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y Taking a Chance single work   novel   historical fiction   romance   crime  
Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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'This historical romance/crime is set in Perth during the Second World War. Nell is an Australian journo, and quite the fashionable lady, and Johnny is a captain with the American Press Corps who has a bit of a shady romantic past.

Johnny's ex-lover, Lena Mitrovic, has been convicted of the murder of caddish artist Rick Henzell. Convinced of Lena's innocence, Johnny ropes Nell in to help him find the truth. During their investigation, they uncover a seedy and unsavoury side to wartime Perth. British, Australian and American servicemen are in the city looking to have a good time and many of the local girls are seeking excitement and romance. What they find is less wholesome. Some of these young girls fall into prostitution and become "Lost Girls".

Nell hopes to improve conditions for these Lost Girls and for the women in Fremantle Gaol. Johnny hopes to find the true killer of Rick Henzell. The chemistry between the two main characters is immediate. They are both attractive, witty, sassy and willing to throw themselves into the fray. But Nell is "engaged" to an Australian lawyer and suspicious of Johnny's reputation. As well she might be. ' (Publisher's blurb)

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[Untitled] Ellen Whinnett , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22-23 June 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of Taking a Chance Deborah Burrows 2013 single work novel
[Untitled] Ellen Whinnett , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22-23 June 2013; (p. 20)

— Review of Taking a Chance Deborah Burrows 2013 single work novel
Last amended 19 Feb 2013 15:10:51
Settings:
  • Perth, Western Australia,
  • Fremantle prison, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,
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