Cover the Bones

Cover the Bones

Crime & Thrillers
Hardback Published on: 04/01/2024
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A body has washed up in an irrigation canal, the artery running through Yuwonderie, a man-made paradise on the border of the Outback. Stabbed through the heart, electrocuted and dumped under cover of night, there is no doubt that detectives Ivan Lucic and Nell Buchanan are dealing with a vicious homicide.

The victim is Athol Hasluck, member of one of the seven dynasties who have controlled every slice of bountiful land in this modern-day Eden for generations.

But this is not an isolated incident. Someone is targeting the landed aristocracy of this quiet paradise in the desert. Secrets stretching back decades are rising to the surface at last - but the question remains, who stands to gain most from their demise?

Can Ivan and Nell track down a killer before the guilt at the heart of these seven families takes the entire town down with it?

  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781472295712
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Weight: 780g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 50 mm

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Cover the Bones
Good story with a complex finish
I’m fond of crime fiction stories set in Australian towns situated beyond the coastal fringe of major inhabitancy. These outback towns are largely self-suf... READ MORE
Andrew Smith
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Cover the Bones by Chris Hammer
Cover the Bones is an intricately plotted, thoroughly absorbing mystery which draws the reader into the story and keeps a very tight hold. The setting is a... READ MORE
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page turner
This was an enjoyable novel on a number of levels, as ever with Chris Hammer the landscape is an important character, particularly in this book as he delve... READ MORE
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Absolutely Brilliant
In Yuwonderie there is an actual line in the sand, on one side is the desolation of a drought ravaged landscape whose inhabitants livelihoods are weather d... READ MORE
Cover the Bones
Exceptional Aussie thriller
Chris Hammer just gets better and better. His novels start out with one mystery but end in a delicious web of intrigue well beyond the initial investigatio... READ MORE
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Sublime Outback Noir
I really love this series from author and journalist Chris Hammer. He writes the most sublime Outback Noir with fully realised characters that you can visu... READ MORE
Mary Picken
Cover the Bones
Cover the Bones by Chris Hammer
Cover the Bones by Chris Hammer is a story about families spanning generations in Australia. A body is discovered in an irrigation canal in the Outback, st... READ MORE
Christine Rennie
Cover the Bones
The latest from the master of Outback Noir
‘Every paradise has its original sin’ - cover tag line, ‘Cover the Bones’ by Chris Hammer. This is the third in Hammer’s series of Australian police pro... READ MORE
Vivienne O'Regan
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A good read
This is my first book by Chris Hammer and although this was #3 in the series, it worked well as a standalone. The plot covers three timelines and chara... READ MORE
Sarah C
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Cover the Bones
This author is rapidly becoming one of my favourites. Be it this series or his Martin Scarsden one, I have loved reading them all. Oh and before I forget, ... READ MORE
Cover the Bones
A very good read.
This is an excellent thriller from the author. Set in Australia and covering three timescales, it's about families, secrets and greed. The descriptions are... READ MORE
Martha Brindley
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I think this may be the best in the series yet
Happy New Year! I hope that you enjoyed the festive season, power you choose to make and even if you don't. For my own part, while the rain and wind of a B... READ MORE
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