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Dark Empire: Wellington 1916 - a novel

Dark Empire: Wellington 1916 - a novel (Paperback)

By Horrocks, John

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Katherine Mansfield created some of literature's most chilling characters, not least Harry Kember and his wife. They seemed out of place among the families enjoying summer holidays at Wellington's Days Bay. Some of the women at the Bay thought that one day Harry would commit a mu...rder. Twenty years later, Harry controls Wellington's criminal underworld. It is wartime, but business is brisk at his complex of sly grog shops and brothels. His financial dealings have also begun to ensnare more upright citizens such as Stanley Burnell. When Detective Sergeant Tom Guthrie is asked to investigate the drowning of a prisoner from Somes Island, he learns that the man is Burnell's brother-in-law, who worked for both him and Kember. Neither wants to talk about him, while Kate Benson, a journalist at Truth, finds it is dangerous to ask questions about the dead man.
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ISBN 9781990007101
Published NZ 5 Mar 2020
Publisher Steele Roberts Aotearoa Ltd
Format Paperback
8 In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days

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ISBN-13 9781990007101
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Steele Roberts Aotearoa Ltd
Imprint Steele Roberts Aotearoa Ltd
Published 5 Mar 2020
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Horrocks, John
Category Crime & Mystery Fiction
Historical Fiction
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 160mm
Height: 235mm
Dewey Code Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade