By Arlene Hunt
A missing boyfriend ... a heavily pregnant girlfriend ... just another ordinary case for QuicK Investigations. But the trail they follow suggests something far from ordinary. Who is Orie Kavlar and why has he gone to ground? What is the connection to the body of a dead girl found on waste ground in Sandyford? And what is his relationship to Darren Wallace, ex-gangland criminal? With their personal relationship at a new all-time low, Sarah and John are straining under the weight of their own problems: like the murder of Sarah's ex-boyfriend Vic. Vic was a dangerous psychotic, but murder is murder. So why won't she accept John's help? In no time John and Sarah's investigations alert others to their search and as they dig deeper into Orie Kavlar's life, one man decides he has too much to lose to allow them to continue. Sarah and John are about to be caught up in an undertow of violence that will suck them into their most perilous case yet.
The Undercover Mother
By Eirin Thompson
A part-time job as an undercover store detective at the Riverside Shopping Mall seems ideal for our mum-of-three whose kids are now at school. Used to not being noticed at home, she feels she has the perfect credentials. The invisible eye of the Mall, she witnesses the good, bad and ugly of suburban life and it's not long before things become more complicated than the job fist promised. There's the mystery of the posh schoolgirl, and why security is turning a blind eye. Theres the question of dubious vote-casting in the bonny baby competition. Theres Zero FM star Lindy May, and the case of her missing brother. And then, bizarrely, she finds herself cast as the reluctant sleuth in an abandoned baby case from many years back . . . where nothing is quite as it first seems. With home life in growing disarray, the pressure begins to mount, and it's not long before everything starts to get a little blurry around the edges. The Undercover Mother is a hilarious, unflinchingly honest tale of an unforgettable heroine who's trying hard not so much to have it all but to keep intact the bit that she does have.
By Tony Clayton-Lea
In 1976, Larry Mullen Jr decided to form a band and put a poster on his school noticeboard looking for others with an ambition to be rock stars. Little did he realise that his band, known for about a day as The Larry Mullen Band, would go on to change the world of music. In Popaganda, Tony Clayton-Lea looks back at the past thirty years of U2 and brings together all that has been said about and by the greatest rock band in the world. Split into forty themed sections, this is the book that let's us in on the phenomena that is U2. Find out what Bono thinks about fame, love and the pope - or what the other three think of Bono. Popaganda is the story of U2 and is the essential guide for every fan of the band. 'A concert is the most authentic form of music. Records were invented a long time after music. Ask Beethoven.' Adam Clayton (1984). 'We're not particularly into hit singles. Mind you, I need to do the roof of my house in the West so if we get a few hits away I won't be complaining.' Edge (1991). 'I read a lot of rubbish about U2. Sometimes when I see us described in some mythic sense or called corporate masters of our own destiny, I have to laugh out loud. Being in U2 is more like riding a runaway train, hanging on to it for dear life.' Larry Mullen Jr (2006). 'I feel at home in chaos.' Bono (1987).