction, and the inspiration for the classic film—“a masterful account of the...


The Daughters of Mars: A Novel

by Thomas Keneally Atria Books (August 20, 2013)

From the acclaimed author of Schindler’s List, the new novel that has been called the best of Thomas Keneally’s career, and hailed as “magnificent…stunning…full of suspense, searing particulars, and...


King's Wrath

Valisar #3

by Fiona McIntosh HarperCollins e-books (November 30, 2010)

“Two words on the cover—Fiona McIntosh—always let me know I’m in for a good read.”

—Robin Hobb, author of Dragon Haven

 King's Wrath concludes Fiona McIntosh’s Valisar Trilogy, a magnificent...


A Shadow on the Glass

The View from the Mirror #1

by Ian Irvine ORBIT (September 26, 2009)

With this stunning and original debut, Ian Irvine begins the saga of The View from the Mirror, a brilliant epic fantasy that rivals the works of Robert Jordan and J. V. Jones. "Once there were three worlds,...


The Infinity Gate

DarkGlass Mountain #3

by Sara Douglass HarperCollins e-books (June 01, 2010)

“Sara Douglass has the breadth of vision necessary to create sweeping epics and the storyteller’s gift that makes readers love her.”

Locus

 Sara Douglas fans have been eagerly awaiting the third book...


Tyrant's Blood

Valisar #2

by Fiona McIntosh HarperCollins e-books (December 29, 2009)

“Two words on the cover—Fiona McIntosh—always let me know I’m in for a good read.”

Robin Hobb

 

Fiona McIntosh is a new “Big Name” in Epic fantasy—and now she continues her remarkable Valisar Trilogy...


Odalisque

Percheron #1

by Fiona McIntosh HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Captured by slave traders in the inhospitable desert, Lazar fought his way to freedom, earning the coveted position of Spur of Percheron. Charged with protecting his adopted city from enemies on both sides of...


Goddess

Percheron #3

by Fiona McIntosh HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The city-state of Percheron is in crisis. Zaradine Ana has been captured by the mysterious Arafanz and his desert warriors and is being held in their isolated fort. It is also suspected that she is pregnant...


Questions of Travel: A Novel

Miles Franklin Award 2013

by Michelle de Kretser Little, Brown and Company (May 14, 2013)

"It is not really possible to describe, in a short space, the originality and depth of this long and beautifully crafted book."--A.S. Byatt, Guardian Laura Fraser grows up in Sydney, motherless, with a cold,...


Hunting with Gods

The Merlin Prophecy #3

by M. K. Hume Atria Books (March 12, 2013)

HUNTING WITH GODS — MERLIN’S DESTINY IS FULFILLED

Disappointed after meeting his father in Constantinople, Merlin returns home to find Britain is engaged in a bloodthirsty war against the Saxons. Spared...


Rebellion

The Tainted Realm #2

by Ian Irvine ORBIT (March 12, 2013)

Hightspall is dying. Every year the winters worsen, and the realm's protective magic disappeared with the traitor-king, Lyf, two thousand years ago.

Now Lyf is back, bent on wiping Hightspall off the map and...


The Engagement: A Novel

by Chloe Hooper Scribner (February 26, 2013)

From the author of the highly acclaimed A Child’s Book of True Crime, “a brilliant, seductive, and unnerving first novel of sexual betrayal” (O, The Oprah Magazine), comes a dazzling, intense, and erotic...


The Innocent Mage

Kingmaker, Kingbreaker #1

by Karen Miller ORBIT (December 01, 2011)

"The Innocent Mage is come, and we stand at the beginning of the end of everything."

Being a fisherman like his father isn't a bad life, but it's not the one that Asher wants. Despite his humble roots, Asher...


A Child's Book of True Crime: A Novel

by Chloe Hooper Scribner (January 29, 2013)

With the dark suspense of Donna Tartt’s The Secret History and the frank and shocking eroticism of Josephine Hart, this debut novel tells the story of a young teacher’s illicit affair and obsession with...


Dancing to the Flute: A Novel

by Manisha Jolie Amin Atria Books (January 14, 2013)

“Kalu picked up the flute by his side and started to play. The sound was deep and full, as if he were translating his thoughts into music. It stayed in the air like dust floating on the sunlight, and each...


