The two volumes in the Mister Rainbow collection, of which this is the first, bring together the seven sensational novellas in this acclaimed detective series – 21st century cases with a wink and a nod to the golden age of pulp fiction spearheaded by Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler.
With their memorable characters, witty dialogue and fast-paced plots, the Rainbow series announces the arrival of an arresting new Australian talent.
Volume 1 (May 2017) contains: The Hood with No Hands; The Death of a Ladies’ Man and Horses for Corpses.
Volume 2 (September 2017) contains: Bullets at the Ballet; The Cock Robin Killer; The Morgue the Merrier and Nightmare in Nimbin.
Praise for the Mister Rainbow series
‘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