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Code of the Pharaoh by Dr Martin Cole

Code of the Pharaoh

by Dr Martin Cole

Thriller

Archaeologists stumble upon an Egyptian hieroglyphic code that leads them around the world in a race to decipher many obscure clues, on their quest to find the lost secret of an ancient machine that could grant immortality.

Stoney Broke and the Hi-Spenders by Rocky Dabscheck

Stoney Broke and the Hi-Spenders

by Rocky Dabscheck

Australian Fiction

"We've decided for our Moomba performance we should only do songs we know." "As the band's musical director I would like to say I agree with you completely."

Signs of Flight by Catherine Skipper

Signs of Flight

by Catherine Skipper

Australian Fiction

Set in 1940s Melbourne our intermediary, Connie, a socially marginal and observant little girl, takes in events both every day and sensational without full understanding.

Switch by David Finchley

Switch

by David Finchley

Australian Fiction

So you think you have your life under control… Do you?

Gold Standard by David Finchley

Gold Standard

by David Finchley

Thriller

Dr Andrew Marshall returns to Melbourne's prestigious Prince Charles Hospital after three years in London.

We All Have Secrets by Elsie Bradley

We All Have Secrets

by Elsie Bradley

Australian Fiction

Six women, all over fifty, have met each month for eight years to discuss books they've read. Now they've had enough of chick lit and fantasy and are writing their own book.

The Great Trial by Estelle Harris

The Great Trial

by Estelle Harris

Memoir

"We were never given a reason for being sent to the orphanage, but I suspect my father was in some sort of trouble. Our board and lodging was paid for. "

Paris Light by Moira McCarthy

Paris Light

by Moira McCarthy

Memoir

In the spring of 2008, an Australian woman arrives in Paris to fulfil a dream of discovery and to immerse herself in French history and culture.

War at Our Door by Irene Drummond

War at Our Door

by Irene Drummond

Historical Fiction

Throughout her moving and epic tale set during the Second World War, first-time author, Irene Drummond, enthrals the reader with the adventures of the Land Army Girls.

A Secret Life by Frank Spencer

A Secret Life

by Frank Spencer

Thriller

Richard Sinclair is a successful consultant and a recognised authority in his field but he has a secret. He is trained in mixed martial arts and is deadly in his craft.

As the Sparks Fly Upwards by Richard Stamp

As the Sparks Fly Upwards

by Richard Stamp

Australian Fiction

When Mark, a newly ordained young English Anglican priest feels called to work with one of the bush brotherhoods in the Australian outback he discovers that all of his recently acquired book learning is one thing...

The Golden Man by Dave Crawford

The Golden Man

by Dave Crawford

Thriller

Mavis uncovers a massive gold nugget while her husband Clarry sleeps off a hangover. Here is the potential for a better life, a brighter future.

Cut to the Chase by Ray Scott

Cut to the Chase

by Ray Scott

Thriller

Harry Wallace is asked by the Australian Intelligence Service to collect and deliver a small package during a business trip to Indonesia.

On Preferring Life by Gregory R. Copley

On Preferring Life

by Gregory R. Copley

Biographic

Philosophies of life and humanity, written by an Australian who has spent decades advising leaders on strategy in many capitals of the world.

Death by Choice by Vicki Hutchinson

Death by Choice

by Vicki Hutchinson

Memoir

I used to believe I was what some people would refer to as "normal" compared to others. My life was healthy, free and fun.

Faraway on an Island by Liz Newton

Faraway on an Island

by Liz Newton

Romance

In 1979 Ruby O'Leary follows her dream, only to find herself on an island in the Pacific Ocean, about ten degrees south of the Equator.

Ringo by Laurie Barber

Ringo

by Laurie Barber

Humour

In this sequel to the popular My Word, Laurie Barber highlights some of the common and not-so-common words used as we mangle our language. He also gives some fascinating stories about how words have evolved.

Losing My Marbles by Marian Penman

Losing My Marbles

by Marian Penman

Biographic
Health

Susan Webster is a vibrant fifty-one-year-old, married for twenty-odd years to chauvinistic Nick. She has a family, a career and a lover

Tree of Life From Nemi to Global Warning by Jennifer Talbot

Tree of Life From Nemi to Global Warning

by Jennifer Talbot

Spirituality
New Age

Mythology, environmental destruction, journeys in India, Europe and Australia, spirituality, especially the connection between the Great Goddess...

