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WIN 1 of 17 copies of Death in the Ladies’ Goddess Club by Julian Leatherdale, thanks to Allen & Unwin.

Murder and blackmail, family drama and love, all set within the shady underbelly of 1930s Kings Cross and its glamorous fringe.

‘Crime’s not a woman’s business, Joanie. It’s not some bloody game.’

In the murky world of Kings Cross in 1932, aspiring crime writer Joan Linderman and her friend and flatmate Bernice Becker live the wild bohemian life, a carnival of parties and fancy-dress artists’ balls.

One Saturday night, Joan is thrown headfirst into a real crime when she finds Ellie, her neighbour, murdered. To prove her worth as a crime writer and bring Ellie’s killer to justice, Joan secretly investigates the case in the footsteps of Sergeant Lillian Armfield.

But as Joan digs deeper, her list of suspects grows from the luxury apartment blocks of Sydney’s rich to the brothels and nightclubs of the Cross’s underclass.

 

Death in the Ladies’ Goddess Club is a riveting noir crime thriller with more surprises than even novelist Joan bargained for: blackmail, kidnapping, drug-peddling, a pagan sex cult, undercover cops, and a shocking confession.

From the shadows of bohemian and underworld Kings Cross, who will emerge to tell the real story?

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Please note this competition is open from 1st March 2020 until 31st March 2020 and is only available to members of Mouths Of Mums. This competition is a game of skill – answer in 50 words or less. We are unable to accept entries posted via facebook. Facebook LIKE functionality is not a requirement of entry to this competition. The winners of this competition will be published on this page. Winners’ name and address will be provided to the promoter of this competition and prizes will be sent to the address you have in Your Profile. Please ensure your details are up to date so that you receive your prize.

Winners for this competition

  1. S. Plester - VIC
  2. I. O'Meara - VIC
  3. N. Wilke - NSW
  4. A. Field - NSW
  5. G. Egan - NSW
  6. B. Fielding - NSW
  7. H. Clark - WA
  8. N. Hill - QLD
  9. M. Zoka - QLD
  10. N. Hamilton - NSW
  11. M. Evans - NSW
  12. K. CLARK - NSW
  13. F. Lotho - NSW
  14. L. Nichols - NSW
  15. D. Burgess - SA
  16. S. Testaz - TAS
  17. T. Mackay - WA
  • Peter Temple, I really loved his Jack Irish novels they are thrilling and exciting and fun to read.


  • Can’t go past Jane Harper, expertly crafted mystery and suspenseful crime juxtaposed against an evocative and unequivocally Australian landscape. All her books are fabulous reads!


  • Jane Harper. He work, it’s a crime not to read it!


  • I’ve read a couple of books by Jane Harper and really enjoyed her style of writing and getting the chance to escape my otherwise mundane life


  • So many good writers, umm Peter Temple, I just like his writing.


  • I don’t have a favourite writer… I’m happy to read anything really


  • I’m not sure who Australian crime writers are, I love reading most books and don take much notice of genre or author. If I like it, I like it, regardless


  • Kerry Greenwood with sass, attitude and a good sense of humour, her books top the list for me.


  • I have never really read any crime books this could be my first


  • Jane Harper who wrote The Dry. I loved the mystery, intrigue, the characters and the fact was set in a small drought ridden town much like the town I grew up in. Beautifully written.


  • I am not sure. I don’t usually read crime books but I am a big bookworm. This book sounds like a great read.


  • Dervla McTiernan tugs at the heart strings as she writes with such conviction.


  • Kerry Greenwood, I have read everything she has written and particularly love the Miss Fisher murder mysteries and have loved them being turned into a TV series and movie. Phryne Fisher is a woman ahead of her time and I can never solve the mystery before she does.


  • My favourite aussie crime write would really have to be, Candice Fox by far her books I’ve read all three, The mystery and the thrill is what I really like, Her books even sometimes give me a little fright!


  • Jane Harper – Her books that I have read are amazing.


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