Billings Better Bookstore Brasserie

Billings Better Bookstore Brasserie

Billings Better Bookstore Brasserie

Young Fidelia Knight arrives in Melbourne in 1874, alone except for her treasured companion, Samuel Johnson; well, half of him. To escape servitude, Fidelia hides each night in Bourke-street's renowned Coles Book Arcade. She loves words, you see, and wants to know them all. What she overhears in Coles sets her on a path that will change the lives of everyone she meets, starting with Jasper Godwin, the hopelessly underqualified manager of the new Billings Better Bookstore. Fidelia's thirst for knowledge is contagious. She tutors two orphan boys and two illiterate women, inspiring them to unlock their creativity; and her exploration of colonial Melbourne takes her to some unusual places. Nothing daunts this diminutive genius, except the mystery of what really happened to her parents on the voyage from England.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Fin J Ross
Publisher : Clan Destine Press
Release : 2020-07-01
Total Pages : 278 Pages
ISBN : 9780648848721


Billings Better Bookstore And Brasserie

Billings Better Bookstore And Brasserie

Nine-year-old Fidelia Knight arrives in Melbourne in 1874, alone except for her treasured companion, Samuel Johnson; well, half of him.To escape servitude, Fidelia hides each night in Bourke-street's renowned Coles Book Arcade. She loves words, you see, and wants to know them all.What she overhears in Coles, however, sets her on a path that will change the lives of everyone she meets, starting with Jasper Goodwin, the hopelessly underqualified manager of the soon-to-be-opened Billings Better Bookstore. Fidelia's thirst for knowledge is contagious and she becomes a tutor to two orphan boys and two illiterate women, encouraging them unlock their creativity. Nothing daunts this diminutive genius - except the mystery of what really happened to her parents on the voyage from England. Fidelia's exploration of colonial Melbourne, and her friendships and ambitions take her to some unusual places and, eventually, the hope of discovering the truth of her lost family.

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Author : Fin J. Ross
Publisher : Clan Destine Press
Release : 2020-06-22
Total Pages : 278 Pages
ISBN : 064884871X


And Then Vol 2

And Then Vol 2

Once upon a time, in a land Down Under, from the depths of the Clan cave, Clan Destine Press issued a challenge to Australian and Kiwi authors to write cliff-hanging, Australian-flavoured, action-packed adventure stories for two protagonists; stories of the What If, What Now, And Then... kind. This was a catnip call, an irresistible lure, a kid-in-a-candy-store kind of a challenge: what writer wouldn't want to take a crack at that? To make it that little bit more intriguing, the editors decreed the stories could be contemporary, historical, realistic, far-out, spec-fic, horror, SF, or urban fantasy; and, in a spirit of mischief, that at least one of the two protagonists must be human. You'd think that would cover all bases. But writers are a contrary bunch: they pushed these very broad boundaries even further. The result is not one, but two volumes of kick-arse, action-packed stories: And Then... The Great Big Book of Adventure Tales. This is Volume 2: a fascinating collection of genre-bending adventure stories garnered from a mix of sf, fantasy and crime writers, happily encroaching upon each other's territories, and then some.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ruth Wykes
Publisher : Clan Destine Press
Release : 2018-11-01
Total Pages : 350 Pages
ISBN : 9780995439436


Who Sleuthed It

Who Sleuthed It

Fingers and feelers and paws and wings, Solving thrillers and chillers and secretive things! In which animals help their animal friends, or human sidekicks, solve diabolical crimes and whimsical mysteries in 19 stories by Australian, American and Irish authors.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Lindy Cameron
Publisher : Clan Destine Press
Release : 2021-09-01
Total Pages : 340 Pages
ISBN : 9780648848776


Scarlet Stiletto The Seventh Cut 2015

Scarlet Stiletto The Seventh Cut 2015

A superb collection of page-turning mysteries in which fabulous female protagonists solve - and sometimes perpetrate - all kinds of crimes. Featuring cops, killers, PIs, crooks and amateur sleuths, these award-winning stories will have you on the edge of your seat, will chill your blood and sometimes make you laugh out loud.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Tanya King-Carmichael
Publisher : Clan Destine Press
Release : 2018-11-01
Total Pages : 200 Pages
ISBN : 9780994599186


