ISBN 9781915115447  HB   £19.99  Order
ISBN 9781915115454  PB   £9.99     Order
216 x 140 mm.  242 pp.

Available October 2024

About this book


The theft of a valuable diamond necklace, and the death by apparent suicide of a notorious film star have nothing in common. Perhaps.

This strikingly original crime novel opens our eyes to such fascinating villainy and mystery on the other side of the world.

It features a classic new investigator, Detective Inspector Frank Heineken, himself a mysterious figure and  also known as 'Pufferfish'.

Prickly, curmudgeonly, brilliant even if irony-charged, he probes gangland violence, outlawed motorcycle gangs, and other dangerous relationships in the paradise island of Tasmania. As he does so he has to make deadly choices.

David Owen's novel is a true original.

About the author

David Owen is a Hobart-based writer of non-fiction and of literary novels featuring the acclaimed 'Pufferfish' detective series set in Tasmania.

He was director of Quintus Publishers at the University of Tasmania and until recently he was the Official Secretary in the Office of the Governor of Tasmania.

'The snappiest Australian crime writer for a decade.' - The Courier-Mail.

 'One of the most intriguing characters in Australian crime fiction.' - Stuart Coupe.


How The Dead See

A Novel

David Owen

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