It’s 1967, the summer of love, and in swinging
Melbourne Detective Sergeant Charlie Berlin has been hauled
out of exile in the Fraud Squad to investigate the
disappearance of a teenage girl, the daughter of a powerful
and politically connected property developer. As
Berlin’s inquiries uncover more missing girls he gets
an uneasy feeling he may be dealing with the city’s
first serial killer.
Berlin's investigation leads him through inner-city discotheques, hip photographic studios, the emerging drug culture and into the seedy back streets of St Kilda. The investigation also brings up ghosts of Berlin's past as a bomber pilot and POW in Europe and disturbing memories of the casual murder of a young woman he witnessed on a snow-covered road in Poland in the war's dying days. As in war, some victories come at a terrible cost and Berlin will have to face an awful truth and endure an unimaginable loss before his investigation is over.
'This is a terrific read with great plot twists,
complex characters and a menacing atmosphere.'
St Kilda Blues
is Geoffrey McGeachin's seventh book and third in the
Charlie Berlin series.
The first novel, The Diggers Rest Hotel, won the 2011 Australian Crime Writers Association's
Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction
with the follow up book, Blackwattle Creek, also winning the
Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction in 2013.
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