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Stiff (Murray Whelan, #1) Murray Whelan Thinks The Everyday Life Of A Political Advisor Is Complicated Enough But Now There Are Intimations Of Intrigue Among The Party Powerful And His Ex Wife Is Mounting A Custody Battle Over His Beloved Son So When You Throw In A Turk Snap Frozen In A Local Meat Plant, Drugs Planted Under The Bed, Fascist Funeral Rites, A Killer Car And Blood Sucking Parasites, Things Are Suddenly Spinning Wildly Out Of Control That S When Red Hot Ayisha Knocks On The Door


10 thoughts on “Stiff (Murray Whelan, #1)

  1. says:

    Murray Whelan is a mid level functionary in the ALP, working as an electoral officer and adviser to Charlene, a senior minister in the Victorian State government He s also the general dogsbody to those higher up the Party food chain In order to stave off a faction rival s tilt at Charlene s state seat, Murray is sent to investigate if this is true by her chief advisor and Murray s party boss, Angelo Agnelli.In the course of this assignment that Murray doesn t support, he becomes entangled with Murray Whelan is a mid level functionary in the ALP, working as an electoral officer and adviser to Charlene, a senior minister in the Victorian State government He s also the general dogsbody to those higher up the Party food chain In order to stave off a faction rival s tilt at Charlene s state seat, Murray is sent...


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    When a worker is found frozen stiff in the large freezer of a meat plant, it gets passed to Murray Whelan to investigate Whelan is the general dogsbody for local Labor MP and Minister for Industry Charlene Wills No one wants this to stir up anything untoward for Charlene and Murray thinks it s liable to be pretty straight forward He couldn t bewrong.Before he knows it, someone is trying to kill him and he doesn t know why And they re pretty det...


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    What s funny about Swedish comedy my sister in law wanted to know after going to an opening at the Melbourne Film Festival Evidently the entire audience was left with that sense of right cinema wrong film It made us speculate as to whether Swedish humour is particularly impenetrable This, even though Australians have a particular affinity for Abba and Ikea.And yet.I read the first three Shane Maloneys in a 3 in 1 edition I carried it with me everywhere, laughed out loud every page It mad What s funny about Swedish comedy my sister in law wanted to know after going to an opening at the Melbourne Film Festival Evidently the entire audience was left with that sense of right cinema wrong film It made us speculate as to whether Swedish humour is particularly impenetrable This, even though Australians have a particular affinity for Abba and Ikea.And yet.I read the first three Shane Maloneys in a 3 in 1 edition I carried it with me everywhere, laughed out loud every page It m...


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    The Melbourne of Murray Whelan may have changed from the eighties where this political thriller is set, the machinations of the labor party, unions and big business however remains the same.Murray is the electoral officer for a Victorian State MP, Minister for Industry Murray s remit covers a far bit which can be covered by the term fixer He is the filter between the great unwashed, the general public and the Minister A Turkish worker is found frozen in a meat storage facility of a major me The Melbourne of Murray Whelan may have changed from the eighties where this political thriller is set, the machinations of the labor party, unions and big business however remains the same.Murray is the electoral officer for a Victorian State MP, Minister for Industry Murray s remit covers a far bit which can be covered by the term fixer He is the filter between the great unwashed, the general public and the Minister A Turkish worker is found frozen in a meat storage facility of a major meat processing plant Murray is sent to check whether this has any political ramifications for his minister and to provide a sanitised report to absolve the Ministry if any workers safety issues have been breached.Simple things rapidly become complicated, both in his private and his professional life Maloney perfectly captures the day to day travails of the lower political apparatchik in Melbourne s ethnically diverse northern suburbs As a local, you love coming across famil...


  5. says:

    Comedy crime capers from a Melbourne writer, who I had booked to come speak to my students in a few weeks but just cancelled damn It s definitely funny and has a unique protagonist for this kind of thing an electorate officer for a Labor party politician There s s...


  6. says:

    Enjoyable, in Raymond Chandler traditionOver the top descriptions clogged the plot line and kerbed my inclination to award 5 stars Nevertheless, an enjoyable read The End twowords required by


  7. says:

    Maloney s hero Murray Whelan is a superb addition to the landscape of political satire in this country His stories are also well written with none of the clunky contrivances that less skilled authors display.


  8. says:

    I m remarkably ambivalent about this one On the one hand, Maloney is a pretty fun writer On the other Well, it seemed to be trying much too hard to be Australian Too many cliches in terms of idioms The location setting, though, was great.


  9. says:

    Dated, and beyond believable at times Yes political thrillers and hero action men that can do the impossible make good plot lines, but not here.


  10. says:

    I seem to begin a very high proportion of my reviews with a caveat about why my review shouldn t be taken too seriously I think that s just because I am mostly reviewing these things for myself, so I have a record of how I felt about a book, and I hate the thought of being responsible for someone else passing up a book they might love or wasting hours of their lives on something that isn t for them Having said all that, I don t read a lot of crime fiction and so this review should be taken wit I seem to begin a very high proportion of my reviews with a caveat about why my review shouldn t be taken too seriously I think that s just because I am mostly reviewing these things for...