Winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Crime Fiction, this is the second Murray Whelan adventure.
Murray Whelan, political minder, is world-weary, terminally horny and addicted to cigarettes.
On a sultry Melbourne summer night, while Murray is in the Botanic Gardens tasting Salina Fleet's apricot lips, a dead artist is being fished from the ornamental moat outside the art gallery. Whelan goes looking for the big picture among the culture vultures of Melbourne's art world and quickly learns there is nothing abstract about a loaded gun.
A romantic comedy and drop-dead thriller, The Brush-Off mixes high art with low blows.
'Maloney is top shelf.' Australian
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Review: The Brush Off (Murray Whelan #2)User Review - Al Stoess - Goodreads
Interesting concept and plot. I enjoyed it but did not understand all parts. Read full review
Review: The Brush Off (Murray Whelan #2)User Review - Nathan - Goodreads
State government ministerial advisor gets involved in art fraud and murder in Melbourne in 1989. Very Melbourne. If I didn't know the place I'd be very confused. Solid writing. Some good red herrings ... Read full review