The Brush-Off

The Brush-Off

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name = The Brush-Off
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author = Shane Maloney
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country = Australia
language = English
series = Murray Whelan
genre = Crime, Comedy, Political novel
publisher = Text Publishing
release_date = 1996
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media_type = Print (Paperback)
pages = 314 pp
isbn = ISBN 1875847146
preceded_by = Stiff
followed_by = Nice Try

"The Brush-Off" is a 1996 Australian crime thriller novel, written by Shane Maloney. It is the second novel in a series of crime thrillers following the character of Murray Whelan, as he investigates crimes in the Melbourne area in the course of trying to keep his job with the Australian Labour Party.

Other Media

In 2004, this novel was adapted into a television movie by Huntaway Films and the Seven Network. The screenplay was written by John Clarke, and directed by Sam Neill. David Wenham was cast as Murray Whelan (reprising his role from the previous film "Stiff"), with a supporting cast that included Mick Molloy, Deborah Kennedy and Steve Bisley. [ [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0375630/ IMDB] ]

Awards

*Ned Kelly Awards for Crime Writing, Best Australian Crime Novel Award, 1997: winner

Notes

This novel has been translated into German (2000), Japanese (2002) and French (2004).

References

External links

* [http://www.shanemaloney.com/books/book/the-brush-off "The Brush-Off"] Listing for "The Brush-Off" on Shane Maloney's official website.


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