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Berlin's investigation leads him through inner-city discothèques, hip photographic studios, the emerging drug culture, and into the seedy back streets of St Kilda. The investigation also brings up ghosts of Berlin's past as a bomber pilot and POW in Europe and disturbing memories of the casual murder of a young woman he witnessed on a snow-covered road in Poland in the war's dying days.
As in war, some victories come at a terrible cost and Berlin will have to face an awful truth and endure an unimaginable loss before his investigation is over.
St Kilda Blues is Geoffrey McGeachin's seventh book and third in the Charlie Berlin series. The first Berlin novel, The Diggers Rest Hotel, won the 2011 Australian Crime Writers Association's Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction with the follow up book, Blackwattle Creek, also winning the Ned Kelly Award for Best Fiction in 2013.
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By Phillip on 08-10-14
Another great Charlie Berlin story
Would you listen to St Kilda Blues again? Why?
Yes - good story, good plot and well narrated
What did you like best about this story?
Living in Melbourne recognise the sites in the story and the way it was a few decades ago
Which scene was your favorite?
When they catch the murderer and how that all came together
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
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By Amazon Customer on 04-22-16
novel and a half
Added to a fine Aussie police procedural is a story of an immigrant orphan, the emotional recovery of a shot down bomber pilot, a talented woman breaking yet another glass ceiling, the advice of a charming yet mysterious uncle spy, the ups and downs of parenthood, an intercontinental tour of 1960s airliners and the piecing together of war crimes. This novel is a brilliant favorite, I find myself rereading over and over.
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