Author(s): Maloney, Shane, Robotham, Michael
Winner, Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction, 1996.
Murray Whelan, hero of Stiff, is back at his richly futile best in The Brush-Off. When the body of an artist is fished from the moat outside the National Gallery, Murray - political minder, brushed-off lover and art buff on the make - goes looking for the big picture. If he can put the fix in, he might have a chance of staying employed.
The second adventure in Shane Maloney's series brilliantly mixes high art with low blows.
About the author:
Born in Hamilton in western Victoria, in 1953, Shane Maloney is one of Australia's most popular novelists. His award-winning and much-loved Murray Whelan series - Stiff, The Brush-Off, Nice Try, The Big Ask, Something Fishy and Sucked In - has been published around the world.
Before becoming a writer, Shane Maloney booked rock bands, promoted public radio, conducted public relations for the Boy Scouts Association, ran the Melbourne Comedy Festival and became a swimming pool lifeguard. There is no evidence that anyone drowned on his watch.
In 1996 The Brush-Off won the Ned Kelly Prize for Crime Fiction. In 2004 Stiff and The Brush-Off were made into telemovies, starring David Wenham as Murray Whelan. In 2009 Shane Maloney was presented with the Crime Writers' Association of Australia Lifetime Achievement Award.
Number of Pages: 392
Publication Date: 20180129
Publisher: The Text Publishing Company
Product Form: Paperback / softback
Dimensions (LxWxH): 196 mm129 mm31 mm
Weight: 280 gr