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The Drowned Man

The Drowned Man

A true story of life, death and murder on HMAS Australia

by Brendan James Murray
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/07/2016

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**Shortlisted for the 2017 Ned Kelly True Crime Award**

A chance encounter in a fish-’n’-chip shop set Brendan James Murray on the trail of a mystery.

Had a gay man been secretly murdered on HMAS Australia during the Second World War?

The veteran he spoke to was certain. ‘I knew about it,’ he said. ‘We all did.’

But was the story true? If so, who was the dead man? And why was it so hard to find out?

The Drowned Man is a search for the answer, almost stymied by cover-up and silence. In the end, it brings us to the lies that have shrouded our understanding of war, and especially of war at sea.

As one of the survivors poignantly says, ‘I want to pass it on to the next generation. What it was like. What it was really like.’

This is a work of kaleidoscopic intensity by a strong newAustralian voice.

ISBN:
9781760401207
9781760401207
Category:
True crime
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-07-2016
Publisher:
Echo Publishing
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
304
Dimensions (mm):
234x153mm
Brendan James Murray

Brendan James Murray lives with his partner, Greta, on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula and teaches in a large government school.

His first book was The Drowned Man: A True Story of Life, Death and Murder on HMAS Australia.

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