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Is part of Detective Inspector Carol Ashton Mysteries Claire McNab , 1988 series - author novel (number 4 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 Cop Out
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'Detective Inspector Carol Ashton is close to burnout, tired of hiding the fact that she is gay and, for the first time, seriously considering leaving the police force. Her colleague - the reliable Sergeant Bourke - mentions an "open and shut" case. Charlotte Darcy, the suspect, is obviously guilty of the murder of her brother. Carol is less sure. Darcy Designs has depended on Charlotte's creativity. So why is Charlotte now so zombie-like? And what else is hidden in the stylish closets of this famous family? Carol's interest in her work rekindles as she solves a mystery as intriguing as any in her long career. But even as she does so she is reminded that her personal life cannot be put on hold forever ...'

Source: Back cover (Allen & Unwin, 1991)

'Bryce Darcy, partner in a successful family business, has been murdered. His sister has confessed and DI Carol Ashton is informed that it's a shut case. Yet, Carol discovers that the dead man was a member of a support group for married gay men, and that the Darcy family seethes with secrets.'
Source: Fantastic Fiction http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/ (Sighted 22/6/2010)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1991 .
      Extent: 191p.
      ISBN: 186373077X (pbk.)
    • Tallahassee, Florida,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Naiad Press ,
      1991 .
      Extent: 191p.
      ISBN: 0941483843
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Silver Moon ,
      1992 .
      Extent: 191p.
      Note/s:
      • On cover : A Carol Ashton thriller.
      ISBN: 187264208X
    • Tallahassee, Florida,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Bella Books ,
      2003 .
      Extent: 264p.
      Note/s:
      • Originally published: Tallahassee, Naiad Press, 1991.
      ISBN: 1931513295 (pbk.); 9781931513296
Alternative title: Ausradiert
Language: German

Other Formats

  • Also sound recording.

Works about this Work

Killing Women Claire McNab , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Killing Women : Rewriting Detective Fiction 1993; (p. 63-71)
Lady Detectives Cath Kenneally , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Adelaide Review , December no. 95-96 1991; (p. 28-29)

— Review of Cop Out Claire McNab , 1991 single work novel ; Murder on the Ballarat Train Kerry Greenwood , 1991 single work novel ; Dogfish : A Syd Fish Thriller Susan Geason , 1991 single work novel
Australian Paperbacks 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Mean Streets : A Quarterly Journal of Crime, Mystery and Detection , September no. 4 1991; (p. 63)

— Review of Cop Out Claire McNab , 1991 single work novel
Guilt Edge Philip Bryan , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 134 1991; (p. 52-53)

— Review of The Azanian Action Peter Corris , 1991 single work novel ; Antidote David Sale , 1991 single work novel ; Cop Out Claire McNab , 1991 single work novel
Carol Ashton is Developing Well Shirley Despoja , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 20 July 1991; (p. 13)

— Review of Cop Out Claire McNab , 1991 single work novel
A Mixed Bag of Crime Thrillers, Adventure Stories, and Mystery Stan Barney , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 25 August 1991; (p. 23)

— Review of Gilt Edge Ian Moffitt , 1991 single work novel ; Cop Out Claire McNab , 1991 single work novel
Forecasts Ann Tolman , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , May vol. 70 no. 1015 1991; (p. 18)

— Review of Cop Out Claire McNab , 1991 single work novel
Carol Ashton is Developing Well Shirley Despoja , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser Magazine , 20 July 1991; (p. 13)

— Review of Cop Out Claire McNab , 1991 single work novel
Guilt Edge Philip Bryan , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 134 1991; (p. 52-53)

— Review of The Azanian Action Peter Corris , 1991 single work novel ; Antidote David Sale , 1991 single work novel ; Cop Out Claire McNab , 1991 single work novel
Australian Paperbacks 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Mean Streets : A Quarterly Journal of Crime, Mystery and Detection , September no. 4 1991; (p. 63)

— Review of Cop Out Claire McNab , 1991 single work novel
Killing Women Claire McNab , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Killing Women : Rewriting Detective Fiction 1993; (p. 63-71)

Awards

1991 finalist Lambda Awards Lesbian Mystery
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