The Big Whatever

The AustCrimeFiction Best of 2015

I'm mathematically challenged at the best of times, and never more so than when greeted by the need to come up with a "list" of a certain number. Okay so that's probably less to do with maths and more to do with a pathological hatred of arbitrary rules. So let's just go with this being the best of list of all the books (currently at 147 or so) that I was fortunate (in the main) to have read in 2015.

Review - THE BIG WHATEVER, Peter Doyle

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Big Whatever
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781891241444
Series: 
Billy Glasheen
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Social Commentary
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Dark Passage
Year of Publication: 
2015

The Big Whatever

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When it comes to sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll, Billy Glasheen’s always been in the vanguard, but as the swinging 60s turn into the 70s, he’s living a quiet life. He has kids now, and he’s in debt to the mob, so he keeps his head down, driving a cab, running some low-level rackets. He may as well have gone straight, it’s so boring. Then one day everything changes. He finds a trashy paperback in his cab whose plot seems weirdly familiar. Billy himself seems to be a major character in it.

ISBN: 
9781891241444
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Billy Glasheen
Publisher: 
Dark Passage
Verse Chorus
Year of Publication: 
2015