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As Jayne and Rajiv holiday in Krabi, Jayne can't stop her mind straying to thoughts of the future: a successful business, perhaps even a honeymoon. Who would have thought she could be so content?
But then their tour guide's body is found floating in the shallows and no one can explain the marks around her neck. Jayne and Rajiv are pulled into a case that the police have already decided isn't one: a case that will pull at the seams of their fledgling relationships and lead Jayne into grave danger.
Angela Savage is a Melbourne-based crime writer, who has lived and travelled extensively in Asia. Her first novel, Behind the Night Bazaar, won the 2004 Victorian Premier's Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript. She is a winner of the Scarlett Stiletto Award and has twice been shortlisted for Ned Kelly awards.
'The Dying Beach is a detective story rich in Thai culture...Jayne, who can speak Thai and knock about with the best of them, is an endearing character.' Readings Monthly
'With its intricate narrative structure, use of multiple points of view and flashbacks, this is Savage's most ambitious and accomplished crime novel to date.' Age
'Savage writes with dry humour and a beguiling sense of place, but a hard-boiled quality of meance underpins the light cleverness of her prose.' Weekend Australian
'Keeney is an appealing, flawed heroine.' Sun Herald
'From time to time I am reminded how spoilt we are in Australia with the depth of talent in the crime genre. The Dying Beach is Angela Savage's third novel in the 'Jayne Keeney PI' series and it's the perfect escapist read. It whisks you away to a warm location and once you're there, the quality of the writing and clever plot details make spending time with expat Jane and Rajiv, her partner in life and love, a very enjoyable experience indeed...For crime fans this novel ticks all the boxes, but it would also appeal to anyone looking to escape their everyday routine with a ripper read.' Good Reading
'The Dying Beach is a love story as well as a tightly plotted crime thriller...deft and unobtrusive characterisation...is a mark of both the humour and insight that is a hallmark of Angela Savage's writing, and the reason I've been recommending it to so many people.' David Whish-Wilson
'Sun-drenched beaches, sex, death, corruption, environmental destruction, and cobras - what more could you want in a crime novel?' The Hoopla
'The Dying Beach...is a stylish, intriguing and entertaining novel featuring an appealing protagonist.' Book'd Out blog
'The Dying Beach has it all: an exotic, evocative setting; terrifically drawn characters including good guys you can't help but like and a story that manages to be thought-provoking and an edge-of-your-seat ride at the same time. Highly recommended.' Fair Dinkum Crime blog
They think Ned's Vietnamese heritage is the right fit but nothing in Cabra can be taken at face value. Ned doesn't speak the language and the ra choi - the lawless kids who have 'gone out to play' - are just running rings around her. The next blow could come from anywhere, or anyone. And beyond the headlines and hysteria, Ned is itching to make a play for the kingpin, the person behind it all with the money and the plan and the power.
Beams Falling is the brilliantly compelling and gritty second novel by the rising star of Australian crime writing. A portrait of our recent past, it's also a compulsive and utterly authentic insight into the way both cops and criminals work.