On 24 September, 2002, Queensland mother Dianne Brimble was found dead on the floor of a cabin on the cruise ship Pacific Sky, less than 24 hours into what was to be the holiday of a lifetime. The cabin belonged to four men from Adelaide who were part of a group of eight colourful characters, whom the media would later describe as the most hated men in Australia.
Geesche Jacobsen is a journalist, documentary maker and former crime editor of the Sydney Morning Herald.
'A deadly debut, ambitious and multi-layered. A very promising start to a new career.' Allan Guthrie
‘The only disappointment is the end because you want to go on being part of these people’s lives.’ — Adelaide Advertiser
Disgraced police-service golden boy DSC Cato Kwong is doing time investigating road kill with the Stock Squad, but when the ocean throws up a human torso onto the shores of Hopetoun, Cato is called in from the cold.
‘Authentic is a word that comes to mind with this very dyed-in-the-wool novel...McGeachin has an ear for Aussie lingo and he blends it seamlessly into a bottler of a book...This is a book that is hard to fault.’ The Weekly Times
Among the crowd, Allen & Unwins Patrick Gallagher, middle right
Some of the 2011 entries on display
Interval at the awards and Jane Clifton introduces half time entertainment
Best Crime Fiction winner 2011, Geoff McGeachin receives his award from Judge Betty King
True Crime winner 2011 Geesche Jacobsen