William Power

Review - The Serpent's Sting, Robert Gott

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Serpent's Sting
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781925321692
Series: 
William Power
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
Melbourne
Publisher: 
Scribe
Year of Publication: 
2016

The Serpent's Sting

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

'It was suffocatingly hot, and the audience of howling children was viciously indifferent to the violence being done to my integrity as an artist by every ghastly syllable I was obliged to utter and by every mincing step I was obliged to take. As the foul smell of the ancient wig I was wearing wafted into my nostrils, I began to view the bombing of Darwin with something like nostalgia.'

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781925321692
Location: 
Northern Territory
Series: 
William Power
Publisher: 
Scribe
Year of Publication: 
2016

A Thing of Blood

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

As Word War II drags on, failed Shakespearian actor and would-be private detective William Power Returns to Melbourne in disgrace after his disastrous brush with theatre and murder in Maryborough. Bloodied, broken but somehow unbowed, he arrives in a town struggling under war rationing and resentful of cocky American soldiers, and lands squarely in the bosom of his childhood home in Carlton -  a home now dominated by his sister-in-law, the odious Darlene.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
Special Interests: 
Theatre
ISBN: 
1920769587
Location: 
Melbourne
Series: 
William Power
Publisher: 
Scribe

A Good Murder

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A satire on life in small-town Australia, this clever murder mystery introduces William Power - actor, raconteur, and Shakespearean impresario. In 1942, with war raging in Europe and the Pacific, the Japanese army is on Australia's doorstep, and the small coastal Queensland town of Maryborough is on full alert. They are not, however, prepared for the arrival of a troupe of incompetent actors whose unjustifiably self-confident leader is determined to bring his daring production of Titus Andronicus to the rural barbarians.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
Special Interests: 
Theatre
ISBN: 
1920769250
Location: 
Country QLD
Series: 
William Power
Publisher: 
Scribe
Year of Publication: 
2004

Amongst the Dead

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Failed Shakesperean actor and would-be private investigator Will Power's unique detective skills are, once again, in demand.  The Japanese army is rampaging through the islands of the South Pacific and Australia's front line of defence is a top-secret, crack division of men embedded deep in the tropical wilderness of northern Australia.  But something is threatening their vital, covert mission:  one of this elite corps is a murderer, preying on his comrades, one by one.

Sub Genre: 
Historical
ISBN: 
9781921215247
Location: 
Arnhem Land
Series: 
William Power
Publisher: 
Scribe
Year of Publication: 
2007

AMONGST THE DEAD - Robert Gott

Author Information
Book Title: 
Amongst the Dead
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781921215247
Series: 
William Power
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Sub Genre: 
Historical
Location: 
Arnhem Land
Publisher: 
Scribe
Year of Publication: 
2007