Observations of an Octogenarian by R. Casey

Observations of an Octogenarian

by R. Casey

Biographic

These are the reflections of an amiable old fellow as he contemplates life in its many aspects: ageing, personalities, housekeeping, fashions, entertainment, health, sex, finance, politics

The Lace Tablecloth by Anastasia Gessa-Liveriadis

The Lace Tablecloth

by Anastasia Gessa-Liveriadis

Australian Fiction

They came in their tens of thousands and stayed to make Australia their own. What did they leave behind? What did they face?

I Know Precious Little by Joe Reich

I Know Precious Little

by Joe Reich

Australian Fiction

Such is Pree’s motto in life. How different the sharp tongued Pree is to Katherine, a suburban housewife and mother.

The Iceman by Jeff Edwards

The Iceman

by Jeff Edwards

Thriller

Team spirit is the vital element that can turn a well‑trained crew into champions. The crews of the Henswytch Rowing Club know all about team spirit and how powerful it can be, but how far should they go?

Mapping the Haunted City by Al Cochrane

Mapping the Haunted City

by Al Cochrane

Australian Fiction

Once it was quite an ordinary thing for human beings to see and hear the spirits of the place where they lived and to look to such spirits to provide food and shelter and all the materials for life as well as advice about how to live it.

Demons At Dusk by Peter Stewart

Demons At Dusk

by Peter Stewart

Fact-based historical novel
Historical Novel

“… every Australian should read this book. Demons at Dusk is an extremely powerful account of one of the most tragic and remarkable chapters of Australia’s history …” Peter FitzSimons. Author,

The Fund by Jeff Edwards

The Fund

by Jeff Edwards

Thriller

For generations the Soh family have done whatever they felt necessary to expand their manufacturing business in Hong Kong. Harry Soh is the latest in a long line of obsessed businessmen with no respect for the law.

Seasons of Life by Alison Lewis

Seasons of Life

by Alison Lewis

Romance
Romance

What happens when a wealthy Italian restaurateur charms a quiet-natured Scottish lass and they marry?

Plotting the Future by Kate Seaton

Plotting the Future

by Kate Seaton

Humanities

If it was asked of you to fix the world's economic problems, and you were given the power to do so, where would you start?

Davidia and the Prince of Triplock by Ken Spargo

Davidia and the Prince of Triplock

by Ken Spargo

Fantasy

After the Great Split, a young Igloid named Grunt was banished forever from The Valley of Triplock. He had no memory of his past. Evil had overtaken his ancient lands and threatened the Five Valleys.

Double Bogey by Ken Spargo

Double Bogey

by Ken Spargo

Crime
Fiction

When body parts are found in the rough, is golf-mad Inspector Porthole up to the task of piecing together the departed souls and their perpetrators?

Ear Nibbling for Beginners by Robert N. Lewis

Ear Nibbling for Beginners

by Robert N. Lewis

Humour
Satire

Ear nibbling is the greatest aid to climbing the mountain of love. It?s not how quickly you climb the mountain of love that?s important so keep believing and keep going even if the climb is tough.

My Time Has Come by Molly Rose

My Time Has Come

by Molly Rose

Fiction

Molly Rose?s tragic tale tracks the turbulent lives of Heather and her one true love, Tom ? a man born out of wedlock in rural Australia who fights against the odds of a bruising upbringing and the damaging effects of the Vietnam War.

The Hodgkiss Mysteries Volume Six by Peter Sinclair

The Hodgkiss Mysteries Volume Six

by Peter Sinclair

Detective
Mystery

When he receives a threatening message on his mobile phone, although it is a wrong number, he sets out to track down the caller in spite of his daughter, Esme’s, misgivings.

Understanding Us by Valerie Johnstone

Understanding Us

by Valerie Johnstone

Educational
Spirituality

How do you feel when stressed? Muscles tense? Palms sweaty? Heart racing? Don?t worry - it?s all part of being human. All we Homo sapiens have such sensations. Why?

After Monday Tuesday Comes by Bruce Pippett

After Monday Tuesday Comes

by Bruce Pippett

Fiction
General

His hopes for fame and financial success as a lawyer shattered, Gordy Piper becomes disillusioned and depressed, believing the world has treated him unfairly.

The Hodgkiss Mysteries Volume Seven by Peter Sinclair

The Hodgkiss Mysteries Volume Seven

by Peter Sinclair

Mystery
Detective

When he is called up for jury duty the experience is not at all what Hodgkiss had expected.

The Hodgkiss Mysteries Volume Eight by Peter Sinclair

The Hodgkiss Mysteries Volume Eight

by Peter Sinclair

Crime
Detective

Observant, imaginative, creative, aggressive … offensive, all terms that could be readily and fairly applied to Edgar Hodgkiss as he goes about the delicate business of assisting his son-in-law.

