Nice Try

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Text Publishing, May 16, 2010 - Fiction - 318 pages
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The Third Murray Whelan Adventure

When Murray Whelan, lovelorn political minder and part-time fitness fanatic, is recruited to massage Australia's bid for the Olympics he has no idea how tough the going will get.

Not even the sight of the gorgeous Holly Deloite in her taut blue leotard at the City Club can stop him diving head first into trouble. And, when the death of the young Aboriginal athlete Darcy Anderson proves that murder is a contact sport, Murray is soon breaking all the rules.

Mixing it with a savvy black activist, a body-building psychopath and the enigmatic Dr Phillipa Knox, Murray jumps the gun every time.

'One of the most outrageously funny voices in modern detective fiction...Shane Maloney's prose is more than a 'nice try' at combining social and political satire with the conventions of the crime novel. It's spot on.' Age

Shane Maloney is one of Australia's most popular novelists and a regular contributor to The Monthly. His award-winning and much loved Murray Whelan series - Stiff, The Brush-Off, Nice Try, The Big Ask, Something Fishy and Sucked In - is characterised by a strong sense of humour and an acute sense of Melbourne's political and cultural nuances. He has been published in the UK, Germany, France, Britain, Japan, Finland and the U.S.

 

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Murray Whelan, an Australian arts ministry adviser, tries to support government efforts to impress the Olympics site selection committee but winds up investigating the murder of a young athlete. Another welcome, witty, off-the-wall, and devil-may-care adventure for Murray (Stiff). Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
4
Section 3
20
Section 4
33
Section 5
44
Section 6
51
Section 7
60
Section 8
68
Section 19
174
Section 20
182
Section 21
195
Section 22
202
Section 23
208
Section 24
217
Section 25
222
Section 26
229

Section 9
78
Section 10
84
Section 11
100
Section 12
110
Section 13
118
Section 14
128
Section 15
137
Section 16
148
Section 17
157
Section 18
168
Section 27
236
Section 28
242
Section 29
250
Section 30
261
Section 31
267
Section 32
285
Section 33
295
Section 34
302
Section 35
306
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Shane Maloney is one of Australia's most popular novelists and a regular contributor to The Monthly. His award-winning and much loved Murray Whelan series -- Stiff, The Brush-Off, Nice Try, The Big Ask, Something Fishy and Sucked In -- is characterised by a strong sense of humour and an acute sense of Melbourne's political and cultural nuances. He has been published in the UK, Germany, France, Britain, Japan, Finland and the U.S.

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