The Crime Stack: The Brisbane Line by JP Powell

Welcome to The Crime Stack for March. This month, Brio Books has kindly offered 20 copies of The Brisbane Line, written by Queensland member, J. P. Powell.

Member draw for March is this

As WWII ravages the world and the Japanese Empire has set its sights on Australia, the Americans have come to save us. But not all soldiers are heroes and not all heroes are soldiers. Sergeant Joe Washington, a US Military Police officer, loves music and photography but spends his days delving into the sordid and petty crimes committed by the thousands of American troops passing through town.

While trying to find stolen gasoline stores, he is sent to investigate the body of an American soldier found dumped in a cemetery. Suddenly Joe is up against notorious detective Frank Bischof …

According to Emily Maguire, The Brisbane Line is “a beautifully textured, thoughtful and satisfying novel. Powell manages to stay true to the thrillingly atmospheric WWII Brisbane setting while telling a story that is strikingly relevant to readers here and now.”

The Westender says it’s “… a rattling good murder mystery with a well worked plot that is fast paced and complex enough to engage the reader”.

What do you have to do to be in the draw? Be a member! Join now and be in the running for a complimentary paperback copy of The Brisbane Line.