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Crime Fiction: A Reader's Guide

Forshaw, Barry
Are you a lover of crime fiction looking for new discoveries or hoping to rediscover old favourites?Then look no further. There are few contemporary crime fiction guides that cover everything from the golden age to current bestselling writers from America, Britain and all across the world, but the award-winning Barry...

Simenon: The Man, The Books, The Films

Forshaw, Barry
Georges Simenon was the most successful writer of crime fiction in a language other than English in the modern age, and his detective Maigret is rivalled only by Sherlock Holmes; Andre Gide called Simenon 'the greatest French novelist of our times'. Barry Forshaw examines the man's extraordinary life and work on both page and screen....

Give The Devil His Due

Gentill, Sulari
When Rowland Sinclair is invited to take his yellow Mercedes onto the Marouba Speedway, popularly known as the Killer Track, he agrees without caution or reserve. But then people start to die......

A Dangerous Language

Gentill, Sulari
A Communist agent is murdered on the steps of Parliament House and Rowland finds himself drawn into a dangerous world of politics and assassination. Once again, he stands against the unthinkable with an artist, a poet and brazen sculptress by his side......

All the Tears in China

Gentill, Sulari
Shanghai in 1935 is a 20th century Babylon where fortunes are made and lost. Into this cultural melting pot, Rowland Sinclair arrives from Sydney to represent his brother at international wool negotiations. The black sheep of the family, Rowland is under strict instructions to commit to nothing - but a brutal murder makes that...

The Art Of Script Editing: A Practical Guide to Script Development

Griffiths, Karol
The Art of Script Editing provides a comprehensive overview of this vital role, examining its responsibilities and functions during all stages of the development process, both in film and television....

Jaws In Space: Powerful Pitching for Film & TV Screenwriters

Harris, Charles
Two screenwriters once walked into a Hollywood producer's office and said three words 'Jaws in space.' Those three words won them the contract for the blockbuster movie Alien. The ability to pitch well is essential for all writers, directors and producers in cinema and TV, drama, documentary and series. Strong pitching...


Howarth, Chloe Michelle
Sunburn is an astute and tender portrayal of first love, adolescent anxiety and the realities of growing up in a small town where tradition holds people tightly in its grasp....

A Short History Of India

Kerr, Gordon
A fascinating and concise history of India, from ancient empires to the modern day.

Vera Kelly Is Not A Mystery

Knecht, Rosalie
When ex-CIA agent Vera Kelly loses her job and her girlfriend in a single day, she reluctantly goes into business as a private detective. Heartbroken and cash-strapped, she takes a case that dredges up dark memories and attracts dangerous characters from across the Cold War landscape.

House in the Country: Where Our Suburbs and Garden Cities Came From and Why it's Time to Leave Them Behind

Matthews, Simon
For nearly 150 years living in a house in the country has been what many of us aspire to. This book explores how this idea was imported from the US by Ebenezer Howard, founder of the garden city movement, the impact it has had in the UK and why, on cost and environmental grounds, it's time to move on from this approach....

Dracula: The Origins and Influence of the Legendary Vampire Count

Morgan, Giles
Few fictional characters have proven to be as enduringly popular as the legendary Count Dracula. In Dracula: The Origins and Influence of the Legendary Vampire Count, author Giles Morgan examines the roots of the vampire myth and the creation of Bram Stoker's masterpiece of horror....