Collected Dick Sleuth Mysteries - Tasmania's No. 1 Detective

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This detective story collection is mainly set in Tasmania and brings to life a most original detective whose unorthodoxical and bizarre actions leads to impressive results. The stories and events of the funny and lively Tasmania’s No. 1 Detective treats mystery and danger with a humour that is proper from a Tasmanian , and defies the crude logician to try to solve these cases in any other way. More

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Published: June 13, 2013
Words: 146,590
Language: Commonwealth English
ISBN: 9780992267322
About Paul Morrison

Paul Morrison
Paul Morrison is a historian and a museologist who was born in Tasmania, Australia in 1953. He had to wait for a long time till he could dedicate entirely to his writing career. Sharing his time between his work in Sydney and a private Museum he co-founded with his brother, he kept writing and researching for the series and trilogies he is now free to produce.
After publishing his stories in The Quarterly Reader and also editing the museum newsletter, the Lower Deck he was invited to compile and write the History of HMS Consort, a post-World War II destroyer, entitled Loyal and Steadfast. While researching and acquiring artifacts for the museum Paul kept producing his collected series which he now re-publishes in an e-book format.
In 2009, Paul finally retired from his full time work in Sydney and got a Leave from the Museum in order to move to Brazil to marry his girlfriend. Being retired, he could also start his research trips around the world. His first trilogy came after three long years and is a historical fiction work that tells the epic saga of the Giza Plateau, the construction of the pyramids and the life of the Great Pharaohs of the IV Dynasty.
After finishing his trilogy he came back to Australia and published the first book, The Pharaoh which is about the life and times of Pharaoh Khufu. The first printed book of the trilogy is available at his site and also at the book signings also announced at the site.
The present project involves the launching of the already printed books in the e-book format and at the moment Paul is developing his last book on the Giza Plateau, a companion book to the trilogy he finished writing in 2012. Parallel to these developments Paul is committed to the Series called the Pacific Navigators which is well developed and will be soon released. He is also currently working on the America Series as well as his science fiction series to be released in the next few years. Paul is a prolific writer who writes more than three thousand words a day and in his in-house publishing company works to prepare his books and distribute them.
The Sand God and The Time Traveller are also being launched in e-book format and according to Paul these books were developed while he was working to publish the first book of his Giza Trilogy. They were both written in Australia where Paul is now living with his wife.

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Reviews

Review by: helen rochefort on Oct. 10, 2013 : star star star star star
Review on the Collected Dick Sleuth Mysteries
Setting Place: Tasmania, Australia and Brazil
Setting Time: Dick Sleuth Professional Life, modern times
Story Format: Short Stories and Novellas
The Review
Have to acknowledge that I am very traditional when it comes to detective stories, very loyal to Sherlock Holmes and other very interesting detective characters such as Miss Marple, Hercule Poirot and Father Brown. Never miss a good investigation by these detectives.
Found intriguing when looking at the options for this author, I found this surprising Dick Sleuth (= Detective) – Tasmania’s Number One detective. As I have never been to that part of the world and never went further from my traditional detectives I did not have great expectations but only a mild curiosity.
Reviews are great to reveal the feelings and reserves of readers and how these can be changed by writers, especially those who do not fear a good dose of humour, mixed with a great knowledge of the subject they present to us. Here I have to acknowledge that I was completely taken by this unattractive, unorthodox detective who never misses the opportunity to unfold a good mystery. The fact he is treated with a little bit of disdain by the author, but despite all odds surpasses difficulties and uses the trial and error approach to deal with his lack of skills or his meagre means to come to unexpected results. These results will undoubtedly lead the reader to constant enjoyment and delight is something I enjoyed immensely, and I did appreciate the sharp sense of humour in the stories that seems to be a Tasmanian characteristic.
(reviewed long after purchase)

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