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The Ghost of Waterloo (Curious Murder Mystery #2)

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Sydney 1828. All is not well.

The young settlement is shaken by a daring bank robbery and a spate of murders. At the Governor's command, Nicodemus Dunne – a disgraced London thief-taker who is now the Running Patterer, a news-hawker roaming the streets of Sydney – sets out to discover the truth.

The evidence points – amazingly – to none other than Napoleon Bonaparte!

Paperback, 336 pages
Published 2011 by Penguin
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THE GHOST OF WATERLOO is the second Nicodemus Dunne book, set in 1800's Sydney in the earliest days of the Colony. Reading the first in the series - DEATH AND THE RUNNING PATTERER will give you the complete background to Dunne - how he came to Sydney, how he came to be earning his way as a Running Patterer. It also explains why his background as a London policeman would lead Governor Darling to call for his assistance when a major robbery and spate of murders proves not just difficult to solve, ...more
Short chapters. Historically accurate and well reseached. Probably more character depth if you've read the book mentioned on the front cover "Death and the running Patterer" or something, although not having read that story doesn't mean you can't follw the book.
Another wonderful book from Robin Adair....I hope he is now researching for the next one
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Veteran Sydney journalist Robin Adair has had a wide and colourful career at the Daily and Sunday Telegraphs, the Australian Financial Review and the ABC. For many years he reflected on the lighter side of life in a humorous column for the Australian Women's Weekly. He has been a lifelong student of early colonial history, especially police, pubs, crime and punishment. One of his ancestors was an ...more
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Curious Murder Mystery (2 books)
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