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Book review: Dead Cat Bounce by Peter Cotton

Dead Cat Bounce has a great tag line: "Two dead…three missing…just days before the federal election". Set in Canberra, this police procedural begins with finding a body in the mud near Attunga Point on Lake Burley Griffin. Detective Darren Glass of the Australian Federal Police and his love interest, journalist and 'Live Cam girl', Jean Acheson, investigate the murder of a federal minister in the middle of an election campaign. Great sense of place, especially the scenes at Lake George, but lots of action in inner Canberra suburbs is nicely evoked, with a solid local background. Definitely worth reading to the end to find out whodunit, or whydunit, although there were some very clear pointers earlier in the story. I'd like to read more stories featuring Detective Glass. Attunga Point is just west of the Canberra Yacht Club. There is mud there, but the pathway and other elements described sound more like East Basin to me, perhaps somewhere near the ACT Hos