The Power Game

The Power Game 1

The Monsarrat Series, Book 3

by Meg Keneally

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 26/02/2018

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Being the skipper of the cutter that carries all supplies and communications between Tasmania and Maria Island is a powerful position, and a deadly one.

When a boatman is murdered on a remote island off Van Dieman’s Land, the authorities want to blame a famous, and very inconvenient, political prisoner. But the victim’s history of blackmail prompts Monsarrat to look further afield and not everyone is happy...

In this, the third in the Monsarrat series, Hugh Llewelyn Monsarrat and his trusty housekeeper, Mrs Mulrooney, are sent to remote Maria Island to solve the murder of Bart Harefield, the detested cutter skipper responsible for bringing supplies and correspondence to the island. Bart knows that knowledge is currency and he’s not shy about reading the letters he brings across …

When Harefield is murdered with an axe, blame is laid at the feet of Thomas Power, the charismatic Irish revolutionary held in detention with a lot of privileges on Maria Island. Monsarrat and Mrs Mulrooney are told to solve the murder. They soon realise their real job is to tie Power neatly to the crime, so he can be hanged without inciting rebellion.

But were there others who also had reason to want to shut Harefield up?

ISBN:
9780857989420
9780857989420
Category:
Classic crime
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
26-02-2018
Publisher:
Random House Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
288
Dimensions (mm):
233x153x30mm
Weight:
0.44kg
Meg Keneally

Meg Keneally started her working life as a junior public affairs officer at the Australian Consulate-General in New York, before moving to Dublin to work as a sub-editor and freelance features writer.

On returning to Australia, she joined the Daily Telegraph as a general news reporter, covering everything from courts to crime to animals’ birthday parties at the zoo. She then joined Radio 2UE as a talkback radio producer.

In 1997 Meg co-founded a financial service public relations company, which she sold after having her first child.

For more than ten years, Margaret has worked in corporate affairs for listed financial services companies, and doubles as a part-time SCUBA diving instructor.

She lives in Sydney with her husband Craig and children Rory and Alex.

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  • Good Historical Fiction

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    A most enjoyable read,a good way to learn some history (though keeping in mind that it is fiction.)
    The continuing relationship between the convict and the cook binds the three Monsarrat series together.One is appalled at some things that happened but we know it to be true.Living near Port Macquarie added to my interest as the second of the series they are here.The series is very well written .