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The Brush-Off

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The Brush-Off by Shane Maloney
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Tightly plotted, funny and briskly paced, this first Murray Whelan mystery leaves the reader with the hugely enjoyable prospect of more to come. When a disgruntled artist is found dead in the moat surrounding the Melbourne public arts building, Murray Whelan, political advisor and artless lover, has to investigate the case to make sure that there will be no negative political impact on his boss. In the process, he stumbles upon widespread misuse of government funds, begins to suspect a forgery scam, and tangles with two beautiful women. Meanwhile, Whelan's childhood nemesis lurks menacingly on the edge of the action, and people are dropping like flies. When you dabble with death, there's nothing abstract about a loaded gun.

Author Biography

Shane Maloney is deputy director of the Brunswick Institute. The Brush-Off was awarded the 1996 Ned Kelly Prize for Best Crime Novel, and short-listed for the 1996 Vance Palmer Prize for fiction. Shane Maloney is also the author of Stiff, Nice Try and The Big Ask.
Release date Australia
May 1st, 2002
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Main
Imprint
Canongate Books Ltd
Pages
320
ISBN-13
9781841952048
Product ID
1929916

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