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The Richmond Conspiracy - Andrew Grimes

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Victor Radcliffe, prominent Melbourne businessman, on the committee of the Carlton Football Club, lies murdered in a deserted warehouse—the bayonet wound suggests a trained killer, but Police Inspector James Maclaine, and his smart-talking sidekick Harry Devlin, are having trouble tracking down the killer.

Why do the members of Radcliffe’s household seem strangely offhand about his murder? Was there a woman on the scene of the crime? As for the woman in Maclaine’s life, his marriage is on the skids and he can’t keep his nightmares away. The Praetorian Guard, a shadowy group of WW1 army veterans, keep showing up, as does the charming step-daughter of the deceased.

Set in the summer of the Bodyline cricket series The Richmond Conspiracy is a crime mystery about men who have returned after war and are refugees in their own land—old certainties have vanished, betrayal is in the air, and Maclaine has to determine exactly where justice lies.

About the Author

Andrew Grimes was born in Bendigo in 1954 and is now working on a series of historical crime novels. He lives in Woodend with his family.



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A great 1st novel


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    A great 1st novel, easy to read and the characters are easy to relate too

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    'With a mature and intelligent style, a firm grasp of place and character and a good story, Andrew Grimes has written a compelling period police procedural.' - Peter Corris

    ISBN: 9781921922664
    ISBN-10: 1921922664
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 272
    Published: 2nd July 2012
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.4  x 2.4
    Weight (kg): 23.5
    Edition Number: 1