Robert Gott’s The Holiday Murders fittingly begins with steely-eyed detectives examining a gruesome crime scene on Christmas Eve, 1943. The bodies of a father and son are found broken and bloodied in the dead of night, the son nailed to the floor in a ‘savage parody’ of the Crucifixion. From the memorable opening sequence, Gott demonstrates an intimate understanding of how to craft a compulsive page-turner; he exploits tropes and conventions of the crime fiction genre to dazzling effect, evoking a disturbing wartime malaise.
Robert Gott: The Holiday Murders
The Holiday Murders
by Robert Gott
Scribe, $19.99 pb, 309 pp, 9781922070258
Scott Macleod is a PhD research candidate and associate tutor in the Department of English, Creative Writing and Australian Studies at...
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So looking forward to reading this new work. Loved the William Power series.Saturday, 16 March 2013 14:14 posted by Brenton Head
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