The Devil Deals in Diamonds

By Tony Berry

Crime & mystery | Paperback


Bromo Perkins, lover of Lagavulin and double espressos, is back. And his love life is as unsettled as ever. A knife-wielding thug shatters a shy young Asian woman’s lunch break with a vicious attack on her dog. By next morning, the woman is found brutally murdered, her body revealed as the hiding place for a clutch of illegal diamonds. The gruesome killing lures disgraced secret service agent Bromo Perkins from his would-be reclusive life in an Australian inner-city suburb and revives old liaisons from an earlier dangerous mission in Sri Lanka. Mugged and threatened, he is soon dragged back into the murky world of his past as he becomes involved with a group of mercenaries, a sex-crazed businesswoman and the dark and murderous international trade in blood diamonds. The trail of deceit and duplicity leads him to England’s far southwest where threats from an enigmatic tycoon to his estranged daughter’s life persuade him to connive in an explosive climax that rocks the back streets of his beloved Richmond.


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Bromo Perkins, lover of Lagavulin and double espressos, is back. And his love life is as unsettled as ever. A knife-wielding thug shatters a shy young Asian woman’s lunch break with a vicious attack on her dog. By next morning, the woman is found brutally murdered, her body revealed as the hiding place for a clutch of illegal diamonds. The gruesome killing lures disgraced secret service agent Bromo Perkins from his would-be reclusive life in an Australian inner-city suburb and revives old liaisons from an earlier dangerous mission in Sri Lanka. Mugged and threatened, he is soon dragged back into the murky world of his past as he becomes involved with a group of mercenaries, a sex-crazed businesswoman and the dark and murderous international trade in blood diamonds. The trail of deceit and ...


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TONY BERRY has turned to novel writing after a long career as a journalist in the UK and Australia, most recently as a sub-editor since 1990 on the Herald Sun news desk His experience embraces everything from local weekly newspapers to metropolitan dailies, and from trade and industrial journals to mass market magazines and high quality lifestyle publications. Tony has travelled all over the world reporting for tourism industry newspapers and later as travel editor for newspapers including the Adelaide Advertiser, Sunday Observer and The Age. He has also contributed chapters and sections to international travel guides. A long-time fan of the crime writing genre, Tony has completed and published two novels, Done Deal and Washed Up, based on the exploits of the disgraced and banished secret service agent Bromo Perkins. Both books were short-listed for the New South Wales Genre Fiction Award. Washed Up also secured him a mentorship from the Australian Society of Authors. Tony has also published a fictional memoir, From Paupers To iPads, and is now researching a sequel. He completed his third Bromo Perkins crime novel, The Devil Deals in Diamonds, in 2015. More recently he was among only eight writers chosen by Michael Robotham and Louise Welsh for their residency in crime-writing at the prestigious Banff Centre in Canada. He has since completed his fourth Bromo Perkins story, Tangled Trees. Tony is a highly experienced editor, having helped numerous fellow writers through to publication. He is an Accredited Editor approved after examination by the Institute of Professional Editors and holds a Diploma of Professional Writing.


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TONY BERRY has turned to novel writing after a long career as a journalist in the UK and Australia, most recently as a sub-editor since 1990 on the Herald Sun news desk His experience embraces everything from local weekly newspapers to metropolitan dailies, and from trade and industrial journals to mass market magazines and high quality lifestyle publications. Tony has travelled all over the wor...


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