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Judy Nunn’s new bestseller is a breathtaking historical novel set in Queensland during World War II. It’s March 1942. Singapore has fallen. Darwin has been bombed. Australia is on the brink of being invaded by the Imperial Japanese Forces. And Val Callahan, publican of The Brown’s Hotel in Townsville, could not be happier as she contemplates the fortune she’s making from lonely, thirsty soldiers. After combining her successful international acting career with scriptwriting, Judy Nunn decided in the 1990s to turn her hand to prose, writing a number of subsequent bestsellers.

  • Geelong Library and Heritage Centre Wednesday, 20 November 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

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One cold morning in late May 1942, the bullet-ridden body of Driver Roy Willis was found on the side of the Wallington-Ocean Grove Road. He had been shot anumber of times with a military revolver. Three months later, the killer struck again. Gunner John Hulston’s body was eventually recovered and like Willis, he had been shot in the chest with a .455 calibre army revolver. As with any good murder mystery, this story has more twists and turns than the Great Ocean Road. Local author Bob Marmion uses his experience as a former police detective and military historian to unravel this cold case mystery.

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