Opal Country

Opal Country

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Thrillers & True Crime, Crime & Thrillers
Paperback Published on: 07/07/2022
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In the desolate outback town of Finnigans Gap, police struggle to maintain law and order. Thieves pillage opal mines, religious fanatics recruit vulnerable youngsters and billionaires do as they please.

Then an opal miner is found crucified and left to rot down his mine. Nothing about the miner's death is straight-forward, not even who found the body. Homicide detective Ivan Lucic is sent to investigate, assisted by inexperienced young investigator Nell Buchanan.

But Finnigans Gap has already ended one police career and damaged others, and soon both officers face damning allegations and internal investigations. Have Ivan and Nell been set up, and if so, by whom?

As time runs out, their only chance at redemption is to find the killer. But the more they uncover, the more harrowing the mystery becomes, and a past long forgotten is thrown into scorching sunlight.

Because in Finnigans Gap, nothing stays buried for ever.

  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781472273017
  • Number of pages: 512
  • Weight: 360g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 34 mm

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Opal Country
A Gem of a Murder
Finnegans Gap is a small mining town in the heart of Australia’s’ Opal mining country. A town, out in the sticks, miles from the next settlement and where ... READ MORE
Beckie Tayor
Opal Country
Brilliantly complex thriller
Following the mysterious death and crucifixion of an opal miner two murder detectives try to uncover what happened. Nothing is straightforward in the out... READ MORE
Suzie Franklin
Opal Country
Captivating crime story
Intelligent, thought-provoking Australian noir fiction. Well developed plot with captivating characters and constantly shifting red herrings. The setting... READ MORE
Shalini Arora
Opal Country
Complex but throroughly absorbing slow burner
My first book by this author and I'm so glad I read it and will undoubtedly read more by him in the future. The writing is great, the scenes were vividly ... READ MORE
Opal Country
This is the second time I've read the author. I found it bit strange and not entertaining. But it seems that is common. Bit obvious.
Opal Country
an excellent work of Australian crime fiction
Treasure and Dirt (also titled Opal Country) is the first book in the Ivan Lulic and Nell Buchanan series by award-winning Australian journalist and author... READ MORE
Marianne Vincent