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  • The Murder Rule

    No one is innocent in this story ...The unmissable new standalone from the no.1 bestseller of The Good TurnFirst Rule: Make them like you.Second Rule: Make them need you.Third Rule: Make them pay.They think I'm a young, idealistic law student, that I'm passionate about reforming a corrupt and brutal system.They think I'm working hard to impress them.They think I'm h... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Book of "Unnecessary" Quotation Marks

    A Celebration of Creative Punctuation

    From the popular blog, a hilarious and horrifying survey of quotation mark abuse in all its forms.From the sarcastic to the suggestive, here are quotation marks as we love them best, doing horrible damage to the English language. Who wouldn’t have second thoughts about ordering the “hamburger” on the diner’s menu? Would it be best to skip the “blowout” sale at the department store? What hidden ... Read more

    $1.98 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Thunder and Lightning

    Cracking Open the Writer's Craft

    Guidance on how to turn those flashes of inspiration into finished pieces, from the author of Writing Down the Bones and Wild Mind.Any writer may find himself or herself with an abundance of raw material, but it takes patience and care to turn this material into finished stories, essays, poems, novels, and memoirs. Referencing her own experiences both as a writer and as a student of Zen, Natalie ... Read more

    $1.98 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Memory Keeper of Kyiv

    The most powerful, important historical novel of 2022

    by Erin Litteken ...
    Perfect for fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz and The Beekeeper of Aleppo."A powerfully moving debut . . . Ukraine’s tragic history painfully echoes its current crisis, and on every page the Ukrainian spirit shines out, unbowed, unbent and unbroken.” Kate Quinn, author of The Diamond EyeIn the 1930s, Stalin’s activists marched through the Soviet Union, espousing the greatness of collective ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Batavia

    Batavia is the greatest story in Australia�s history. The Shipwreck of the Batavia combines in just the one tale the birth of the world's first corporation, the brutality of colonisation, the battle of good vs evil, the derring-do of sea-faring adventure, mutiny, ship-wreck, love, lust, blood-lust, petty fascist dictatorship, criminality, a reign of terror, murders most foul, sexual slavery, ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Good Arguments

    What the art of debating can teach us about listening better and disagreeing well

    by Bo Seo ...
    At a time when every disagreement turns toxic, world champion debater Bo Seo reveals the timeless secrets of effective communication and persuasion.When Bo Seo was 8 years old, he and his family migrated from Korea to Australia. At the time, he did not speak English, and, unsurprisingly, struggled at school. But, then, in year five, something happened to change his life: he was introduced to ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Good Turn

    Book 3 - Cormac Reilly
    'With her third novel Dervla McTiernan confirms she's a born storyteller' Val McDermidThe unputdownable no.1 bestseller from the author of The Ruin and The Scholar.Police corruption, an investigation that ends in tragedy and the mystery of a little girl's silence - three unconnected events that will prove to be linked by one small town.While Detective Cormac Reilly faces enemies at work and ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • Rogues

    True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks

    ‘I read everything he writes. Every time he writes a book, I read it. Every time he writes an article, I read it . . . he’s a national treasure.’ Rachel MaddowPatrick Radden Keefe’s work has garnered prizes ranging from the National Magazine Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award in the US to the Orwell Prize in the UK for his meticulously reported, hypnotically engaging work on the many ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Trivia Night

    the shocking must-read novel for fans of Liane Moriarty

    by Ali Lowe ...
    'Unputdownable . . . spookily familiar, funny, and darkly captivating. I loved it'Sally HepworthQuestion: How long does it take to tear someone's life apart?Answer: Sometimes just one night.From the outside the parents of the kindergarten class at Darley Heights primary school seem to have it all. Living in the wealthy Sydney suburbs, it's a community where everyone knows each other - and secr... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Scholar

    Book 2 - Cormac Reilly
    'Dervla McTiernan has rocked the crime fiction world with good reason. Taut, tense and darkly addictive. A treat for lovers of fine crime writing.' - Candice FoxBeing brilliant has never been this dangerous ...When Dr Emma Sweeney stumbles across the victim of a hit and run outside Galway University late one evening, she calls her partner, Detective Cormac Reilly, bringing him first to the scene ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Sudden Death

    by Rachel Lynch ...
    Book 10 - Detective Kelly Porter
    Scores are dead or injured. But who was the killer’s true target?On a misty morning in the Lake District, two men depart by helicopter from a private estate. Below, they see the stunning views of Wast Water, with Scafell Pike ahead, where fell runners are competing atop England’s highest mountain. It’s at this moment that the pilots lose control, and crash into the mountain top. Runners and ... Read more

    $7.25 AUD

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  • This Is Not A Book About Benedict Cumberbatch

    If you feel that sense that there is something missing from your life, some gap between who you are on the inside and who you are on the outside - then this is the book for you.This is, as the title says, not actually a book about Benedict Cumberbatch.In fact, it's a book about women and what we love, about what happens to women's passions after we leave adolescence and how the space for joy in ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD $4.99 AUD

