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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 The Marmalade Files
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'An imaginative romp through the dark underbelly of politics by two veteran Canberra insiders. When seasoned newshound Harry Dunkley is slipped a compromising photograph one frosty Canberra dawn he knows he′s onto something big. In pursuit of the scoop, Dunkley must negotiate the deadly corridors of power where the minority Toohey Government hangs by a thread - its stricken Foreign Minister on life support, her heart maintained by a single thought. Revenge.

Rabid Rottweilers prowl in the guise of Opposition senators, union thugs wage class warfare, TV anchors simper and fawn ... and loyalty and decency have long since given way to compromise and treachery. From the teahouses of Beijing to the beaches of Bali, from the marbled halls of Washington to the basements of the bureaucracy, Dunkley′s quest takes him ever closer to the truth - and ever deeper into a lethal political game.' Source: http://www.harpercollins.com.au (Sighted 04/07/2012).

Adaptations

form y separately published work icon Secret City Belinda Chayko , Matt Cameron , Marieke Hardy , Alice Addison , Tommy Murphy , Kris Mrksa , Greg Waters , Australia : Matchbox Pictures Foxtel , 2016 8654771 2016 series - publisher film/TV thriller

'Amidst rising tension between China and America, senior political journalist, Harriet Dunkley, pursues a long-buried and exposing secret, leading to assassination attempts, suicide and murder. Beneath the placid façade of Canberra, she uncovers a ‘secret city’ of high-level Australians corrupted by the competing super-powers.'

Source: Screen Australia

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Sydney area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: HarperCollins , 2012 .
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      Extent: 320p.
      ISBN: 9780730499657 (ebook), 9780732294748 (pbk.)
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    y separately published work icon Secret City Steve Lewis , Chris Uhlmann , Sydney : HarperCollins , 2016 9153135 2016 selected work novel

    'Tie-in to the six-part political thriller coming soon to Foxtel based on THE MARMALADE FILES and THE MANDARIN CODE. Two books in one: THE MARMALADE FILES When seasoned newshound Harry Dunkley is slipped a compromising photograph one frosty Canberra dawn, he knows he's onto something big. In pursuit of the scoop, Dunkley must negotiate the deadly corridors of power where the minority Toohey Government hangs by a thread - its stricken Foreign Minister on life support, her heart maintained by a single drive: revenge. And all about rabid Opposition senators, union thugs and simpering TV anchors ready to pounce. From the teahouses of Beijing to the beaches of Bali, from the marbled halls of Washington to the basements of the bureaucracy, Dunkley's quest takes him ever closer to the truth - and ever deeper into a lethal political game. THE MANDARIN CODE A body pulled from the murky waters of Lake Burley Griffin links Canberra, Beijing and Washington in a titanic struggle where war is just a mouse click away. Veteran reporter Harry Dunkley is chasing the scoop of his career, hunting for his best friend's killer. Delving into a cyber world where there are no secrets, he stumbles into the purview of the mandarins who wield real power - and who'll stop at nothing to retain it.' (Publication summary)

    Sydney : HarperCollins , 2016
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    y separately published work icon Secret City : The Capital Files Steve Lewis , Chris Uhlmann , Sydney South : HarperCollins Australia , 2018 14781739 2018 selected work novel

    'When seasoned journalist Harry Dunkley is slipped a compromising photograph of a federal MP one frosty Canberra morning, he knows he is onto something big. But the deeper Harry investigates, the more he realises that this photograph is merely the hint of a larger conspiracy at work, and a secret its guardians are willing to kill to protect.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    Sydney South : HarperCollins Australia , 2018

Works about this Work

It’s No Big Deal When Journos Write Books Paul Cleary , 2014 single work
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 8 September 2014; (p. 22)
Steve Lewis and Chris Uhlmann : The Marmalade Files Linda Funnell , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Newtown Review of Books , August 2012;

— Review of The Marmalade Files Steve Lewis , Chris Uhlmann , 2012 single work novel
Untitled Ben Eltham , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 346 2012; (p. 64)

— Review of The Marmalade Files Steve Lewis , Chris Uhlmann , 2012 single work novel
[Review] The Marmalade Files Michael McGuire , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 1 September 2012; (p. 30)

— Review of The Marmalade Files Steve Lewis , Chris Uhlmann , 2012 single work novel
New Australian Fiction Ed Wright , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 October 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of Red Dirt Talking Jacqueline Wright , 2010 single work novel ; The Oldest Song in the World Sue Woolfe , 2012 single work novel ; The Marmalade Files Steve Lewis , Chris Uhlmann , 2012 single work novel ; Paving the New Road Sulari Gentill , 2012 single work novel
Fiction Don Woolford , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 4 - 5 August 2012; (p. 22)

— Review of The Marmalade Files Steve Lewis , Chris Uhlmann , 2012 single work novel
Fiction Kerryn Goldsworthy , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 1 September 2012; (p. 30) The Sydney Morning Herald , 1-2 September 2012; (p. 32)

— Review of The Burial Courtney Collins , 2009 single work novel ; Tarcutta Wake Josephine Rowe , 2012 selected work short story ; The Marmalade Files Steve Lewis , Chris Uhlmann , 2012 single work novel
New Australian Fiction Ed Wright , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 October 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of Red Dirt Talking Jacqueline Wright , 2010 single work novel ; The Oldest Song in the World Sue Woolfe , 2012 single work novel ; The Marmalade Files Steve Lewis , Chris Uhlmann , 2012 single work novel ; Paving the New Road Sulari Gentill , 2012 single work novel
[Review] The Marmalade Files Michael McGuire , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 1 September 2012; (p. 30)

— Review of The Marmalade Files Steve Lewis , Chris Uhlmann , 2012 single work novel
Untitled Ben Eltham , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 346 2012; (p. 64)

— Review of The Marmalade Files Steve Lewis , Chris Uhlmann , 2012 single work novel
Lewis Tries His Hand at Fiction Nick Leys , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 2 July 2012; (p. 27)
Canberra on Toast Gia Metherell , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 28 July 2012; (p. 19)
Bruce Juddery Ian Mathews , 2012 single work correspondence
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 July 2012; (p. 8)
Lost Tome James Jeffrey , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 31 July 2012; (p. 11)
At a Stately Pace James Jeffrey , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian , 1 August 2012; (p. 11)

Awards

2013 shortlisted Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing Best First Fiction
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