Thursday, June 14, 2007

quokka covered

There have been many fine books written about Rottnest. There have been books set on Rottnest (who can forget that marvelous Mills & Boon-style potboiler, Rottnest Island Romance?).

But until now we didn’t know there were books with small herbivorous marsupials in the title.

Yes, we refer to the quokka: we stumbled across a reference and link to the “absolutely delicious” thriller The Quokka Question.

Pardon me? It has as good a ring as The Bourne Identity or The Third Man or The Postman Always Rings Twice.

“Claire McNab's 2 other series feature Detective Inspector Carol Ashton (18 books) and Denise Cleever, an Australian Intelligence Organisation agent,” says this blog. Her Kylie Kendall novels include The Wombat Strategy, The Kookaburra Gambit, The Dingo Dilemma – and of course The Quokka Question.

“There should be something...for everyone to enjoy, whether it's hardboiled, humour, thriller or a bit of each,” says the blog.

Heavens! We went straight to McNab’s website to learn more.

“Think Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum blended with Crocodile Dundee. That's brash, enthusiastic Kylie Kendall, raised in the remote Outback of Australia,” says the author.

“She's familiar with perilous situations and dangerous animals. Even so, nothing has prepared her for the challenges Los Angeles provides when Kylie inherits a private eye business and decides to lob in and run it herself.
"Fair dinkum," she says, "how hard can it be?"

We went immediately to Amazon and ordered a copy. It will be the perfect addition to our Rottnest bookshelf.

Mind you, click on the large version of the book cover at Amazon and I’m sure you’ll agree with Rotto Bloggo the quokka looks more like a cross between a deranged Labrador and a raunchy kangaroo.

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