Hill of Content Summer Catalogue 2016/17 - Page 6

Crime Fiction You Will Know Me Megan Abbott Magpie Murders Anthony Horowitz The Woman in Cabin 10 Ruth Ware PB $29.99 A rising gymnastics star, Devon is the focus of her parents' lives. When a violent hit-and-run accident sends shockwaves through their close-knit community, Katie is concerned for her daughter. She and Eric have worked so hard to protect Devon from anything that might distract or hurt her. That's what every parent wants for their child, after all. Even if they don't realise how much you've sacrificed for them. Even if they are keeping secrets from you... PB $32.99 When editor Susan Ryeland is given the manuscript of Alan Conway's latest novel, she has no idea it will change her life. She's worked with the crime writer for years and his detective is renowned for solving crimes in English villages of the 1950s. But Conway's new tale of murder is not quite what it seems. Hidden in the pages of the manuscript lies a story of real-life jealousy, greed, ruthless ambition and murder. PB $32.99 A luxury press launch on a boutique cruise ship seemed like the perfect chance for travel journalist Lo Blackwood to recover from a traumatic break-in. Then she is woken in the night by screams to see a body thrown overboard from the next door cabin. The records show that no-one checked into that cabin, and no passengers are missing from the boat. Lo has to face the fact that either she is going mad, or she is trapped on a boat with a murderer. Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil Melina Marchetta The Rules of Backyard Cricket Jock Serong Dead in the Water Tania Chandler PB $32.99 When suspended cop Bish Ortley receives word that a bus carrying his daughter has been bombed, he rushes to be by her side. There's a suspect: missing 17-year-old Violette LeBrac, of the infamous LeBrac family. To find Violette and discover the truth before the press decides the case for them, Bish must earn the trust of her imprisoned mother. But as he delves into the bus attack, the ghosts of older crimes become impossible to ignore. PB $29.99 Darren has two talents: cricket and trouble. No surprise that he becomes an Australian sporting star of the badboy variety. Until the day we meet him in the boot of a car, gagged and cable-tied with a bullet in his knee. Everything pointing towards a shallow grave. With glorious writing harnessed to a gripping narrative, The Rules of Backyard Cricket observes celebrity, masculinity and humanity with clear-eyed lyricism and exhilarating narrative drive. PB $29.99 Brigitte and her family were supposed to be happier and safer in the country. But soon after her ex-boyfriend turns up in town to promote his new novel—in which a woman is found murdered in a country lake—a body is pulled from the water near her Gippsland home. Her cop husband is helping the Melbourne Homicide Squad, and he's keeping secrets. With her personal life spiralling out of control, and fearing for her family, who can Brigitte turn to?