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The Diggers Rest Hotel (Charlie Berlin, #1) In 1947, Two Years After Witnessing The Death Of A Young Jewish Woman In Poland, Charlie Berlin Has Rejoined The Police Force A Different Man Sent To Investigate A Spate Of Robberies In Rural Victoria, He Soon Discovers That World War II Has Changed Even The Most Ordinary Of Places And People.An Ex Bomber Pilot And Former POW, Berlin Is Struggling To Fit Back In Grappling With Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, The Ghosts Of His Dead Crew And His Futile Attempts To Numb The Pain.When Berlin Travels To Albury Wodonga To Track Down The Gang Behind The Robberies, He Suspects He S A Problem Cop Being Set Up To Fail Taking A Room At The Diggers Rest Hotel In Wodonga, He Sets About Solving A Case That No One Else Can With The Help Of Feisty, Ambitious Journalist Rebecca Green And Rookie Constable Rob Roberts, The Only Cop In Town He Can Trust.Then The Decapitated Body Of A Young Girl Turns Up In A Back Alley, And Berlin S Investigations Lead Him Ever Further Through Layers Of Small Town Fears, Secrets And Despair.The First Charlie Berlin Mystery Takes Us Into A World Of Secret Alliances And Loyalties And A Society Dealing With The Effects Of A War That Changed Men Forever.


10 thoughts on “The Diggers Rest Hotel (Charlie Berlin, #1)

  1. says:

    I really enjoyed this historical mystery set in 1940s Wodonga The Australian setting was well done as was the description of post war country side Victoria and the way ordinary people were affected by the war DC Berlin is a very interesting character who is dealing with the atrocities he himself witnessed in his time as a fighter pilot and as a POW Despite it all he has the makings of an excellent policeman, fair but not unbending, smart and quick to pick up on clues I liked him very much an I really enjoyed this historical mystery set in 1940s Wodonga The Australian setting was well done as was the description of post war country side Victoria and the way ordinary people were affected by the war DC Berlin is a ve...


  2. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this first book in Geoffrey McGeachin s Charlie Berlin series Set just after WW2 in 1947, Charlie is a returned pilot and POW Clearly suffering PTSD as a result of losing his plane and crew on a bombing raid to Berlin followed by the atrocities he experienced and saw as a POW, he struggles with nightmares, flashbacks and occasional blackouts He has returned to his previous career as a police detective in Melbourne and in this novel is sent to Wodonga in country Victoria t I thoroughly enjoyed this first book in Geoffrey McGeachin s Charlie Berlin series Set just after WW2 in 1947, Charlie is a returned pilot and POW Clearly suffering PTSD as a result of losing his plane and crew on a bombing raid to Berlin followed by the atrocities he experienced and saw as a POW, he struggles with nightmares, flashbacks and occasional blackouts He has returned to his previous career as a police detective in Melbourne and in this novel is sent to Wodonga in country Victoria to investigate a series of armed payroll robberies carried out by a gang on ex army motorbikes.For me the mystery itself wasn t the main interest in this story I really enjoyed the historical detail of life after WW2, showing how even in a small town like Wodonga the after effects of the war had reperc...


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    The Diggers Rest Hotel is the first Charlie Berlin Mystery by Australian author, Geoffrey McGeachin It is 1947, and ex bomber pilot, Charlie Berlin has returned from the war bodily if not psychologically intact to resume his police career DC Berlin, now 27 years old, is a bit of a loner, a misfit, still subject to blackouts, nightmares and flashbacks, a legacy of his time as a pilot and POW His boss sends him to Wodonga to investigate a series of payroll robberies that have left local polic The Diggers Rest ...


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    The Diggers Rest HotelI thought the story was a bit slow to start and worried that it was going to be hard work, then it started to pick up pace and I began to enjoy the way it was unfolding Given that it is the first book in a new series I figured it was laying the necessary groundwork and setting up character profiles for the follow on books.Set in post WW2 Australia, in country, Albury Wodonga 1947.DC Charlie Berlin is a likable character but a bit emotionally damaged from his recent war s The Diggers Rest HotelI thought the story was a bit slow to start and worried that it was going to be hard work, then it started to pick up pace and I began to enjoy the way it was unfolding Given that it is the first book in a new series I figured it was laying the necessary groundwork and setting up character profiles for the follow on books.Set in post WW2 Australia, in country, Albury Wodonga 1947.DC Charlie Berlin is a likable character but a bit emotionally damaged from his recent war service in Europe as an enlisted man with the RAAF, where he flew many successive and successful fl...


