Black Hearts, Gold Minds: Murder Mystery in the West Australian Outback Goldfields

Black Hearts, Gold Minds: Murder Mystery in the West Australian Outback Goldfields

by Bob MacDonald

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In the gold rush of 1946, the quiet town of Leonora is rocked by murder.

An indigenous woman is killed and her death almost goes unnoticed by authorities but for one man, Constable Terry Pocock. He befriends Willy, Leonora’s sole Wongi tribesman who fought for Crown and Country.

If only Willy will tell.

It isn’t until the body of an old white prospector is found down a mine shaft that the outside help arrives. Terry employs the support of the district detective, Tony Cook. Unsure of his surroundings, relying on his good nature and acceptance of all people, Tony starts to peel back the layers of mystery and deceit.

He learns that gold lies not only in the land but somewhere in the people that live within it. But …

Something sinister hides in the town, and it’s up to Tony to find it.

Will he find it before the murderer has the chance to kill again?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940153106472
Publisher: Bob MacDonald
Publication date: 06/29/2016
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 930,285
File size: 403 KB

About the Author

Bob MacDonald is a retired West Australian Police officer of thirty years experience. Bob's last day at school was his 14th birthday - commencing work, the very next day, in a timber mill in his home town of Pemberton, West Australia. He later self-educated and enlisted in the West Australian police force, retiring as a superintendent in the Internal Investigations Branch of the Professional Standards portfolio. Since retirement Bob has been working at remote aboriginal communities in Central Australia, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. He also did a tour of duty on the island nation of Cyprus with the United Nations Blue Beret Peacekeepers. Bob, a keen sportsman continues with various sporting activities; which also includes fishing and camping trips. Writing articles for various magazines and now venturing into anecdotal short story compilations and fictional manuscripts ensures Bob leads a busy life.

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