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y separately published work icon The Port Fairy Murders single work   novel   crime   historical fiction  
Is part of The Murders Series Robert Gott , 2013 series - author novel (number 2 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 The Port Fairy Murders
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'The Port Fairy Murders is the sequel to The Holiday Murders, an historical crime novel set in 1943 in the newly formed homicide department of Victoria Police, which explored little-known fascist groups, particularly an organisation called Australia First, that festered in Australia both before and during the war.The Port Fairy Murders continues with this exploration but looks, as well, at the bitter divide between Catholics and Protestants. This divide was especially raw in small rural communities. The homicide team, which includes Detective Joe Sable and Constable Helen Lord, is now trying to track down a dangerous man named George Starling. At the same time, they are called to investigate a double murder in Port Fairy. It seems straightforward — they have a signed confession — but it soon becomes apparent that nothing is straightforward about the incident.

'The novel examines the tensions that simmer in a small town. Written with great verve and insight, The Port Fairy Murders is a superb psychological study, as well as a riveting historical who-dunnit.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Brunswick, Brunswick - Coburg area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Scribe , 2015 .
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      Extent: 320p.
      Note/s:
      • Published April 2015
      ISBN: 9781925106459

Works about this Work

Review : The Longest Ride 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , February 2015;

— Review of The Port Fairy Murders Robert Gott , 2015 single work novel
Hitlerites Home-grown Hitlerite Takes up the Gudgels Thuy On , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 May 2015; (p. 26) The Sun-Herald , 24 May 2015; (p. 12) The Sunday Age , 24 May 2015; (p. 16)

— Review of The Port Fairy Murders Robert Gott , 2015 single work novel
Plenty at Stake - And Then There's the War Sue Turnbull , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 2-3 May 2015; (p. 30)

— Review of The Port Fairy Murders Robert Gott , 2015 single work novel
Seaside Homicide Angus Dalton , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: Good Reading , March 2015; (p. 36-38)
'Melbourne-based crime author Robert Gott tells us about the bizarre crimes on which his books are based, the unusual process of converting a comedy novel to a serious thriller, and the terrifying pro-Nazi villains in his new series set in mid-war Melbourne.' (Publication abstract)
Plenty at Stake - And Then There's the War Sue Turnbull , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 2-3 May 2015; (p. 30)

— Review of The Port Fairy Murders Robert Gott , 2015 single work novel
Hitlerites Home-grown Hitlerite Takes up the Gudgels Thuy On , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 24 May 2015; (p. 26) The Sun-Herald , 24 May 2015; (p. 12) The Sunday Age , 24 May 2015; (p. 16)

— Review of The Port Fairy Murders Robert Gott , 2015 single work novel
Review : The Longest Ride 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , February 2015;

— Review of The Port Fairy Murders Robert Gott , 2015 single work novel
Seaside Homicide Angus Dalton , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: Good Reading , March 2015; (p. 36-38)
'Melbourne-based crime author Robert Gott tells us about the bizarre crimes on which his books are based, the unusual process of converting a comedy novel to a serious thriller, and the terrifying pro-Nazi villains in his new series set in mid-war Melbourne.' (Publication abstract)
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