- Publisher: La Muse Books
- Edition: ebook
- Available in: ebook, PDF
- ISBN: 979-10-97233-05-1
- Published: August 5, 2017
With Vigil, John Clanchy, author of award-winning crime bestsellers And Hope to Die and If God Sleeps, returns to another crime scene.
The baby’s body, wrapped in a blue shawl and caught in the reeds of a lake, was a sad but routine business for Constable Pete Davis. After all, the baby had nothing to do with him. He was just the poor sucker who’d been chosen to watch over the crime scene until dawn, when Forensics and the Coroner could come and do their work.
But Pete Davis hadn’t been chosen for this desolate stake-out by lottery. He was out of favour at the Station. And now he was having to pay. Not just with these trivial crap jobs, which none of his colleagues wanted, but pay big-time. To cop the vitriol heaped on his head by his ex, Christine, the restrictions placed on his access to his kids. His two boys.
And placed by whom? The law, that was whom. But wasn’t he the law? Was he going to be the only one to pay? Even Lily, the girl with the plate gold skin from the Reserve, had gone North, had got off scot-free. And just when things couldn’t get any worse, now along had come Senior Constable Manolis Papa, his only remaining friend at the Station, to invite him to go fishing. At the lake. And to share some news he’d just heard.
Buy John Clanchy’s wonderful Vigil now.
What an author Clanchy is … His work has won major awards in Europe, the US, New Zealand and Australia, including the Queensland Premier’s Award for short fiction and, on two occasions, the ACT Book of the Year. Clanchy is widely acknowledged as a master of the short literary form.
“Expertly told, without a false note.”
I encourage people to invest in a copy…and be entertained by an accomplished Australian author.