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Shore Leave

Written by David Whish-Wilson


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It is Fremantle in 1989 and Frank Swann is at home, suffering from an undiagnosed and debilitating illness. When Frank is called in to investigate an incident at a local brothel, it soon appears there is a link between the death of two women and the arrival of the US nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Carl Vinson in the port city. Shore Leave is the fourth book in the Frank Swann series and also features Lee Southern, the main character from True West.


‘A gritty and insightful story of greed, family and revenge. Shore Leave once again proves that David Whish-Wilson is a master of hard-boiled crime.’ Emma Viskic

'Murder and mayhem, Navy and Nazis, bullion and bikers: Whish-Wilson has delivered a shearer’s breakfast of crime, cooked to perfection on the hot bonnet that is Perth 1989.  And cruising through it all the incomparable detective, Frank Swann. Along with sunscreen and sunnies, Shore Leave is a summer essential for the lazy thrillseeker.' Dave Warner

ISBN 9781925815986 (Paperback)
Formats C Format (234 x 153mm) (Paperback)
Categories ebooks
Coming Soon
Crime & Mystery
Publisher Fremantle Press
Edition 1st
Publication Year 2020
Pages 248
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    David Whish-Wilson

    David Whish-Wilson was born in Newcastle, NSW, but grew up in Singapore, Victoria and WA. He left Australia aged eighteen to live for a decade in Europe, Africa and Asia. He is the author of The Summons, The Coves and three crime novels in the Frank Swann series: Line of Sight, Zero at the Bone and Old Scores. His non-fiction book, Perth, part of the NewSouth Books city series, was shortlisted for a WA Premier’s Book Award. David lives in Fremantle and coordinates the creative writing program at Curtin University. Read more