The Dirty Little Dog is Jeremy Fisher’s latest addition to gay literature. The story, set in a fictional, corrupted political scene in New South Wales, features Detective Terry Bradley and his partner, journalist Jack Rutherford.
When Julian, the son of powerful media mogul Wardell Costello, disappears in mysterious circumstances, the couple, and their skills, are pitted against each other. On one side is Detective Bradley, who was assigned the case after Julian’s neighbour, Pup, raised the alarm. On the other is Jack, who was called by Costello, a long-time enemy, to find his son. Though Jack isn’t keen to take on the task, he needs the money. However, when the body of a famous rugby league player is found washed-up along Sydney Harbour and another is found dead inside Julian’s fancy inner-city apartment, the pair begin to lose hope. Someone is killing young men who have a certain connection to Julian and time is running out. The Dirty Little Dog is a fascinating read, best suited to those who enjoy a dark thriller with a complex intriguing mix of power, hidden-truths and money.
The Dirty Little Dog is Jeremy Fisher’s third book and is his first foray into crime fiction. Fisher graduated from UTS in 2003 with a Doctor of Creative Arts.