Billy Glasheen

Review - THE BIG WHATEVER, Peter Doyle

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Big Whatever
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781891241444
Series: 
Billy Glasheen
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Social Commentary
Location: 
Sydney
Publisher: 
Dark Passage
Year of Publication: 
2015

The Big Whatever

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

When it comes to sex, drugs, and rock’n’roll, Billy Glasheen’s always been in the vanguard, but as the swinging 60s turn into the 70s, he’s living a quiet life. He has kids now, and he’s in debt to the mob, so he keeps his head down, driving a cab, running some low-level rackets. He may as well have gone straight, it’s so boring. Then one day everything changes. He finds a trashy paperback in his cab whose plot seems weirdly familiar. Billy himself seems to be a major character in it.

ISBN: 
9781891241444
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Billy Glasheen
Publisher: 
Dark Passage
Verse Chorus
Year of Publication: 
2015

The Devil's Jump

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

An Australian crime writer with spunk, Peter Doyle takes us to Billy Glasheen's early days in post war Sydney. An apprentice luck merchant, Billy's boss disappears leaving him holding the bag ... and leading him into the seedier, dirtier side of Sydney life. Peter Doyle is the author of the Ned Kelly Award-winning novels Get Rich Quick and Amaze Your Friends and this is another smart, bold and sassy crime thriller.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
0091841968
Location: 
Sydney
Series: 
Billy Glasheen
Publisher: 
Arrow
Year of Publication: 
2001

Amaze Your Friends

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Blurb from the Book

Amaze Your Friends is a wild and funny trip through the underside of Sydney at the turn of a decade - a world of bodgies and beatniks, reefer smoking and pill popping. It's Sydney 1959 and Billy, lurk merchant and low life, can't take a trick.

The past has caught up with him as Sydney's meanest, crookedest cop wants ten thousand pounds to keep the peace.

ISBN: 
0091836565
Location: 
East Timor
Portugal
Series: 
Billy Glasheen
Publisher: 
Random House Australia
Year of Publication: 
1998

THE DEVIL'S JUMP - Peter Doyle

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Devil's Jump
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
0091641968
Series: 
Billy Glasheen
Categorisation
Category: 
True Crime
Special Interests: 
Photographic
Publisher: 
Arrow
Year of Publication: 
2001