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The Suburbs of Hell

By: Randolph Stow
Narrated by: Humphrey Bower
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Publisher's Summary

The final work of one of Australia's greatest writers.

'His eyes are on the one eye of the rifle. His mouth splits open his brown beard. He throws up a hand, palm outward, in an unwilled, futile gesture to ward off death.'

A killer is hounding the seaside town of Old Tornwich. Residents are gripped by fear and suspicion, and the finger of blame is pointed in all directions. But the bodies keep falling, and the crimes remain unsolved, the culprit at large.

No mere whodunit, The Suburbs of Hell - its story inspired by a real-life serial killer - is a profoundly disturbing psychological drama with a devastating conclusion, the final work of one of Australia's greatest writers.

©1984 Randolph Stow (P)2016 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

Critic Reviews

"[A] murder mystery and a meditation on the random depredations of death." (Australian Book Review)
"Poetic accuracy is only one aspect of a rich talent.... Mr Stow has a narrative gift as well.... He is, in fact a real novelist." (The Observer)

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