‘Clever and funny, The Half-Child is full of clashing cultures and a rich sense of place.’ Kerry Greenwood
A new case for expat private investigator Jayne Keeney.
Jayne has been hired to investigate the alleged suicide of a young Australian woman in a seedy Thai coastal town. But Maryanne Delbeck’s death is not the only mystery awaiting Jayne among Pattaya’s neon signs and go-go bars. While working undercover at an orphanage where Maryanne volunteered, Jayne discovers something far more sinister.
Now her life is in danger, her case is still unsolved and she barely has time for dinner with her handsome new love interest, Rajiv. With love and death both circling, Jayne now has two cases to crack—and very little time to do it.
The Half-Child is not your standard crime novel; Jayne Keeney is not your everyday detective.
PRAISE FOR THE HALF-CHILD
“Angela Savage’s latest crime novel, set in Thailand, is a cracker…a story that has warmth and humanity.” — Clare Kennedy, The Herald Sun
“This page-turner hooks you in from the start.” — Cosmopolitan
“Stylish and witty.” — The Sydney Morning Herald
“Angela Savage must have to be one of the most talented authors I have come across…[The Half-Child] is…not only a crime novel but a mixture of genres rolled into one. There is romance, heartache and a cultural synopsis of Thailand — the good and the bad.” — Launceston Examiner
“With Savage, we can truly see that having experience of a place, and knowing what actually happens there, make for the best sort of story.” — The Sun-Herald
“[The Half-Child's] conclusion is satisfying for its complexity.” — The Age
Available as an ebook.
Launceston Examiner, 4 Sept 2010
The Herald Sun, 11 Sept 2010
The Big Issue, 14 Sept 2010
Adelaide Advertiser, 15 Sept 2010
Sun Herald, 3 Oct 2010
Sydney Morning Herald, 16 Oct 2010
Cosmopolitan, October 2010
Notebook, October 2010
Australian Crime Fiction Database
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