The Case of the Horses for Corpses

by C.S. Boag
When a few too many dead bodies turn up on Sydney’s mean streets, Rainbow’s too busy to investigate – until an old flame goes up in smoke. Then it’s no holds barred as the famous PI with the dancing feet finds himself pitted against the city’s crooked gamblers – and the dame determined to whip them into line. The Case of the Horses for Corpses, the third novel in the sensational Mister Rainbow series, is a modern story with a wink and a nod to the golden age of pulp fiction. With its memorable characters, witty dialogue and fast-paced plot, it signals the arrival of an arresting new Australian talent. Praise for Mister Rainbow ‘Mister Rainbow is that rare creature – a PI with depth. Down at heel, shabby, inept – he’s a born loser, at his best when the odds are stacked against him. Somehow, in a taut contest, he wins.’ Barry Oakley, writer and former literary editor of The Australian