Derek Hansen

Memorable Books from 2011

Whilst I can normally manage to cobble together one of those dreaded "Top 10" listings for some of the mailing lists or, just before Christmas, on the Sisters in Crime website, I hate doing them.  It's such an arbitrary number, and doesn't even allow me the luxury of a favourite book per month.  So instead, a few reminders to myself on what really stayed with me from last year's reading list of 135 books.

R.J. Ellory

A MAN YOU CAN BANK ON - Derek Hansen

Author Information
Book Title: 
A Man You Can Bank On
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
978-0-7336-2805-4
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Humour
Location: 
Outbank NSW
Publisher: 
Hachette
Year of Publication: 
2011

A Man You Can Bank On

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

Is it a CRIME to steal from bookies?

Can you TRUST an ex-Bank Manager?

Lambert Hampton is the man the Munni-Munni locals allturn to, and for good reason.  This former bank manager helped them transform three million dollars - stolen from bookies by a gang of robbers - into a rescue package for their dying town.

But now the day of reckoning has come.

The crims want the money.
The cops want the money.
A rogue insurance investigator wants the money.

Sub Genre: 
Humour
ISBN: 
1876485523
Location: 
Rural Australia
Publisher: 
Hachette
Year of Publication: 
2011

Derek Hansen

Author Information
Hansen, Derek

About the Author

Derek Hansen was born in England and at the age of four convinced his parents to emigrate to New Zealand.  His writing talent took him back to London in the sixties where he rose through the ranks of one of the city's top advertising agencies.  Lured to Australia, Derek spent the next 25 years making ads while wishing he was writing novels.  His Lunch with the Generals was a bestseller, followed by Lunch with Mussolini, Sole Survivor and many others.

Currently Reading - A Man You Can Bank On, Derek Hansen

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This weekend I really needed a laugh and some distraction - and this book absolutely provided it.  Fantastic.  Review to come.

From the Blurb:

Is it a CRIME to steal from bookies?

Can you TRUST an ex-Bank Manager?

Lambert Hampton is the man the Munni-Munni locals allturn to, and for good reason.  This former bank manager helped them transform three million dollars - stolen from bookies by a gang of robbers - into a rescue package for their dying town.

But now the day of reckoning has come.