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y Rooms in the City single work   novel   crime   historical fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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'Athens, November 1915. A city buffeted by the chaos of the war, a city swarming with spies and opportunists. When a British counter espionage unit is contacted by a man from Smyrna, it seems that a bold new plan is afoot to cut through the Turkish defences at nearby Gallipoli … until the finding of the man’s body in a room set aside for the meeting.

'Australian-born agent Robert Kaub is drawn into the investigation, and soon forced to confront memories of love and betrayal in pre-war Athens. An ominous note, an old coin from Ephesus, cryptic cables – Robert’s discoveries bring him eventually to a place where things could go either way for the Allied cause.


'Aegean battlefields. A besieged city. Deaths foretold. These are mirrored in a mystery shaped by the ill-fated attempt to capture Constantinople, a story tinted by the truths and untruths of war, a tragic tale akin to myth. ' (Publication summary)

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  • Dedication: For Sally Anne

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Kew, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Australian Scholarly Publishing , 2014 .
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      Extent: 241p.
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      • Published August 2014
      ISBN: 9781925003680
      Series: y Press On Arcadia (publisher), Melbourne : Arcadia , 2009 Z1824488 2009 series - publisher novel 'Press On is published in partnership with Arcadia. In 2010, four Press On books were published by Press On Publishing in association with Arcadia, the general books' imprint of Australian Scholarly Publishing. Authors Michael Wilding, Peter Corris, Phillip Edmonds and Inez Baranay began the first batch of Press On. Commissioned by Michael Wilding, eight more books join the series with new authors Morris Lurie, Garry Disher, Ross Fitzgerald, Trevor Jordan and Victoria Thompson. Felix Calvino's previously published A Hatful of Cherries Arcadia, 2009 has also taken on the Press On logo. Arcadia's 2011 Press On additions were launched at the Melbourne Writers Festival this year.' Source: www.scholarly.info/ (Sighted 15/11/2011). Number in series: 21

Works about this Work

Judges of Good Characters Peter Pierce , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 October 2014; (p. 16-17)

— Review of The Only Case Ian Callinan 2014 single work novel ; Rooms in the City Nicholas Hasluck 2014 single work novel
Judges of Good Characters Peter Pierce , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 October 2014; (p. 16-17)

— Review of The Only Case Ian Callinan 2014 single work novel ; Rooms in the City Nicholas Hasluck 2014 single work novel
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