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45 minutes ago, Old Croc said:

"Les Norton". 

Crime (comedy). Set in Sydney's Kings X in the 80's.  Some realistic characters depicted. 

Watch for the young Thai sex slaves featured in the first episode.

 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9548022/

Spooky- I only discovered the books two days ago and am on my second one. Unfortunately there are only about ten available as ebooks (free ones that is!)  I started in with Mud Crab Boogie.

 

As I digress another very funny Aussie author is Colin Cotterill. His Dr Siri and Jimm Juree books are spot on.

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55 minutes ago, Psimbo said:

Spooky- I only discovered the books two days ago and am on my second one. Unfortunately there are only about ten available as ebooks (free ones that is!)  I started in with Mud Crab Boogie.

 

As I digress another very funny Aussie author is Colin Cotterill. His Dr Siri and Jimm Juree books are spot on.

Probably better to read the Les Norton (Robert G Barret) books in order. 

P.S, the stand alone books are good as well.

Les Norton series

  • You Wouldn’t Be Dead for Quids (1985)
  • The Real Thing (1986)
  • The Boys From Binjiwunyawunya (1987)
  • The Godson (1989)
  • Between the Devlin And The Deep Blue Seas (1991)
  • White Shoes, White Lines and Blackie (1992)
  • And De Fun Don’t Dun (1993)
  • Mele Kalikimaka Mr Walker (1994)
  • The Day of The Gecko (1995)
  • Rider on the Storm and Other Bits and Barrett (1996)
  • Guns ’N’ Rosé (1996)
  • Mud Crab Boogie (1998)
  • Goodoo Goodoo (1998)
  • The Wind and the Monkey (1999)
  • Leaving Bondi (2000)
  • Mystery Bay Blues (2003)
  • Rosa-Marie's Baby (2004)
  • Crime Scene Cessnock (2005)
  • Les Norton and the Case of the Talking Pie Crust (2007)
  • High Noon in Nimbin (2010)

Standalone novels[edit]

  • Davo’s Little Something (1992)
  • The Ultimate Aphrodisiac (2002)
  • Trifecta (2004) (Omnibus combining Mud Crab Boogie, The Wind and the Monkey & So What Do You Reckon?)
  • The Tesla Legacy (2006)
  • Still Riding on the Storm (2011)
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I thought the name was familiar. Those books have been mentioned previously on this forum.  Related to Mr Inbetween?   (2nd series coming)

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2 hours ago, Old Croc said:

I thought the name was familiar. Those books have been mentioned previously on this forum.  Related to Mr Inbetween?   (2nd series coming)

Yes, Mr Inbetween had a bit of a Les Norton feel to it, wouldn't surprise if the writers we're Robert G Barrett fans. 

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"Our Boys", just started about the killing of 3 Israeli kids in 2014

 

Not sure if mentioned but "the loudest voice" was very good

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I forgot 'The Boys'- not normally my thing but I did enjoy it. Anthony Starr from Banshee is in it.

 

Regarding the Norton books I would have liked to have begun at the start but there's only ten ebooks available, some of them are the standalones.

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If you want a quite funny Brit comedy with john Cleese in it the second series of hold the sunset is in the usual places

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31 minutes ago, bert bloggs said:

If you want a quite funny Brit comedy with john Cleese in it the second series of hold the sunset is in the usual places

The cameras picked out Cleese at the cricket yesterday. Looking very old, not surprising I suppose, he's nearly 80.

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Been enjoying Hatton Garden with Timothy Spall . 

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Bad blood is back with season 2. I enjoyed season 1 but season 2 is a escalation in mafia action which is great and better then 1. 

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