An Iron Rose by Peter Temple
I chose to read this book in honour of Temple winning the Miles Franklin Literary Award, the first crime novel to win. Although it might seem like this teaser contains spoilers, it doesn't. Here is the teaser:
"Ned had parked within two hundred metres of Dr Barbie's consulting rooms. Two days later, Ned was dead. Hanged. Two days after that, Dr Barbie was dead. Hanged.
The wind was coming up, moaning in the chimney, sound like a faraway wolf. The dog and I went out to the office in search of a telephone number I hadn't used in years."The style is very spare. Short, sharp sentences. It was a bit annoying at first, but I am used to it now and I am really getting to the mystery.