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Welcome to the Booktopia Crime & Thriller Buzz - our up-to-the-minute showcase of the latest releases and trends in mysteries, thrillers and true crime. Our Book of the Month is Lethal White, the long awaited new book in the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith (AKA J.K. Rowling.)

After the sad passing of Peter Corris at the end of August, we remember the ‘Godfather of Australian Crime Writing’ with a collection of his most popular novels.

We’ve also got new releases from a whole range of bestselling authors like, Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, J.D. Robb and we're counting down the seconds until the release of Jane Harper's brilliant new novel, The Lost Man. Plus don’t miss your chance to pick up a signed copy of The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn.

Crime Book of the Month

Crime & Thriller Book of the Month

Lethal White – Cormoran Strike : Book 4

by Robert Galbraith (A.K.A. JK Rowling)

RRP: $32.99

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When Billy, a troubled young man, comes to private eye Cormoran Strike's office to ask for his help investigating a crime he thinks he witnessed as a child, Strike is left deeply unsettled. While Billy is obviously mentally distressed, and cannot remember many concrete details, there is something sincere about him and his story. But before Strike can question him further, Billy bolts from his office in a panic.

Trying to get to the bottom of Billy's story, Strike and Robin Ellacott - once his assistant, now a partner in the agency - set off on a twisting trail that leads them through the backstreets of London, into a secretive inner sanctum within Parliament, and to a beautiful but sinister manor house deep in the countryside.

And during this labyrinthine investigation, Strike's own life is far from straightforward: his newfound fame as a private eye means he can no longer operate behind the scenes as he once did. Plus, his relationship with his former assistant is more fraught than it ever has been - Robin is now invaluable to Strike in the business, but their personal relationship is much, much more tricky than that...

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The Return of Ian Rankin's John Rebus

In a House of Lies

by Ian Rankin

RRP: $32.99

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The gripping new novel from the Sunday Times number 1 bestselling author, the masterful Ian Rankin

John Rebus might be retired, but he's far from finished. In this brand new mystery from the peerless Ian Rankin, the ex-DI returns alongside series stalwart Detective Siobhan Clarke in a case that will dredge up the secrets of the past and disrupt an even murkier present.

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Signed Copies of A.J. Finn's The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window - Order Your Signed Copy While Stocks Last

by Peter Corris

RRP: $29.99

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Get ready for the biggest thriller of 2018!

It's been ten long months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house like a ghost, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside. What did she see?

Read Booktopian Sarah McDuling's Book Review
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Black Snake

by Leo Kennedy

RRP: $35.00

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The story of Ned Kelly is also the untold story of Michael Kennedy, the police sergeant slain and robbed by the outlaw 140 years ago. Both Kennedy and Kelly were Irish immigrants struggling to make their way in the new colonies of Australia - Kennedy was committed to defending the law, while Kelly was hell-bent on breaking it. When their paths crossed one fateful day at Stringybark Creek, it triggered the end for one and the beginning of an incredible myth about the other.

Author Leo Kennedy is the great grandson of Sergeant Michael Kennedy. He was raised in the shadow of his great grandfather's murder. He witnessed the deep psychological wounds inflicted on successive generations of his family - and the families of other victims - as the Ned Kelly myth grew around them and the sacrifice of their loved ones was forgotten. Leo himself was nicknamed 'Red Ned' at school and taunted for being on the wrong side of Australian history.

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Peter Corris 1942-2018

The Dying Trade - Cliff Hardy : Book 1

by Peter Corris

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"The villain was in custody as they say, but villains were coming out of the woodwork and the past was sending out tentacles which were winding around the necks of people living and dying in the present. It's a dying trade I'm in..."

Blog: Robert O'Hearn Remembers Peter Corris and his enduring legacy in Australian Crime Fiction

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Coming Soon from the Author of The Dry

The Lost Man

by Jane Harper

RRP: $22.99

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Three brothers, one death, a fenceline stretching to the horizon.

For readers who loved The Dry and Force of Nature, Jane Harper has once again created a powerful story of suspense, set against a dazzling landscape.

Blog: Sarah McDuling reviews The Lost Man by Jane Harper
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