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              Books by Chloe Hooper

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              The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire
               

              The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire (Paperback)

              By Hooper, Chloe

              • RRP: $22.99
              • $17.24
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              • Pub Date
                3 Dec 19

              On the scorching February day in 2009 that became known as Black Saturday, a man lit two fires in Victoria's Latrobe Valley, then sat on the roof of his house to watch the inferno. In the Valley, where the rates of crime were the highest in the state, more than thirty people were... known to police as firebugs. But the detectives soon found themselves on the trail of a man they didn't know. The Arsonist takes readers on the hunt for this man, and inside the strange puzzle of his mind. It is also the story of fire in this country, and of a community that owed its existence to that very element. The command of fire has defined and sustained us as a species - understanding its abuse will define our future. A powerful real-life thriller written with Hooper's trademark lyric detail and nuance, The Arsonist is a reminder that in an age of fire, all of us are gatekeepers.
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              ISBN 9781760895242
              Published AU 3 Dec 2019
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire

              The Arsonist: A Mind on Fire (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hooper, Chloe

              • RRP: $34.99
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              The Arsonist takes readers inside the hunt for a fire-lighter. After Black Saturday, a February 2009 day marked by 47 degree heat and firestorms, arson squad detectives arrived at a plantation on the edge of a 26,000-hectare burn site. Eleven people had just been killed and hundr...eds made homeless. Here, in the Latrobe Valley, where Victoria's electricity is generated, and the rates of unemployment, crime and domestic abuse are the highest in the state, more than thirty people were known to police as firebugs. But the detectives soon found themselves on the trail of a man they didn't know. The Arsonist tells a remarkable detective story, as the police close in on someone they believe to be a cunning offender; and a puzzling psychological story, as defence lawyers seek to understand the motives of a man who, they claimed, was a na'f that had accidentally dropped a cigarette. It is the story not only of this fire - how it happened, the people who died, the aftermath for the community - but of fire in this country. What it has done, what it has meant, what it might yet do. Bushfire is one of Australia's deepest anxieties, never more so than when deliberately lit. Arson, wrote Henry Lawson, expresses a malice 'terrifying to those who have seen what it is capable of. You never know when you are safe.' As she did in The Tall Man, Chloe Hooper takes us to a part of the country seldom explored, and reveals something buried but essential in our national psyche. The bush, summertime, a smouldering cigarette - none of these will feel the same again.
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              ISBN 9780670078189
              Published AU 15 Oct 2018
              Publisher Penguin
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              A Child's Book of True Crime

              A Child's Book of True Crime (Paperback)

              By Hooper, Chloe

              • RRP: $29.50
              • $22.12
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              In a small town near Port Arthur in Tasmania in the mid-nineties, Kate Byrne is having an affair with the father of her most gifted student. Kate becomes fixated on the unsolved crime of passion that occurred years earlier, less and less aware of her own reputation in the present.... Is it her imagination, or is someone stalking her?
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              ISBN 9781740512084
              Published AU 1 Nov 2002
              Publisher Random House
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              The Engagement

              The Engagement (Paperback)

              By Hooper, Chloe

              • RRP: $19.99
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              From Chloe Hooper, author of the phenomenal The Tall Man, comes a brilliant novel about sex and money. The Engagement is a taut psychological thriller in which the deft blurring of reality and dark fantasy rivals that of Luis Bunuel's classic Belle de Jour.

              ISBN 9780143569220
              Published AU 29 Jan 2014
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Multiple Effects Of Rainshadow

              The Multiple Effects Of Rainshadow (Paperback)

              By Astley, Thea; Introduction by Hooper, Chloe

              • RRP: $12.99
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              A study in the psychology of isolation, and a portrait of the constant violence between white and black Australians, still alive today.

              ISBN 9781925603569
              Published AU 30 Apr 2018
              Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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              The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island

              The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island (Paperback)

              By Hooper, Chloe

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              The story of Palm Island, the tropical paradise where one morning Cameron Doomadgee swore at a policeman and forty minutes later lay dead in a watch-house cell. It is the story of that policeman, the tall, enigmatic Christopher Hurley, and of the struggle to bring him to trial. A...bove all, it is a story in luminous detail of two worlds clashing.
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              ISBN 9780143010661
              Published AU 9 Sep 2009
              Publisher Penguin
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              The Engagement
               

              The Engagement (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Hooper, Chloe; Read by Nolan, Jane

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              Hooper's latest book, The Engagement, is about Liese, a young woman whose extravagant lifestyle leaves her heavily in debt.

              ISBN 9781743164358
              Published AU 1 Mar 2013
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              The Arsonist

              The Arsonist (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Hooper, Chloe; Read by Budd, Sibylla

              • RRP: $39.99
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              On the scorching February day in 2009 that became known as Black Saturday, a man lit two fires in Victoria's Latrobe Valley, then sat on the roof of his house to watch the inferno. In the Valley, where the rates of crime were the highest in the state, more than 30 people were kno...wn to police as firebugs. But the detectives soon found themselves on the trail of a man they didn't know. The Arsonist takes listeners on the hunt for this man, and inside the strange puzzle of his mind. It is also the story of fire in this country, and of a community that owed its existence to that very element. The command of fire has defined and sustained us as a species - understanding its abuse will define our future. A powerful real-life thriller written with Hooper's trademark lyric detail and nuance, The Arsonist is a reminder that in an age of fire, all of us are gatekeepers.
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              ISBN 9781489499257
              Published AU 28 Apr 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              A Child's Book of True Crime
               

              A Child's Book of True Crime (Audio disc / Other, Unabridged edition)

              By Hooper, Chloe; Read by Hosking, Kate

              • RRP: $34.99
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              Kate Byrne is having an affair with the father of her most gifted student. As the young teacher's sexual life is awakened by the father in scenes of escalating eroticism, the guilt she feels towards the son is compounded. Meanwhile, Veronica, her lover's wife, has just published ...Murder at Black Swan Point, a true crime book about the brutal slaying of a young adulteress some years before, set in a nearby town. Kate becomes fixated on the unsolved crime of passion that occurred years earlier, less and less aware of her own reputation in the present. Is it her imagination, or is someone stalking her? Isshe caught playing a game where she no longer knows the rules? Has her obsession with the crime aligned her fate with that of the murdered adulteress?
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              ISBN 9781743103364
              Published AU 1 Jan 2012
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              A Child's Book of True Crime
               

              A Child's Book of True Crime (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition)

              By Hooper, Chloe; Read by Hosking, Kate

              • RRP: $39.99
              • $33.99
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              Nominated for the UK Orange Prize for Fiction 2002. Title has been published in the United Kingdon and the USA. 'Quietly, I closed the classroom door. I bent to lock it, and a shudder ran through me. In the door's olive paintwork, two words were now scratched in a maniac's hand: ...I KNOW.' In a small town near Port Arthur in Tasmania in the mid-nineties, Kate Byrne is having an affair with the father of her most gifted student. As the young teacher's sexual life is awakened by the father in scenes of escalating eroticism, the guilt she feels towards the son is compounded. Meanwhile, Veronica, her lover's wife, has just published MURDER AT BLACK SWAN POINT, a true crime book about the brutal slaying of a young adulteress some years before, set in a nearby town. Kate becomes fixated on the unsolved crime of passion that occured years earlier, less and less aware of her own reputation in the present. Is it her imagination, or is someone stalking her? Is she caught playing a game where she no longer knows the rules? Has her obsession with the crime aligned her fate with that of the murdered adulteress?
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              ISBN 9781740945080
              Published AU 1 Nov 2003
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
              Interest Age Children
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