Diamond Dove

Diamond Dove

Book - 2006
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His knuckles had gone white. I braced myself, prepared to duck, weave or kick him in the nuts. When I get fired up I'm like a thorny devil- small but fierce-looking. Not as horny, thank Christ.

Emily Tempest has been away from Central Australia for a long time. Uni, travels, dead-end jobs. Finding trouble all over the world.

Now she's back at Moonlight Downs, the community where she grew up, half in the Aboriginal world, half in the white. And true to form, there's trouble. An old friend brutally murdered and mutilated. An old enemy the only suspect. Until Emily starts asking questions.

Take a nail-biting mystery, an epic setting and a heroine with a talent for stirring things up. Throw in an affectionate flogging of outback Australia's melanoma-encrusted hide - and Diamond Dove may be the wittiest and most gripping debut of the year.

Publisher: 2006
ISBN: 9781921145308
Branch Call Number: APB HYLA


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Jun 30, 2015

I can't speak highly enough about this writer. These books are brilliant. I just wish there were more than two of them. He is so sensitive to Aborigine's lives. A very serious author. Someone who is writing about a protagonist and the environment she is working in for the best of reasons. To tell a good story but to make sure that we understand the context.

Dec 08, 2011

I thoroughly enjoyed this book set in the Australian outback. Looking forward to reading another of Hylands books.

BasilB Jul 12, 2011

A strong female character and an amazing wild setting make this story a great read.

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