Robert Menzies

Biography

Robert Menzies is a retired school principal who now lives with Merilyn his wife of forty-two years at Hope Island on Queensland Australia's Gold Coast. Robert has a daughter Jacquie, a son Ben, a daughter-in-law Natasha and two grandchildren William and Isabella.

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Books

My Aim is to Die Laughing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,420. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
This is a book for adults. It contains a plethora of wily one-liners, pithy paraprospokians, some quirky quotes and a selection of aphoristic anecdotes. Amidst all this you will find some tantalising trivia, some nauseating names and some whacky word games. It is the sort of book that would be a wonderful companion on a road-trip, plane, a train, a ship or even a trip to the lavatory.
The World From a Veranda
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,610. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
Arthur is a worn-out war veteran who sits on his veranda smoking, coughing and spitting at the world as it passes him by. A gang of itinerants kidnap a fourteen-year-old girl, a good friend of Arthur's, and take her to their bush hideout where they terrorise and sexually molest her. Arthut, incensed by the crime, embarks on a one-man vigilante mission to eke his revenge on the gang members.
Djargunya
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,400. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
When their father buys a pub in an Aboriginal settlement in tropical North Queensland, two teenage twins are thrust into an alien environment for which they are ill-prepared. The twins discover they are the only white kids for hundreds of kilometres around them. What starts out to be a nightmare turns into an amazing adventure and a spell-binding discovery of Aboriginal culture and way of life.
For a Bottle of Beenleigh Rum - Short Stories and Poems
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,720. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » Australian & Oceanian
This is a book of stories and poems about people. The author has put together forty years of observations of children, adolescents and adults in situations of love, hate, obsession, conflict, harmony and disharmony - observations that have coloured his life and the lives of those around him.
Rainbird's Awakening
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,780. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
Rainbird relates through her diary how her father had been a secret volunteer in a highly confidential undertaking by the Menzies Government in the 1950s. She tells how her brother Archer embarks on a mission to reveal the truth, and in so doing discovers a massive government cover-up. His quest to find the truth and gain compensation is met by intimidation, bloodshed and murder.
Culture Shock - a journey of self-discovery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,790. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
As payback for a neglected and unhappy childhood, fifteen-year-old Helen plans the ultimate humiliation on her 'respectable' middle-class parents by giving birth to an illegitimate baby. After adopting the baby out Helen flees the family home and embarks on a journey of self-discovery which takes her from the sordid world of drugs and prostitution at Kings Cross to the rugged beauty of Arnhem Land
Glimpses of Purgatory
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,830. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
It is the 1960s and the world is changing rapidly. Two brothers, raised on a dairy farm by their hard-working but loving parents, become confused and disillusioned when their father suddenly departs. The boys' lives are made more miserable by a drunken abusive stepfather, a sadistic teacher and a school bully. The boys find themselves thrust into a world of violence, payback and retribution.
Webs of Deception
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,560. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Dr Jarod Ulrich, Headmaster of an exclusive boys' college, has been harbouring a terrible secret for twenty-eight years. A strange beautiful woman visits him and reveals that she knows is secret. She threatens to go to the police and reveal all unless Jarod meets her demands. Jarod suddenly finds himself on the horns of a terrible moral dilemma. His life and career hang by a thread...
Beyond the Labyrinth
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 107,950. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Normie, an itinerant drunk, makes his home inside a hidden cave. Whilst exploring he discovers a labyrinth of caves and makes a grizzly discovery of human remains. As he explores deeper he makes another startling discovery: a hidden world inside the labyrinth in which human beings exist, completely cut off from the rest of the world. His two discoveries lead to some devastating consequences.
Odds on Murder
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 91,800. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Danny Byrne, a penniless loser, seemingly by chance meets the most beautiful woman he has ever seen. She invites Danny to attend a function at her mansion where he meets her husband, a rich and famous racehorse owner. Without realising it Danny suddenly becomes embroiled in the sordid world of race-fixing, blackmail, intrigue, payback and murder.

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