Washed Up by Tony Berry
Some people don’t need to go looking for trouble – it will always find them…
All former British secret service agent Bromo Perkins wants is a quiet life as a travel agent in Melbourne, Australia.
But he has hardly had time to dust himself off from his first roistering escapade before a sensitive earlobe – the result of an old wound from his previous career – ominously warns of more bother ahead.
It arrives in the shape of call from an attractive female client, Liz Shapcott, who claims that a young woman found washed up in the city’s river did not commit suicide as newspapers reported – but was a murder victim instead.
Bromo – who survives on a diet of coffee and malt whisky – cannot resist Liz’s pleas to help her prove her claim, though he is never quite sure what her body language implies.
What unfolds rips away the veils of respectability that mask the evil and corruption beneath appearances and behind closed doors in bustling metropolises such as Melbourne.
Who is the mysterious blind man who can walk briskly when he wishes and who watches from a distance through binoculars?
What really goes on at the much-visited but prison-like Number 85 in a select street of gentrified Richmond?
What will happen to the two young feminist activists who are bundled by heavies into a black limo along with Bromo? Can Bromo’s old flame Delia, a high-ranking police officer who works undercover, pull him out of the fire that threatens to consume him?
Washed Up , the sequel to his debut novel Done Deal , is perfect for all crime thriller addicts, combining fast-paced action and humour.
Praise for Tony Berry
“Done Deal, set in the mean streets of inner-city Richmond, is a gripping crime story” – Nicole Lindsay, the Herald Sun
“Richmond is lovingly and accurately rendered.”- Nicole Lindsay, the Herald Sun
“Bromo’s dialogue is pretty snappy and he’s a man of action. This was fun and I’m glad I ordered a copy.” -Karen, Australian Crime Fiction Website
Tony Berry is a lifelong journalist in the UK and Australia. Done Deal was the first novel Berry completed and it met with immediate success by winning a New South Wales Genre Fiction Award. Washed Up also won a NSW Genre Fiction Award plus a mentorship from the Australian Society of Authors. He has continued to work on the series, which will be completed in 2017 – all crime novels and all set in the inner Melbourne suburb of Richmond – while being kept busy as a professional editor.
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“Fast paced action”
Five Star Review on Amazon By MR R N WREFORD
Very detailed Australian thriller with fast paced action on every page, twists and turns as the main character gets ahead and has setbacks throughout his pursuit of the bad guys. A most enjoyable book.
About the Author
Tony Berry is a lifelong journalist working in the UK and Australia. Done Deal, his first novel, met with immediate success by winning a New South Wales Genre Fiction Award.
A sequel, Washed Up, followed a year later and that too won a NSW Genre Fiction Award plus a mentorship from the Australian Society of Authors under acclaimed author Sophie Masson..
After a gap in which he concentrated on editing other writers’ works, he produced The Devil Deals in Diamonds, the third book in the series featuring disgraced secret service agent and reluctant sleuth Bromo Perkins as its hero and crime-solver.
In early 2016, Tony was accepted into the inaugural crime-writing residency at Canada’s prestigious Banff Centre for Excellence with best-selling crime writers Michael Robotham and Louise Welsh as his mentors. This was followed by the completion of Twisted Trees, his fourth book which, like its predecessors, is set in the inner Melbourne suburb of Richmond.
Late in 2016, Endeavour Books contracted with Tony to issue all four of the Bromo series as e-books. Done Deal and Washed Up were published in October and December respectively. The re-titled Death by Diamonds and Twisted Trees were scheduled to appear in early 2017.
Meanwhile, Tony is working towards the completion of the fifth Bromo Perkins book, tentatively titled Drone Dead.
Tony continues to be kept busy as a professional editor of fiction and non-fiction. For recreation, he competes regularly as one of the UK’s top age-group runners over distances from 5km to the full marathon and enjoys reliving his 1980s detour into life as a chef by cooking up a storm in the kitchen.
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