• Title: The Wombat Strategy
  • Author: Claire McNab
  • ISBN: 9781555838362
  • Page: 288
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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
    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.

    One Reply to “The Wombat Strategy”

    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. Enjoyed the character of Kylie. The mystery was pretty light, but overall it was an enjoyable read.

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

    7. 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 [...]

    8. 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.

    9. 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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