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Thursday, July 06, 2006

African Sky... sneak preview


Well, here it is. Book 3, which now has a name (as opposed to "book 3", which the publishers, Pan Macmillan, convinced me wasn't commercially viable) - "African Sky". My third novel is due out in shops in Australia in the first week of August, and in the UK and Germany in early 2007.

Here's the back cover blurb:

Rhodesia, 1943.

Paul Bryant hasn't been able to get back in a plane since a fatal bombing mission over Germany.

So, instead, the Squadron Leader is flying a desk at a pilot training school at Kumalo air base.
But one of his trainees has just been reported missing.

Pip Lovejoy, a volunteer policewoman, is also trying to suppress painful memories. When Felicity Langham, a high profile WAAF from the air base, is found raped and murdered, Pip and Bryant's paths cross.

Suspicion immediately falls on the local black community, but Pip's investigations unearth a link between the Squadron Leader, the controversial heiress Catherine De Beers and the dead woman, which throws the case in a new, disturbing direction.

What Pip thinks is a singular crime of passion soon escalates into a crisis that could change the course of the war.

1 comment :

Bec of the Ladies Lounge said...

Did I ever tell you I met Ian Smith? Oh, thought so... that's my one and only Rhodesia story, look forward to reading yours. 1943 - sterling vintage what what?