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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 River of Salt
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'Life in Coral Shoals is perfect and Blake is a new man - running a club called the Surf Shack, and playing nights there with his surf music band, The Twang. But then a young woman's body is found at a local motel, a matchbook from the Surf Shack on her bedside table. When Blake's friend is arrested for her murder and the local sergeant doesn't want to know, it becomes clear that it is up to Blake - a man who knows about cold-blooded killing - to protect his corner of paradise.'  (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Marie, Bernadette and Nadine - my girls of '63.

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    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2019 .
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      • Publication date 02 April 2019

      ISBN: 9781925591569

Works about this Work

At the Gorge : Twists and Tropes in Four New Crime Novels Chris Flynn , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 411 2019; (p. 34-35)

'The plethora of crime stories is such that, in order to succeed, they must either follow a well-trodden narrative path and do so extremely well, or run with a high concept and hope for the best. Having the word ‘girl’ in the title doesn’t hurt. Readers are familiar with genre tropes, to the point of being high-functioning literary detectives, ready to sniff out lapses in logic and to scream at the page (or at a screen) when a plot goes haywire. Treat aficionados of crime fiction with contempt, and you’re dead in the water.' (Introduction)

At the Gorge : Twists and Tropes in Four New Crime Novels Chris Flynn , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 411 2019; (p. 34-35)

'The plethora of crime stories is such that, in order to succeed, they must either follow a well-trodden narrative path and do so extremely well, or run with a high concept and hope for the best. Having the word ‘girl’ in the title doesn’t hurt. Readers are familiar with genre tropes, to the point of being high-functioning literary detectives, ready to sniff out lapses in logic and to scream at the page (or at a screen) when a plot goes haywire. Treat aficionados of crime fiction with contempt, and you’re dead in the water.' (Introduction)

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