The Diggers Rest Hotel

Great News about the Charlie Berlin series from Geoffrey McGeachin

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Geoffrey McGeachin's Charlie Berlin novels, The Diggers Rest Hotel and Blackwattle Creek, have just been re-issued by Penguin Australia with evocative new covers featuring shiny gold medallions indicating that each of the titles has won a Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction. The third Berlin story, St Kilda Blues, will be published by Penguin in June.

The Diggers Rest Hotel

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

In 1947, two years after witnessing the death of a young Jewish woman in Poland, Charlie Berlin has rejoined the police force a different man. Sent to investigate a spate of robberies in rural Victoria, he soon discovers that World War II has changed even the most ordinary of places and people.

An ex-bomber pilot and former POW, Berlin is struggling to fit back in: grappling with post-traumatic stress disorder, the ghosts of his dead crew and his futile attempts to numb the pain.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
Special Interests: 
World War II
ISBN: 
9780670072736
Location: 
Country NSW
Albury-Wodonga
Country Victoria
Series: 
Charlie Berlin
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2010

Top Ten(s) of 2010

Having just posted my top 10 (with wiggle room) on 4MA - I thought I'd repeat it here.  Mind you, it's a thankless task having to pick an arbitrary number out of all the great books I've been lucky enough to read this year....

THE DIGGERS REST HOTEL - Geoffrey McGeachin

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Book Title: 
The Diggers Rest Hotel
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Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780670072736
Series: 
Charlie Berlin
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Special Interests: 
World War II
Location: 
Albury-Wodonga
Country NSW
Country Victoria
Publisher: 
Penguin
Year of Publication: 
2010

Currently Reading - The Diggers Rest Hotel, Geoffrey McGeachin

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As nice as it is to catch up with a favourite series character, it's also really interesting to see a favourite author branching out in a new direction.  The Diggers Rest Hotel introduces a new central character - Charlie Berlin and the blurb to this book is very intriguing.

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