Death of an Empire

The Merlin Prophecy #2

by M. K. Hume Atria Books (January 01, 2013)

DEATH OF AN EMPIRE— THE LEGEND OF MERLIN CONTINUES

Merlin is the product of a brutal rape. Determined to uncover his father’s identity, he sets sail from Celtic Britain with his band of loyal companions....


Battle of Kings

The Merlin Prophecy #1

by M. K. Hume Atria Books (January 01, 2013)

BOY, HEALER, PROPHET—THE EPIC TALE OF MERLIN BEGINS

In the town of Segontium a wild storm washes a fugitive ashore. He brutally rapes the granddaughter of the ruler of the Deceangli tribe, leaving her to bear...


Heaven to Wudang

Journey to Wudang #3

by Kylie Chan Harper Voyager (November 27, 2012)

Human and demon, heaven and hell, battle for the fate of the world . . .

The demons that could control stones and elementals have been defeated, but the most powerful of Simon Wong’s associates still remains...


The Godspeaker Trilogy

by Karen Miller ORBIT (November 13, 2012)

Sold into slavery, Hekat dreams of power. Fate leads her to the warlord Raklion, and she begins turning dreams into reality. For the nameless god of Mijak is with her, and it promises her the world.

Far away,...


The Prodigal Son

Carmine Delmonico #4

by Colleen McCullough Simon & Schuster (November 06, 2012)

The fourth entry in this “compelling, passionate, and gritty” (Daily Mail, UK) series by internationally acclaimed bestselling author Colleen McCullough sends Carmine Delmonico on a heart-pounding ride through...


The Secret Keeper: A Novel

by Kate Morton Atria Books (October 16, 2012)

From the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of The Distant Hours, The Forgotten Garden, and The House at Riverton, a spellbinding novel of family secrets, murder, and enduring love.

During...


Earth to Hell

Journey to Wudang #1

by Kylie Chan Harper Voyager (September 25, 2012)

Author Kylie Chan has a boldly, brazenly unique take on urban fantasy—she combines it with Kung Fu. In Earth to Hell, Chan launches the characters from her Dark Heavens trilogy (White Tiger, Red Phoenix, Blue...


Barley Patch (Australian Literature Series)

by Gerald Murnane Dalkey Archive Press (September 20, 2011)

Discover the Australian novelist ranked by Ladbrokes as a top-five contender for the 2010 Nobel Prize.Barley Patch takes as its subject the reasons an author might abandon fiction-or so he thinks-forever. Using...


The Warming

by Craig Ensor Impact Press (July 01, 2019)

‘The sun was so brutal, so twisted in its brutality, it seemed to grip us by the neck and push us down into the drowning waters. And, in the end, that was our choice: by water – or by sun.’

The year is...


State of Fear

by Tim Ayliffe Simon & Schuster Australia (July 22, 2019)

Catching the world's most wanted terrorist was supposed to be someone else's job...

John Bailey has a history of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The former war correspondent has been kidnapped and...


Fled

by Meg Keneally Arcade (July 09, 2019)

Based on the life of an incredible historical heroine, a harrowing journey in search of love, justice, and freedom, told by the daughter of best-selling author Thomas Keneally (Schindler's List)

Jenny Gwyn has...


Jean Harley Was Here

by Heather Taylor Johnson Arcade (October 02, 2018)

Finalist for the Readings Prize for New Australian Fiction

For readers of Everything I Never Told You and When I’m Gone, a profoundly moving, heartwarming debut about family, relationships, and what we leave...


After She Left

by Penelope Hanley Impact Press (May 01, 2019)

When young Irish artist Deirdre O’Mara emigrates from the remote Blasket Islands to Sydney’s The Rocks in the 1920s, she makes an indelible mark on conservative society with her surrealist art and bohemian...


Boy Swallows Universe

by Trent Dalton Harper (April 02, 2019)

An utterly wonderful debut novel of love, crime, magic, fate and a boy’s coming of age, set in 1980s Australia and infused with the originality, charm, pathos, and heart of Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close...


The Raven's Heart: A Story of a Quest, a Castle and Mary Queen of Scots

by Jesse Blackadder Bywater Books (September 11, 2012)

The Raven’s Heart is a breathtaking epic set during the disastrous reign of Mary Queen of Scots.