  • Unnatural Causes

    'An absolutely brilliant book. I really recommend it, I don't often say that' Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2

    THE TRUE CRIME BOOK OF THE YEAR AND 18-WEEK SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER'One of the most fascinating books I have read in a long time. Engrossing, a haunting page-turner. A book I could not put down' The Times, BOOKS OF THE YEAR__________Meet the forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd.He solves the mysteries of unexplained or sudden death.He has performed over 2... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Lawyer X

    Underbelly meets Molly's Game - the true crime investigation that rewrote the story of Melbourne's infamous gangland war and triggered a royal commission.Melbourne's gangland war was an era dominated by murders, stings, hits, drug busts, corruption and greed - inspiring bestselling books and even a popular TV series, Underbelly. It took the police a decade to curtail the violence and bring down ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Rather His Own Man

    In this witty, engrossing and sometimes poignant memoir, a sequel to his best-selling The Justice Game, Australia’s inimitable Geoffrey Robertson charts his progress from pimply state schoolboy to top Old Bailey barrister and thence onwards and upwards to a leading role in the struggle for human rights throughout the world.He wryly observes the absurdities of growing up as one of ‘Ming’s kids’; ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Born to be Riled

    Born to be Riled is a collection of hilarious vintage journalism from Jeremy Clarkson.Jeremy Clarkson, it has to said, sometimes finds the world a maddening place. And nowhere more so than from behind the wheel of a car, where you can see any number of people acting like lunatics while in control (or not) of a ton of metal.In this collection of classic columns, first published in 1999, Jeremy ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Calendar of Crime

    365 True Cases from British History

    by Peter Stubley ...
    * 19 May 1536: Anne Boleyn, charged with high treason, is beheaded at the Tower of London * 31 August 1888: Mary Ann Nichols, the first victim of Jack the Ripper, is found murdered in Buck’s Row * 18 December 1914: George Joseph Smith murders his wife in a Blackpool boarding house bath, sparking the police investigation that finally ended his killing spree * 13 August 1964: Peter Allen and Gwynne ... Read more

    $9.89 AUD

  • Eleven Minutes Late

    A Train Journey to the Soul of Britain

    by Matthew Engel ...
    Britain gave railways to the world, yet its own network is the dearest (definitely) and the worst (probably) in Western Europe.Trains are deeply embedded in the national psyche and folklore - yet it is considered uncool to care about them. For Matthew Engel the railway system is the ultimate expression of Britishness. It represents all the nation's ingenuity, incompetence, nostalgia, corruption, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Teaching Secondary History

    Teaching Secondary History provides a comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of teaching History to years 7–12 in Australian schools. Engaging directly with the Australian Curriculum, this text introduces pre-service teachers to the discipline of History. It builds on students' historical knowledge, thinking and skills and offers practical guidance on how to construct well-rounded ... Read more

    $47.73 AUD

  • The Tanglewood Wedding Shop

    A gorgeously heart-warming and fun romance

    by Lilac Mills ...
    Book 3 - Tanglewood Village series
    Something old, something new, something borrowed, something untrue…Edie has enough on her plate keeping her tyrannical boss happy at Moira’s Wedding Shop. So when society bride Tia begs Edie to design her wedding dress – and keep it a secret from the domineering mother-in-law to be – Edie reluctantly says ‘I will’ to making Tia’s dream come true. If her deception is found out, though, it would ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Balcony Over Jerusalem

    A Middle East Memoir

    by John Lyons ...
    A gripping memoir of life in Jerusalem from one of Australia's most experienced Middle East correspondents.Leading Australian journalist John Lyons will take readers on a fascinating personal journey through the wonders and dangers of the Middle East. From the sheer excitement of arriving in Jerusalem with his wife and eight-year-old son, to the fall of dictators and his gripping account of what ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows

    by John Koenig ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“It’s undeniably thrilling to find words for our strangest feelings…Koenig casts light into lonely corners of human experience…An enchanting book. “ —The Washington PostA truly original book in every sense of the word, The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows poetically defines emotions that we all feel but don’t have the words to express—until now.Have y... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Silent Invasion

    China's influence in Australia

    In 2008 Clive Hamilton was at Parliament House in Canberra when the Beijing Olympic torch relay passed through. He watched in bewilderment as a small pro-Tibet protest was overrun by thousands of angry Chinese students. Where did they come from? Why were they so aggressive? And what gave them the right to shut down others exercising their democratic right to protest? The authorities did nothing ... Read more

    $10.66 AUD

  • The March of Folly

    From Troy to Vietnam

    “A glittering narrative . . . a moral book on the crimes and follies of governments and the misfortunes the governed suffer in consequence.”The New York Times Book ReviewIn The March of Folly (originally published in 1984) Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Barbara W. Tuchman explores one of the paradoxes of history – the pursuit by governments of policies contrary to their own interests despite the ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD