The Prodigal Son: A Carmine Delmonico Novel

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HarperCollinsPublishers, 2012 - Australian fiction - 392 pages
10 Reviews
Carmine and his team of detectives must navigate the competitive world of academic publishing, fraught with politics and prestige. The stakes are high: an amazing art collection, a large inheritance, old and upstanding local families, a gold-digging wife, jealous relatives, and a young couple's future.

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Review: The Prodigal Son (Carmine Delmonico #4)

User Review  - Jack Alexander - Goodreads

This was good descriptive writing and good characters with lot of plot twists, but though most of it, the result was pretty visible. I didn't find many surprises in the "thriller", but I did like reading it. Read full review

Review: The Prodigal Son (Carmine Delmonico #4)

User Review  - Joan - Goodreads

I hadn't before read a mystery by McCullough and didn't know what to expect. While I didn't like it as much as her best-known works, it was not at all bad --- well-written, entertaining. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Colleen McCullough was born on June 1, 1937 in Wellington, New South Wales, Australia. She attended Holy Cross College and the University of Sydney. She wanted to pursue a career in medicine but had an allergy to soap and a shortage of money. She decided to study neuroscience and established the department of neurophysiology at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney before working as a researcher and teacher at Yale Medical School for ten years. Her first novel, Tim, was published in 1974. Her other works include The Thorn Birds, An Indecent Obsession, A Creed for the Third Millennium, The Ladies of Missalonghi, Masters of Rome series, and Bittersweet.

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