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A forgotton crime that refuses to stay buried...

We are having a criminally good time in the
Clan Destine Press
production cave this month. We’re thrilled
to announce another debut crime novel:

Tugga’s Mob

by Stephen Johnson

Tugga's Mob by Stephen Johnson

What happens on tour stays on tour was the mantra for the southern hemisphere backpackers who swarmed Europe in the 1980s.

Waikato-born Judy Williams worked hard for her Big OE: London, Paris, Rome, Gallipoli; and her adventures were dutifully recorded in her diary.

A diary that also recorded how the obsessive Tugga Tancred and his Kiwi mates turned Judy’s trip of a lifetime into a nightmare of sly sexual harassment.

It takes 30 years for justice, but few things remain hidden forever. The rediscovery of Judy’s hand-written diary’s sparks a trail of revenge that the original perpetrators never see coming in Tugga's Mob, by Stephen Johnson.
Stephen JohnsonSteve is an Australian-born television news and sports producer who has swapped the studio for a writer’s garret overlooking the Tamaki Estuary in Auckland. His debut novel Tugga’s Mob was inspired by three seasons working as a driver on tour buses around Europe and his 40 years in journalism.
Invitation to the book release of Tugga's Mob by Stephen Johnson

Tugga’s Mob is a page-turning tale of a long-forgotten crime and its inevitable retribution and you're invited to its launch party at The Rising Sun Hotel in South Melbourne!

‘With its tense shifts between characters, settings and time
frames,
and penetrating insights into the world of newsgathering,
Tugga’s Mob is the story of a forgotten crime that refuses to stay
buried but
plays out in an edgy intersection with the present.’     
— Garry Disher