A novel about revenge, obsession, and the dangerous gullibility of religious fanatics.

In 1944, in the outer-Melbourne suburb of Nunawading, a brutal triple murder heralds the return of a long-forgotten cult. A man named Anthony Prescott has declared himself the Messiah and has promised his followers immortality. There are those who believe him and who are ready to kill in his name. Inspector Titus Lambert of the Melbourne Homicide unit, whose detectives are over-stretched, requests the discreet assistance of Helen Lord and Joe Sable, once members of his unit, now private inquiry agents. The investigation is more perilous than any of them realise, and will have tragic consequences.

The Orchard Murders is the fourth novel in Robert Gott’s acclaimed series, set in Melbourne during the dark days of the Second World War. 

Author

Robert Gott

Robert Gott was born in the small Queensland town of Maryborough in 1957. He is the author of Good Murder and many books for children, and is also the creator of the newspaper cartoon The Adventures of Naked Man. He lives in Melbourne.

Country of Origin

Books:

Series: Holiday Murders

Book Number:
4
2021
Book Number:
3
2019
Book Number:
2
2015
Book Number:
1
2013

Series: William Power

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ISBN
9781922310675
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Book Number (in series)
4
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