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Join us on Monday, November 13 at 7 PM as the Crime Club discusses Gunshot Road by Adrian Hyland.
After leaving the Australian Outback to get an education, Emily Tempest—half-aboriginal, half-white—returns to her birthplace as an Aboriginal County Police officer. Emily’s first assignment is a murder at the Green Swamp Well Roadhouse, a case that seems open-and-shut to her partner, by-the-book Sergeant Cockburn. But the suspect is an old friend of Emily’s father, a prospector with a passion for philosophy. Could he really have committed this heinous crime? As Emily reconnects with her past, she must accept her new role, and learn to live between two worlds.
Adrian Hyland won Australia’s 2007 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Novel for Moonlight Downs. Its follow-up, Gunshot Road, was runner-up for the Colin Roderick Award for Australian literature. He spent many years in the Northern Territory living and working among the indigenous people. He lives in Victoria.
The Crime Club reads one paperback mystery a month and its discussions are led by Joanne Picard. We typically meets the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m. It's free and everyone is welcome to join. 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.
Each selection of the mystery book discussion group is discounted 20% at the Odyssey Bookshop. Click on the link below to order online. Use code BOOKCLUB to apply the discount at checkout.