Scarlet Stiletto The Tenth Cut 2018

Scarlet Stiletto The Tenth Cut 2018

Scarlet Stiletto: The Tenth Cut - 2018 features nine award-winning stories from the 25th annual Scarlet Stiletto Awards. 'Crime and mystery short story collections of startling originality; and a grim warning of what evil lurks in Australian suburbia.' - Kerry Greenwood The Scarlet Stiletto series of eBooks – the First to the Tenth Cuts – feature superb collections of spine-chilling crime and mystery short stories, by Australian women writers, curated from 25 years of the Scarlet Stiletto Awards hosted by Sisters in Crime Australia.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Phyllis King
Publisher : Clan Destine Press
Release : 2018-11-24
Total Pages : 120 Pages
ISBN : 9780648293774


Scarlet Stiletto The Sixth Cut 2014

Scarlet Stiletto The Sixth Cut 2014

A superb collection of page-turning mysteries in which fabulous female protagonists solve - and sometimes perpetrate - all kinds of crimes. Featuring cops, killers, PIs, crooks and amateur sleuths, these award-winning stories will have you on the edge of your seat, will chill your blood and sometimes make you laugh out loud.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Moraig Kisler
Publisher : Clan Destine Press
Release : 2018-11-01
Total Pages : 200 Pages
ISBN : 9780994599179


Scarlet Stiletto The Twelfth Cut 2020

Scarlet Stiletto The Twelfth Cut 2020

Scarlet Stiletto: The Twelfth Cut - 2020 features thirteen award-winning stories from the 27th annual Scarlet Stiletto Awards. 'Crime and mystery short story collections of startling originality; and a grim warning of what evil lurks in Australian suburbia.' - Kerry Greenwood The Scarlet Stiletto series of eBooks – the First to the Twelfth Cuts – feature superb collections of spine-chilling crime and mystery short stories, by Australian women writers, curated from 27 years of the Scarlet Stiletto Awards hosted by Sisters in Crime Australia.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Phyllis King
Publisher : Clan Destine Press
Release : 2020-11-30
Total Pages : 200 Pages
ISBN : 9780645042603


Bodysurfing

Bodysurfing

Shenanigans at the beach seem a fine idea to Catherine and her friends at the height of an Australian summer, until the discovery of a body in the water kicks sand in their plans. With the town of Ocean Grove in the grips of a by-election, and the police investigation lagging (according to Detective Houden) the scene is set for a coastal rollick as Catherine and Co overturn various rocks to uncover a killer. Add in a troupe of seahorse poachers, some hardened criminals and a ranting eccentric, and you have a holiday cocktail of chaos and chips. There’s plenty of time for fun though. After all a woman’s entitled to a holiday.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Hugh McGinlay
Publisher : Clan Destine Press
Release : 2021-11-29
Total Pages : 188 Pages
ISBN : 9780645042610


Angels Of Death

Angels Of Death

Serial killers in the caring professions. Doctors, nurses and health workers have a duty of care to their patients to ensure they act in the best interests of an individual; and not act or fail to act in a way that results in harm. But those featured within these pages are serial killers who roamed their places of work, preying on people at their most vulnerable. Angels of Death is an updated collection of real life crimes exploring murders committed in hospitals and doctors' surgeries - the very places where lives are supposed to be healed or saved. The accounts also include cases where the murderers struck in places that are meant to be safe havens, like aged care homes and even people's living rooms. These disturbing crimes take place in Australia, the United Kingdom, the USA, Canada and Europe. Emily Webb is a journalist and author, specialising in true crime. She co-hosts the popular podcast Australian True Crime.

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Genre : True Crime
Author : Emily Webb
Publisher : Clan Destine Press
Release : 2019-07-15
Total Pages : 222 Pages
ISBN : 9780648556749