Description - Rendezvous at Kamakura Inn by Marshall Browne
Marshall Browne is easily the best Australian mystery writer. Nicely sophisticated and generous-minded. Kate Jennings Shortlisted for the Best Crime Fiction Award, Ned Kelly Crime Awards The new thriller from the author of the critically acclaimed Eye of The Abyss and the Inspector Anders series. Tokyo Detective Aoki is devastated when influence and power undermine a major investigation. Unwilling to let go, he is sent to a remote Japanese retreat in the mountains for a vacation. His stay quickly becomes a hotbed of suspense as Aoki realizes that all the guests are harboring secrets. A sudden snowstorm traps everyone just as Aoki begins to piece together each guest's connection to an unsolved disappearance years prior.Trapped by the snow, the retreat becomes a maze of stone walls, a geisha's seduction, and bloody murders in the night. Before long, Aoki realizes that his earlier investigation and the unsolved disappearance are part of a larger scheme. Marshall Browne once again crafts an intelligent thriller with a riveting pace and spellbinding plot.
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(198mm x 131mm x 29mm)
Random House Australia
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Author Biography - Marshall Browne
Marshall Browne is the author of twelve published books of fiction. He is a sixth generation Australian and his forbear was a founder of Australia s first bank - The Bank of NSW. For 37 years, Browne was a banker - in Australia, Hong Kong, England and Bhutan. He also served as a commando in the Australian forces, and as a paratrooper in the British forces. Several of his books have been published in the US. The Eye of the Abyss was a Gumshoe Award finalist, a Publisher s Weekly Best Book, and one of the Australian newspaper s Books of the Year. Browne s Inspector Anders series is also published in the States. The Wooden Leg of Inspector Anders won a Ned Kelly Award and in 2001 was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize nominee and a US Library Journal Best Book. Marshall now lives in Melbourne with his wife Merell, an interior designer.