by Sally Breen
Jade, on the run from her past, arrives on the Gold Coast to forge a new identity and make her fortune. She recruits 'The Dealer', a croupier with a shady past, to be her grifting partner and they embark on a series of daring scams targeting fellow swindlers.
Jade creates new selves and lodges herself deeper and deeper into the underbelly of Surfers Paradise. The Dealer soon realises he has more than met his match and wonders what exactly this mysterious, all-consuming femme fatale's motivations are.
Set in the dark shadows of the Gold Coast's glittering high-rise strip, Atomic City is a wild rollercoaster ride of a story — a neo-noir tale of identity theft, subterfuge and new beginnings ... more
The Bling Ring
by Nancy Jo Sales
In 2009, 21-year-old Rachel Lee was running the Bling Ring: a gang of rich, beautiful, wild-living Valley teens.
They became known as the most audacious thieves in recent Hollywood history when they stole millions of dollars' worth of clothing, jewellery and possessions from the mansions of the rich and famous — using gossip websites, Google Earth and Twitter to aid their crimes.
Vanity Fair Journalist Nancy Jo Sales gained unprecedented access to the group and in the process she uncovered a world of teenage greed, obsession, arrogance and delusion that surpassed her wildest expectations.
Published to tie into Sofia Coppola's film of the same name, this is a fascinating look at the dark and seedy world of the real young Hollywood ... more
by Robert G. Barrett
A collection of three of Bob Barrett's Les Norton stories.
Leaving Bondi - Wherein Satanists, drug dealers, nutty poets, blabbermouth disc jockeys all want a piece of Les Norton. So what are Norton's chances of clearing his name and coming up smelling of roses?
Mystery Bay Blues- Les travels to a quiet little seaside town on the south coast of NSW and uncovers what seems to be some very unsavoury goings-on. Can Les solve the mystery of Mystery Bay? Or will trouble, once again, find him first?
Rosa Marie's Baby - Hold onto your hats for a rip-roaring read full of all the action, sex and humour that is the Robert G. Barrett trademark ... more