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Gerry Burke

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July 09

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Gerry's first book was released in 2009 and he has now racked-up eight volumes, six of them dedicated to his enigmatic discount detective,Paddy Pest. Gerry's books have received three USA Best Book citations (Finalist - Humor) plus an IPPY bronze medal for Best Fiction/Australia & New Zealand.

The author attended Xavier College prior to the commencement of his first career, as an accountant for a mining company. His second career saw him as a copywriter with a number of international advertising agencies with service in London, Asia and Australia.

He eventually started his own boutique ad agency and production company, before retiring to become an author.

Gerry is single and lives in Melbourne, Australia. He is a horse breeder and a very a
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I don’t know but I can tell you that they stampeded onto the internet to check out my blog during April and my gratitude knows no boundaries.We here at Paddy Pest Central don’t care whether our book sales involve dollars, drachma or Brazilian real. My bookie usually ends up with all my funds, anyway.


Another interesting aspect of recent retail activity has been the spike in E Book sales of “The...

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Average rating: 4.33 · 12 ratings · 4 reviews · 8 distinct works · Similar authors
The Lady on the Train

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Pest Takes a Chance: ... an...

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Paddy's People: Tales of Li...

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Down-Under Shorts

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From Beer to Paternity!

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Verdict: A charming collection of humorous detective stories—but don’t expect anything hardboiled!

Paddy Pest is a name in search of a humorous limerick, but in lieu of that he’s “an Australian crime fighter with
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Gerry Burke I am delighted to have received a gong at the 2011 USA Best Books Award - Pest Takes a Chance was a finalist in the Humor Category. Paddy Pest is a pretty funny guy for an international crime buster.


message 1: by Gerry (last edited Nov 22, 2011 05:48PM)

Gerry Burke There is nothing I like better than reading my own books - The Lady on the Train is the latest and there are laughs by the bucket load. However, some caution - they are only suitable for children over thirty.


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