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y separately published work icon Nice Try single work   novel   crime   humour  
Is part of Murray Whelan Mysteries Shane Maloney , 1994- series - author novel (number 3 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 Nice Try
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'When Murray Whelan, lovelorn political minder and part-time fitness fanatic, is recruited to massage Australia’s bid for the Olympics he has no idea how tough the going will get.

'Not even the sight of the gorgeous Holly Deloite in her taut blue leotard at the City Club can stop him diving head first into trouble. And, when the death of the young Aboriginal athlete Darcy Anderson proves that murder is a contact sport, Murray is soon breaking all the rules.

'Mixing it with a savvy black activist, a body-building psychopath and the enigmatic Dr Phillipa Knox, Murray jumps the gun every time.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication: To Gary Foley. Dare to struggle, dare to win. In memoriam: Kevin and Aileen.
  • Epigraph: 'Athleticism can occasion in man the most noble of passions and also the most vile.' Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the modern Olympics.
  • Epigraph: 'Yibbida! Yibbida!' Rex Hunt, Australian sporting philosopher.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Arcade ,
      2000 .
      Extent: 259p.
      Edition info: 1st American ed.
      ISBN: 1559705132
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Murray Whelan Trilogy Shane Maloney , Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2001 Z1125061 2001 selected work novel crime humour Melbourne : Text Publishing , 2001
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2003 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 312p.
      ISBN: 1877008516 (pbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Arcade ,
      2014 .
      image of person or book cover 700194618518948030.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 272p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published 2nd September 2014
      ISBN: 9781628724158 (pbk)
Alternative title: Hyva yritys
Language: Finnish
    • Helsinki,
      c
      Finland,
      c
      Scandinavia, Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Otava ,
      2000 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 302p.
      ISBN: 9511165720

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording.

Works about this Work

Translating Nice Try into Bien joué! - Going for the Paris End of Shane Maloney's Melbourne Jean Fornasiero , John West-Sooby , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Journal of French Studies , May - August vol. 50 no. 2 2013; (p. 206-220)
Untitled Mary Helen Becker , 2004-2005 single work review
— Appears in: Mystery Readers Journal , Winter vol. 20 no. 4 2004-2005; (p. 44)

— Review of Stiff Shane Maloney , 1994 single work novel ; The Brush-Off Shane Maloney , 1996 single work novel ; Nice Try Shane Maloney , 1998 single work novel ; The Big Ask Shane Maloney , 2000 single work novel ; Something Fishy Shane Maloney , 2002 single work novel
'Something Brand New on the Skyline' : Renovating the City in Contemporary Australian Detective Fiction Robert Beardwood , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Writing and the City : Refereed Proceedings of the 1999 Conference Held at the New South Wales Writers' Centre Sydney 2-6 July 1999 2000; (p. 101-107)
Are We There Yet?: The Place of Place in Australian Crime Fiction Sue Turnbull , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 58 no. 4 1999; (p. 50-60)
Tilting at the System J. R. Carroll , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 201 1998; (p. 34)

— Review of Nice Try Shane Maloney , 1998 single work novel
Untitled Mary Helen Becker , 2004-2005 single work review
— Appears in: Mystery Readers Journal , Winter vol. 20 no. 4 2004-2005; (p. 44)

— Review of Stiff Shane Maloney , 1994 single work novel ; The Brush-Off Shane Maloney , 1996 single work novel ; Nice Try Shane Maloney , 1998 single work novel ; The Big Ask Shane Maloney , 2000 single work novel ; Something Fishy Shane Maloney , 2002 single work novel
Crime Gets a Payoff Stuart Coupe , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 June 1998; (p. 9)

— Review of Raisins and Almonds Kerry Greenwood , 1997 single work novel ; The Reward : A Cliff Hardy Novel Peter Corris , 1997 single work novel ; Deadline Jennifer Rowe , 1997 single work novel ; Cheaters J. R. Carroll , 1998 single work novel ; The Last Days : The Apocryphon of Joe Panther Andrew Masterson , 1998 single work novel ; Amaze Your Friends Peter Doyle , 1998 single work novel ; Peace Crimes Sandy McCutcheon , 1998 single work novel ; Nice Try Shane Maloney , 1998 single work novel ; The Dogs are Barking John Dale , 1998 single work novel ; Chain Letter Claire McNab , 1997 single work novel ; Forget Me If You Can : Cliff Hardy Stories Peter Corris , 1997 selected work short story ; Straight, Bent and Barbara Vine : Short Stories Garry Disher , 1997 selected work short story
Political Mayhem in Melbourne Susan Geason , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 April 1998; (p. 8)

— Review of Nice Try Shane Maloney , 1998 single work novel
Farce Saves Trash Thriller Peter Craven , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18-19 April 1998; (p. 15)

— Review of Nice Try Shane Maloney , 1998 single work novel
A Crime Against the City Lee Tulloch , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 2 May 1998; (p. 8)

— Review of Nice Try Shane Maloney , 1998 single work novel
Are We There Yet?: The Place of Place in Australian Crime Fiction Sue Turnbull , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 58 no. 4 1999; (p. 50-60)
Nice and Brutal Sonia Harford , 1998 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 11 April 1998; (p. 8)
'Something Brand New on the Skyline' : Renovating the City in Contemporary Australian Detective Fiction Robert Beardwood , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Writing and the City : Refereed Proceedings of the 1999 Conference Held at the New South Wales Writers' Centre Sydney 2-6 July 1999 2000; (p. 101-107)
Translating Nice Try into Bien joué! - Going for the Paris End of Shane Maloney's Melbourne Jean Fornasiero , John West-Sooby , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Journal of French Studies , May - August vol. 50 no. 2 2013; (p. 206-220)
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