The Port Fairy Murders is the sequel to The Holiday Murders, an historical crime novel set in 1943 in the newly formed Homicide department of Victoria Police.

The Holiday Murders explored the little-known fascist groups that festered in Australia both before and during the war, particularly an organisation called Australia First. The Port Fairy Murders continues with this exploration but looks, as well, at the bitter divide between Catholics and Protestants. This divide was especially raw in small rural communities.

The Homicide team, which includes Detective Joe Sable and Constable Helen Lord, is trying to track down a man named George Starling. Starling is a dangerous loose end from the investigation in The Holiday Murders. At the same time they are called to investigate a double murder in Port Fairy. It seems straightforward — they have a signed confession — but it soon becomes apparent that nothing about the incident is as it seems.

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

Series: William Power

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ISBN
9781925106459
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Book Number (in series)
2
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