Bodyguard Mick Conlon lives in 1860 slum Collingwood Flat, Melbourne. He is thrust into a detective role and must solve an explosives murder and find the evil man who ordered it. Trainee Conlon is coached by lover Annie, bar and brothel keeper. Mates Gul and Scratcher help too. Can Conlon’s team combine first to survive, then to save their fledgling city from corrupt takeover?
The second Novel from entrepreneur and raconteur, Colin Crump: Life is full of surprises. Big Floyd Johnston didn’t expect to find anything more interesting than a pig or two when he set off with his loyal dog on the morning of his seventieth birthday. And, even then, he hardly imagined that the untamed wilderness he stumbled upon that day would soon become his own personal adventure paradise...
'The Call of the Ruru 'is a novel set in New Zealand. It tells the intriguing story of Ngaia, a young investigative journalist who travels up the Far North on an assignment. She encounters adventure, romance and in the end, discovers her family roots. The story is interwoven with Maori themes and is evocative of the country's beautiful, unique landscape.
English (New Zealand dialect).
Published: February 24, 2015.
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These short stories by publisher and Methodist minister Dave Mullan began with his unusual experiences in the indigenous bush of New Zealand. Other events from his school and early work years complement a selection of events from throughout his life. There are some interesting facts behind some of the anecdotes. But most are, as intended, just for fun and sometimes are quite funny.
Dumped in the Australian outback with no food and no way home and a pack of deranged killers intent on hunting you down – what do you do?
When Stu Matcham is dumped in the Queensland outback as prey for a deranged hunting party headed by Tatani, the king of the Brisbane underworld, Stu must face his fears and fight to survive.