This was posted recently on Reading, Writing and Riesling. It not only sounds like a great book, but I love the way Carol has sent her review in a letter to the author, Robert Gott. I hope you enjoy my Sunday reblog!
Powerful, brutal, captivating and charming. And did I mention well written??
The Holiday Murders
ON CHRISTAMS EVE, 1943
The newly founded but undermanned Homicide division of the Melbourne Police force is called to investigate the vicious double murder of a father and son. When Military Intelligence becomes involved, Homicides Inspector Titus Lambert must unravel the personal from the political.
If only the killings had stopped at two. The police are desperate to come to grips with an extraordinary and disquieting upsurge of violence. For Constable Helen Lord, it is an opportunity to make her mark in a male-dominated world where she is patronised as a novelty. For Detective Joe Sable, the investigation forces a reassessment of his indifference to his Jewish heritage. Racing against the clock, the police uncover simmering tensions among secretive local Nazi sympathisers as a…
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