This March wrap up is, of course, late. But then, I'm the reader and a lousy blog writer. The books that are keeping me distracted are written by those writer type people. This month has been an interesting bag of ups and downs, highlights and potential. Apologies to those for whom I'm very late with reviews. It's been ridiculously hectic in these parts - what with himself overseas, and the ongoing "dry spell". (Lovely bit of spin that, nicely pitched as a tad of an inconvenience rather than the actuality of bugger all rain for 10 months and counting).
This is the second Bromo Perkins book from British / Australian author Tony Berry.
From the Blurb:
Reluctant sleuth Bromo Perkins returns to the streets of Richmond, persuaded by the tempting wiles of Liz Shapcott, to look more closely into the death of bright young student Melissa O'Grady. As he bumbles his way into the murky depths of this trendy Australian suburb, Bromo soon falls foul of devious real estate agents, housing developers and town planners as he uncovers something far more sinister than shonky real estate deals.
All is far from well in what claims to be the world's most liveable city. Disgraced secret service agent Bromo Perkins tries to establish a peaceful life in Australia but is coerced into resolving turf wars between property developers. He uncovers a mess of bribery, corruption and murder as he tracks through the inner suburbs of Melbourne, the country's second largest city, and reveals much about its past and present.
About the Author
TONY BERRY has turned his hand to novel writing after a long career as a journalist in the UK and Australia, most recently as a sub-editor since 1990 with the Sunday Herald, the Sun and on the news desk at the Herald Sun.
His experience has embraced everything from local weekly newspapers to metropolitan dailies, and from trade and industrial journals to mass market magazines and high quality lifestyle publications.
Done Deal is the first book (obtainable online from Lulu) by Melbourne author Tony Berry.
"The woman pulled a slim manila folder from a black leather briefcase. She dropped it on to the cafe table with a bold flourish. It was a deliberate, attention-seeking action, confronting and demanding. Bromo Perkins lifted his head from his newspaper and glared at her."