Peter Menadue

Biography

Peter Menadue was a non-award winning print journalist before studying law at Sydney University and Oxford University. For the last twenty years he has practiced as a barrister in Sydney, Australia.

Books

Hard Landing
Price: Free! Words: 55,040. Language: Australian English. Published: April 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Second book in the Gary Maddox Series: Sydney private investigator Gary Maddox is asked to find a missing accountant. He doesn't expect any trouble. After all, the guy is just an bean counter. But he's dead wrong. Powerful men have dispatched a posse of thugs to kill the ledger lurker. Gary is soon counting bodies and trying not to become a ugly statistic.
Webster City
Price: Free! Words: 53,840. Language: American English. Published: December 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Three hundred years after a global pandemic, Webster City, near the ruins of Chicago, is the last city on Earth. Surrounding enemies threaten to destroy it. However, when Major Carl Davidson investigates the suspicious death of a brilliant biochemist, he discovers the city's real enemies are within and there is a dark plot to slaughter the last of mankind.
Overdue Item
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 51,240. Language: Australian English. Published: April 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00)
Julia Schmidt reckons the suburban library where she works is the most boring place on earth. Then an old hobo dies in an armchair. Everyone thinks he died of natural causes. But they are wrong, and Julia is soon playing cat-and-mouse with a killer while trying to recover a priceless library book. An Australian comic crime novel with an endearing amateur sleuth.
Inside Out
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 45,260. Language: Australian English. Published: March 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Ex-bouncer Dave Bennett is released from prison, determined to go reasonably straight. A drug boss owes him $300,000 and refuses to pay up unless Dave finds his run-away daughter. Bullets start flying and Dave discovers life outside is a lot more dangerous than it was inside. A comic Australian crime novel with big twists.
Not Dead Yet
Price: Free! Words: 56,720. Language: Australian English. Published: February 2, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(5.00)
The first book in the Gary Maddox Series: Sydney private investigator Gary Maddox scratches out a living doing personal injuries surveillance. A mother asks him to find out who killed her drug-dealing son. The son deserved to die. But the mother deserves justice and offers Gary a lot of money. Soon he's battling drug dealers, corrupt cops, hit-men and thugs. He's well armed and not dead yet.
Big Dirt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,330. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Vol 4 in Bush Capital Series. With his career in political journalism a smoking ruin, Paul Ryder becomes a ghost-writer. A legendary West Australian mining tycoon hires him to pen his autobiography. All Paul has to do is write a lot of lies and bank a fat cheque. However, he stumbles upon a dark family secret, gets mixed up in murder, is targeted by Chinese spies and has to flee for his life.
Spiked
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,470. Language: Australian English. Published: March 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00)
Volume 3 in the Bush Capital Series. Canberra political correspondent Paul Ryder is chasing a story that will blow the doors off a federal election campaign. Trained killers, spies, hardened political operators and his mother-in-law are desperately trying to stop him. However, maybe this time, fame and fortune will land in his lap.
Paper Man
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,190. Language: Australian English. Published: March 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(4.00)
Volume 2 of the Bush Capital Series. A Cabinet Minister is murdered, Parliament House is in uproar and political newshound Paul Ryder is trying to sleep with a sexy TV reporter. Soon he’s chasing the scoop of a lifetime and ventures into a dark world where his press pass won't protect him. Can he get the scoop? Can he bed the reporter? Or will he wind up dead? A fast-paced comic crime novel.
Crooked House
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 64,930. Language: Australian English. Published: March 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
(4.75)
Volume 1 in the Bush Capital Series. Canberra political reporter Paul Ryder gets the sack again, this time for sleeping with the wrong woman. He’s forced to become the national political correspondent for a tiny Tasmanian paper with a dwindling circulation. Only a huge story will save his career. Too bad he lives in the world’s most boring city. All seems lost, until murder comes to town...

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