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The Scarlet Macaw

Length: 49 pages36 minutes


Jerome Cardinal, ex-cop, ex-bouncer and now full time private investigator, is open to business to whatever Sydney’s infamous underbelly has to offer.

Feathers, fists and frustration
When Sydney aristocrat Ms Daphne Hartley loses her prized pet macaw she’s confident of foul play and forces a reluctant Cardinal to take the case. Hoping for a simple case of a pet that has flown the coop, Cardinal realises that a bird in the hand is probably worse than any in the bush, as the search of the macaw heats up and rapidly descends into a dangerous cocktail of fists and feathers.

About the Jerome Cardinal private investigator series
A former federal police officer, Jerome Cardinal is toiling away in the sometime exciting but often dull world of private investigations. With a laid back optimism, he’s too young to be crusty and jaded, and lives for the opportunity to solve that next challenging case. Living on his wits since he left the force, he squats at the luxurious house of a best friend while he runs his fledging PI business in a pokey Surry Hills studio. The latest addition to the Australian crime and mystery thriller series, fans of Cliff Hardy and Jack Irish will appreciate Jerome Cardinal as the newest upstart in the Australian private detective fiction world.

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