Killing Kitchener

Publication Date: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

‘One bloody bullet gets you in the end, he said as he coughed up a mouthful of blood and exhaled one last long breath…’

A single murder lies at the heart of this compelling crime mystery that moves from the battlefields of Turkey and Palestine to the storm-tossed North Atlantic during World War One.

It is 1916 and teenage sniper Thomas Clare knows only too well what a single bullet can do as he struggles with his ghosts from the blood-soaked gullies of Gallipoli.

A first love affair in exotic Cairo helps him bear the pain of lost comrades, until a corrupt policeman from his past turns up dead. Thomas unearths a mystery connecting his murdered parents to war crimes committed a generation before – the only clue, a blood-stained bayonet.

Accompanied by Lawrence of Arabia, Thomas soon finds himself in the middle of a plot to assassinate the British Empire’s most famous warrior. KILLING KITCHENER – a powerful novel of adventure, love and betrayal – is for everyone who has ever wondered about the price of murder in war.


Steve Sailah

Steve was began work as a journalist on Melbourne’s Sun News-Pictorial, later 3AW, LBC and IRN in London, and 2WS in Sydney.

He was 26 years with the ABC, including as bureau chief South Asia and North America.

He’s won two Walkley awards and has a Master of Arts from Macquarie University.

He’s published two historical novels, A FATAL TIDE, Random House, 2014, and KILLING KITCHENER, eBook and paperback with Amazon, 2017.