Cover the Bones - Detective Nell Buchanan (Hardback)
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Cover the Bones - Detective Nell Buchanan (Hardback)

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Hardback 512 Pages
Published: 04/01/2024
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Waterstones Says

The author of Scrublands spins a visceral thriller of greed and privilege in the Outback, as rich and powerful members of seven aristocratic families are brutally picked off.

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: 780 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 50 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A masterful, stunning thriller. A twisting mystery epic in scale yet intricate in detail. Irresistible. - Chris Whitaker

A complex storyline handled masterfully, it's a gripping mystery with a very satisfying conclusion. Another fantastic mystery from Chris Hammer. - Harriet Tyce

Chris Hammer-the absolute master of setting, is at it again with his latest, Cover the Bones, a twisting mystery that spans decades. Immersive, taut, and exquisitely written, I couldn't put it down. - Ashley Tate, author of Twenty-Seven Minutes

A searing, seamlessly plotted thriller - complex and compelling, powered by a sense of anger, injustice and compassion. Hammer may hail from 'down under', but he's head and shoulders above most writers in the genre. - Robbie Morrison, author of Edge of the Grave

An ambitious, masterfully told story of both scope and intimacy. Keenly picks through the bones of a nation's past, while deftly sketching the personal dramas of its characters. The consistency of his excellence elevates him into that top tier of Australian crime with Peter Temple and Garry Disher. - Dom Nolan, author of Vine Street

Chris Hammer is creating a magnificent portrait of modern Australia through his stories of crimes committed in different parts of the country. Terrific. - Literary Review

An immersive, sweeping and vivid read that has everything you look for in a murder mystery. Chris Hammer is one great storyteller. - Live and Deadly

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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 delves into a fascinating history of irrigation and town building.... More

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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 as much a part of the story as the characters are, and what a... More

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“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-sufficient, with supplies routinely being trucked in from the... More

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