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'John Dorn is a private investigator. Just like his father used to be. It says "private inquiry agent" in John's yellow pages ad because that's what his old man called himself, back before his business folded, his wife left him and he drank himself to death.

'But John's not going to end up like his father. He doesn't have a wife, or much business. He doesn't really drink, either. Not yet.

'In each of these ten delicious stories Zane Lovitt presents an intriguing investigation filled with humour and complex, beautifully observed characters. At their centre is John Dorn, solving not so much crimes as funny human puzzles; but the crimes, and the criminals, are forever lurking nearby, taunting him from the city's cold underworld. It's his job to unravel the mystery, or right the wrong, or just do what the client has hired him to do. Somehow, though, there is a misstep at every turn, and John takes another small stumble towards his moment of personal truth. His midnight promise. Perhaps even his redemption.' (From the publisher's website.)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Text Publishing , 2012 .
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      Extent: ix, 283p.p.
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      • Publication date: 22 August 2012.
      ISBN: 9781921922930
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Europa Editions ,
      2013 .
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      Extent: 276p.p.
      ISBN: 9781609451332

Works about this Work

Book Review – The Midnight Promise by Zane Lovitt Joanne Peulen , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Booklover Book Reviews 2014;

— Review of The Midnight Promise : A Detective's Story in Ten Cases Zane Lovitt , 2012 selected work short story
Darkness Descends on Society Already on the Brink Sue Turnbull , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-27 January 2013; (p. 28-29)

— Review of The Midnight Promise : A Detective's Story in Ten Cases Zane Lovitt , 2012 selected work short story ; Blackwater Moon B. Michael Radburn , 2012 single work novel
The Midnight Promise Named Best First Crime Fiction at Ned Kelly Awards Linda Morris , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 14 September 2013;
Ned Kelly Awards Recognise Hard-Boiled Archetype Hard to Put down Linda Morris , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 September 2013; The Age , 14 September 2013;
A Year of Experimentation: Australian Fiction Moving On Nigel Krauth , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 58 no. 1 2013; (p. 92-108)
Untitled Catherine Schulz , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , June/July vol. 91 no. 9 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of The Midnight Promise : A Detective's Story in Ten Cases Zane Lovitt , 2012 selected work short story
PI's Tour of a City's Hard Cases Owen Richardson , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 2 September 2012; (p. 15) The Sunday Age , 2 September 2012; (p. 15)

— Review of The Midnight Promise : A Detective's Story in Ten Cases Zane Lovitt , 2012 selected work short story
Tough, Honest and Violent When Required Venero Armanno , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 15-16 September 2012; (p. 18-19)

— Review of The Midnight Promise : A Detective's Story in Ten Cases Zane Lovitt , 2012 selected work short story
Catharsis Junkies Sky Kirkham , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 345 2012; (p. 57)

— Review of The Midnight Promise : A Detective's Story in Ten Cases Zane Lovitt , 2012 selected work short story
In Short : Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15-16 December 2012; (p. 32) The Saturday Age , 15 December 2012; (p. 30) The Canberra Times , 15 December 2012; (p. 24)

— Review of The Midnight Promise : A Detective's Story in Ten Cases Zane Lovitt , 2012 selected work short story
Quip-Witted Catherine Schulz (interviewer), 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , June/July vol. 91 no. 9 2012; (p. 29)
The Best Young Australian Novelists Marc McEvoy , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 May 2013; (p. 28-29)
'In a strong year for emerging writers, The Sydney Morning Herald shines a spotlight on six winners with extraordinary stories, writer Marc McEvoy.'
A Year of Experimentation: Australian Fiction Moving On Nigel Krauth , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 58 no. 1 2013; (p. 92-108)
Ned Kelly Awards Recognise Hard-Boiled Archetype Hard to Put down Linda Morris , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 10 September 2013; The Age , 14 September 2013;
The Midnight Promise Named Best First Crime Fiction at Ned Kelly Awards Linda Morris , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 14 September 2013;
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