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Blackwattle Creek / Geoffrey McGeachin
Bib ID 7287189
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Author
McGeachin, Geoffrey, author
 
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Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries 
Description Camberwell, Victoria : Penguin Group Australia, 2012 
©2012 
1 online resource (300 pages) 
ISBN 1742535577 (EPUB : :)
9781742535579 (EPUB : :)
Technical Details

text file : EPUB : 0.37MB 

Summary

Winner of the 2012 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel It's September 1957, two days before the VFL grand final, and Detective Sergeant Charlie Berlin, former bomber pilot and ex-POW, finally has some time off. But there's no rest for Charlie, a decent but damaged man still troubled by his wartime experiences. A recently widowed friend asks a favour and he's dropped into something a hell of a lot bigger than he bargained for when he discovers a Melbourne funeral parlour has been burying bodies with parts missing. A Hungarian émigré hearse driver points Berlin in the right direction but it quickly becomes obvious anyone asking the wrong questions is in real danger. With his offsider beaten and left for dead, witnesses warned off, Special Branch on his case, and people he doesn't know watching his every move, Berlin realises even his young family may be in danger. His pursuit of the truth leads him to Blackwattle Creek, once an asylum for the criminally insane and now a foreboding home to even darker evils. And if Berlin thought government machinations during World War II were devious, those of the Cold War leave them for dead. Richly evocative of the period , Blackwattle Creek is a rattling good tale with a dry wit and a sobering core. .

Notes

Imprint: e-penguin.

Viking.

Print version record

Subjects World War (1939-1945)  |  Asylums -- Fiction.  |  Detective and mystery stories, Australian.  |  Detective and mystery stories.  |  Murder -- Investigation -- Victoria -- Melbourne -- Fiction.  |  World War, 1939-1945 -- Veterans -- Australia -- Fiction.  |  Detective and mystery stories.  |  Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)  |  Veterans.  |  Australia.  |  Australian
Form/genre Electronic books  |  Electronic books  |  Fiction.
Copyright information Text copyright © Geoffrey McGeachin 2012 

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