Meet Billy Glasheen, a fresh voice in crime fiction. It’s Sydney, the 1950s, and Billy’s trying to make a living, any way he can. Luckily, he’s a likeable guy, with a gift for masterminding elaborate scenarioswhether it’s a gambling scam, transporting a fortune in stolen jewels, or keeping the wheels greased during a hair-raising tour by Little Richard and his rock ‘n’ roll entourage.
But trouble follows close behindbecause Billy’s schemes always seem to interfere with the plans of Sydney’s big players, an unholy trinity of crooks, bent cops, and politicians on the make. Suddenly he’s in the frame for murder, and on the run from the police, who’ll happily send him down for it. Billy’s no sleuth, but there’s nowhere to turn for help. To prove it wasn’t him, he’ll have to find the real killer.
Set in Sydney in the period following World War II, Doyle’s novelsfeaturing the irresistible Billy Glasheenbrilliantly explore the criminal underworld, high-level political corruption, and the postwar explosion of sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll.
|Publisher:||Verse Chorus Press|
|Product dimensions:||7.40(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Peter Doyle was born in Maroubra, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. He worked as a taxi driver, musician, and teacher before writing his first book, Get Rich Quick , which won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Novel in 1997. He has since published two further books featuring protagonist Billy Glasheen: The Devil’s Jump (also available from Dark Passage) and Amaze Your Friends (forthcoming from Dark Passage). He also wrote the acclaimed City of Shadows: Sydney Police Photographs 19121948 and Crooks Like Us. In 2010 he received the Ned Kelly Award for Life time Achievement. He teaches writing at Macquarie University in Sydney.