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The Night Whistler

Greg Woodland



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Text Publishing Company
04 August 2020
Fiction & Literature; Crime & mystery; SIGNED
Are you lonesome tonight... It's 1966. Hal and his little brother, newly arrived in Moorabool with their parents, are exploring the creek near their new home when they find the body of a dog.

Not just dead, but recently killed.

Not just killed, but mutilated.

Constable Mick Goodenough, recently demoted from his city job as a detective, is also new in town-and one of his dogs has gone missing. He's experienced enough to know what it means when someone tortures an animal to death- it means they're practising. So when Hal's mother starts getting anonymous calls-a man whistling, then hanging up-Goodenough, alone among the Moorabool cops, takes her seriously.

The question is- will that be enough to keep her safe?

Nostalgic yet clear-eyed, simmering with small-town menace, Greg Woodland's wildly impressive debut populates the rural Australia of the 1960s with memorable characters and almost unbearable tension.

By:   Greg Woodland
Imprint:   Text Publishing Company
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 159mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   531g
ISBN:   9781922330093
ISBN 10:   1922330094
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   04 August 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Greg Woodland is an author, screenwriter and director. Since 2000 he's worked as a freelance script editor and consultant for film funding bodies and the Australian Writers' Guild. The Night Whistler is his first novel.

Reviews for The Night Whistler

'This coming-of-age crime tale balances its more gruesome turns with relatable human warmth.' * Books+Publishing * 'A haunting, tense and unforgettable debut.' * Christian White * 'Troubling undercurrents swirl in a seductively involving story of small-town secrets and obsessions.' * Garry Disher *

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