ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK
----- Also an ABBEY’S BOOKSELLER PICK was the first in Andy Muir's Lachie Munro series centred around a hapless young bloke living in Newcastle and working as a house painter while trying to figure life out. That first novel, Something for Nothing
, was shortlisted for the 2017 Ned Kelly Award
and has drawn praise for its colourful characters and pacy storytelling.
The sparkle lies in Muir's ear for Aussie dialogue, honed through his years of screenwriting. Of the praise for this series - and there is much of it - this comment by Michaeley O'Brien, a principal behind TV series Mystery Road, characterises the mood well - "Andy's writing is so clever, but his touch is so light. Reading it is like standing next to a BBQ drinking beer with a bunch of crims."
This series is perfect for anyone wanting an enjoyable, fast moving story and especially that young bloke you know who says he doesn't read much. Craig Kirchner
Lay low, stay out of trouble and don't get pulled over. It was probably the best advice I'd ever had. How long until I ignored it?
All Lachie Munro wants is a quiet life in sunny Newcastle. But Lachie and quiet don't seem to get along.
When his estranged dad, Terry, turns up fresh out of prison, he's packing more than the usual family baggage. Suddenly there are two murderous goons on Lachie's doorstep and the police are paying him special attention. But Terry's on the hunt for a long-lost fortune, and he won't be leaving Newcastle - or Lachie - without it. Which is bad news for Lachie who suspects the more time he spends with his dad, the more trouble it causes. And it'll be Lachie Munro who cops a hiding to nothing.
HIDING TO NOTHING is the next caper from the master of beachside noir, Andy Muir, a wild ride driven by brilliant characters and fast-paced dialogue. The underworld has never been so much fun.