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Peter Doyle Peter Doyle i(A11069 works by)
Born: Established: 1951 Maroubra, Randwick area, Sydney Eastern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales, ;
Gender: Male
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Peter Doyle was born in Maroubra, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. He has worked as a taxi driver, musician, and teacher: in 2018, he was Associate Professor of Media at Macquarie University.

In addition to his novels, Doyle is a critic of pop culture and music history, the author of two collections of archival forensic photographs (City of Shadows and Crooks Like Us), and the guest curator of museum exhibitions including Pulp Confidential (State Library of NSW) and Suburban Noir (Museum of Sydney).

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Amaze Your Friends Milsons Point : Random House , 1998 Z376939 1998 single work novel crime humour
1999 winner Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best Australian Crime Novel Award
y separately published work icon Get Rich Quick Port Melbourne : Mandarin , 1996 Z52435 1996 single work novel crime

'Meet Billy Glasheen, a fresh voice in crime fiction. It’s Sydney, the 1950s, and Billy’s trying to make a living, any way he can. Luckily, he’s a likeable guy, with a gift for masterminding elaborate scenarios – whether it’s a gambling scam, transporting a fortune in stolen jewels, or keeping the wheels greased during a hair-raising tour by Little Richard and his rock ‘n’ roll entourage.

But trouble follows close behind—because Billy’s schemes always seem to interfere with the plans of Sydney’s big players, an unholy trinity of crooks, bent cops, and politicians on the make. Suddenly he’s in the frame for murder, and on the run from the police, who’ll happily send him down for it. Billy’s no sleuth, but there’s nowhere to turn for help. To prove it wasn’t him, he’ll have to find the real killer.' (Publication summary)

1997 joint winner Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best First Novel Award
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