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Gerry Burke

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Gerry's first book was released in 2009 and he has now racked-up eleven volumes, six of them dedicated to his enigmatic discount detective, Paddy Pest. Gerry's books have received three USA Best Book citations, an IPPY bronze medal for Best Fiction/Australia & New Zealand, and three Book Excellence Awards in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

The author attended Xavier College prior to the commencement of his first career, as an accountant for a mining company. His second career saw him as a copywriter with a number of international advertising agencies with service in London, Asia and Australia.

He eventually started his own boutique ad agency and production company, before retiring to become an author.

Gerry is single and lives in Melbourne, Australia. He
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The Lady on the Train

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Pest Takes a Chance: ... an...

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The Replicants

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Pest on the Run: More Humor...

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Paddy's People: Tales of Li...

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Down-Under Shorts

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From Beer to Paternity!

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A saga, no less.

Yep, The Europeans is all about migration to Australia in the fifties and sixties and all the action takes place in my home state of Victoria. It's a little bit more serious than my usual offering but not much. I've thrown in some romance and mixed it up with arson, kidnapping and murder. The book is a real page-turner. Don't wait for the movie. Get it now.
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Verdict: A charming collection of humorous detective stories—but don’t expect anything hardboiled!

Paddy Pest is a name in search of a humorous limerick, but in lieu of that he’s “an Australian crime fighter with
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Gerry Burke It has been some time since I posted a comment. I'll have to spend some time in the naughty corner. Since Paddy Pest went into hibernation, I have thrilled my readers with a science fiction novel and a murder mystery set in my home town of Melbourne. So far, Paddy and his friends in and out of space have picked up six awards. We are all thrilled. If you don't read one of my books soon, you'll be joining me in the naughty corner.


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Gerry Burke I am delighted to have received a gong at the 2011 USA Best Books Award - Pest Takes a Chance was a finalist in the Humor Category. Paddy Pest is a pretty funny guy for an international crime buster.


message 1: by Gerry (last edited Nov 22, 2011 05:48PM)

Gerry Burke There is nothing I like better than reading my own books - The Lady on the Train is the latest and there are laughs by the bucket load. However, some caution - they are only suitable for children over thirty.


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