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Issue Details: First known date: 1986... 1986 Cassidy
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'Even in death, Cassidy is larger than life.

'Charles Parnell Cassidy is a powerful politician. He's a backroom fixer generous, but also greedy and cunning. Martin Gregory is his disenchanted protégé who, having married Cassidy's daughter and become a success on his own terms, scorns his father-in-law.

'When the terminally ill Cassidy arrives in London to die, he makes Gregory the executor of his will and sets a complex trap by offering him the keys to a vast empire of wealth and corruption spanning Australia and Southeast Asia. With Cassidy's evil influence ever-present Gregory tries to unravel the old man's complicated obligations and debts, while struggling to ensure the security of his family.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Allen & Unwin, 2017).

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Cassidy Joanna Murray-Smith , Australia : Australian Broadcasting Corporation Archive Films , 1989 6011272 1989 series - publisher film/TV crime thriller

'Cassidy is the Premier of New South Wales. On his death he nominates his estranged daughter as executor of his estate. A story of political intrigue and corruption set against a background of London, Sydney and Hong Kong.'

Source: Screen Australia. (Sighted: 3/6/2013)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Our grandchildren Jonathan, Gemma and Nicola a parable of the follies of their elders
  • Epigraph: He hated a fool, and he hated a rogue, and he hated a Whig. He was a very good hater. (Samuel Johnson on the Earl of Bathurst)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Garden City, New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Doubleday ,
      1986 .
      Extent: 302p.
      ISBN: 0385234031
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Signet ,
      1986 .
      Extent: 316p.
      ISBN: 0451150937
    • Sevenoaks, Kent,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Coronet ,
      1987 .
      Extent: 281p.
      ISBN: 0340411414
    • Leicester, Leicestershire,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Charnwood ,
      1987 .
      Extent: 391p.
      ISBN: 0708984495
    • Boston, Massachusetts,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      G. K. Hall ,
      1987 .
      Extent: 357p.
      ISBN: 0816143285
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2017 .
      image of person or book cover 4216167356552078594.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 280p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Published September 2017.

      ISBN: 9781760297695, 9781760638283
Language: Swedish

Other Formats

  • Also braille and sound recording.

Works about this Work

Rapid-Fire Action Covers the Holes Katharine England , single work review
— Review of Cassidy Morris West , 1986 single work novel
Of Maturity and Morality Jim Schembri , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 19 October 1989; (p. 1,8)
Humourless Sketches of Small-Town America Stan Barney , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 14 August 1988; (p. 14)

— Review of Cassidy Morris West , 1986 single work novel
Untitled David Rowbotham , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 July 1986; (p. 6)

— Review of Cassidy Morris West , 1986 single work novel
Untitled H. Knight , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 9 November 1986; (p. 32)

— Review of Cassidy Morris West , 1986 single work novel
Morris West's Latest is a Ripping Good Yarn Kate O'Hearne , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 12 July 1986; (p. 11)

— Review of Cassidy Morris West , 1986 single work novel
Plot-bound Cassidy has Everything but Credibility Greg Curran , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 July 1986; (p. 49)

— Review of Cassidy Morris West , 1986 single work novel
Rapid-Fire Action Covers the Holes Katharine England , single work review
— Review of Cassidy Morris West , 1986 single work novel
West's New Cautionary Tale Michael Costigan , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 19-20 July 1986; (p. 16)

— Review of Cassidy Morris West , 1986 single work novel
Untitled H. Knight , 1986 single work review
— Appears in: The New York Times Book Review , 9 November 1986; (p. 32)

— Review of Cassidy Morris West , 1986 single work novel
Of Maturity and Morality Jim Schembri , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 19 October 1989; (p. 1,8)
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