The Power Game

Pages: 336
Imprint: Point Blank

The Power Game

The Monsarrat Series

Meg and Tom Keneally

Murder often comes with an easy scapegoat...

The Book

Murder often comes with an easy scapegoat...

When a boatman is murdered on a remote island off Van Diemen's Land, the authorities want to blame a famous, and very inconvenient, political prisoner.

Hugh Llewelyn Monsarrat and his trusty housekeeper, Mrs Mulrooney, are sent to remote Maria Island to solve the murder of corrupt tradesman Bart Harefield.

They soon realise their job is to tie Irish revolutionary Thomas Power neatly to the crime, so he can be hanged without inciting rebellion. 

But are there others with better reasons for wanting Harefield shut up?

Additional Information

Pages 336
Imprint Point Blank


About the Author

Tom Keneally won the 1982 Booker Prize with Schindler's Ark, later made into the Academy Award-winning film Schindler's List. His novels The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Gossip from the Forest and Confederates were shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

His daughter Meg Keneally has been a journalist and radio producer, and has spent more than ten years working in corporate affairs for listed financial services companies.

Both live in Australia.


Praise for The Soldier's Curse and The Unmourned:

'The Keneallys have produced a murder mystery of admirable depth.' Sunday Times

'The evocation of place and time is splendid.' Mail on Sunday

'Meg and Tom Keneally, daughter and father, are on a roll with their crime series set during the early days of Australia's colonial settlement.' Sydney Morning Herald


- Peterborough Telegraph starred review

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