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Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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'The setting: 1932, Razorhurst. Two competing mob bosses - Gloriana Nelson and Mr Davidson - have reached a fragile peace.

'Kelpie knows the dangers of the Sydney streets. Ghosts have kept her alive, steering her to food and safety, but they are also her torment.

'Dymphna is Gloriana Nelson's 'best girl'. She knows the highs and lows of life, but she doesn't know what this day has in store for her.

'When Dymphna meets Kelpie over the corpse of Jimmy Palmer, Dymphna's latest boyfriend, she pronounces herself Kelpie's new protector. But Dymphna's life is in danger too and she needs an ally. And while Jimmy's ghost wants to help, the dead cannot protect the living.

'Gloriana Nelson's kingdom is crumbling and Mr Davidson is determined to have all of Razorhurst - including Dymphna. As loyalties shift and betrayal threatens at every turn, Dymphna and Kelpie are determined to survive what is becoming a day with a high body count.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Ruth Park and Kylie Tennant, who lived in and loved and wrote about Surry Hills decades before me, without whom this book would not exist.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2014 .
      9073204644082774171.jpg
      Cover image courtesy of Allen & Unwin.
      Extent: 365p.
      Description: illus., map
      Note/s:
      • Published July 2014
      ISBN: 9781743319437
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Soho Press , 2015 .
      9101425297038650738.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 309p.p.
      Edition info: Hardback ed.
      ISBN: 9781616955441
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Soho Press , 2016 .
      758532883199565657.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 336p.p.
      Edition info: Paperback ed.
      Note/s:
      • Published 17 May 2016.
      • Imprint: Soho Teen.
      ISBN: 1616956259, 9781616956257

Works about this Work

Review : Razorhurst Deirdre Baker , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Horn Book Magazine , March / April vol. 91 no. 4 2015; (p. 102)

— Review of Razorhurst Justine Larbalestier 2014 single work novel
Review : Razorhurst Lyn Linning , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 29 no. 3 2014; (p. 42)

— Review of Razorhurst Justine Larbalestier 2014 single work novel
Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier Liz Derouet , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 22 no. 2 2014; (p. 27)

— Review of Razorhurst Justine Larbalestier 2014 single work novel
Review : Razorhurst Lyn Linning , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 29 no. 3 2014; (p. 42)

— Review of Razorhurst Justine Larbalestier 2014 single work novel
Razorhurst by Justine Larbalestier Liz Derouet , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 22 no. 2 2014; (p. 27)

— Review of Razorhurst Justine Larbalestier 2014 single work novel
Review : Razorhurst Deirdre Baker , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Horn Book Magazine , March / April vol. 91 no. 4 2015; (p. 102)

— Review of Razorhurst Justine Larbalestier 2014 single work novel
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