The Apricot Colonel

Marion Halligan
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Marion Halligan at her lighthearted and wryly humorous best in a tale of mystery and murder, of beauty and yearning, and of a surprising love.

A beautiful man, and all she can do is tinker with his prose

For Cassandra, an editor, books are easy. It's real life that's the challenge: it doesn't sit quietly and let itself be fixed. Right now Cassandra's life seems far too heavy on the suspense, while the romance is distinctly unconvincing.

But that was before the murders started. And before she suspected that her own name was on the killer's hit list

Murder, match-making and the dark arts of book editing: The Apricot Colonel is Halligan at her light-hearted best.

Author bio:

Marion Halligan is an award-winning novelist, essayist and short-story writer. Her novel The Fog Garden was shortlisted for a swag of distinguished literary prizes including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize and her previous novel The Golden Dress was shortlisted for the Dublin IMPAC Prize and the Miles Franklin Award. She has also received the Age Book of the Year, the ACT Book of the Year, the Nita B. Kibble Award, the Steele Rudd Award, the Braille Book of the Year, the 3M Talking Book of the Year and the Geraldine Pascall prize for critical writing. Marion Halligan's previous books are the novels The Point, Spider Cup, Lovers' Knots and Wishbone; many books of essays, non-fiction and short stories, including Collected Stories, Eat My Words, Out of the Picture and Cockles of the Heart; a children's book, The Midwife's Daughters; and Those Women Who Go to Hotels, co-written with Lucy Frost. The Apricot Colonel is her latest novel.

Category: Crime & Mystery
ISBN: 9781741147667
Awards: Short-listed Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Best Book in the South Pacific and South East Asia region 2004 AU; Commended Fellowship of Australian Writer's Christina Stead Award for Fiction 2004 AU; Winner ACT Book of the Year Award 2004 AU
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: February 2006
Page Extent: 276
Format: Paperback - B format
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Subject: Crime & mystery