All is far from well in what claims to be the world’s ‘most liveable’ city…

As former British secret service agent Bromo Perkins tries to establish an anonymous life as a travel agent in Melbourne, Australia, he finds himself being blackmailed into resolving murderous turf wars between property developers.

The trouble starts for Bromo – who blends hard-man machismo with a soft touch with the ladies – when he is presented with a photo of himself in flagrante delecto with Aurelia Nuyen, whose husband Gerry is one of said developers.

But besides art gallery owner Aurelia, there is Fiona, the beautiful minder of Gerry’s arch-rival Peter Rasheed, a punky Goth who works at the town hall, a high-ranking copper called Delia and a nightclub bouncer named Sonia.

The question is, can Bromo keep all these ladies sweet as he uncovers an unholy mess of bribery, corruption and death as he tracks through the city’s less-than-savoury underbelly – a journey that reveals much about its seamy past and present.

Done Deal will give all crime thriller addicts a fix to remember in this roistering adventure through the inner suburbs of Melbourne – a city they will come to feel is strangely familiar.

Praise for Done Deal

“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. 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. 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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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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