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y separately published work icon Sharp Edge Yokine : Deadlines , 2017 8974952 2017 single work novel crime detective humour

'Garth Wilmot, Tara’s ex-boyfriend and current accountant, has found someone is cooking the books at Chic Chic fashion house where his new girlfriend works. When his life is threatened if he doesn’t turn a blind eye, he goes to Tara for advice.

'Tara learns that gang lord Johnny Viaspa is involved. Helping Garth could be dangerous to her health. And then there’s the equally pressing matter of the favour she owes a local bikie group. It seems they’re intent on calling it in right now…'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

2018 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
y separately published work icon Stage Fright Too Sharp Crows Nest : Arena , 2012 Z1886582 2012 single work novel crime detective humour 'Tara Sharp is back in this frightening foray into the music industry. Things are a bit hot for Tara Sharp in her home town of Perth, so she jumps at the chance to leave town when a music promoter offers her a gig looking after a difficult musician who's touring Brisbane.

'Though minding musicians isn't Tara's usual line of work, the money is good and she's a sucker for a backstage pass. Respite from her mother - with her not-so-subtle hints about "eligible young men"and "suitable jobs" - is also a plus, as is the time and distance to try to resolve her mixed up romantic life.

'Arriving in "BrisVegas", Tara finds her hands full dealing with the bizarre habits of the "artist", not to mention his crazy fans. And it's not long before she discovers that the music industry can be more cut-throat than she imagined and it can be very dangerous messing with the big boys...' (From the publisher's website.)
2013 longlisted Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
y separately published work icon Sharp Turn Crows Nest : Arena , 2010 Z1749578 2010 single work novel crime detective humour 'Tara Sharp is at it again! Things are finally looking up on the work front, which may just mean she'll be able to escape living in her parent's garage. Not only has the owner of a motorcycle racing team put her on retainer to find out who's sabotaging his bikes, but a wealthy 'madam' (of the bordello variety) wants her 'girls' coached on how to read their clients more astutely. But dark clouds are gathering. The word is that local gang lord, Johnny Viaspa, has engaged a hitman known as 'the Finisher' to clean up some 'unfinished business'. And given her previous history with Viaspa, Tara has reason to be concerned.' Source: Libraries Australia (Sighted 13/12/2010).
2011 nominated Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best Novel
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