The Hodgkiss Mysteries Volume Nine by Peter Sinclair

The Hodgkiss Mysteries Volume Nine

by Peter Sinclair

Crime
Detective

When he learns that Kanundda council is planning to hold an art exhibition, Hodgkiss immediately smells a scam in the making. And he is not wrong.

My Word by Laurie Barber

My Word

by Laurie Barber

Creative Non-Fiction

Some of the best My Word newspaper columns have been brought together in this entertaining book to challenge our thoughts on the English language.

Occasion of Sin by Cedric Hampson

Occasion of Sin

by Cedric Hampson

Fiction

At a young age, Gawain is left by his parents with a community of hippies who live on old Tom Slipper’s farm in the hills inland from the Gold Coast.

The Hodgkiss Mysteries Volume III by Peter Sinclair

The Hodgkiss Mysteries Volume III

by Peter Sinclair

Crime
Fiction

Hodgkiss is never wrong … or hardly ever. He was quite certain that the number thirteen was never used on houses in the streets of Kanundda.

The Hodgkiss Mysteries Vol II by Peter Sinclair

The Hodgkiss Mysteries Vol II

by Peter Sinclair

Fiction
Crime

The cranky old sod is still sniping at the conniving, manipulative members of Kanundda Council through his letters to the local paper, The Northern Star.

The Hodgkiss Mysteries by Peter Sinclair

The Hodgkiss Mysteries

by Peter Sinclair

Fiction
Crime

Hodgkiss is a cranky old sod. The continual sniping and point-scoring between him and his son-in-law, Detective Sergeant Donald Burke, drives his daughter Esme to distraction.

The Eternal Search for God by Matthew T. Hogan

The Eternal Search for God

by Matthew T. Hogan

Religion
Philosophy

The Eternal Search for God takes the reader on a guided tour of the belief systems practiced by the majority of mankind.

The Hodgkiss Mysteries Volume Five by Peter Sinclair

The Hodgkiss Mysteries Volume Five

by Peter Sinclair

Detective
Mystery

>Blurb- Hodgkiss is back. Hodgkiss is a suspicious old sod. When he hears of a dead body found in a locked room and the police have written it off as suicide, his suspicions are seriously aroused.

The Hodgkiss Mysteries Volume Four by Peter Sinclair

The Hodgkiss Mysteries Volume Four

by Peter Sinclair

Mystery
Detective

Hodgkiss is back. Hodgkiss returns — sharper and crankier than ever.

Colonel Ken's Hardship Posting by Stuart Lloyd

Colonel Ken's Hardship Posting

by Stuart Lloyd

Asian Fiction
Humour

Since Marco Polo returned from China and recorded his epic adventures, the trials and tribulations of expats in Asia have made for colourful telling - and re-telling -the world over.

A Table for Eight by Allan Skerman

A Table for Eight

by Allan Skerman

Australian Fiction

Frank Craig found himself on board ship sharing his meals at a table for eight with seven fellow passengers who are to influence his life and change his destiny.

New Life in the Mourning by Vicky Legge

New Life in the Mourning

by Vicky Legge

Relationships

And they lived happily ever after. That?s the dream ending we all expect from a committed relationship, but dreams can become nightmares, and relationships end.

Tojo's Fate by Cyrus McFarlane

Tojo's Fate

by Cyrus McFarlane

Australian History
Historical

During WW2 many Australian operatives inserted behind Japanese lines by submarine, parachute or boat fell into the hands of the enemy who were waiting for them as they landed.

Gems of a Generation by Sue Trethowan-Jones

Gems of a Generation

by Sue Trethowan-Jones

Biographic

The beading girls provides an exciting snapshot of the baby boomer era, historically important because of the introduction of the contraceptive pill.

Jack's War The Wasted Years by Ant Dry

Jack's War The Wasted Years

by Ant Dry

Thriller

As the flames burned furiously, the body seemed to come alive. The fingers began to curl and turn white as the skin blistered and popped. Slowly the body began to sit up as the stomach muscles contracted in the heat.

And So To Court by Jeanine D Lloyd

And So To Court

by Jeanine D Lloyd

Fiction
Thriller

Family law barrister Nic Yanopoulous wakes up one morning with foreboding.This morning his wife, Elizabeth, seduces him with bedroom antics unusual for her.

Rig Ship For Ultra Quiet by Andy Karam

Rig Ship For Ultra Quiet

by Andy Karam

Biographic
Historical

You've seen The Hunt for Red October and wondered if it was real. Now you'll know. Rig Ship for Ultra Quiet - a book about submarines, written by a submariner.

