ABOUT THE BOOK
When Detective Telegonus is promoted to the Serious Unsolved Crime Unit to investigate the disappearance of a 22-year-old blonde escort in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, he thinks he’s finally made the big time. He’d always wanted to do detective work. But things quickly start to unravel and Telegonus finds there are forces at play in this cold case that a naïve detective will never fully understand.
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Brilliantly written. Great characters and Sydney and Tasmanian settings realistically described. Thoroughly enjoyed humour and would highly recommend.
What really works in this novel is the characterisations. One new to the job, sincere, dedicated, hard working and incredibly naive. The other old, tired, disinterested and unmotivated play off each other really well. There is energy and vitality to the way that the relationship plays out, with very entertaining storytelling to boot. The sense of humour is fabulous, the dry observations, comments and wits part of the attraction. The plot of cold case scenarios is well drawn and the links between the past and the present believable and easy to follow.
John Dale has written a crime novel that manages both to enthrall and to break the mould.