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The Stoning

(2021)
(The first book in the Detective Sergeant George Manolis series)
A novel by

 
 
"Outback noir has a new star" MARK SANDERSON, The Times

"Deliciously dark" ALISON FLOOD, Guardian

"Outback noir with the noir dialled right up. I loved it." CHRIS HAMMER

"Political crime fiction of the highest order" JOAN SMITH, The Sunday Times



A small town in outback Australia wakes to an appalling crime.

A local schoolteacher is found taped to a tree and stoned to death. Suspicion instantly falls on the refugees at the new detention centre on Cobb's northern outskirts. Tensions are high, between whites and the local indigenous community, between immigrants and the townies.

Still mourning the recent death of his father, Detective Sergeant George Manolis returns to his childhood hometown to investigate. Within minutes of his arrival, it's clear that Cobb is not the same place he left. Once it thrived, but now it's a poor and derelict dusthole, with the local police chief it deserves. And as Manolis negotiates his new colleagues' antagonism, and the simmering anger of a community destroyed by alcohol and drugs, the ghosts of his past begin to flicker to life.

Vivid, pacy and almost dangerously atmospheric, The Stoning is the first in a new series of outback noir featuring DS Manolis, himself an outsider, and a good man in a world gone to hell.



Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Outback noir with the noir dialled right up. I loved it." - Chris Hammer

"It's hard to believe this is Peter Papathanasiou's first novel . . . Outback noir has a new star." - Mark Sanderson

"The Stoning is a police-procedural with a difference; a gritty, menacing novel with a terrific sense of place. A highly relevant examination of prejudice and racism in an outback town. Detective Sergeant George Manolis is a great new addition to the Australian crime scene." - Emma Viskic


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Hardback Editions

October 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Stoning: "The crime debut of the year" THE TIMES
Author(s): Peter Papathanasiou
ISBN: 1-5294-1697-3 / 978-1-5294-1697-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


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July 2022 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Stoning: "The crime debut of the year" THE TIMES
Author(s): Peter Papathanasiou
ISBN: 1-5294-1699-X / 978-1-5294-1699-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2021 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Stoning
Author(s): Peter Papathanasiou
ISBN: 1-925760-79-0 / 978-1-925760-79-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Transit Lounge
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October 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Stoning
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October 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Stoning
Author(s): Peter Papathanasiou
Publisher: MacLehose Press
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Title: The Stoning
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October 2021 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Stoning
Author(s): Peter Papathanasiou
Publisher: Transit Lounge
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October 2021 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Stoning: "The crime debut of the year" THE TIMES
Author(s): Peter Papathanasiou
Publisher: MacLehose Press
Availability: Amazon UK