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Open Invitation – Launch of J.P. Powell’s Deception Bay

May 13 @ 6:30 pm 7:30 pm

Deception Bay continues J.P. Powell’s magnificent Brisbane wartime saga. American MP Joe Washington, an investigator with the Provost Marshall’s Office, and Australian Rose McAlister are swept back together when she returns to join Central Bureau, General MacArthur’s code-breaking group of eccentrics in ‘Brisbane’s Bletchley Park’.

Again and again, Joe is drawn to the Brisbane River. Reports of a man who jumped from a bridge, a code breaker allegedly drowned by suicide, and an arm with an unrecognisable tattoo fished out of the water at the submarine base.

Together they follow the blues but are quickly drawn into the city’s dark tank stream, filled with predators and conmen and Joe’s nemesis, corrupt Queensland detective Frank Bischof.

J.P. Powell, a Sisters in Crime member from the Sunshine Coast, is an archaeologist and historian with a passion to bring the past to life. She has worked as a high school teacher, an academic, a National Parks officer, a museum administrator and has excavated in Jordan, Cyprus, and Greece as well as leading historical archaeology projects in Australia. Deception Bay, featuring American MP Joe Washington, is the second in her series of crime novels set in wartime Brisbane.

Zoom bookings here.

Register until 13 May, 4:00 pm.

Free Bar opens at 5.30pm. In-store and on Zoom.

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193 Boundary Road
West End, Brisbane, QLD Australia
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