Base Nature by Ged Gillmore (A Bill Murdoch Mystery, Volume 3)

How far can you push a man before he reveals his base nature? Bill Murdoch is about to find out …

Murdoch takes on two cases in as many days. First he is hired to find local man, Scott Patterson, the victim of a mysterious abduction. Then an impressive stranger arrives in town with a tempting offer.

But has Patterson really been abducted? And is the stranger all he appears to be?

As Murdoch gives in to temptation and risks everything by returning to his old criminal ways, the hunt for Scott Patterson takes an unexpected turn. Soon Murdoch and his partner, Davie Simms, are dragged into a depraved underworld of human trafficking, prostitution and torture, where they will find evil on their doorstep, and face a desperate fight for their lives.

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Class Act by Ged Gillmore (A Bill Murdoch Mystery, Volume 2)

Longlisted for the Australian Crime Writers Association’s Ned Kelly Awards Best Crime 2018

ACWA Ned Kelly Awards Best Crime 2018 long list Can a man who’s lived a life of crime ever escape his past? The world’s most reluctant private investigator is about to find out …

Former bad boy turned local hero, Bill Murdoch, should be happy with his little piece of paradise. After all, he’s got the fancy car and the big house by the beach. The only trouble is he’s slowly suffocating in small town life.

So when Murdoch is hired to investigate who framed wealthy businessman, James Harte, for murder, he jumps at the chance. Going undercover amongst the jet set, Murdoch is quickly drawn into an exciting world of yachts, horse racing and glitzy parties. But soon Murdoch’s shady past looks set to catch up with him and when he falls for Harte’s beautiful wife, Amanda, things take a deadly turn.

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Headland by Ged Gillmore (A Bill Murdoch Mystery, Volume 1)

Headland by Ged Gillmore (A Bill Murdoch Mystery, Volume 1) Meet Bill Murdoch, the world’s most reluctant private investigator.

What happens when a drug dealer is forced to turn detective?

Murdoch’s doing just fine, thanks for not asking. He’s dealing drugs for a professional crime syndicate in Sydney and saving for a house by the sea. But what does he think life is – a fairy tale?

As the syndicate puts pressure on him, Murdoch is cornered by an equally formidable foe – the Australian Tax Office who are demanding an explanation for his sizeable cash income.

Murdoch spins a beautiful lie: he tells tax inspector, Hannah Simms, that he’s a private detective. When she asks him to investigate the mystery of her niece’s disappearance, Murdoch grabs what he thinks is a golden opportunity to outrun the syndicate. But his arrival in the missing girl’s small coastal home town causes an unexpected stir and the reluctant PI soon realises his troubles are only just beginning.

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