The adventures of a former Sydney detective from 21 Division who, in his prime, collared some of the most murderous criminals in Australian history yet, on retiring to the Gold Coast in Queensland, along with half of the criminal milieu he once pursued, is shot, king-hit, tortured, and thrown from buildings in his relentless pursuit of justice.
With his trademark wit, warmth and humour, Matthew Condon takes us on a crazy ride - in boats, kombis, peugeots and window-washing platforms - through art galleries, libraries, swampy islands and caravan parks to illustrate that we are never too old for adventures.
About the Author
Matthew Condon has published many works of fiction including his critically acclaimed and best-selling The Trout Opera and the occasional non fiction including Brisbane, last year for New South Publishing. He is the editor of Q Magazine and is based in Brisbane.
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ISBN: 9781742756691 ISBN-10: 1742756697 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 352 Published: 3rd December 2012 Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 20.9 x 13.6
Weight (kg): 0.38
Edition Number: 1
Journalist and writer, Matthew Condon was born in Brisbane and has lived in the UK, Germany and France. His first book, The Motorcycle Cafe , was widely reviewed and praised. Usher and The Ancient Guild of Tycoons were both shortlisted for the NBC Banjo Award for Fiction. A Night at the Pink Poodle and The Lulu Magnet won back-to-back Steele Rudd Awards for Short Fiction. His bestseller , The Trout Opera was shortlisted for the Qld Premier's Prize for Fiction.