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The Brush Off (Murray Whelan, #2) Summer In The City Murray Whelan Is In The Undergrowth Of The Botanic Gardens Having A Romantic Encounter With The Delicious Salina Fleet Meanwhile, Across The Park, The Body Of A Disgruntled Artist Is Being Fished Out Of The Public Art Gallery S Ornamental Moat Whelan, Political Spin Doctor And Artless Lover, Must Ensure There Is No Fallout For His Boss, And In The Process Stumbles Upon A Scam To Swindle The Tax Payer, A Forgery Racket And Three Beautiful Women As Whelan Is Drawn Ever Deeper Into This Tangled Web, His Childhood Nemesis Lurks Menacingly On The Edge Of The Action, And People Are Dropping Like Flies


10 thoughts on “The Brush Off (Murray Whelan, #2)

  1. says:

    Dear Shane Maloney You and Murray Whelan make me happy Please come to my house for tea and vegan scones Ange.Dear reader Shane Maloney is brill Read him Not for the crime, not for the politics, but purely for the hilarious turn of phrase which he employs to give life and laughter to his novels From an opening scene of sexual possibilities comedically placed in a moonlit public garden, to a farcical incident in a basement involving an empty pool, a window, and a wetsuit on stilts, the prot Dear Shane Maloney You and Murray Whelan make me happy Please come to my house for tea and vegan scones Ange.Dear reader Shane Maloney is brill Read him Not for the crime, not for the politics, but purely for the hilarious turn of phrase which he employs to give life and laughter to his novels From an opening scene of sexual possibilities comedically placed in a moonlit public garden, to a farcical incident in a basement involving an empty pool, a window, and a wetsuit on stilts, the protagonist fights his way through political intrigue, shady corruptions, murder, custodial responsibility and snake bites to entertain and amuse even the most bored of fiction fans.Being the second Maloney novel I ve read, the basic blueprint is reminiscent of the series debut But the writing has graduated and proves tighter and well edited, while still remaining easily accessible and fantastically interesting The Brush Off is set in Melbourne with a strong emphasis on our weather, our ...


  2. says:

    The Murray Whelan series is laugh out loud stuff Shane Maloney s colloquialisms give Murray an almost slapstick quality as he bumbles his innocent way through what his role as ministerial advisor to Victorian State ALP MP, Angelo Agnelli throws at him.Following a cabinet reshuffle, Agnelli is moved to the Water and Arts portfolio thrusting his able sidekick Murray into the cut throat and murderous world of the Melbourne arts community Dealing with forged paintings, conspiracies involving promi The Murray Whelan series is laugh out loud stuff Shane Maloney s colloquialisms give Murray an almost slapstick quality as he bumbles his innocent way through what his role as ministerial advisor to Victorian State ALP MP, Angelo Agnelli throws a...


  3. says:

    Very funny, extremely clever writing style That said, overall it left me a bit cold I never felt really involved in the story or cared that much about what would happen This tends to be my reaction to most crime fiction, which makes me think it s just not my genre.


  4. says:

    I first read Shane Maloney back in 2008, my HSC year Our teacher was trying to think of some Aussie crime writers for us to read, and his name popped up I came back to it this year, during a crime fiction binge, and how glad I am that I did There s something so comforting about the Murray Whelan novels Murray is a political fixer who quite literally stumbles into crimes, seems to have no heroic agency whatsoever, but a sense of humour and obliviousness that carries him through this novel wit I first read Shane Maloney back in 2008, my HSC year Our teacher was tryin...


  5. says:

    I felt like I was watching a sitcom reading this, quite a few amusing gags not quite laugh out loud calibre The protagonist Murray Whelan is a likeable enough guy, and I like the fact that he is somewhat unsuccessfully balancing parental duties with his job I also enjoyed the Melbourne setting and window into Ministerial staffers and the art world The pretentious art speak is fun to hear eg a brutal deconstruction of mordant realitya sundering of the constituent components of antipodean ma I felt like I was watching a sitcom reading this, quite a few amusing gags not quite laugh out loud calibre The p...


  6. says:

    The second book in the Murray Whelan series, a witty, cynical, clever take on Aussie politics in the 80s and 90s, with bonus murders You don t need to have read the first book, but you ll havefun with the characters if you have.Loved the first book and this one is even better The story is well paced and warms up quickly Maloney pulls off a fair few artful red herrings as well as some satisfyingly curly plot twists Murray injures himself in new and increasingly funny ways Red s relat The second book in the Murray Whelan series, a witty, cynical, clever take on Aussie politics in the 80s and 90s, with bonus murders You don t need to have read the first book, but you ll havefun with the characters if you have.Lo...


  7. says:

    The Brush Off is well plotted and paced comic crime caper, with some very good set pieces and nice observational touches about politics, the art world, family relations and the city of Melbourne Maloney writes in an easy, engaging and witty style and he clearly knows the political world which he satirizes Murray Whelan is a great creation and totally believable as a kind of hapless schemer and general feck up who manages to scrape by with a mix of charm, bluster and luck Indeed, the character The Brush Off is well plotted and paced comic crime caper, with some very good set pieces and nice observational touches about politics, the art world, family relations and the city of Melbourne Maloney writes in an easy, engaging and witty style and he clearly knows the political world which he...


  8. says:

    I enjoyed thisthan the first book in the Murray Whelan series.Murray finds himself in the Dept of Arts due to a Ministerial reshuffle On his first day he comes across a murder, counterfeit art, fraud and nepotism On the second day he gets evenbusier.He meets a new love, an old school bully and tries to make time for his son who is on a short and infrequent visit to his father,Funny in parts, the story moves along briskly and from now on I will see fraud and deception behind any Gov I enjoyed thisthan the first book in the Murray Whelan series.Murray finds himself in the Dept of Arts due to a Ministerial reshuffle On his first day he comes across a murder, counterfeit art, fraud and nepotism On the second day he ...


  9. says:

    State government ministerial advisor gets involved in art fraud and murder in Melbourne in 1989 Very Melbourne If I didn t know the place I d be very confused Solid writing Some good red herrings and a protagonist who is by no means good at the detective business I could rea...


  10. says:

    Good light hearted read perfect for summer days.


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