Althea Wolfe

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The Gun Ringer

This is a wild, buck-jumping, barroom-brawling kind of book. It sprawls like Australia’s cattle stations through the heat, the dust, the flies and the loneliness of the Top End. It carries you into a world of poddy-dodgers and horse-thieves. It introduces you to Old Smokey, King of the Underworld in the Kimberley, Old Soapie’s Lulu, Walmajari Susie and the savage spears of the munjons.

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