A parish priest under the pump, a band on the make, a celebrity chef on the lam, a family of dedicated recyclers hard at it, a put-upon author with an axe to grind, a disappointed developer on the prowl, a pastor with a new take on an old theme, a lawyer on the job, an elderly aunt off with the fairies, a PA with unfortunate connections and a miracle or two thrown into the mix. And the youngest detective in South Australian police history on their collective tails. And that's just the humans. There's even more DIRTY WORK going on right under their noses, although they're too busy just getting by to notice. DIRTY WORK is hard-boiled detective parody. A parable in four parts, dishing out the facts of life, shithouse though most of them are. Like it or lump it. Whatever you happen to be.