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The Wombat Strategy

The Wombat Strategy Aussie dyke Kylie Kendall leaves tiny Australian outback Wollegudgerie pub when unknown dad leaves her % of his LA detective agency Lovely enigmatic Arianna Creeling offers to buy her out but Dr De

  • Title: The Wombat Strategy
  • Author: Claire McNab
  • ISBN: 9781555838362
  • Page: 151
  • Format: Paperback
  • Aussie dyke Kylie Kendall leaves tiny Australian outback Wollegudgerie pub when unknown dad leaves her 51% of his LA detective agency Lovely enigmatic Arianna Creeling offers to buy her out, but Dr Deer, celebrity psychiatrist to the stars, hires them to investigate his stolen records, and apparent suicide of successful reviled film director client.

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    About "Claire McNab"

    1. Claire McNab

      Claire McNab is the pseudonym of Claire Carmichael She was born in 1940 in Melbourne, Australia While pursuing a career as a high school teacher in Sydney, she began her writing career with comedy plays and textbooks She left teaching in the mid eighties to become a full time writer In her native Australia she is known for her self help and children s books She moved to Los Angeles in 1994 after falling in love with an American woman, and now teaches not yet published writers through the UCLA Writers Extension Program She is best known for three lesbian mystery series featuring Inspector Carol Ashton, Agent Denise Cleever and Detective Kylie Kendall She is the recipient of the 2006 Alice B Medal.From the publisher s website Claire McNab has written over 50 books and is known in her native Australia for crime fiction, children s novels, picture books, self help, and English textbooks Her first mystery, Lessons in Murder, was published in the U.S in 1988 Now a Los Angeles resident, she teaches not yet published writers through the UCLA Extension Writers Program She is the author of three lesbian mystery series featuring Inspector Carol Ashton, Agent Denise Cleever and Detective Kylie Kendall She has served as the president of Sisters in Crime and is a member of both the Mystery Writers of America and the Science Fiction Writers of America She lives in Los Angeles and is working on the finale of the Carol Ashton series, Lethal Care.

    356 Comments

    1. This book was a quick, easy, relaxing read. It was so full of stereotypically Aussie ways of talking (noone really talks that way do they?) but it seemed to be a bit self-mocking and also a bit passive-aggressive in it's deliberate use of Australian words for things and delinerately not understanding Americanisms (like SUV which I never really knew what it was before either). The fun though slightly snarky was two-wayed enough that I think it was enjoyable rather than offensive.The romance was l [...]


    2. Being a former P.I. plus these days writer myself ; plus a lover of Australiana, I was really looking forward to the 'Kendall mysteries" Im afraid I have to say what seems like a good scenario ; the new Aussie P.I. in downtown LA, didnt really rfeach the heights I expected.The story was OK, the characters I thought a little underdeveloped, and the lesbian theme ; hey thats good/different, so why not develop that further - give some more insight. Just the mention of a brief kiss on the lips . com [...]


    3. A fun, light-weight mystery novel that centers around a young Aussie lesbian named Kylie who's looking to start a new life at the P.I. firm in L.A. that her estranged dead father left her a 51% share in.


    4. An enjoyable quick read. Though, if you're looking for a traditional "detective" novel, this isn't it. There isn't a whole heck of a lot of sleuthing going on; it almost reminds me of a prologue to chapter one and since this is the first in a series of Kylie Kendall mysteries, it makes sense.





    5. Absolutely hysterical. And the mystery is not *entirely* predictable. Claire McNab creates wonderful characters that you can't help but like.


    6. Kylie Kendall, newly arrived in L.A. from small-town Australia, is a fresh fish compared to cold-fish, Sydney-based Carol Ashton, the protagonist of McNab’s first lesbian mystery series. To expend the metaphor, The Wombat Strategy is a pretty good catch.Kylie has grown up in Australia and of late has worked in her mother’s pub in Wollegudgerie. But when her American father dies and leaves her his 51 percent of a private investigation business in Los Angeles, California, Kylie jumps at the ch [...]


    7. I liked it well enough to order the 2nd in the series from the library. I enjoyed the quirky characters and especially enjoyedthe "Australian-ese." The author had a distinct voice. The mystery itself was pretty pedestrian, making the book a very light quick read. I am looking forward to book 2 more for meeting up with the charactersagain than for any mystery involved. This was the first Kylie Kendall mystery, with a lesbian protag.




    8. I loved this book. As I have lived for two years in Australia and have been to Los Angeles various times, I had many good laughs about the confusion the Australian English can cause to Americans. The whole series ist wonderful and I'm still hoping for a sequel.


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