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By: Duane Ratswander


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‘In the centre lay a pool, filled with a foul brackish sludge. Half-a-dozen pipes emerged from the wall on the right side of the chamber. The pipes connected to big, rusted pumps—like the bilge pumps on a ship. More pipes emerged from the pumps and plunged into the brackish water … On several hooks hung rubber suits with hoods; others held black masks with glass visors and hoses attached to small metal canisters. A pair of rubber gauntlets hung on one of the hooks. He touched them, but they fell to pieces and flopped onto the tiles.’Jim is a police sergeant in the small bush town of Barnstaple in North Western Victoria. Jim has issues: his ex-partner has custody of their son, Grant; he shot a bank robber and can’t use a gun; he has a drinking problem … but that’s all set to change when Cocky Foster goes to investigate the old military facility he’s just bought at the back of his land…

Duane Ratswander was born in Regional Victoria. He studied Australian Literature and History at Macquarie University, and holds a Masters in Creative Writing from the University of Leeds. He has travelled extensively, working as an English teacher in Hong Kong, Japan, China (Beijing), Poland and Kuwait.

His greatest passion is writing horror stories, and his favourite book is Steven King’s Salem’s Lot. Hobbyards is his first novel. He lives with his wife and their two children in Leeds, UK.

Customer Reviews
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  • Isabel Fuentes Guerra

    It`s impossible to put the book down... The descriptions are amazing, the sense of humour great and the characters first class!

  • Josie Joynson

    Hobbyards: By Duane Ratswander. I am pretty sure there would be a film company out there that would put this book into a nearly finished it - highly recommended for 25 - 40 yr olds who like Stephen King and a touch of Wolf Creek.............not going to give anything else away!

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