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13-point plan for a perfect murder, David Owen

Label
13-point plan for a perfect murder
Title
13-point plan for a perfect murder
Statement of responsibility
David Owen
Title variation
Thirteen point plan for a perfect murder
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Tasmania's rise and rise as a tourist destination makes the island an ideal location for the cashed-up international polo set, jetting in from Europe, Buenos Aires, Shanghai and LA for their late summer carnival and relaxathon in the world's latest clean-green hotspot. They play fiercely and party hard at the swish Polo Palace, built near beautiful beaches through the largesse of an island-loving, polo-mad billionaire Bahraini businessman. So when this idyll is gruesomely interrupted by the murder of Sebastian Wicken, a dashing and wealthy Englishman famous for wielding his stick and ball, Pufferfish, aka seasoned Detective Inspector Franz Heineken of the Tasmanian Police Force, is called to investigate. And investigate he does. For starters, what possible relationship could there be between this visiting bludgeoned aristocrat and Tassie's worst-of-the-worst career villain, psychopathic Morgan Murger? What ghastly behaviour unites them in blood? Pufferfish and his offsiders Rafe and Faye work double time to try and fathom who did what to whom, and why - while keeping an antsy tourist industry at bay - but then the strange intrusion of a quavery voice from rural England, being Sebastian's aunt Eugenie, deepens the mystery. Meanwhile Faye, against advice, has got herself personally involved in the theft of a stamp album from a workingclass primary school. Silly kids and all that. Except it's no ordinary stamp album, sucking in and mightily distracting Pufferfish from the politically-charged polo mess. As if all of this is not enough, an old Pufferfish flame, diminutive beauty Milly de Havilland cruises back into town from his distant past, when she'd given great comfort to the then young Dutch throwaway cop Franz Heineken, an emotional wreck washed up on remote Tasmania's shore. And, as it happens, Pufferfish's close de facto Hedda is currently overseas
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Tone
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Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10662056
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
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Owen, David
Dewey number
823.3
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Pufferfish mystery
Series volume
0007
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Detective and mystery stories
  • Murder
  • Tasmania
Target audience
adult
Label
13-point plan for a perfect murder, David Owen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
A pufferfish Tasmanian mystery
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057220951
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780994561107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945969501
Label
13-point plan for a perfect murder, David Owen
Publication
Note
A pufferfish Tasmanian mystery
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057220951
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
298 pages
Isbn
9780994561107
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945969501

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