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The Diggers Rest Hotel | [Geoffrey McGeachin]

The Diggers Rest Hotel

In 1947, two years after witnessing the death of a young Jewish woman in Poland, Charlie Berlin has rejoined the police force a different man. Sent to investigate a spate of robberies in rural Victoria, he soon discovers that World War II has changed even the most ordinary of places and people.
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After World War II, young police detective Charlie Berlin fights off post-traumatic stress disorder. While on a murder investigation, he stops at the Diggers Rest Hotel. The body of a young girl appears in the back alley, and Berlin must tear apart this small-town world to get to the bottom of this heinous crime. Australian actor Peter Byrne embodies this tough but self-doubting detective. His serious tone suits postwar Australian themes. Fans of this engaging audiobook will be glad to know that it is the first of the Charlie Berlin mysteries.

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In 1947, two years after witnessing the death of a young Jewish woman in Poland, Charlie Berlin has rejoined the police force a different man. Sent to investigate a spate of robberies in rural Victoria, he soon discovers that World War II has changed even the most ordinary of places and people. When Berlin travels to Albury-Wodonga to track down the gang behind the robberies, he suspects he's a problem cop being set up to fail.

Taking a room at the Diggers Rest Hotel in Wodonga, he sets about solving a case that no one else can – with the help of feisty, ambitious journalist Rebecca Green and rookie constable Rob Roberts, the only cop in town he can trust. Then the decapitated body of a young girl turns up in a back alley, and Berlin's investigations lead him ever further through layers of small-town fears, secrets and despair.The first Charlie Berlin mystery takes us into a world of secret alliances and loyalties – and a society dealing with the effects of a war that changed men forever.

©2010 Geoffrey McGeachin (P)2010 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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    Sandy BUCKETTY, Australia 08-06-12
    Sandy BUCKETTY, Australia 08-06-12 Member Since 2008

    Love having someone read me a story. Fires in the hearth, rain on the roof, sunny days and surf. Good friends, good food and J S Bach.

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    "Won the Austrailian Crime Writers Award for 2011"

    Geoffrey McGeachin won the Ned Kelly award for this story.

    I found the story of a pilot from WW11 returning to the Victorian Police Force interesting.
    The story line is different, could it be original?

    Just how Charlie Berlin trod the line as a policeman from Melbourne investigating a series of crimes, and, could engage the respect and interest of some of the townspeople and still get his job done was very well portrayed.

    This is not a fast and furious romp like McGeachin's earlier stories. The humour is there though, coming as far more natural, where most people know most things about most people in the town. The book. while not a comedy does explore Berlin re entering life. He gets the job done too.
    I expect this story to linger in my mind for a long time and well worth a second listen.

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    Phillip Dandenong Plaza, VIC, Australia 09-21-12
    Phillip Dandenong Plaza, VIC, Australia 09-21-12 Member Since 2010
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    What made the experience of listening to The Diggers Rest Hotel the most enjoyable?

    Back to the old days

    Narrator does a good job with the story and it potrays life in country Victoria and the laid back Australian way

    A few twists and turns along the way to the plot and the story itself makes for a great listen

    Recommended


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Charlie - down to earth, common sense and willing to take people as he sees them


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes - but with over 8 hours a good listen when commuting


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