Some retirement reading!

toe tag quintetI heard about this book on the ABC radio programme, Books and Arts Daily. You can download the audio of the interview at the website.  I found the book at the Metung Book Fair for just a couple of dollars.  Bargain!

The adventures of a former Sydney detective from 21 Division who, in his prime, collared some of the most murderous criminals in Australian history yet, on retiring to the Gold Coast in Queensland, along with half of the criminal milieu he once pursued, is shot, king-hit, tortured, and thrown from buildings in his relentless pursuit of justice.

With his trademark wit, warmth and humour, Matthew Condon takes us on a crazy ride – in boats, kombis, peugeots and window-washing platforms – through art galleries, libraries, swampy islands and caravan parks to illustrate that we are never too old for adventures.

I have just finished the first of these short stories and enjoyed it. Quite quirky in the story telling, with lots of humour, a good light read. Ideal for when you just want to dip into a book for a short read.

2 thoughts on “Some retirement reading!

  1. I knew that name rang a bell. I love his writing he does a brilliant sense of place. He captures QLD so well. I read a few of his books, The Motorcycle Cafe’,A Night At The Pink Poodle and another one which I can’t remember the name, that was a bit pornographic not so enjoyable, but probably captured the times.
    Have you ever read any Gillian Mears? I always loved her books too for the Aussie feel. The Mint Lawn really made an impression on me, set around Grafton. She suffers from MS now but is still writing I think.You probably read Mandy Sayers, she’s another of my Aussie favs. Happy reading.

    • I haven’t read either Mears or Sayers. I will need to do some serious catching up on those Australian authors.
      I really enjoyed the Toe Tag Quintet so will look for the others in the local library. Thanks for the recommendations.

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