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Survival Mode: A Clara Mode Crime Novel

By Anastasia Tyler - ISBN: 9781922993496

RRP: $32.95

Survival Mode A Clara Mode Crime Novel
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Author Bio

Anastasia Tyler is a recognised crime writer who has won the Burdekin Writers Festival Short Story Competition, was shortlisted for the prestigious CWA (UK) Debut Dagger Award and is published in the NT Writers’ Centre short story anthology, Bruno’s Song. She also has numerous published non-fiction articles.

Born in Canada of Australian parents with convict heritage, Anastasia grew up in England and reunited with Australia as a teenager. She has a background in journalism, media, teaching English literature, and now works as a Hansard editor. Words have been a constant in her life.

Survival Mode is based on Anastasia’s experiences at an antiquated boarding school in 1980s England.

Survival Mode: A Clara Mode Crime Novel

By Anastasia Tyler - ISBN: 9781922993496

RRP: $32.95

Acting Detective Sergeant Clara Mode loves the smell of risk, but is every risk worth taking?

Mode lives in a converted van with her freshly permed hair and a slight persecution complex. She knows it’s hard to get respect as a woman in 1982, let alone as the only female detective in the region.

When she is sent to another ‘soft case’ at an archaic boarding school, it becomes clear that there is something more sinister at play. Despite the warnings, she can’t resist her chance to shine…

“An emotive read, set in familiar times and with confronting issues… A well thought out plot propels the pages. A great read for lovers of crime fiction!” Nathan, Indie Book reviewer

"Just finished reading this book. What a great storyline that kept me guessing till the end. So many interesting characters in her book, from Clara Mode the detective fighting for equal status against men in the same job to the sad plight of the young girls in the boarding school. Very confronting but has kept me thinking about life for days. 5/5 from me. A book that is a must read." Colleen Angel, reader

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MF24 - Survival Mode

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