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The Black Lamb

Tony Brennan

A Prescription for Murder, Summer 1942/3

It is late summer 1942-1943. The close-knit community of Bexford North is brought face to face with one of the by-products of war when one of their own is admitted to the newly established Army Mental Hospital. As the ladies of the village, led by the eccentric Annie Watson, come to know the young hospitalised soldiers – especially the black American soldier – they become alarmed.

In this period of the White Australia Policy, all is not as it seems. Their consternation turns to anguish when murders occur which appear to be motiveless. Inspector Bob Peters and his team have their work cut out to solve the problem – but how do you find a particular mad-man in a mad-house?

 

About the Author

After completing post-graduate University degrees, Tony Brennan lectured for some years in English Literature and tutored in Abnormal Psychology. He has published in academic journals, written meditations on Hopkins’ poetry and a revised Epilogue for a Purcell Opera production. His fiction ranges from a six-part historical mystery series to short stories. He was a finalist in the US Tuscany International Short Story competition in 2013, and a book of his short stories, ‘Is There Anyone There’, was published by Ginninderra Press, Adelaide, in 2016. He is planning another book of short stories.  He lives in Sydney, Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Black Lamb by Tony Brennan
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ISBN: 978-1-925590-64-7
Format: Paperback C 229mm x 152mm
Extent: 272 pages
RRP: $24.95
Publisher: Vivid Publishing
Category: Historical Fiction -- Crime
Distribution: Contact Vivid

 


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