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Is part of Charlie Berlin Mystery Series Geoff McGeachin , 2010 series - author novel (number 1 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 The Diggers Rest Hotel
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'In 1947, two years after witnessing the death of a young Jewish woman in Poland, Charlie Berlin has rejoined the police force a different man. Sent to investigate a spate of robberies in rural Victoria, he soon discovers that World War II has changed even the most ordinary of places and people.

'An ex-bomber pilot and former POW, Berlin is struggling to fit back in: grappling with post-traumatic stress disorder, the ghosts of his dead crew and his futile attempts to numb the pain.

'When Berlin travels to Albury-Wodonga to track down the gang behind the robberies, he suspects he's a problem cop being set up to fail. Taking a room at the Diggers Rest Hotel in Wodonga, he sets about solving a case that no one else can - with the help of feisty, ambitious journalist Rebecca Green and rookie constable Rob Roberts, the only cop in town he can trust.

'Then the decapitated body of a young girl turns up in a back alley, and Berlin's investigations lead him ever further through layers of small-town fears, secrets and despair.

'The first Charlie Berlin mystery takes us into a world of secret alliances and loyalties - and a society dealing with the effects of a war that changed men forever.' (From the publisher's website.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Camberwell, Camberwell - Kew area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 2010 .
      person or book cover
      Courtesy of Penguin Books Australia
      Extent: 316p.
      Written as: Geoffrey McGeachin
      ISBN: 9780670072736 (pbk.)

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  • Also sound recording.

Works about this Work

Crime Might Not Pay, but Writing Has Its Awards Jason Steger , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 1 September 2011; (p. 11)
Untitled Shelley Orchard , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 July 2010; (p. 26)

— Review of The Diggers Rest Hotel Geoff McGeachin , 2010 single work novel
Untitled Shelley Orchard , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 July 2010; (p. 26)

— Review of The Diggers Rest Hotel Geoff McGeachin , 2010 single work novel
Crime Might Not Pay, but Writing Has Its Awards Jason Steger , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 1 September 2011; (p. 11)
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