Razorhurst

Razorhurst

Book - 2014
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The setting: 1932, Razorhurst. Two competing mob bosses - Gloriana Nelson and Mr Davidson - have reached a fragile peace. Kelpie knows the dangers of the Sydney streets. Ghosts have kept her alive, steering her to food and safety, but they are also her torment. Dymphna is Gloriana Nelson's 'best girl'. She knows the highs and lows of life, but she doesn't know what this day has in store for her. When Dymphna meets Kelpie over the corpse of Jimmy Palmer, Dymphna's latest boyfriend, she pronounces herself Kelpie's new protector. But Dymphna's life is in danger too and she needs an ally. And while Jimmy's ghost wants to help, the dead cannot protect the living. Gloriana Nelson's kingdom is crumbling and Mr Davidson is determined to have all of Razorhurst - including Dymphna.
Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW :, Allen & Unwin,, 2014.
Copyright Date: ©2014.
ISBN: 9781743319437
Characteristics: 365 pages : map ; 21 cm.

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ArapahoeBridget May 09, 2017

A bit like an Australian YA version of "Gangs of New York" this has a great audiobook and a really fascinating story. I loved the characters and there was real suspense from scene to scene. Even with the ghost element, I think it's a solid choice for any fan of historical fiction, as the ghosts really add to the atmosphere and elaborate on the historical details.

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