The only thing green in the town of Chatton is Probationary Constable Danny Arbor.
‘It was the festive season and Arbor had expected something different. He had expected, perhaps, a residual Santa, happily handing out lollies or presents to the kids. At worst, he had expected a smashed window or a drunk using the pavement as a pillow. What he didn’t expect was the stiff and pallid body of the town newsagent, Salim Rashid. The man had been split from neck to navel and left to the mercy of the sun, the flies and the curious onlookers.’
Six weeks out of the academy, in his first posting in the sleepy Western Australian wheatbelt town of Chatton, Probationary Constable Danny Arbor discovers the body of town newsagent Salim Rashid lying on the pavement outside his shop. He is soon out of his depth. Salim’s daughter, Amira, is missing. Is she too a victim? In a town that doesn’t seem to care, what can Arbor do to save her?
If you enjoy raw emotion, hard boiled police action and unflinching realism, then you’ll love Fresh Blood. The novella is the first in a new series of crime novels by Australian author Calder Garret.