Wisecracking social worker Stella Hardy returns, and this time she’s battling outlaw bikie gangs, corrupt cops, and a powerful hunger for pani puri.
On a stormy Halloween night, Stella gets a call from her best friend, Detective Phuong Nguyen. Phuong has a problem. Or rather her lover, Bruce Copeland, does.
Copeland has been implicated in a police-corruption scandal, and the only person who can help prove his innocence has disappeared. The missing man is Hunter Keane, a drug dealer associated with the notorious motorcycle gang The Corpse Flowers. Reluctantly, Stella offers to help track him down and it isn’t long before she is way in over her head: consorting with cutthroats, drinking tea with drug dealers, and, worst of all, hanging out in the Macca’s carpark with a bunch of smart-alec teenagers.
Then, when Stella discovers that local street kids are being groomed for some sinister purpose and that a psychopath with ‘bust face’ tattooed across his knuckles is pursuing her she realises she has her work cut out for her. Sounds easy, right? Too easy.
About the Author
J.M. Green is the author of Good Money, the first crime-noir novel featuring social worker Stella Hardy. It was shortlisted in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an Unpublished Manuscript. J.M. Green studied professional writing at RMIT. Her work has appeared in Overland and received an honourable mention in the Sisters in Crime Scarlett Stiletto Short Story competition. She divides her time between writing in her backyard studio and working as a librarian in Melbourne’s western suburbs.
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 14th August 2017
Publisher: Scribe Publications
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.5 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.41