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2 y separately published work icon Blood Link : The 15th Detective Inspector Carol Ashton Mystery Claire McNab , ( trans. Gerlinde Kowitzke with title Erben und Sterben : Offensive Krimi ) Munich : Frauenoffensive , 2004 Z1600433 2003 single work novel detective mystery

'Is Carol playing into a killer's plan? A series of random deaths suddenly fall into a pattern when reclusive, eccentric billionaire Thurmond Rule dies, leaving an immense estate, but no valid will. With no close relatives - Rule's son and only heir vanished mysteriously years before - the search begins to find more distant kin who may have a claim to the Rule billions. And there would be several more applicants vying for the money, but for the disturbing fact that many of them have recently died or been killed. Detective Inspector Carol Ashton speculates that one among the remaining would-be heirs could be responsible for thinning the field so drastically but is baffled that a killer would draw such oblivious attention to themselves. As the authorities contemplate protecting anyone with a blood link to Thurmond Rule, Carol fears she may be unwittingly shielding a killer and playing into a deadly plan ...'

Source: Publisher's website http://www.bellabooks.com/ (Sighted 22/6/10)

2 y separately published work icon Accidental Murder : The 14th Detective Inspector Carol Ashton Mystery Claire McNab , ( trans. Gerlinde Kowitzke with title Operation Pelikan ) Munich : Frauenoffensive , 2003 Z1004250 2002 single work novel detective mystery

'Australian top cop Carol Ashton must outsmart a fiendishly clever killer. A careless jogger plummets from a great height. A man is the victim of a fatal hit-and-run. A woman topples over a cliff while sightseeing. Tragic accidents occur everyday. When Detective Inspector Carol Ashton is called in to investigate Captain John Trelawney's fatal fall from Sydney's scenic North Head, she discovers that his brutal demise may fit into a disturbing state-wide pattern of apparently accidental deaths. Carol's suspicions are heightened when a closer look at these accidents reveals that they effectively eliminate a problem person and provide a substantial insurance payout. But before Carol can catch the killer she must prove that these seemingly unrelated deaths are, in fact, murder and very much related.'

Source: Publisher's website http://www.bellabooks.com/ (Sighted 16/6/10)

2 1 y separately published work icon Fedora Walks Merrilee Moss , Munich : Frauenoffensive , 2001 Z796565 2001 single work novel crime satire
2 5 y separately published work icon Past Due Claire McNab , ( trans. Gerlinde Kowitzke with title Überfällig ) Munich : Frauenoffensive , 1999 Z519139 1998 single work novel detective mystery
2 7 y separately published work icon Chain Letter Claire McNab , ( trans. Gerlinde Kowitzke with title Kettenbrief : offensive Krimi ) Munich : Frauenoffensive , 1998 Z70097 1997 single work novel detective mystery
2 2 y separately published work icon Inner Circle Claire McNab , ( trans. Gerlinde Kowitzke with title Geheimer Kreis ) Munich : Frauenoffensive , 1997 Z7815 1996 single work novel detective mystery
2 y separately published work icon Heart on Fire Diana Simmonds , Munich : Frauenoffensive , 1996 Z1435241 1996 single work novel romance
2 y separately published work icon Fair Play Rose Beecham , ( trans. Charlotte Breuer )expression Munich : Frauenoffensive , 1996 Z1175634 1995 single work novel detective crime 'The son of a Baptist preacher, Bryce Petty looked like a choir boy. But when he was found murdered in Wellington, New Zealand, his less-than-angelic past became front-page news. President of the Melbourne-based gay and lesbian broadcasting firm, Spectrum Television, Bryce had vanished a few months previously, leaving behind him a trail of bad publicity and debts - and a slew of enemies. New Zealand top cop, Detective Inspector Amanda Valentine, follows the trail to Melbourne, where she and her Australian colleagues join forces to track down the killer. Complicating matters, Amanda's personal life is in turmoil. Unable to balance careers and commitment, she and her on-again/off-again girlfriend Debby Daley have decided to try an 'open' relationship. With Debby away on special assignment in Rwanda, Amanda finds herself increasingly attracted to Detective Sergeant Mary Devine, who is working with her on the Australian end of the investigation.' (Author's website)
2 1 y separately published work icon Double Bluff Claire McNab , ( trans. Gerlinde Kowitzke with title Marquis lässt grüssen ) Munich : Frauenoffensive , 1996 Z532644 1995 single work novel detective mystery
2 y separately published work icon Crosswords : the 2nd Victoria Cross mystery Penny Sumner , ( trans. Elisabeth Brock with title Kreuzwortratsel ) Munich : Frauenoffensive , 1995 Z1486538 1994 single work novel crime detective
2 1 y separately published work icon Silent Heart Claire McNab , ( trans. Gerlinde Kowitzke with title Stummes Herz : Roman ) Munich : Frauenoffensive , 1995 Z810377 1993 single work novel romance
2 5 y separately published work icon Body Guard Claire McNab , ( trans. Gerlinde Kowitzke with title Bodyguard ) Munich : Frauenoffensive , 1995 Z552319 1994 single work novel detective mystery

'Uneasy about her career choice since receiving a gunshot wound, Australian Detective Inspector Carol Ashton, an acknowledged lesbian, receives another risky and unwanted assignment: she must guard a famous visiting American feminist from dangerous enemies.'

