Roo I. MacLeod

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Roo I MacLeod was born in a bush hospital in Australia on a hot, humid day and fought three doctors, two midwives and the utilities type person against his entry into the world (his mother’s words).

School was a bore and work a chore (his words), so he traveled. Australia by Beetle, Tasmania by bike, Europe by train and Africa by bus. The holiday ended in England when he met an English rose. Alas the petals peeled away and thorns was all he got. (his words).

No More Heroes was conceived in a quaint English church when he took shelter from the rain and doubled the mourners for a funeral. He was invited to pray and sing a few tunes and chuck dirt at the coffin.

He now lives in a squat in West Sussex and is bar
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Roo I. MacLeod The Third book in the Heroes series. The second book is with my editor. Ben Jackman, my homeless vigilante is on the run, lost in the East End, being…moreThe Third book in the Heroes series. The second book is with my editor. Ben Jackman, my homeless vigilante is on the run, lost in the East End, being pursued by the Top Hats and seeking aid from the Sewer Rats in his desire to clear his name of murder.(less)
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Bad Debts (Jack Irish, #1) by Peter Temple Bad Debts
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Jack Irish is a great Aussie character with a life of hurt buried deep in his soul. But Jack is a fighter. Jack is a Fitzroy Boy. Make some noise. The story is complex but it roils and boils and the pace toward the end is electric. An old client, Jack being a lawyer, leaves him a message asking for help. jack doesn't get the message until it is too late. And from that point the story g... Read more of this blog post »
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It's hard hitting, paced with a frenetic edge and a tough read. But I loved it. Police prodetal set in the 70's,what's not to love
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