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'Victor Radcliffe, prominent Melbourne businessman, on the committee of the Carlton Football Club, lies murdered in a deserted warehouse—the bayonet wound suggests a trained killer, but Police Inspector James Maclaine, and his smart-talking sidekick Harry Devlin, are having trouble tracking down the killer.

'Why do the members of Radcliffe's household seem strangely offhand about his murder? Was there a woman on the scene of the crime? As for the woman in Maclaine's life, his marriage is on the skids and he can't keep his nightmares away. The Praetorian Guard, a shadowy group of WW1 army veterans, keep showing up, as does the charming step-daughter of the deceased.

'Set in the summer of the Bodyline cricket series The Richmond Conspiracy is a crime mystery about men who have returned after war and are refugees in their own land—old certainties have vanished, betrayal is in the air, and Maclaine has to determine exactly where justice lies.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Mary, Tom and Cassandra. And for my two mothers, Stella and Maria.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2012 .
      Extent: 304p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 2 July 2012.
      ISBN: 9781921922664 (pbk.), 9781921921476 (ebk.)

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording.

Works about this Work

[Untitled] Carolyn Beasley , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Journal of Popular Culture , March vol. 3 no. 1 2014; (p. 139-143)

— Review of The Richmond Conspiracy Andrew Grimes , 2012 single work novel
Untitled Chris Herde , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1-2 September 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of The Richmond Conspiracy Andrew Grimes , 2012 single work novel
Death by Bayonet Reveals a Battle-Scarred Era Thuy On , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 29 July 2012; (p. 15) The Sunday Age , 29 July 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of The Richmond Conspiracy Andrew Grimes , 2012 single work novel
Politics and War - With a Twist Jeff Popple , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 July 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of Blackwattle Creek Geoff McGeachin , 2012 single work novel ; The Richmond Conspiracy Andrew Grimes , 2012 single work novel ; Paving the New Road Sulari Gentill , 2012 single work novel
[Review] The Richmond Conspiracy Heather Dyer , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April/May vol. 91 no. 8 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of The Richmond Conspiracy Andrew Grimes , 2012 single work novel
[Review] The Richmond Conspiracy Heather Dyer , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April/May vol. 91 no. 8 2012; (p. 25)

— Review of The Richmond Conspiracy Andrew Grimes , 2012 single work novel
Politics and War - With a Twist Jeff Popple , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 7 July 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of Blackwattle Creek Geoff McGeachin , 2012 single work novel ; The Richmond Conspiracy Andrew Grimes , 2012 single work novel ; Paving the New Road Sulari Gentill , 2012 single work novel
Death by Bayonet Reveals a Battle-Scarred Era Thuy On , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 29 July 2012; (p. 15) The Sunday Age , 29 July 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of The Richmond Conspiracy Andrew Grimes , 2012 single work novel
Untitled Chris Herde , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 1-2 September 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of The Richmond Conspiracy Andrew Grimes , 2012 single work novel
[Untitled] Carolyn Beasley , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Australasian Journal of Popular Culture , March vol. 3 no. 1 2014; (p. 139-143)

— Review of The Richmond Conspiracy Andrew Grimes , 2012 single work novel

Awards

2013 shortlisted Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best First Fiction
Last amended 29 Oct 2013 13:34:00
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  • Melbourne, Victoria,
  • 1933
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