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y Rosa-Marie's Baby single work   novel   crime   detective  
Is part of Les Norton Robert G. Barrett 1985 series - author novel short story
Issue Details: First known date: 2003 2003
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'Robert G. Barrett's latest Les Norton adventure is action, humour, and intrigue with a diabolical twist, proving once again why Barrett is called the king of Australian popular fiction. If it wasn't for a letter lost in the system for decades landing on his lap, Les would never have known he wasn't the only Norton to gain notoriety thanks to Kings Cross. there was another - even worse than him: devil - worshipping artist and occultist Rosa-Marie Norton, the Witch of Kings Cross. Rosa was so bad the police arrested her for lewd behaviour and obscenity, and the customs department burnt her paintings - paintings now worth thousands of dollars. Yet according to the lost letter, a bundle of her paintings had been secreted at an old church in Victoria. By sheer coincidence, Les is asked to help with a hit in Melbourne on a shonky art dealer named 'Latte' Lindsey. After the hit, Les decides to take a trip down the Great Ocean Road, call in to the Church of the Blessed Madonna, and see if he can finds 'mum's' painting. Along with plenty of trouble, Les finds sexy Sonia and staunch Stepha. He also finds there's a lot of deja vu getting around in Victoria. And when it comes to violence south of the border, there are no Mexican stand-offs.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • A Les Norton detective story.
  • Dedication: To the Bali victims. Ours and theirs. I'll leave it at that.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2003 .
      Extent: 280p.
      ISBN: 0732278171 (pbk.)
  • Appears in:
    y Full Strength Robert G. Barrett , Sydney South : HarperCollins , 2013 5971580 2013 selected work novel Sydney South : HarperCollins , 2013
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2014 .
      2270957622889204714.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 352p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 23/06/2014
      ISBN: 9781460703809

Works about this Work

Action Speaks Louder Than the Words Ian Hicks , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 November 2003; (p. 18)

— Review of Scarecrow Matthew Reilly 2003 single work novel ; Murder at the Fortnight Steve J. Spears 2003 single work novel ; Rosa-Marie's Baby Robert G. Barrett 2003 single work novel
Action Speaks Louder Than the Words Ian Hicks , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 November 2003; (p. 18)

— Review of Scarecrow Matthew Reilly 2003 single work novel ; Murder at the Fortnight Steve J. Spears 2003 single work novel ; Rosa-Marie's Baby Robert G. Barrett 2003 single work novel
Last amended 18 Aug 2015 16:26:10
Settings:
  • Sydney, New South Wales,
  • Melbourne, Victoria,
  • Lorne, Apollo Bay - Torquay area, Geelong - Terang - Lake Bolac area, Victoria,
  • Apollo Bay, Apollo Bay - Torquay area, Geelong - Terang - Lake Bolac area, Victoria,
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