MURDER BY WASH OF LIGHT - Geoff De Fraga

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Murder by Wash of Light
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1862543011
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When a famous, but hated, movie producer seems to have been killed by the very film technique he claimed to have invented, journalist Peter Caridman turns detective. The tightly woven plot, against a glamorous Canberra background, moves to a brilliant conclusion.

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Originally published in 1970, this title was reprinted in 1991 by Weldon Publishing.
 
From the book: "When a famous, but hated, movie producer seems to have been killed by the very film technique he claimed to have invented, journalist Peter Cardiman turns detective. The tightly woven plot, against a glamorous Canberra background, moves to a brilliant conclusion".
 
I guess the "glamorous Canberra background" should have stuck up a warning flag - since WHEN has Canberra been glamorous! This was an okay sort of a plot - small number of characters so it wasn't too hard to figure out who the murderer was and it wasn't too tricky to guess the reason, but ultimately this was disappointing because Cardiman was such a stuffed shirt. His attitudes to the women around him, even for the 70's were just irritating and ultimately the whole thing just read very arch and overly superior.
 

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