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Strange Objects - Gary Crew

Paperback Published: 1st July 2003
ISBN: 9780733617942
Number Of Pages: 256

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When a mysterious cannibal pot is discovered by Steven Messenger, it is only one of the many bizarre clues that lead to the truth behind an age-old murder mystery

On 4 June 1629, the Dutch vessel Batavia struck uncharted rocks off the West Australian coast. By the time help arrived, over 120 men, women and children had met their deaths not in the sea, but murdered by two fellow survivors, Wouter Loos and Jan Pelgrom.

In 1986, Steven Messenger discovers gruesome relics from that wreck. Four months later he disappears without a trace. Where is Messenger? Is his disappearance linked to the relics? Someone knows… somewhere…

- Winner of the CBC Book of the Year Award
- Winner of the 1991 Victorian Premier s Literary Award
- Winner of the NSW State Literary Award
- Shortlisted for the Edgar Allan Poe Mystery Fiction Award (Crime Writers of America)

About the Author

Gary Crew is one of Australia s best-known authors. He is a full-time writer, but supplements his writing by lecturing in creative writing at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Gary lives in the Blackall Ranges near Maleny, Queensland. Previous Books: The Inner Circle, The House of Tomorrow, No Such Country, Angel s Gate, Dark House, Force of Evil, The Blue Feather

Industry Reviews

this stunningly original work defies easy categorization as it spins dual story lines into one spellbinding yarn ... Crew tantalizes to the very end, leaving readers to speculate enthusiastically on the riddles he craftily leaves unsolved. His tale will electrify his audience. - Publishers Weekly

STRANGE OBJECTS will continue to tease and perplex readers of all ages long after it has been read. - Australian Book Review

A supernatural mystery of a high order - Kirkus Reviews

The past is alive in us all, and will test our humanity to the full. - Marion Halligan

ISBN: 9780733617942
ISBN-10: 0733617948
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st July 2003
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1

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