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Shameless Halloran, convict stablehand, has a problem. He knows of a murder but doesn't dare tell anyone. Who can he trust? Every figure of authority in this early Australian penal settlement is a potential suspect—all have dark pasts and ruthless ambitions.
So the canny Irishman enlists the help of a young doctor, newly arrived, as respectable front for his sleuthing. What follows is a tension-packed and hilarious romp as the odd couple lurch erratically towards an unlikely revelation.
Bloody Colonials is a wickedly satirical piece of crime fiction set in a forbidding landscape—where big fish battle to the death in a dangerously small pond.