Meet Me at Lennon's

Meet Me at Lennon's

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Olivia Wells is struggling with her university studies, her relationship with her father and her love life. Throwing herself into her thesis research, she stumbles across details of a young woman found murdered on the banks of the river in wartime Brisbane. Suddenly her studies - and her personal life - become much more interesting.

The River Girl murder leads Olivia into the world of 1940s Brisbane: a world of ration books and penny candy; of nylons and lunches at Lennon's; but also a city where tensions between Australian soldiers and the American GIs who were stationed there regularly erupted into jealousy and violence. The deeper Olivia investigates, the more she learns about the dangers women faced back then, while also realising how little has changed. And then, of course, there's the situation with her own boyfriend to address. Can Olivia solve the River Girl murder and get her own life back on track?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 1 pages
  • 152 x 226 x 24mm | 364g
  • St Lucia, Australia
  • English
  • 0702262617
  • 9780702262616
  • 423,717

Review quote

'An addictive, page-turning mystery. Intelligent historical fiction at its very best.' -Toni Jordan, author of The Fragments

'A captivating mystery set in wartime Brisbane, framed by an evocative present-day investigation.' -Mandy Sayer, author of Love in the Years of Lunacy

'A vivid portrayal of wartime Brisbane.'' -Kristina Olsson, author of Shell and Boy, Lost
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About Melanie Myers

Melanie is a writer, academic and actor with a DCA in Creative Writing from the University of the Sunshine Coast. She has been published in Kill Your Darlings, Arena Magazine, the Brisbane Times, Overland, and Hecate, and various trade publications. Melanie's short fiction has also won or been shortlisted for various literary competitions, including the Scarlett Stiletto Awards, S.D. Harvey Short Story Award, the Lane Cove Literary Award and Griffith Review Novella competition. She is the former artistic director of Reality Bites Festival, a non-fiction writers' festival based on the Sunshine Coast.
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Rating details

163 ratings
3.55 out of 5 stars
5 16% (26)
4 35% (57)
3 39% (63)
2 9% (14)
1 2% (3)
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