From Australia's 'national literary institution' (Sydney Morning Herald), the latest mystery featuring homicide detective and family man Scobie Malone The time has come for Scobie Malone to leave the Homicide and Serial Offenders Unit of the Sydney police, and his last investigation could be the most bizarre case ever to cross his desk. Called in when a housemaid is found dead in a dotcom millionaire's penthouse, Scobie suspects he's dealing with a kidnap that's gone wrong. In fact, it couldn't have gone more wrong. The kidnappers thought they had grabbed the millionaire's girlfriend -- how were they supposed to know he liked slipping into her designer dresses when she wasn't around? The plot thickens further when it is revealed that the dotcom bubble has burst, leaving the erstwhile millionaire in debt to the Yakuza and Scobie on the trail of some old adversaries. Throw in the ex-wife, a mistress or two, and the mother of all outlaws, and you have a case that would confound the greatest detective and entertain the most discerning of readers.
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The author of fifty novels, including the famous SUNDOWNERS, his most recent stories have featured likeable family man Detective Scobie Malone. In 1995 he was awarded the Inaugural Ned Kelly Award for his lifetime contribution to crime fiction in Australia.From AudioFile:
The Australian CEO of a failing dot.com secretly enjoys dressing in women's clothing. As his long blond hair falls onto his lovely blue Versaci, two masked men enter his apartment and kidnap him. They think they have his girlfriend. In addition to this bungle, they accidentally kill his maid. The killing brings Sydney's Chief Homicide Detective Scobie Malone into the case. Malone's diligence in investigation, his relationships with his colleagues, and his humorous and tender dealings with his family are all enhanced by Christian Rodska's exceptional performance. Rodska's gang of klutzy kidnappers, complete with blue gingham hoods, is hilarious. Like the assorted women in the kidnapping victim's life, Rodska never fails to entertain. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2003. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 7136757