Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
HUCKSTEPP: A Dangerous Life
A true crime classic, Huckstepp investigates the murder of the charismatic young woman who has fascinated Australians since she first appeared on national television to accuse NSW detectives of shooting her boyfriend in cold blood. Throughout her short life, Sallie-Anne Huckstepp lived a dangerous existence. This is a true story, brilliantly told, of someone who was gutsy and determined – and who paid the ultimate price for speaking out against corruption and murder. In 2014, Xoum is proud to rerelease a new and revised edition of this seminal work.
From the bestselling author of Huckstepp comes a riveting new novel of intrigue and suspense When Dimitri Telegonus is promoted to the Serious Unsolved Crime Unit to investigate the disappearance of a beautiful blonde escort, he thinks he’s finally made the big time. He’d always wanted to do detective work; thought it was his destiny. But things quickly start to unravel. His assigned partner is an uninterested dinosaur and when progress in the investigation is slow, the bosses threaten to pull the plug. Desperate to crack his first cold case, Dimitri tracks the prime suspect down – only to find there are forces at play a naïve young detective will never fully understand. Praise for the work of John Dale ‘Superb evocation of the underbelly of Sydney’ The Sydney Morning Herald ‘A significant, original work that challenges as much as it reveals’ The Australian ‘A mightily impressive debut ... Dale’s novel is incandescent’ Time Out ‘Great energy, dynamic storytelling. Intense entertainment’ Kirkus Reviews