Shane Maloney is deputy director of the Brunswick Institute, a weather board think-tank financed by his wife. The Brush-Off was awarded the 1996 Ned Kelly Prize for Best Crime Novel, and short-listed for the 1996 Vance Palmer Prize for fiction. Shane Maloney is also the author of Something Fishy, Stiff, Nice Try, The Big Ask and Sucked In.
An engaging read, with our hero displaying an all-too human mix of
brains and stupidity. Peppered throughout with deft and amusing
one-liners. * * Big Issue * *
Wickedly sharp * * Sunday Telegraph * *
Whelan is like an Aussie Rebus, he is cynical but smart, punch-drunk but dogged. * * Sunday Herald * *