Get Poor Slow

Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781760554392
  • Format: eBook
  • Pub Date: 27/06/2017
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
    Fiction & related items / Classic crime
    Fiction & related items / Crime & mystery
  • Imprint: Picador Australia
  • Price: $12.99

"My favourite Australian literary critic, David Free instantly becomes my favourite Australian author of psychological thrillers." Clive James

By forty you're meant to have the face you deserve. I got the face early. It took me a while to earn it. I believe I am finally there.

Ray Saint is in trouble. A young woman is dead and he was the last person to see her alive. No one is impressed by his excuses: Ray, you see, is the most hated book reviewer in Australia - a hatchet man with a belly full of bourbon and curdled dreams of literary greatness. Now he will need all of his acid-tongued wit and even some moments of lucidity if he is to discover who murdered the beautiful publishing assistant who got so far beneath his skin.

As a battered and bloodied Ray investigates more deeply, he is obliged to face the truth: he can't be entirely sure that he isn't the killer.

Author Information

David Free is a critic and novelist based in Northern NSW.