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Awards for Works

The Price of Fame 2012 single work novel crime fantasy

'Sex, drugs and rock music: the demons of youth – until fame demands its price.

'Documentary maker Antonia Carlyle uncovers dark secrets when she researches the cult ’80s band, The Tough Romantics, and its doomed singer Genevieve James. The iconic band’s rise to international fame had as much to do with their cutting edge sound as their history of tragedy, betrayal and murder.

'The deeper Antonia digs, the stranger the circumstances surrounding Genevieve’s death seem. Was the wrong man charged with murder? Do the surviving band members know more than they’ve revealed? How far will they go to hide the truth?

'Antonia must face her own demons and those that haunt the St Kilda terraced house where the band tore itself apart decades before. As the past spills into the present, Antonia’s growing psychic link with the dead girl feeds her obsession to find the truth.

'But will it be enough to lay Genevieve’s ghost to rest?' (Publishers blurb)

2013 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
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