(Bromo Perkins, Book 2)
[Yarraboy Editorial Services, 2012]
Liz Shapcott persuades reluctant sleuth Bromo Perkins to return to the mean streets of Richmond. Using her tempting wiles, Liz convinces him to look more closely into the death of a bright young student.
As he bumbles his way into the murky depths of this trendy Australian suburb, Bromo soon falls foul of devious real estate agents, housing developers and town planners as he uncovers something far more sinister than shonky real estate deals.
The tentacles of a cruel and vicious trade in young Asian women drags Bromo into a world of murder and torture that simmers below the surface of a richly diverse community where he is never more than a few paces from his beloved short blacks and a soothing dram of Lagavulin malt.
About Washed Up
Washed Up was awarded mentorship (under Sophie Masson) by the Australian Society of Authors and short-listed for NSW Genre Fiction Award. The book was held under consideration by Allen & Unwin for almost a year before being rejected and being self-published. Now under contract for reissue as an e-book by Endeavour Press (UK).