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    I have to admit that I started reading this novel with some trepidation Historical crime fiction has never been a favourite of mine I always found the genre a bit like Enid Blyton for grown ups, with lashings of sentimentality and moral fibre However, somewhere amongst the pages of this book I was turned This book became my very own time machine Each evening as I read, I was transported back to post war 1940s rural Australia.The two world wars had scarred Australia Rationing lead to thrift I have to admit that I started reading this novel with some trepidation Historical crime fiction has never been a favourite of mine I always found the genre a bit like Enid Blyton for grown ups, with lashings of sentimentality and moral fibre However, somewhere amongst the pages of this book I was turned This b...


  6. says:

    This story featuring a detective named Berlin went nowhere It is set in Australia after WWII Berlin goes to a small town to investigate a series of armed robberies by a motorcycle gang Then a 16 year old girl is murdered Instead of hearing details about the crimes, it seemed most of this book describes how macho these Aussie men are, how much they fight and goes on and on about the war So little was spent on investigating the crimes In the end, Berlin barely had to do anything to find the This story featuring a detective named Berlin went nowhere It is set in Australia after WWII Berlin goes to a small town to investigate a series of armed robberies by a motorcycle gang Then a 16 year old ...


  7. says:

    It s always interesting to see a favoured author head off in another direction, and THE DIGGERS REST HOTEL is a big directional switch for Geoffrey McGeachin Moving away from the madcap all Australian James Bond of the Alby Murdoch books, we are introduced to a new character, a new timeframe and a very different approach.Set in post World War II Victoria THE DIGGERS REST HOTEL introduces Charlie Berlin A pilot during the war, back to the police on his return, Charlie is deeply traumatised Sen It s always interesting to see a favoured author head off in another direction, and THE DIGGERS REST HOTEL is a big directional...


  8. says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed this story of Charlie Berlin, a recently returned fighter pilot from WW2 still suffering from the trauma experienced, settling back into his job as a detective constable He is sent to Albury Wodonga to investigate a series of robberies The murder of a young Chinese girl turns the heat up in his investigations Throughout...


  9. says:

    The Diggers Rest Hotel is book one of the Charlie Berlin series by Geoffrey McGeachin One morning Detective Constable Charlie Berlin came to work and was dispatch to Albury Wodonga straight away with only the case file to stop the group who is robbing trains However, Detective Constable Charlie Berlin started to think he was sent to investigate the robberies to fail The readers of The Diggers Rest Hotel will follow the twist and turns in Detective Constable Charlie Berlin investigation into t The Diggers Rest Hotel is book one of the Charlie Berlin series by Geoffrey McGeachin One morning Detective Constable Charlie Berlin came to work and was dispatch to Albury Wodonga straight away with only the case file to stop the group who is robbing trains However, Detective Constable Charlie Berlin started to think he was sent to investigate the robberies to fail The readers of The Diggers Rest Hotel will follow the twist and turns in Detective Constable Charlie Berlin investigation into the thefts and see if Charlie fails or closes the case The Diggers Rest Hotel is historical crime mystery set in Albury Wodonga in the late 1940 s, and I did enjoy reading it I loved Geoffrey McGeachin portrayal of Charlie Berlin and the way he intertwined Charlie with his other characters Diggers Rest Hotel is well written and research by Geoffrey McGeachin I was engaged with the characters, and the plot of The Diggers Rest Hotel from the beginning and I will differently read ot...


  10. says:

    I found this to be an enjoyable historical mystery First in a series featuring a Melbourne detective constable and set in 1947, I really liked the Australian location, the time period, and the characters The plotting in the book was fine and the narration by Peter Byrne was very good.


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