Description - The Devil's Jump by Peter Doyle
Winner of three Ned Kelly awards for Crime Fiction.
August 1945: the Japanese have surrendered and there's dancing in the streets of Sydney. But Billy Glasheen has little time to celebrate; his black marketeer boss has disappeared, leaving Billy high and dry. Soon he's on the run from the criminals and the cops, not to mention a shady private army. They all think he has the thing they want, and they'll kill to get hold of it. Unfortunately for Billy, he doesn't know what it is... but he'd better find it fast.
Set in Australia in the years following World War II, Peter Doyle's novels brilliantly explore the criminal underworld, political corruption, and the postwar explosion of sex, drugs, and rock'n'roll.
First published 2001, 2008
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(190mm x 127mm x mm)
Verse Chorus Press,U.S.
Publisher: Puncture Publications
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Author Biography - Peter Doyle
Born in Sydney, Peter Doyle worked as a taxi driver, musician, and teacher before writing his first book, Get Rich Quick, (9781891241154) which won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Novel in 1997. He has since published two further books featuring protagonist Billy Glasheen, Amaze Your Friends (9780091836566) and The Devil's Jump, which also won a Ned Kelly Award. He also wrote the acclaimed City of Shadows: Sydney Police Photographs 1912-1948. (9781876991203) He lectures in writing at Macquarie University, Sydney.