Iraqi Icicle by Bernie Dowling
(Steele Hill adventures)

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...readers will appreciate the author's ability to render colorful characters and understated witty prose.
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A dead actress, a dead gambler, a dead professor, a dead fisherman …

With murder following his every step, determined under-achiever Steele Hill is tangled in layers of intrigue and deviousness.

Pulled from his cosy world of the racetrack, the rock-music pub and the gambling den, everybody the wise-cracking Hill meets is in danger, as he is sucked into the undertow of forces beyond his understanding. One ally is a reclusive teenage maths whiz, channeling Hendrix, and tapping into military software and magic mushrooms.

The fix is in and the bodies are piling up.

Leaping off the shoulders of Joseph Heller's Catch-22, Iraqi Icicle is a wild and hilarious ride through the dark and murky worlds of gambling, drugs, politics and rock’n’roll.
 

About Bernie Dowling

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 About the AuthorBernie Dowling is an Australian journalist who lives  in the  Pine Rivers district, just north of the Queensland State Capital of Brisbane.Dowling grew up and lived in Brisbane most of his life though he has lived in or frequently visited provincial and coastal towns across south-east Queensland.He has worked in many reporting rounds, including arts and entertainment, crime, politics, human interest and sports. He  published a weekly humor column for 11 years.Dowling has drawn on all these diverse strands of his working and social life to produce Iraqi Icicle, a highly original detective thriller which is his first novel.The author lives with his wife and son in Lawnton, a Pine Rivers suburb.
 
Published December 4, 2013 by Bent Banana Books. 377 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment, Crime, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction
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on Apr 22 2013

...readers will appreciate the author's ability to render colorful characters and understated witty prose.

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