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The Holiday Murders

(2013)
(The first book in the Holiday Murders series)
A novel by

 
 
On Christmas Eve, 1943, the newly formed but undermanned Homicide division of the Melbourne police force is called to investigate the vicious double murder of a father and son. When Military Intelligence becomes involved, Homicide's Inspector Titus Lambert must unravel the personal from the political.

If only the killings had stopped at two. The police are desperate to come to grips with an extraordinary and disquieting upsurge of violence. For Constable Helen Lord, it is an opportunity to make her mark in a male-dominated world where she is patronised as a novelty. For Detective Joe Sable, the investigation forces a reassessment of his indifference to his Jewish heritage. Racing against the clock, the police uncover simmering tensions among secretive local Nazi sympathisers as a psychopathic fascist usurper makes his move.

The Holiday Murders explores a little-known and sometimes violent corner of Australian history, and finds oddly modern echoes in its paranoia, xenophobia, and ugly fervour.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A compelling story of guilt and redemption in wartime Australia." - Garry Disher


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Paperback Editions

November 2013 : Canada Paperback
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Title: The Holiday Murders
Author(s): Robert Gott
ISBN: 1-4596-7053-1 / 978-1-4596-7053-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
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October 2013 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Holiday Murders
Author(s): Robert Gott
ISBN: 1-922247-15-4 / 978-1-922247-15-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Scribe Publications
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January 2013 : Australia Paperback
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Title: Holiday Murders, The
Author(s): Robert Gott
ISBN: 1-922070-25-4 / 978-1-922070-25-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Scribe Publications
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Audio Editions

September 2015 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Holiday Murders
Author(s): Robert Gott
ISBN: 1-4862-9961-X / 978-1-4862-9961-4 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
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September 2015 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: The Holiday Murders
Author(s): Robert Gott
ISBN: 1-4862-9960-1 / 978-1-4862-9960-7 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda/Audible audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Holiday Murders
Author(s): Robert Gott
Publisher: Audible Studios
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January 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Holiday Murders
Author(s): Robert Gott
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


January 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Holiday Murders
Author(s): Robert Gott
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Holiday Murders
Author(s): Robert Gott
Publisher: Scribe Publications Pty Ltd.
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February 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Holiday Murders (The Murders series Book 1)
Author(s): Robert Gott
Publisher: Scribe
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU