Death and the Running Patterer: A Curious Murder Mystery (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Dec 7, 2010 - Fiction - 336 pages
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1828: Sydney is a city built on the backs of exiled convicts. But in a colony of criminals, how do you narrow down the list of suspects when a murderer is on the rampage?

Nicodemus Dunne was a London policeman. After being deported on trumped up charges of assault, he now makes his living in New South Wales as a running patterer, spreading the news of the day by word of mouth. Confronted with a series of gruesome and horribly inventive murders, the governor seeks out Dunne for his investigative skills and his ability to infiltrate all levels of society.

With each mutilated body, the murderer has left clues for Dunne to decipher. Can he put the pieces of the puzzle together and catch his elusive quarry without becoming prey himself?


  

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Review: Death and the Running Patterer (Curious Murder Mystery #1)

User Review  - Tara - Goodreads

Just didn't enjoy this. Can't say I particularly liked the lead character, and I found the style of writing to be really tedious. Too many attempts to shoehorn in some little factoid the author knew ... Read full review

Review: Death and the Running Patterer (Curious Murder Mystery #1)

User Review  - Nathan - Goodreads

The author loves the trivia of Sydney's past, and this book is probably only truly fun if you do too. You know how Heinlein is sometimes like being cornered at the pub by the guy who thinks the ... Read full review

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CHAPTER FIVE
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CHAPTER FOURTEEN
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX
CHAPTER THIRTY
CHAPTER THIRTYTHREE
CHAPTER THIRTYFIVE
CHAPTER THIRTYNINE
CHAPTER FORTYTHREE
CHAPTER FORTYSIX
CHAPTER FORTYNINE
CHAPTER FIFTYFOUR
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