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The Diggers Rest Hotel (2010) is a crime novel by Australian author Geoffrey McGeachin. It is the first in the author's Charlie Berlin mystery series and won the 2011 Ned Kelly Award.

The Diggers Rest Hotel
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AuthorGeoffrey McGeachin
CountryAustralia
LanguageEnglish
SeriesCharlie Berlin
GenreCrime novel
PublisherPenguin, Australia
Publication date
2010
Media typePrint (Paperback)
Pages316
ISBN9780670072736
Preceded byDead and Kicking 
Followed byBlackwattle Creek 

Contents

Plot summaryEdit

Charlie Berlin, a bomber pilot during WW II, rejoins the Melbourne police force after the war and in 1947 he is sent to Albury-Wodonga to investigate a series of violent robberies.

ReviewsEdit

Fair Dinkum Crime found the novel to build to be a winner and that the author "has taken care with the historical detail and it gives the novel a great feeling of authenticity".[1]

Awards and nominationsEdit

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