Source: Bookseller (Sighted 22/6/2010)

3 1 y separately published work icon Under the Southern Cross Claire McNab , ( trans. Gerlinde Kowitzke with title Unter dem Kreuz des Südens : Roman ) Munich : Frauenoffensive , 1994 Z810380 1992 single work novel romance
2 7 y separately published work icon Australia for Women : Travel and Culture Susan Hawthorne (editor), Renate Klein (editor), ( trans. Ursula Grawe with title Australien der Frauen ) Munich : Frauenoffensive , 1994 Z407461 1994 anthology short story poetry prose criticism travel
2 y separately published work icon The End of April : A Victoria Cross Mystery Penny Sumner , ( trans. Charlotte Breuer with title April, April ) Munich : Frauenoffensive , 1993 Z1486512 1992 single work novel crime detective
2 6 y separately published work icon Dead Certain Claire McNab , ( trans. Gerlinde Kowitzke with title Das Ende vom Lied ) Munich : Frauenoffensive , 1993 Z810383 1992 single work novel detective mystery

'Collis Raeburn, young tenor superstar of the Eureka Opera Company, is dead. Suicide? A tragic accident? Detective Inspector Carol Ashton is brought in to deal with the press and the prima donnas, and finds the opera's factions reveal more flamboyant drama than is usually seen on stage.

Meanwhile, the Raeburn family is following its own agenda - not to find the truth about Collis' death, but to scotch the rumour he was HIV positive. As Carol's instincts tell her 'murder', she finds her own carefully guarded private life is threatened. Unless she determines 'accidental death', her sexual preferences will be front page news.

Set in the dramatic world of passion and ambition, Off Key features the delightful Carol Ashton ...'

Source: Back cover (Allen & Unwin)

'In her fifth appearance, Det. Insp. Carol Ashton investigates the death of Collis Raeburn, "Australia's Pavarotti." Found in a Sydney hotel room, Collis appears to have committed suicide, but to Carol his death "looks staged." Suspects are copious: Kenneth Raeburn, Collis's father and manager, denies that his son was HIV-positive, despite evidence to the contrary. Collis's sister, Nicole, was fiercely--perhaps incestuously--devoted to him. The singer's life befitted grand opera: he had contentious relationships (on and off stage) with sopranos Alanna Brooks and Corinne Jawalski; he may have been about to bail out of a new opera composed by Graeme Welton and produced by Edward Livingston; and he doomed rival tenor Lloyd Clancy to second place. It is doubly tough for Carol to sort through Collis's life when her own is on the rocks: her lover, Sybil Quade, has moved out, and an anonymous caller is threatening to expose Carol as a lesbian.'

Source: Back cover (Bella Books)

2 7 y separately published work icon Cop Out Claire McNab , ( trans. Gerlinde Kowitzke with title Ausradiert ) Munich : Frauenoffensive , 1992 Z194031 1991 single work novel detective mystery

'Detective Inspector Carol Ashton is close to burnout, tired of hiding the fact that she is gay and, for the first time, seriously considering leaving the police force. Her colleague - the reliable Sergeant Bourke - mentions an "open and shut" case. Charlotte Darcy, the suspect, is obviously guilty of the murder of her brother. Carol is less sure. Darcy Designs has depended on Charlotte's creativity. So why is Charlotte now so zombie-like? And what else is hidden in the stylish closets of this famous family? Carol's interest in her work rekindles as she solves a mystery as intriguing as any in her long career. But even as she does so she is reminded that her personal life cannot be put on hold forever ...'

Source: Back cover (Allen & Unwin, 1991)

'Bryce Darcy, partner in a successful family business, has been murdered. His sister has confessed and DI Carol Ashton is informed that it's a shut case. Yet, Carol discovers that the dead man was a member of a support group for married gay men, and that the Darcy family seethes with secrets.'
Source: Fantastic Fiction http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/ (Sighted 22/6/2010)
2 8 y separately published work icon Death Down Under Claire McNab , ( trans. Gerlinde Kowitzke with title Tod in Australien ) Munich : Frauenoffensive , 1991 Z408200 1989 single work novel detective mystery

'Four women dead, each strangled with an orange cord, their bodies ritually arranged. Detective Inspector Carol Ashton and Detective Sergeant Mark Bourke have a serial killer on their hands.'

Source : publication summary

5 1 y separately published work icon Stand We At Last : A Novel Zoe Fairbairns , ( trans. Gerlinde Kowitzke with title Im Sternbild der Frauen ) Munich : Frauenoffensive , 1986 Z400780 1983 single work novel 'This family saga, first published in 1983 and still available through print-on-demand, follows five generations of women, from the mid-19th century to the 1970s.' (Publication summary)
 
3 19 y separately published work icon All That False Instruction : A Novel of Lesbian Love Elizabeth Riley , ( trans. Anne Stahmer with title All diese falsche Moral ) Munich : Frauenoffensive , 1979 Z901131 1975 single work novel
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