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Diamond Dove

ebook / ISBN-13: 9781849166669

Price: £7.49

ON SALE: 7th August 2008

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Winner of the Ned Kelly Award for Best First Novel (2007).

Shortly after Emily Tempest returns to Moonlight Downs, the Aboriginal community of her childhood, her best friend’s father is murdered. Blame immediately falls upon Blakie, the community’s violent renegade, who evades arrest and vanishes into the outback.

Only gradually does Emily come to believe that there is more to her old friend’s death than anyone else is prepared to consider. Determined to uncover the truth Emily applies her traditional insights and university education and sets upon a course of action that will place her, and possibly her friends and family, in mortal danger.


'This debut packs a real wallop. Hyland spins an epic and ambitious mystery set against the vast backdrop of Central Australia' Vogue.
'Absolutely beautiful ... a witty, angry and moving book. This is a breathtaking audacious debut novel' Reviewing the Evidence.
Reviewing the Evidence
'An amazingly accomplished first novel with a memorable heroine. Hyland's hard-hitting prose has conjured up not only the atmosphere but the spirit of this remote little community and its colourful inhabitants. He's a definite writer to watch' Sunday Telegraph.
Sunday Telegraph