Crime Club - Bitter Wash Road

We meet at the Odyssey on the second Monday of every month at 7:00 p.m. Note: Even though the store is closed, we will still meet at 7:00 p.m. However, you must use the upstairs (College Street) entrance, as the ground floor entrance (parking lot) will be locked. In addition, if you wish to buy the book for the subsequent month (at the regular club discount), please bring a check. It's the only kind of payment that can be accepted during off-hours at the store.

It's free and everyone is welcome. We talk about the characters, the plot, the setting, and the language. We reveal why we liked the book or why we didn't. Sometimes we agree and sometimes we don't.  Mostly we have a good time talking crime.

 
August 14, 7:00 pm - Bitter Wash Road

 
About the Book:
 
A modern western set in an isolated Australian bush town with a soaring crime rate, where a local constable with a troubled past must investigate the death of a teenage girl whose murder threatens to set the dusty streets ablaze.

Constable Paul Hirschhausen--"Hirsch"--is a recently demoted detective sent from Adelaide, Australia's southernmost booming metropolis, to Tiverton, a one-road town in the country three hours north. Hirsch isn't just a disgraced cop; the internal investigations bureau is still trying to convict him of something, even if it means planting evidence. When someone leaves a pistol cartridge in his mailbox, Hirsch suspects that his career isn't the only thing on the line.
But Tiverton has more crime than one cop can handle, due largely to the town's stagnant economy, rural isolation, and entrenched racism and misogyny. When the body of a 16-year-old local girl is found on the side of the highway, the situation in Tiverton gets even more sinister, and whether or not Hirsch finds her killer, there's going to be hell to pay.
 
Event date: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Odyssey Bookshop
9 College st.
South Hadley, MA 01075
Bitter Wash Road Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781616955397
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Soho Crime - July 21st, 2015