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Inspector Metau: The case of the angry councillor
By Phil Fitzpatrick (Pukpuk Publications, 2013)
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Inspector Metau: The case of the missing professor
By Phil Fitzpatrick (Pukpuk Publications, 2014)
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The Floating Island
By Phil Fitzpatrick (Pukpuk Publications, 2015)
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Phil has an intimate knowledge and understanding of PNG cultures and cultural practices. With his insights, he has adroitly and effectively crafted a PNG detective story which sets out to solve a maze of crimes and expose corruption in PNG at all levels. Phil has written a very absorbing and timely PNG detective story – John Kadiba
A riveting detective story set in the context of the poverty, corruption, depravity and, yes, redemptive possibilities of contemporary Port Moresby and written with great insight into present day PNG and with wonderfully realistic portrayals of Melanesian identity, character and humour. A very good read from a very accomplished author - Keith Jackson
If I had not known that Phil is an Australian, I would have mistaken him for being born and bred Papua New Guinean. It’s a description of real life Port Moresby, a real masterpiece - Regina Dorum
An absolute bottler. Couldn't go to bed until I'd finished it. Recommend it to everyone - Paul Oates
I relished the latest book from the pen of the prolific Fitzpatrick. This is a seminal volume capturing the realities of life and times in contemporary society; warts and all - Robin Lillicrapp
Phil's characters remind me of some of the Moresby identities who have graced PNG Attitude over the past few years. Inspector Metau, his personality and his vehicle, also have similar characteristics to the great lady detective in the famous series The Number One Ladies' Detective Agency. Truth in fiction! - Barbara Short
Hi Philip - I'm a postgraduate student at James Cook University, Townsville, writing a Masters dissertation on Speculative Dystopian Climate Fiction, Ecological Collapse and Resource Capitalism.
Can I please (urgently) have a copy of Haven?
Email me and I will forward contact details.
Posted by: Jewel Vercoe Rainbow | 17 September 2019 at 09:16 AM
I'm working on volume four at the moment Dennis.
It's a bit different, a kind of biography of Inspector Metau narrated by Sergeant Kasari.
The first book had an interesting gestation. It started off with a lady in one of the settlements who ran an informal school being hassled by a local ward councillor and seeking advice about what to do about him.
One thing led to another ...
Posted by: Philip Fitzpatrick | 22 June 2019 at 02:51 PM
Thanks Philip, I just read 'The Case of the Angry Councillor' and loved it. I found it reminiscent of the Barry Crump books I read while growing up in NZ. Looking forward to reading more of the inspector.
Posted by: Dennis Andrews | 22 June 2019 at 11:03 AM
Thank you Philip Fitzpatrick. It being free and all. Thanks. Still reeling from the excitement
Posted by: Emmanuel Peni | 10 November 2015 at 02:54 PM
Philip Fitzpatrick. What an entertaining story. As a kid we read Nancy Drew and the Hardy boys, Sherlock Holmes etc. We had to imagine a lot. With this, I can see and smell and feel. Love Pom city.
Thank you. Must read. Great read. Making it available is the issue. Will find solution, surely.
Posted by: Emmanuel Peni | 10 November 2015 at 02:44 PM