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The Good Dog

The Good Dog

Detective Zoe Mayer, Book Three

Simon Rowell

After gunshots echo through the summer night on Mount Macedon, Detective Sergeant Zoe Mayer and her loyal service dog Harry race to the summit at first light. What they find looks like a grisly murder-suicide: an alleged fraudster named Piers Johnson, and his lawyer Antony Peterson, both dead from bullet wounds, a gun lying nearby.

Something about the scene doesn’t stack up. There are plenty of suspects, but no one seems to be telling the truth. Zoe’s instincts are ignited, as the pressure to find and charge the culprit becomes intense. And that’s when Peterson’s teenage daughter Sarah is snatched off the street.The Good Dog is Zoe’s toughest assignment yet, a murderous conspiracy of greed, deceit and violence. She knows that Harry may be her only chance to crack the case.

Simon Rowell
About the Author

Simon Rowell has worked on outback oil rigs, managed nightclubs, been a tour guide and run marketing campaigns. He is the author of The Long Game and The Echo of Others, which was longlisted for the Ned Kelly Awards for Best First Crime in 2018. He lives with his wife, Karen, in rural Victoria on a farm full of rescued animals.

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30 January 2024
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‘A whip-smart read with a whole lot of heart. Harry the dog may well be my favourite character in crime fiction today.’

‘Beautifully written, this clever crime thriller kept me hooked until the end.’

Wild Card is an unputdownable, engrossing mystery…with a plot twist you won’t see coming.’

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  • The Good Dog
    ISBN: 9781922791757
    30 January 2024
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