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Vincent Duncan is a novelist. He was first published at the age of 23; he has never had a rejection; he has a cushy job teaching creating writing at the local university and an annual tour of the US to look forward to. Duncan likes fast cars and fast women. He’s a success. Ithica In My Mind is a short story of a lazy man who has not noticed that the world has changed around him. People (both punters and publishers) are no longer queuing up to buy his books. He is no longer the star draw in his university department. His poor choices in wives and investments have left him in a precarious place
Peter Temple has written four crime novels featuring Jack Irish: Bad Debts (1996), Black Tide (1999), Dead Point (2000) and White Dog (2003). The books are set in Melbourne, Australia, and feature a lawyer who also dabbles in gambling and is not above bending the law when it suits. The novels are gritty and dark but also witty and irreverant. Jack Irish is not the classic hero. He is a lwayer who was divorced and widowed. He is an ex alcoholic. His follows is Australian Rules football and horse racing. The latter involves various gambling schemes with an ex-jocky. The novels deal vaiou