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No Weather for a Burial (A Pufferfish Mystery #5)

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Pufferfish, aka Detective Inspector Franz Heineken, scourge of Tasmania's villains, is back. And back with a seriously refreshed vengeance, Pufferfish, prickly, curmudgeonly and irony-charged as ever, is attracted to an unusual stench in his island paradise: a badly decomposed corpse with no name, identity altered prior to execution, v
Paperback, 153 pages
Published 2009 by Forty South Publishing
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May 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
Four Pufferfish novels were never ever going to be enough for dedicated fans of this wonderful, quirky Police Procedural from Tasmanian based author David Owen. There was always a real sense of disappointment that Owen didn't appear to have been given the opportunity to publish more of these books (or at least I believe that's what happened).

The sight of NO WEATHER FOR A BURIAL was therefore a cause of much excitement in these parts - and a mad scramble to the publishers website (you can buy you
Aug 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Being a Tasmanian, my obvious attraction to this book was that it was set in Hobart and various regions of the Apple Isle. And the parochialism for the region comes across clearly throughout the novel. The descriptions of the beauty, the people and the weather were both amusing and enjoyable, particularly for a local like myself. Tasmania has a uniqueness about it, and David Owen cleverly exploits this.

The plotlines were solid, with two cases running parallel. The murder investigation into the e
Lily Mulholland
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If this book hadn't been set in Tasmania, it would have been a two-star read! I love all things Tasmanian, so it was nice to see a story set in Hobart, its surrounds and beyond. Published by 40 Degrees South, this book is reprise of an earlier series of 'Pufferfish' novels, centered around DI Franz Heineken, a Dutch immigrant from way back, who ended up in Australia somehow. There's lots of backstory in this book, so I didn't feel I'd missed much from the preceding Pufferfish books. This book ha ...more
Sep 12, 2011 rated it liked it
I mostly enjoy these books because they're set in Tassie & I feel I can relate to the characters. I feel I have met some of them! The literature won't set the world on fire but that's ok with me.
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David Owen was born in Zimbabwe in 1956 and grew up in Malawi and Swaziland. He completed his education in South Africa and then spent some years working in London. He migrated to Australia in 1986. A past editor of Island magazine, he writes fiction and nonfiction. He is now settled in Tasmania.
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