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Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'No one is safe. The world has descended into chaos. On the surface, everything looks the same - yet the unthinkable has happened. The dead have risen...

'Everyone is haunted by a relative, friend, spouse or stranger and these spirits are unshakeable, silent and watching. Governments the world over fail to deal with the epidemic. Crime is rife and murders commonplace. But who is responsible: the ghosts or the people?

'Finding out is where Detective Oscar Mariani comes in, although it's nearly impossible to run a department when you can't even see half the suspects. His strike rate is embarrassingly low.

'Then he stumbles onto a case that cuts through his apathy. A ritualistic, brutal serial killer is at work murdering young women, and the evidence implicates those in high places. If Mariani can solve the case, and keep himself alive, he may be able to exorcise his own ghostly shadow, a dead young man who just might have a message Mariani needs to hear.

'A gripping mix of police procedural and supernational thriller, The Broken Ones is a knuckle-whitening ride.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Notes

  • Dedication : For Kitty The key to it all
  • Near-future supernatural thriller.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2011 .
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      Extent: 388p.
      ISBN: 9780733627132 (pbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Doubleday , 2012 .
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      Extent: 356p.p.
      Edition info: 1st American ed.
      ISBN: 9780385534659, 0385534655
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Anchor , 2013 .
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      Extent: 356p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Publisher's note: Originally published in slightly different form in paperback in Australia by Hachette Australia.
      ISBN: 9780307744449, 0307744442

Works about this Work

Brisbane's Dark Side in Limelight 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 December 2012; (p. 66)
Pick of the Week Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 September 2011; (p. 36)

— Review of The Broken Ones Stephen M. Irwin 2011 single work novel
Brisbane Given a Dark Twist Fiona Purdon , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 - 4 September 2011; (p. 22)
Take Three : Horror Fiction Colin Steele , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 23 October 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of The Broken Ones Stephen M. Irwin 2011 single work novel
Pick of the Week Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3-4 September 2011; (p. 36)

— Review of The Broken Ones Stephen M. Irwin 2011 single work novel
Take Three : Horror Fiction Colin Steele , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 23 October 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of The Broken Ones Stephen M. Irwin 2011 single work novel
Brisbane Given a Dark Twist Fiona Purdon , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 3 - 4 September 2011; (p. 22)
Brisbane's Dark Side in Limelight 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 December 2012; (p. 66)

Awards

2011 honourable mention Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Horror Division Best Novel No Aurealis Award for Best Horror Novel was given in 2011. Irwin's novel and Trent Jamieson's The Business of Death received honorable mentions.
2011 honourable mention Australian Shadows Award Novel
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