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Is part of Pufferfish Mysteries David Owen 1994 series - author novel (number 7 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2016 2016
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'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 ...' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Tasmania,: Fuller's Bookshop , 2016 .
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      Extent: 298p.
      Note/s:
      • Published: 1st July 2016
      ISBN: 9780994561107

Works about this Work

Something's Rotten on the Apple Isle Sue Turnbull , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 August 2016; (p. 30)

— Review of 13-Point Plan For a Perfect Murder David Owen 2016 single work novel
David Owen's Crime Novel Has Colour, Gore and Giggles in Down Under's Nether Region Sue Turnbull , 2016 single work
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 12 August 2016;

— Review of 13-Point Plan For a Perfect Murder David Owen 2016 single work novel
'Pufferfish, aka Detective Inspector Franz Heinekin, is in trouble. He's stuck in a "grindingly dull" professional development lecture listening to "the nasal drone of the lecturer soporific over a mid-distance lawnmower" on a stuffy late summer afternoon in Tasmania. Or as Pufferfish would have it, "Down Under's icicle-hung nether region likened shapewise to nest-warm female pudenda". Pufferfish has a prose style all his own. ...'
Review : 13-Point Plan for a Perfect Murder Diana Carroll , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 10 September 2016; (p. 36)

— Review of 13-Point Plan For a Perfect Murder David Owen 2016 single work novel
Something's Rotten on the Apple Isle Sue Turnbull , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 August 2016; (p. 30)

— Review of 13-Point Plan For a Perfect Murder David Owen 2016 single work novel
David Owen's Crime Novel Has Colour, Gore and Giggles in Down Under's Nether Region Sue Turnbull , 2016 single work
— Appears in: Brisbane Times , 12 August 2016;

— Review of 13-Point Plan For a Perfect Murder David Owen 2016 single work novel
'Pufferfish, aka Detective Inspector Franz Heinekin, is in trouble. He's stuck in a "grindingly dull" professional development lecture listening to "the nasal drone of the lecturer soporific over a mid-distance lawnmower" on a stuffy late summer afternoon in Tasmania. Or as Pufferfish would have it, "Down Under's icicle-hung nether region likened shapewise to nest-warm female pudenda". Pufferfish has a prose style all his own. ...'
Review : 13-Point Plan for a Perfect Murder Diana Carroll , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 10 September 2016; (p. 36)

— Review of 13-Point Plan For a Perfect Murder David Owen 2016 single work novel
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