Currently Reading - The Brotherhood, Y.A. Erskine

When Sergeant John White, mentor, saviour and all-round good guy, is murdered during a routine call-out, the tight-knit world of Tasmania Polie is rocked to the core.

An already difficult investigation into the death of one of their own becomes steeped in politicial complexities when the main suspect is identified as Aboriginal and the case, courtesy of the ever-hostile local media, looks set to make Palm Island resemble a Sunday afternoon picnic in comparison.

Opening Lines:

Prologue:  11.32pm  Detective Inspector Richard Moore cast a final, lingering eye over the large brown paper bag on his desk before steadying himself and carefully peeling the tape off with his gloved hands.  A lump rose in his throat as he gently removed the dead man's possessions one by one and laid them on the desk before him.



Second attempt at this :)
I will be interested to see what you think of the book - I thought it was exceptional.
It is very cleverly structured and engrossing. The policing detail is very convincing, although i think the indigenous aspect may cause comment. I thought it was a very good novel
I also just finished the new Disher - also very good. It has been a great year for Aussie crime and I havent even gotten to the new Barry Maitland yet.


Jeff Popple

Thanks for those comments on The Brotherhood.  I'm finding it very interesting, although some aspects aren't causing me pause for thought (which is a good thing!)  The Aboriginal aspect is an interesting viewpoint, and I'd agree it's going to cause muttering :)

I loved the new Disher as well - and I thought the Barry Maitland book was up to standard - I'll be very keen to see what you think of it as there is an ongoing skewing of the focus between Brock & Kolla.

There's been some great books around thus far this year - it's always very pleasing that there's almost more good Australian books being published than you feel like you can read... makes me more determined to keep up :)


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