'It was suffocatingly hot, and the audience of howling children was viciously indifferent to the violence being done to my integrity as an artist by every ghastly syllable I was obliged to utter and by every mincing step I was obliged to take. As the foul smell of the ancient wig I was wearing wafted into my nostrils, I began to view the bombing of Darwin with something like nostalgia.'

William Power, actor and sometime private inquiry agent, has returned from the Northern Territory, shaken, stirred, and generally discombobulated. 'I survived the tropics with my life and my looks intact, despite the best efforts of the flora, fauna, and Military Intelligence to steal both from me.' It is late 1942, and in what he believes is a demeaning sideshow to the war, he finds himself playing a pantomime dame. If only this was his only worry, but, as his great hero, Shakespeare, noted, 'When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.' Can Will finally overcome his tendency to be the living embodiment of Murphy's Law?

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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