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Book: THE CRYING STONES [The Lucinda Legacy] by Robert Mitchell

Book Review: THE CRYING STONES [The Lucinda Legacy] by Robert Mitchell

categories: Book, Young Adult Fiction, World War II, Action Thriller, Lost Dutch Diamonds, Murder Drama, Australian Outback Drama, Contemporary Fiction, Tense Doom-Laden Thriller, Adventure Thriller


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Author Robert Mitchellabout this book: Many years ago, during the early nineteen-eighties, I set out on my own to drive the 4,250 kilometres from Gladstone on the east coast of Australia across to Broome. The roads were a mixture of rough-edged bitumen and dirt, not as they are now. It was a tiring trip, but it later provided the background for this novel, for the chase through the wilderness which sets the scene for what is to follow. And when in Broome I visited the area where the Dutch DC3 had crash-landed during World War II. I also foolishly waded out into the murky waters of Dampier Creek one evening when the tide was low and swam around the remains of some of the wrecks that lie there, skeletons of flying boats which had been destroyed by the Japanese during that first air raid on Broome. It was a few years later that I leaned of the diamonds which had been in the Dutch DC3. And it was only a year or so later that I wrote my second novel, this novel. It won second prize in the Courier-Mail Bicentennial Novel Competition, the official literary competition which celebrated Australia's Bicentennial. It was a novel about which Sir Theodore Bray said: As good as the best of Wilbur Smith. It was one of my proudest moments.

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I thoroughly enjoyed The Crying Stones. The story line kept me wondering what will happen next. It was hard to turn off the Kindle! [by Ann]

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