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The Cock Robin Killer

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The Cock Robin Killer

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C.S. Boag

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  • Jan 2015
  • 9781922057884
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Rainbow’s got the blues. His girlfriend’s dumped him; his assassin mate Rory’s found God; his Aunt Rube’s as sick as a bad joke; and his ex-wife’s thrown up a barricade – all right, a cordon bleu – around his daughter Imogene.

So when a snake’s let loose in a laboratory, his ballet teacher’s under siege and a nasty little joker by the name of Cock Robin cops it, Rainbow climbs into the ring because it’s his job – but also because he needs the distraction.

In the red corner he finds an unpredictable dame called Tsunami; a crooked cop; a tough-as-granite developer; a politician; a couple of thugs; a paparazzo; and too many bodies.

While in the blue corner – yeah, that’s Rainbow’s – there’s just two dames in distress and a bald journo. The clue is blue. But is that blue as in the moody blues, blue blood, a bad blue, a stoush – or just plain old-fashioned blue murder?

The Cock Robin Killer, the fifth novel in the sensational Mister Rainbow series, is a modern story with a wink and a nod to the golden age of pulp fiction. With its memorable characters, witty dialogue and fast-paced plot, it signals the arrival of an arresting new Australian talent.

Praise for Mister Rainbow

The Cock Robin Killer is a fun and fast-paced read, with lots of twists and turns that will keep you chuckling and wondering who or what will happen next. A cross between classic film noir, Sin City, and John Kennedy Toole’s A Confederacy of Dunces, the story is an absolute riot.’ Red City Review

‘The Mister Rainbow series, in all its glory, is a real little gem.’ Karen Chisholm, The Newtown Review of Books

‘Mister Rainbow is that rare creature – a PI with depth. Down at heel, shabby, inept – he’s a born loser, at his best when the odds are stacked against him. Somehow, in a taut contest, he wins.’ Barry Oakley, novelist and former literary editor of The Australian