Bill East was born in London but migrated to Australia in his late twenties. He has been married to the same Kiwi wife for over fifty years and has two sons and four grandchildren. He lives on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Bill’s writing is difficult to categorise. His writing is ‘minimalist’ with an undercurrent of the sinister and his tales are dramatic with splashes of humour. His heroine and main protagonist in his three books is the formidable Maddie Trinco, a young woman who ‘develops’ from conventional [and conservative] member of society to murderer and finally, to assassin. You’ll get to love Maddie!! You can visit Bill's website at billeastauthor.com for more information.
Maddie and the King of Paradise by Bill East - available from all good bookshops and Amazon/Kindle.
‘Maddie and the King of Paradise’ is the sequel to ‘Maddie Trinco’ and is the final book in the trilogy which began with ‘The Arbutus’.
In this ‘episode’, Maddie finally attains her aimed-for status of 'assassin par excellence'. Her targets cease being simply ‘bad' people but rather significant figures in National and International society whose immoral intentions have been detrimental to society at large.
Maddie’s first target is a less than ethical Queensland mining magnate and her efforts appear successful until the arrival of the unlikely investigative team of Proud and Bramley who uncover the crime and seek compensation for their silence. Maddie and her partner Caspar Hopfner pay off the blackmailing duo and proceed to the more important, and original, ambition of eliminating an African dictator.
The assassination seems to have been achieved albeit with frightening and significant results.
'Maddie and the King of Paradise' was published on 15th November 2018.
The sequel to ‘The Arbutus’ is called ‘Maddie Trinco’, and like its ‘prequel’ it sits comfortably in the ‘Mystery/Thriller’ genre.
It’s really a melange of four stories….
Maddie’s release from prison and her teaming up with a very rich property developer to whom she has been forced to sell her inherited estate, a group of middle aged men who are convinced that their friend [currently overseas] will return to Australia and kill the man he believes responsible for his daughter’s death, the pressures and threats experienced by one of the group [an ex IRA member turned informer] and the ultimate return of the man whose daughter was killed.
Maddie’s character supplies the theme of ‘justice outside the law’ and the reader, like the protagonists, is finally confronted with doubts about the morality of Maddie’s actions.
‘Maddie Trinco’ was published 10th January 2018.
Great reviews of this book.
A woman makes contact with a former lover, the owner of a beautiful private estate on the outskirts of Sydney. He was abandoned by her for another man six years earlier. She appears to have been welcomed back and the affair recommences.
In her absence her lover has developed macabre ideas regarding the physical manifestation of human love. He weaves a complex story for her, disclosing details of several murders he has committed to test his beliefs.
The woman soon discovers his resentment towards her earlier ‘disloyalty’, and his desire for revenge becomes frighteningly apparent. Mental cruelty morphs into physical abuse. She must fight back in order to free herself.
She realises she has developed intriguing and disturbing character traits, which result in the death of her lover, and a surprising emotional climax.
Her desire to take control of the estate motivates her to dispose of the body and embark on an elaborate cover-up.
Clues, seemingly left by her murdered lover in anticipation of his own demise, may enable control of his estate, if only they can be unravelled. Her efforts lead to the discovery of a will, and further surprises.
Things go well until the arrival of a serious threat to her security. Another murder must be committed. The murder is successful. The cover-up, this time, is not.
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The Arbutus’ was published on 20th. February 2017.