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  • Published: 23 May 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742535579
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 300
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Blackwattle Creek




From the winner of the 2011 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel, Geoffrey McGeachin, comes a cracking new Charlie Berlin mystery.

From the winner of the 2011 Ned Kelly Award for Best Crime Novel comes a cracking new Charlie Berlin mystery
The insane are running the asylum in this cracking new Charlie Berlin thriller.

It's September 1957, two days before the VFL grand final, and Detective Sergeant Charlie Berlin finally has some time off. But there's no rest for this decent if damaged man, still troubled by his wartime experience as a bomber pilot and POW. A recently widowed friend asks a favour and he's dropped into something much bigger than he bargained for.

When he uncovers dubious practices at a Melbourne funeral parlour, it's quickly obvious that anyone asking questions is also asking for trouble. His offsider is beaten and left for dead, witnesses are warned off, Special Branch is on his case, and even Berlin's young family may be at risk.
His pursuit of the truth leads him to Blackwattle Creek, once an asylum for the criminally insane and now 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 . . .
A rattling good tale with a dry wit and a sobering core, Blackwattle Creek confirms Geoffrey McGeachin as one of our most entertaining and accomplished crime writers.
The next Charlie Berlin novel, St Kilda Blues, is coming in 2014.

  • Pub date: 23 May 2012
  • ISBN: 9781742535579
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 300

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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