HE FORMER MAYOR OF Windy Mountain owns the only dog in town, thanks to a law he pushed through back in the day.
But that’s about to change in the start of this series with the arrival of a mysterious Irishman who has come to replace the manager of the Tasmanian Tiger Museum, who left the building unexpectedly in a coffin.
Paddy — if indeed that is his real name — is befriended by two old men who are no longer on speaking terms with the former mayor because they think he tried to swindle them out of money.
They have no qualms breaking the no-dogs-for-commoners law in order to save the museum.
Paddy has a thick red beard, and the old men also introduce him to some of the other strange things going on in the town, such as the bushrangers’ whiskers fraud.
This is a funny, sometimes touching story with a quirky character around almost every corner.
Some of the language is salty, with a liberal use of the Australian vernacular.
Lie of the Tiger is book 1 of the Windy Mountain series.
If you enjoy it, Blokes on a Plane (book 2), Whitey and the Six Dwarfs (book 3), Blokes in Donegal (book 4), and Blokes in the House (book 5, inspired by events in 2020), and the series prequel, Who Knew Tasmanian Tigers Eat Apples!, await with many of the same endearing characters.
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