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  • Published: 26 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9780143205500
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • RRP: $19.99
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The Diggers Rest Hotel: A Charlie Berlin Novel


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Two years after witnessing the murder of a young Jewish woman in Poland, Charlie Berlin, ex-bomber pilot and former POW, has rejoined the police force a different man.

Two years after witnessing the murder of a young Jewish woman in Poland, Charlie Berlin, ex-bomber pilot and former POW, has rejoined the police force a different man. While he is investigating a spate of robberies in rural victoria the body of a young girl is discovered and Berlin's pursuit of her killer reveals that the war has changed even the most ordinary of people and places.

'A feisty, beautifully researched thriller . . . shot through with brilliant insights and great dialogue. The best new Aussie entrant in the crime stakes since Peter Temple.' The Mercury

'A bottler of a book . . . superbly crafted. A terrific book in all respects.' Weekly Times

'Charlie Berlin [is] a wonderfully flawed human being doing his duty, falling apart and picking himself back up again.' Austcrimefiction.org

'McGeachin's reconstruction of post-war Australia has an air of authenticity . . . there is a depth to the characters that is characteristic of the better modern detective fiction.' Daily Telegraph

  • Pub date: 26 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9780143205500
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 336
  • 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 • 2011 • Best Fiction


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