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The Resource The Port Fairy Murders

The Port Fairy Murders

Label
The Port Fairy Murders
Title
The Port Fairy Murders
Statement of responsibility
Robert Gott
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Language
eng
Summary
The Port Fairy Murders is the sequel to The Holiday Murders, a political and historical crime novel set in 1943, featuring the newly formed homicide department of Victoria Police.The department has been struggling to counter little-known fascist groups, particularly an organisation called Australia First that has been festering in Australia since before the war. And now there's an extra problem: the bitter divide between Catholics and Protestants, which is especially raw in small rural communities.The homicide team, which once again includes Detective Joe Sable and Constable Helen Lord, is trying to track down a dangerous man named George Starling. At the same time, they are called to investigate a double murder in the fishing village of Port Fairy. It seems straightforward — they have a signed confession — but it soon becomes apparent that nothing about the incident is as it seems.Written with great verve and insight, The Port Fairy Murders is a superb psychological study, as well as a riveting historical whodunit. PRAISE FOR ROBERT GOTT 'Set during World War II, the novel, like its predecessor, has a strong sense of place, not just in the little Victorian coastal town of Port Fairy, but also in the streets of inner Melbourne. Gott skilfully illustrates the sexist, racist and homophobic culture of this historical period, but he weaves through the necessary details with a light touch.' The Sunday Age 'The Port Fairy Murders is a well-paced thriller, although to label it straight-up crime or police procedural is to sell it short ... Fans of crime — or simply fans of a solid plot — will likely devour this novel in an afternoon.' The Big Issue
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The Holiday Murders explored the little-known fascist groups that festered in Australia both before and during the war, particularly an organisation called Australia First. This book continues with this exploration but looks, as well, at the bitter divide between Catholics and Protestants
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10446632
Cataloging source
ANL
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Gott, Robert
Dewey number
823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Joe Sable and Helen Lord novels
Series volume
0002
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  • Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Port Fairy Murders
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:7a2112bb-d6d6-4619-b544-14188bbd6970
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925113648
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Port Fairy Murders
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:7a2112bb-d6d6-4619-b544-14188bbd6970
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781925113648
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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