Robin Adair

THE GHOST OF WATERLOO - Robin Adair

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Book Title: 
The Ghost of Waterloo
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781921518485
Series: 
Nicodemus Dunne
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2011

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Okay so I'm catching up.  Like anyone is really surprised.  Probably would be better if I occasionally mentioned when I'm up to date with my reading, recording and reviewing. 

I loved the first Robin Adair book Death and the Running Patterer so was expecting good things.  No pressure - lived up to it though :)   Review to come.

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The Ghost of Waterloo

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

The young settlement is shaken by a daring bank robbery and a spate of murders.  At the Governor's command, Nicodemus Dunne – a disgraced London thief-taker who is now the Running Patterer, a news-hawker roaming the streets of Sydney – sets out to discover the truth.

The evidence points – amazingly – to none other than Napoleon Bonaparte!

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781921518485
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Nicodemus Dunne
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2011

Death and the Running Patterer

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

Sydney, 1828.  All is not well.  One of the convict colony's soldiers has been murdered and Governor Ralph Darling is not pleased.

Reluctantly, he turns to Nicodemus Dunne for help.  Dunne, a fallen Bow Street Runner now transported to Australia, makes his living as a running patterer, hawking news on the dusty streets.  Only he has the detective skills required to chase down the ritual killer and stop the ever-bewildering series of gruesome murders that follow the first.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
978-1-921518-25-6
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Nicodemus Dunne
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2009

Robin Adair

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Adair, Robin

Veteran Sydney journalist Robin Adair has had a wide and colourful career at the Daily and Sunday Telegraphs, the Australian Financial Review and the ABC.  For many years he reflected on the lighter side of life in a humerous column for the Australian Woman's Weekly.  He has been a lifelong student of early colonial history, especially police, pubs, crime and punishment.  One of his ancestors was an early Sydney police superintendent; he believes another was a London judge who sent many convicts to Australia 

DEATH AND THE RUNNING PATTERER - Robin Adair

Author Information
Book Title: 
Death and the Running Patterer
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
1921518256
Series: 
Nicodemus Dunne
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2009

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This book won the Pengin Most Wanted Competition recently - it's got a most unusual central protagonist and is set in Colonial 1880's Sydney.

From the Blurb:

One of the convict colony's soldiers has been murdered and Governor Ralph Darling is not pleased.

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