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The Price of Justice

By Robert M. Smith - ISBN: 9781923101234

RRP: $34.95

The Price of Justice
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Raised on a farm in country Victoria, Robert carved out a career in teaching and educational administration. After raising five children, he now resides in Ballarat, Victoria with time to devote to his passion of writing. He has dabbled in commercial writing since the early 1990’s, mainly as a playwright for one act plays and penning librettos for musical theatre. His work has been performed in all states of Australia as well as in New Zealand and the United Kingdom winning many awards at various drama festivals. One of his plays won its way to the All England One Act Play final on two separate occasions after performances by two different companies.

The Price of Justice is his second novel to the bestselling debut Purgatory

The Price of Justice

By Robert M. Smith - ISBN: 9781923101234

RRP: $34.95

Thirty-one years ago, Bowker solved the brutal murder of a teenage schoolgirl as a senior constable in the one-copper Mallee town of Manangatang.

Now, he must return to the area to investigate another killing.

The victim: the original killer, who had just been released, following his lengthy prison sentence.

The scene of the crime: the exact location the schoolgirl had been murdered years earlier.

Bowker is sure the two murders are connected. With his knowledge from the previous case, compiling his first list of suspects proves initially straightforward.

Despite the familiarity of the case, however, there is a whole new set of challenges. Ultimately he must ask – are there others involved...?

“From a master writer of crime as proven in Purgatory, comes the next instalment and wow, what a great read. Tight plot and fast action blended with indelible characters who make themselves all seem guilty until the very end… Brilliant and highly recommend…” Karen, Readalot Magazine reviewer


2024 QLD Literary Award The Price of Justice 2024 NKA The Price of Justice

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