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  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Mystery & Detective / Hard-Boiled
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Complete Dirty Works
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:316
  • Format:Paperback
  • eBook ISBN:9781098398705
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098398699

Dirty Work

by Brett Sody

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Overview
DIRTY WORK Detective Pete Young - at twenty-two the youngest detective in South Australian police history. He's lifting the lid on all sorts of DIRTY WORK going on, right under his nose. Headline City. Priest Under Pump - Rock Band on Make - Family Business Hard Hit - Celebrity Chefs on Outer - Writer Grinds Axe - Builders Stir Pot - Pastor's New Take on Old Theme - Murders To Go. A couple of miracles tossed into the mix, then stirred. And that's just the humans. DIRTY WORK: Hard-boiled detective parody, dishing out the facts of life, shithouse though most of them are. Like it or lump it. Whatever you happen to be.
Description
DIRTY WORK Detective Pete Young - at twenty-two the youngest detective in South Australian police history. He's lifting the lid on all sorts of DIRTY WORK going on, right under his nose. Headline City. Priest Under Pump - Rock Band on Make - Family Business Hard Hit - Celebrity Chefs on Outer - Writer Grinds Axe - Builders Stir Pot - Pastor's New Take on Old Theme - Murders To Go. A couple of miracles tossed into the mix, then stirred. And that's just the humans. DIRTY WORK: Hard-boiled detective parody, dishing out the facts of life, shithouse though most of them are. Like it or lump it. Whatever you happen to be.
About the author
Detective-Sergeant Eddie Martin, nursing a cappuccino, is getting the lowdown on this Brett Sody character from the squad's number one; Detective Pete Young, who's nursing an organic chai latte with almond milk, extra turmeric and extra ginger. As usual, the lad's been thorough. He takes a big sip of the chai and gets his notebook out. DS: 'So, Pete. This Brett Sody, what's the story with him? What'd you find out?' DP: 'Righto; B.S. was born in St. Kilda, Melbourne, 1958. Family moved to Adelaide when he was 14. Been there ever since' DS: 'Got a record?' DP: Put out a few as a member of 'The Love Mussels' DS: 'Police record, Pete' DP: 'Zip' DS: 'Right, so he's one of these muso types' DP: 'Played in a lot of bands' DS: 'What's he do for a crust, this Sody character?' DP: 'Got his own recording studio' DS: 'That a fact? What's it called?' DP: 'SodyPop' DS: 'Isn't that an Asian soft drink?' DP: 'He had the name first' DS: 'Anything else?' DP: 'Won Most Outstanding Studio Engineer at the 2000 S.A. Music Industry awards' DS: 'Yeah, okay, big deal. What else?' DP: 'Inducted, 2016, into the S.A. Music Hall of Fame' DS: 'What for, Pete?' DP: '25 years of unquestionable musical excellence' DS: 'Okay not bad, that it? What about writing?' DP: 'Wrote and produced A Journey Through the Past' DS: 'Bullshit, that's Neil Young, everybody knows that' DP: 'Not the Neil Young album, this was a stage play with music. Based on Neil & Me, by Scott Young' DS: 'Never heard of him' DP: 'Neil's dad' DS: 'Oh yeah, how'd it go? DP: 'Not bad, put on four sell-out shows; 2012 and 2013, Adelaide Fringe' DS: 'That it now? DP: 'Wrote the screenplay for 'Home':18 minute short film' DS: 'I'm beside myself' DP: 'Won an Award of Excellence at the 2014 Canada International Film festival in Vancouver' DS: 'Big deal. So, what's he done since?' DP: 'Written a trilogy of detective novels' DS: 'Oh Jesus, not another writer' DP: 'Afraid so, yeah, yet another one' DS: 'Tragic. All right then, go on, what are they called?' DP: 'The Complete Dirty Works' DS: 'The Dirty Works? You in it?' DP: 'Among others' DS: 'Titles?' DP: 'Dirty Work, More Dirty Work, and Dirty Work Revisited' DS: 'I know I'll regret asking, but what are they about, Pete?' DP: 'Shall I read you his spiel?' DS: 'Go on, humour me' DP: 'An on-going satire about the struggle to get by, whatever you might be' DS: 'Spare me. Spoofs, are they?' DP: 'Sort of. He's working on his next opus as we speak. Dead-set keen he is' DS: 'What's he calling that one?' DP: 'Revista. Apparently, a collection of short stories' DS: 'Naturally. So, Pete, what's your take on this Brett Sody bloke?' DP: 'I say we leave him alone for a bit, see how it pans out. DS: 'Good plan, Pete. He got a website?' DP: www.brettsody.com
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