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Gunshot Road

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781849167482

Price: £7.49

ON SALE: 3rd February 2011

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Crime & Mystery

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Emily Tempest: short, loud, sharp as a taipan’s tooth.

Last seen in the award-winning Diamond Dove, Emily has a new job: an Aboriginal Community Police Officer. A cop. Not quite what she had in mind when she returned to Central Australia. But for an Aboriginal woman in a pissant mining and meatworks town, the career options are limited. And there’s a car attached.

Her new boss, the dour Superintendent Cockburn, sees her role as making tea and rounding up the truants. But when one old friend is murdered out on the Gunshot Road and another one gets the blame, Emily leaps into the investigation feet first, mouth never far behind.

Reviews

'Every word comes over as vividly as an eyewitness's description of something that happened half an hour ago … this is a clever murder story in a fascinatingly filthy setting' Literary Review
Literary Review
'Hyland's hard-hitting prose has conjured up not only the atmosphere but the spirit of this remote little community and its colourful inhabitants. He is definitely a writer to watch' Sunday Telegraph
Sunday Telegraph