My novel, Ghost Money, has made the long list for best First Fiction, along with a number of other excellent books.
Ghost Money continues to get excellent reviews. So, if you haven’t bought a copy, why not do so.
For those who don’t know the plot, here’s the pitch:
Cambodia, 1996, the long-running Khmer Rouge insurgency is fragmenting, competing factions of the coalition government scrambling to gain the upper hand. Missing in the chaos is businessman Charles Avery. Hired to find him is Vietnamese Australian ex-cop Max Quinlan.
But Avery has made dangerous enemies and Quinlan is not the only one looking. Teaming up with Heng Sarin, a local journalist, Quinlan’s search takes him from the freewheeling capital Phnom Penh to the battle scarred western borderlands. As the political temperature soars, he is slowly drawn into a mystery that plunges him into the heart of Cambodia’s bloody past.
Ghost Money is a crime nove about Cambodia in the mid-nineties, a broken country, what happens to those trapped between two periods of history, the choices they make, what they do to survive.
The full list of books in all three categories, Best Fiction, Best First Fiction and Best True Crime, is available here on the brand spanking new Australian Crime Writers Association website.
Congratulations to all the authors long listed.