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Is part of Nicholas Troy Michael Duffy , 2009 series - author novel (number 2 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 The Simple Death
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'A man has come off the Manly Ferry and Detective Nicholas Troy investigates but he is distracted. His mentor Father Luke Corelli has been accused of abusing a young boy years before. To Troy's dismay he's not denying the charge and nor is the Catholic Church trying to defend his name. Troy's ambitious and attractive colleague Susan Conti is newly single and his eccentric boss, Jon McIver, would rather be singing the blues than following leads.

'In another part of Sydney, successful bureaucrat Leila Scott's mother has bone cancer. She asks for help to die and Leila seeks the advice of a voluntary euthanasia group. She finds herself caught up in a police investigation when Troy comes across members of the group and begins to suspect voluntary euthanasia is being used as an excuse for something much darker. As Troy digs deeper into both cases, feeling instinctively that they are somehow connected, he realises that morality and the law might not always follow the same path. And that there is no such thing as a simple death.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Trevor Bailey
  • Epigraph:
    Don't die, Dad-
    but they die.

    -Les Murray, 'The Last Hellos'

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2011 .
      Extent: 409p.
      ISBN: 9781742375526 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Busy Bodies Sue Turnbull , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22-24 April 2011; (p. 33)

— Review of Prime Cut Alan Carter , 2011 single work novel ; The Simple Death Michael Duffy , 2011 single work novel
Trojan Abyss Don Anderson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 329 2011; (p. 25)

— Review of The Simple Death Michael Duffy , 2011 single work novel
Fall from Ferry Exposes Secrets Winsor Dobbin , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 13 February 2011; (p. 7)

— Review of The Simple Death Michael Duffy , 2011 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Owen Richardson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 29 January 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of The Simple Death Michael Duffy , 2011 single work novel
Untitled Scott Whitmont , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer 2010-2011 vol. 90 no. 5 2010; (p. 35)

— Review of The Simple Death Michael Duffy , 2011 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Fiction Owen Richardson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 29 January 2011; (p. 24)

— Review of The Simple Death Michael Duffy , 2011 single work novel
Untitled Scott Whitmont , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , Summer 2010-2011 vol. 90 no. 5 2010; (p. 35)

— Review of The Simple Death Michael Duffy , 2011 single work novel
Fall from Ferry Exposes Secrets Winsor Dobbin , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 13 February 2011; (p. 7)

— Review of The Simple Death Michael Duffy , 2011 single work novel
Trojan Abyss Don Anderson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 329 2011; (p. 25)

— Review of The Simple Death Michael Duffy , 2011 single work novel
Busy Bodies Sue Turnbull , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22-24 April 2011; (p. 33)

— Review of Prime Cut Alan Carter , 2011 single work novel ; The Simple Death Michael Duffy , 2011 single work novel
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