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Andrew Masterson Andrew Masterson i(A19502 works by)
Born: Established: 1961 ;
Gender: Male
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BiographyHistory

Masterson came to Australia from the United Kingdom in 1968 and has lived between the two countries ever since. He has been a journalist since 1984, contributing extensively to newspapers and magazines. Masterson writes about art, design, music, popular culture and television. He has also covered hard news stories filed from London, Berlin, New York and Miami.

At the age of nineteen, Masterson worked as a human statue outside nightclubs in Perth, Western Australia, to attract patrons. John the Baptist was his favourite impersonation. He is the author of Rocking in the Real World: an introduction to the music industry in Australia (1999), Pop, Print & Publicity (2001), Alcorobics: fitness and harmony through drinking (2003) and co-author with Adele Lang of Bosstrology: a guide to the twelve bastard bosses of the Zodiac (2003).

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

The Second Coming : the passion of Joe Panther 2000 single work novel crime
2001 joint winner Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best Crime Novel
The Letter Girl 1999 single work novel horror science fiction
1999 shortlisted Aurealis Awards for Excellence in Australian Speculative Fiction Science Fiction Division Best Novel
The Last Days : The Apocryphon of Joe Panther 1998 single work novel crime

' Joe Panther is a man with many secrets. Dangerous secrets. He isa drug dealer. He is a killer. He is a private investigator. Above all, he is the messiah, fallen on hard times.

When a young woman is found crucified and decapitated in a melbounre inner-city church, the police suspect the local priest, a man with dark secrets of hiis own. The priest hires Panther to clear his name.

Soon Panther becomes both the hunter and the hunted.Nothing is as it seems-not even, perhaps, Panther's own sense of self.' (From back cover).

1999 winner Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best first crime novel
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