Richard Harrison is an Australian author and entrepreneur. He currently resides in Hastings on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula, having lived in England for ten years, where he launched and established the iconic Australian gardening franchise 'Jim's Mowing' in the UK. His hilarious gardening misadventures (while operating his own franchise in and around the affluent commuter town of Sevenoaks in Kent), became the subject of his first book -'The Export Gardener, ' before he wrote the novel - 'First Tuesday' a thrilling, murder mystery set against the backdrop of the Melbourne Cup. Richard is a keen horse racing fan and a modest punter. In the summer months he umpires Women's Premier Cricket throughout Melbourne and in the winter he can be seen cheering on the Magpies in the AFL. His author web site is www.richardharrison.com.au
'Haven't read any horse racing novels as good since "Seabiscuit" and Dick Francis novels. Didn't slow once started, built slow but sure. Likable characters and edited well.''I'm not going to give anything away here. I particularly enjoyed the book because I am Australian and this is set in my birth place of Victoria, so it was nice to be able to connect with it. Most books are set in the US, so this was a treat for me. I am not a gambler or race follower, so the topic itself did not appeal to me, but I really enjoyed the book. It was a good read and what more can you ask of a book?'