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The Devil's Jump
Peter Doyle
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The Devil's Jump (Billy Glasheen #2)

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  2 reviews
August 1945: the Japanese have surrendered and there's dancing in the streets of Sydney. But Billy Glasheen has little time to celebrate; his black marketeer boss has disappeared, leaving Billy high and dry. Soon he s on the run from the criminals and the cops, not to mention a shady private army. They all think he has the thing they want, and they'll kill to get hold of i ...more
ebook, 288 pages
Published November 1st 2011 by Verse Chorus Press (first published September 22nd 2008)
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Another book from the local books pile that I've been catching up on lately - The Devil's Jump is from the same author that wrote GET RICH QUICK (which won the Ned Kelly for Best First Crime Novel in 1997) and AMAZE YOUR FRIENDS (which won the Ned Kelly for Best Crime Novel in 1999).

THE DEVIL'S JUMP is set in Sydney at the end of the Second World War - in fact the blurb on the book says "The war in the Pacific is over... The war on the streets has just begun". It's the story of Billy Glasheen -
This is actually a really fun novel about a kid who gets caught up in the underworld of Sydney post-WWII. I enjoyed his pulp pastiche about places that I recognise even today, steeped in interesting period detail.
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Peter Doyle was born in Maroubra, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. He worked as a taxi driver, musician, and teacher before writing his first book, "Get Rich Quick", which won the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Crime Novel. He has published two further books featuring protagonist Billy Glasheen, "Amaze Your Friends" and "The Devil’s Jump", and a fourth, "The Big Whatever", is slated for publication in ...more
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