Northaven by Sally Graham

Northaven

by Sally Graham

Romance
British & Australian Fiction

Englishman, Lieutenant Alex Fairchild, escapes from Japanese capture in Singapore and is found drifting by locals on tropical Southaven before returning home to England. Superbly written by

Love In The Family Court by Jeanine D Lloyd

Love In The Family Court

by Jeanine D Lloyd

British & Australian Fiction
Thriller

Having failed at his previous attempt to extract revenge against those implicated in his loss in the Family Court, a brilliant psychopath plots the destruction of his enemies.?

Galaxy Trotters by Marie Lukic

Galaxy Trotters

by Marie Lukic

Children's
Sci Fi

?Hey! What is that thing?!? asked Nikki with a gasp, for right there inside their galaxy hopper, an enormous hole had opened.

Bil and Tina  Bullying Is Lame by Michael L. Bush

Bil and Tina Bullying Is Lame

by Michael L. Bush

Educational
Educational

7 Steps To Avoid Bullying
In our early school years we are bombarded with many new educational tasks.

Now Tell Me This by Penny Becchio

Now Tell Me This

by Penny Becchio

Thriller

Des Simpson wants to be a professional piano player, but in 1938 opportunities are rare, so when he gets the chance to play in a dance band he takes it.

The Mayan Priest by Sue Guillou

The Mayan Priest

by Sue Guillou

Action
Fiction

When her friends become trapped in an ancient room supported by a 1500 year old rope, archaeologist Gillian Bright knows their time is limited. The rope could break at any moment, plummeting them to their deaths, and she is the only one with the ...

Australia 2050 by Gregory R. Copley

Australia 2050

by Gregory R. Copley

Educational

An examination of Australia's condition, outlook and option's for the first half of the 21st century.

Life Journeys by Peter J. Dwyer

Life Journeys

by Peter J. Dwyer

Biographic

In this memoir Peter Dwyer reflects on the events and decisions that have shaped his life, comparing them to the experiences of a new generation of young Australians.

A Pogo's Perspective by Greg Smith

A Pogo's Perspective

by Greg Smith

Biographic
Memoir

The term Pogo was a label given to every soldier in Vietnam whose role it was to support the troops involved in combat duties, supposedly a safe vocation. Examples would be Orderly Room, Q-Store, Cooks, Ordnance, Medical and Dental Staff, et cetera.

Gommera Woman by Grant Rodwell

Gommera Woman

by Grant Rodwell

Australian Fiction

Gommera Woman is the exhilarating story of a colonial family pastoral empire and two brothers who seek to control it. Richard and Robert Barsden coolly and shockingly murder Aborigines in an attempt to drive them from their land.

Fun, Fast & Fabulous Food by Alison Taafe

Fun, Fast & Fabulous Food

by Alison Taafe

Cookbook

Alison Taafe's inspirational cookbook takes all the pressure out of home entertaining for the most inexperienced of cooks.

Sharing Rice by Bob Hill

Sharing Rice

by Bob Hill

Biographic

The garden of Phath Kantannam and her husband, Mai Khong, is a slice of Eden in the hardscrabble hills that crowd the Ou River in northern Laos. Young trees do not yet bear fruit, but chili, eggplant, banana, and pineapple earn a modest income.

No Way to Behave at a Funeral by Noel Braun

No Way to Behave at a Funeral

by Noel Braun

Medical
Memoir

The abrupt ending of a life by suicide can be the most catastrophic of events for those left behind. Survivors experience intense pain and massive guilt.

Such a Full Sea by Gregory R. Copley

Such a Full Sea

by Gregory R. Copley

Educational

The book looks at the transformation of a zone on which Australia is already disproportionately dependent for its wealth, and for its future opportunity.

The Asian Trilogy by Kerry B. Collison

The Asian Trilogy

by Kerry B. Collison

Fact-based Fiction
Asian Fiction

The Indonesian Trilogy: 'Merdeka Square', "The Timor Man" and "Jakarta". Kerry B. Collison's best selling titles take us into a dangerous and corrupt world of high finance and global politics.

The Happy Warrior by Kerry B. Collison

The Happy Warrior

by Kerry B. Collison

Poetry
Historical

An anthology of poetry rich with emotion, vibrant with diversity and strong with sentiment. Gain an insight into the minds, hearts and souls of the warriors that have been involved in defending Australia. Compiled by Warrant Officer Paul Barrett and

Marketing With No Money by Leah Squire

Marketing With No Money

by Leah Squire

General
Educational

...how to get your business the attention it deserves" the book by Leah Squire owner of internet based travel company www.byokids.com.au ...your family travel gurus.

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