The Toe Tag Quintet
This is a real joy to read but there is something that just doesn’t sit right with me. There is nothing wrong with Matthew Condo ...more
After 37 years in the NSW police force, a former homicide detective is scouting Queensland's Gold Coast for a retirement home when he recognizes an old acquaintance, Dapper Dan the Antiques Man a.k.a. the Boltcutter. He may have thought little more about the chance encounter had he not woken the next morning to find a note slipped under the door of his caravan, along with a shiny bullet tied with a red ribbon.
Originally the five novellas in The Toe Tag Quintet were published in Brisbane's The C ...more
Each story is a separate outing for the central protagonist ...more
A good, solid collection of crime-solving tales, infused with big pinch of Australiana and a twinkle in the eye.
A crotchety old detective, who spent the larger part of his life policing the scummy streets of west Sydney, decides it's time. He and his long suffering wife, Peg, make the move up Queensland way for sun, relaxation, and retirement. Something low key, with beer and fishing and the odd “project” to keep him happy. He knows he's getting on in years, he's done all he can, and fr...more