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Marianne Delacourt Marianne Delacourt i(A127112 works by)
Writing name for: Marianne de Pierres
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Stage Fright 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
Sharp Turn 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
Sharp Shooter 2009 single work novel crime detective humour

'Tara Sharp should be just another unemployable, twenty-something, ex-private schoolgirl . . . but she has the gift - or curse as she sees it - of reading people's auras. The trouble is, auras sometimes tell you things about people they don't want you to know.

When a family friend recommends Mr Hara's Paralanguage School, Tara decides to give it a whirl - and graduates with flying colours. So when Mr Hara picks up passes on a job for a hot-shot lawyer she jumps at the chance despite some of his less-than-salubrious clients.

Tara should know better than to get involved when she learns the job involves mob boss Johnny Vogue. But she's broke and the magic words "retainer" and "bonus" have been mentioned. Soon Tara finds herself sucked into an underworld 'situation' that has her running for her life. Sharp Shooter is a hilarious, action-packed novel and Tara Sharp is Triple F: Funny. Fast. Feisty.' (From the publisher's website.)

2010 winner Davitt Award Best Adult Crime Novel
2010 nominated Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best First Novel
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