Nice Try

A Murray Whelan Mystery

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The Third Murray Whelan Adventure

When Murray Whelan, lovelorn political minder and part-time fitness fanatic, is recruited to massage Australia's bid for the Olympics he has no idea how tough the going will get.

Not even the sight of the gorgeous Holly Deloite in her taut blue leotard at the City Club can stop him diving head first into trouble. And, when the death of the young Aboriginal athlete Darcy Anderson proves that murder is a contact sport, Murray is soon breaking all the rules.

Mixing it with a savvy black activist, a body-building psychopath and the enigmatic Dr Phillipa Knox, Murray jumps the gun every time.

'One of the most outrageously funny voices in modern detective fiction...Shane Maloney's prose is more than a 'nice try' at combining social and political satire with the conventions of the crime novel. It's spot on.' Age

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Arcade (September 2, 2014)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781628724158

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Raves and Reviews

“The funniest . . . Nice Try is plump with one-liners.” —Christian Science Monitor

“Tight paced, believable dialogue, terrific puzzle: Melbourne may have missed the Olympics, but they have a first-rate amateur sleuth.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Murray is a great creation. . . . Takes the wisecracking wise guy into a whole new realm.” —Houston Chronicle

"Another welcome, witty, off-the-wall, and devil-may-care adventure for Murray." —Library Journal

“The funniest . . . Nice Try is plump with one-liners.” —Christian Science Monitor

“Tight paced, believable dialogue, terrific puzzle: Melbourne may have missed the Olympics, but they have a first-rate amateur sleuth.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Murray is a great creation. . . . Takes the wisecracking wise guy into a whole new realm.” —Houston Chronicle

"Another welcome, witty, off-the-wall, and devil-may-care adventure for Murray." —Library Journal

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