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  • Published: 26 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9780143571469
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99
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Blackwattle Creek




When a recently widowed friend asks a favour, ex-bomber pilot and former POW Detective Charlie Berlin is dropped into something much bigger than he bargained for.

When a recently widowed friend asks a favour, ex-bomber pilot and former POW Detective Charlie Berlin is dropped into something much bigger than he bargained for. What starts with body parts disappearing from funeral parlours leads to Blackwattle Creek, once an asylum for the criminally insane and now home to even darker evils. If Berlin thought government machinations during World War 11 were devious, those of the Cold War leave them for dead.

'A flawless novel that offers everything one could wish for in crime fiction.' Ned Kelly Award Judges' Comment

'A well-written, compelling crime novel that delves into some very dark places... A very impressive novel, and Berlin, a complex, intriguing character.' Canberra Times

'Intelligent, historically well informed and moves at a cracking pace. A great read on many levels.' Good Reading

'With his intricate plotting, his sharp eye for detail, skilful characterisation and brilliantly believable dialogue, there is not much this marvellouswriter can't do.' Sunday Tasmanian

  • Pub date: 26 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9780143571469
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Geoffrey McGeachin

Melbourne-born Geoffrey McGeachin has spent much of his life shooting pictures for advertising, travel, theatre and feature films. His work has taken him all over the world including stints living in Los Angeles, New York and Hong Kong. He is now based in Sydney, where he teaches photography and writes.

He has written several novels, the most recent of which are his Detective Charlie Berlin series. The first two Charlie Berlin novels, The Diggers Rest Hotel and Blackwattle Creek both received Australia's highest crime-writing accolade, The Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction. 

 

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Awards & Recognition

  • Ned Kelly Awards

    Winner • 2013 • Best Fiction


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