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Blackwattle Creek

(2012)
(The second book in the Charlie Berlin Mystery series)
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It's September 1957, two days before the VFL grand final, and Detective Sergeant Charlie Berlin, former bomber pilot and ex-POW, finally has some time off. But there's no rest for Charlie, a decent but damaged man still troubled by his wartime experiences. A recently widowed friend asks a favour and he's dropped into something a hell of a lot bigger than he bargained for when he discovers a Melbourne funeral parlour has been burying bodies with parts missing. A Hungarian emigre hearse driver points Berlin in the right direction but it quickly becomes obvious anyone asking the wrong questions is in real danger. With his offsider beaten and left for dead, witnesses warned off, Special Branch on his case, and people he doesn't know watching his every move, Berlin realises even his young family may be in danger.

His pursuit of the truth leads him to Blackwattle Creek, once an asylum for the criminally insane and now a foreboding home to even darker evils. And if Berlin thought government machinations during World War II were devious, those of the Cold War leave them for dead.

Richly evocative of the period, Blackwattle Creek is a rattling good tale with a dry wit and a sobering core.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Audio Editions

August 2012 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Blackwattle Creek: 2
Author(s): Geoffrey McGeachin
ISBN: 1-74310-643-2 / 978-1-74310-643-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


August 2012 : Australia Audio CD
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Title: Blackwattle Creek: 2
Author(s): Geoffrey McGeachin
ISBN: 1-74311-926-7 / 978-1-74311-926-6 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Blackwattle Creek: Charlie Berlin, Book 2
Author(s): Geoffrey McGeachin
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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July 2012 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Blackwattle Creek: Charlie Berlin, Book 2
Author(s): Geoffrey McGeachin
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Blackwattle Creek: Charlie Berlin, Book 2
Author(s): Geoffrey McGeachin
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Blackwattle Creek: Charlie Berlin, Book 2
Author(s): Geoffrey McGeachin
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2012 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Blackwattle Creek (A Charlie Berlin Mystery)
Author(s): Geoffrey McGeachin
Publisher: Penguin eBooks
Availability: Amazon AU