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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Old Scores
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'It’s the early 1980s: the heady days of excess, dirty secrets and personal favours. Former detective Frank Swann is still in disgrace, working as a low-rent PI. But when he’s offered a security job by the premier’s fixer, it soon becomes clear that someone is bugging the premier’s phone – and it may cost Swann more than his job to find out why.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Book Club notes available from publisher's website.
  • Dedication: For Luka Fergus

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2016 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 236p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: November 2016
      ISBN: 9781925164138

Works about this Work

[Review Essay] Old Scores Dean Biron , 2017 single work review essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January-February no. 388 2017; (p. 63)

'For the most part, the burgeoning 1980s nostalgia industry in Australia tends to overlook the fact that back then the states seemed to be engaged in a kind of Sheffield Shield of venality, competing to see which would prevail as the most politically debauched. One might have thought of the Queensland of Joh Bjelke-Petersen and Terry Lewis and the New South Wales of Abe Saffron and Roger Rogerson as topping the table, but Western Australia, like its cricket team of the period, was definitely no slouch.'

(Introduction)

Writing the Wild West 2016 single work interview
— Appears in: Good Reading , November 2016; (p. 30-31)
'We asked a few questions of Perth resident and crime writer David Whish-Wilson, who told us about teaching writing to prisoners, the influence of the murky world of WA Inc on his novels, why crime writing continues to fascinate him, and his new novel, Old Scores.' (Publication abstract)
Settling Scores William Yeoman , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 8 November 2016; (p. 6)

— Review of Old Scores David Whish-Wilson 2016 single work novel
Settling Scores William Yeoman , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 8 November 2016; (p. 6)

— Review of Old Scores David Whish-Wilson 2016 single work novel
[Review Essay] Old Scores Dean Biron , 2017 single work review essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , January-February no. 388 2017; (p. 63)

'For the most part, the burgeoning 1980s nostalgia industry in Australia tends to overlook the fact that back then the states seemed to be engaged in a kind of Sheffield Shield of venality, competing to see which would prevail as the most politically debauched. One might have thought of the Queensland of Joh Bjelke-Petersen and Terry Lewis and the New South Wales of Abe Saffron and Roger Rogerson as topping the table, but Western Australia, like its cricket team of the period, was definitely no slouch.'

(Introduction)

Writing the Wild West 2016 single work interview
— Appears in: Good Reading , November 2016; (p. 30-31)
'We asked a few questions of Perth resident and crime writer David Whish-Wilson, who told us about teaching writing to prisoners, the influence of the murky world of WA Inc on his novels, why crime writing continues to fascinate him, and his new novel, Old Scores.' (Publication abstract)
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