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Get Rich Quick (Billy Glasheen #1)

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'I didn't spot the body until I was about to dive in. He was floating face down, the water around him streaked with red. He looked like William Holden in that film, except this fellow was big, and he wasn t talking about how he got there' -- Meet Billy Glasheen, a fresh new voice in crime fiction. It's Sydney, the 1950s, and Billy's trying to make a living, any way he can. ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 4th 2004 by Dark Passage
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Kendra Levine
Jul 13, 2009 Kendra Levine rated it really liked it
This book was a quick and relatively fun read. It shines a light on the 1950s Australian underworld of sex, drugs, and rock and roll. (How cliche is that turn of phrase?) Honestly, I thoroughly enjoyed this book.
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Jan 03, 2013 Anne-Maree rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not just a good read but an excellent one. Deep in the heart of Sydneysiderdom in the 1950s. Contains many of our beloved urban stories and gossip, brushes with fame and so much more. The language and locations are the real deal, none of that Croc Dundee nonsense. Get down and dirty with Billy Glasheen. Get hooked and carry on with two other titles in this trilogy, "Amaze Your Friends" and " The Devil's Jump".
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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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