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The Port Fairy Murders

The Port Fairy Murders (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Gott, Robert

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The Port Fairy Murders is the sequel to The Holiday Murders, an historical crime novel set in 1943 in the newly formed Homicide department of Victoria Police. The Holiday Murders explored the little-known fascist groups that festered in Australia both before and during the war, p...articularly an organisation called Australia First. The Port Fairy Murders continues with this exploration but looks, as well, at the bitter divide between Catholics and Protestants. This divide was especially raw in small rural communities. The Homicide team, which includes Detective Joe Sable and Constable Helen Lord, is trying to track down a man named George Starling. Starling is a dangerous loose end from the investigation in The Holiday Murders. At the same time they are called to investigate a double murder in Port Fairy. It seems straightforward - they have a signed confession - but it soon becomes apparent that nothing is straightforward about the incident. The novel examines the tensions that simmer in a small town, riven by class and religious divides, and under economic stress from the shrinking of its fishing industry, and the exploitation of fishermen by Melbourne's markets. It also examines the tensions within the Homicide Department.
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ISBN 9781925106459
Published AU 25 Feb 2015
Publisher Scribe Publications
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781925106459
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Scribe Publications
Imprint Scribe Publications
Published 25 Feb 2015
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Gott, Robert
Category Crime & Mystery Fiction
Australian
Number of Pages 288
Dimensions Width: 136mm
Height: 207mm
Spine: 22mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight 304g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade

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