A dead actress, a dead gambler, a dead professor, a dead fisherman …
With murder following his every step, determined under-achiever Steele Hill is tangled in layers of intrigue and deviousness.
Pulled from his cosy world of the racetrack, the rock-music pub and the gambling den, everybody the wise-cracking Hill meets is in danger, as he is sucked into the undertow of forces beyond his understanding. One ally is a reclusive teenage maths whiz, channelling Hendrix, and tapping into military software and magic mushrooms.
The fix is in and the bodies are piling up.
Leaping off the shoulders of Joseph Heller’s Catch-22, Iraqi Icicle is a wild and hilarious ride through the dark and murky worlds of gambling, drugs, politics and rock’n’roll.
Targeted Age Group:: 15+
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
The core features of noir are black humor, terse dialogue and description of a sophisticated society with an underbelly of corruption and desperate citizens. You need only scratch the social surface to unleash violence, greed and lust. A murder mystery, evil or eccentric characters and a stunningly beautiful woman are never too far away when you enter the urban jungle.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Stick with it and wave to me as you fly past on the ladder to success.
I am an Australian journalist who writes by the day and by the night. My books include the comedy crime novel Iraqi Icicle, the funny short stories 7 Shouts and the soon to be released Naughty Nineties through Kindle Books.
I also have a small publishing business Bent Banana Books and I publish other titles including excellent paranormal crime by Jane Sharp in the Vision series. You can visit my website for other titles.
I do find time to spend with my wide and teenage son and I am writing this before we embark on the great search for a phone battery.
My own reading tastes are wide with noir, classics and humor the top of my list.What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I have always been an admirer of the noir novels of Chandler and Hammett and I wanted to create a neo-noir based around where I grew up in Brisbane, Australia.