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By Angela Savage | Comments: ( 248 ) | Date: ( Dec 12, 2019 )

A new case for expat private investigator Jayne KeeneyJayne Keeney is a fiesty thirty something Aussie who has been living in Bangkok for many years She has been hired to investigate the alleged suicide of a young Australian woman in a seedy Thai coastal town Maryanne Delbeck was happy and harmless, her father refuses to believe she took her own life Jayne immerses hersA new case for expat private investigator Jayne KeeneyJayne Keeney is a fiesty thirty something Aussie who has been living in Bangkok for many years She has been hired to investigate the alleged suicide of a young Australian woman in a seedy Thai coastal town Maryanne Delbeck was happy and harmless, her father refuses to believe she took her own life Jayne immerses herself in the case, navigating the backstreet world of Thai ladyboys, monks, strippers, expats and corrupt officials.Maryanne s death is not the only mystery awaiting Jayne among Pattaya s neon signs and go go bars While working undercover at the orphanage where Maryanne volunteered, Jayne discovers something far sinister Now her life is in danger, her case is still unsolved and she barely has time for dinner with her handsome new love interest, Rajiv With love and death both circling, Jayne now has two cases to crack and very little time to do it.The Half Child is not your standard crime novel, and Jayne Keeney is not your everyday detective


  • Title: The Half-Child
  • Author: Angela Savage
  • ISBN: 9781921656545
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Angela Savage

My crime fiction novels are set in Thailand and feature Australian expat detective Jayne Keeney The first book in the series Behind the Night Bazaar Text, 2006 won the 2004 Victorian Premiers Literary Award for Unpublished Manuscript and was short listed for the 2007 Ned Kelly Award for Best First Book The second book The Half Child Text, 2010 , and third, The Dying Beach, were both shortlisted for Ned Kelly Awards for Best Crime Fiction, with The Dying Beach also shortlisted for the 2014 Davitt Award.My short story The Teardrop Tattoos won the Sisters in Crime Scarlet Stiletto in 2011 An early Jayne Keeney story, The Mole on the Temple , won third prize in 1998.



Comments The Half-Child

  • Heather

    This is the second of this series I've read and I've enjoyed them both. There are lots of interesting cultural insights to Thailand, seen through the eyes of an expat Aussie, and interesting story lines. This is the one that mentioned Fearless Nadia, an Australian born Bollywood stunt and action heroine from the 1930s to 60s. I was agreeably surprised to find she was a real character (in both senses) and disappointed that she wasn't more well known. She seems to have been a pioneer and star of t [...]


  • Joy

    Another book where the winding surprised me.I enjoyed the hard smoking and drinking female protagonist and the little insights into Thailand and Thai culture.I think I'll keep an eye out for more by this author.


  • Karen

    Good crime fiction, for me anyway, frequently goes hand in hand with a spotlight on social issues. If it incorporates a good, strong sense of place and great characters that you can really feel something about, then even betterE HALF-CHILD is Melbourne author Angela Savage's second Jayne Keeney book. This book is set in Thailand, but the focus this time is on the beachside resort of Pattaya, a strange combination of tourist resort, family friendly locations, sleazy bars and strip-joints. Jayne f [...]


  • Lizzy Chandler

    I haven't read any Angela Savage books before, and would have liked to start with the first of the Jayne Keeney series, had I known it was part of a series, rather than join this private detective's adventures after they'd begun. Right from the start, however, I enjoyed the book's Thai setting and was intrigued by the mystery presented. As I read on, I discovered more and more to like.In the past, I've been a fan of both conspiracy stories and detective stories for light reading, but not usually [...]


  • Rowena Holloway

    4.5 Another intense and memorable mystery from Australian crime writer Angela Savage. A mysterious suicide draws ex-pat PI Jayne Keeney to Pattaya and to a case that exposes the plight of young mothers in a culture that shuns those labelled ‘half-child’. Posing as a volunteer Jayne finds herself at the New Life Children's Centre caring for children awaiting adoption, but it soon becomes clear there's more going on at the centre than finding homes for orphaned children. Jayne’s investigatio [...]


  • Rebecca

    I raced through this in hours, it was such a stunningly different kind of crime novel. The second in Savage's Jayne Keeney, P.I series, "The Half-Child" was bursting with moral complexity and a cast of diverse characters. Of course, there's Jayne herself - a thirty-something farang or white woman investigating two interconnected crimes in the sleazy beach town of Pattaya on the Thai Coast - then there's her Indian love interest / new business partner Rajiv, an assortment of Thai policeman, US ma [...]


  • Pat

    In her second book of the Jayne Keeney series, Angela Savage has given added depth to an engrossing mystery by skillfully weaving Thai culture, politics, language and social issues into the fabric of her story. Peopled with realistic characters, with insight into both the exotic and the everyday life in Thailand, The Half-Child is a fascinating mystery that adds up to more than the sum of its parts.


  • Melanie McKissock

    Clever, clever writing; dark themes handled with a deft touch combined with a likeable protagonist and a great story. I enjoyed this immensely!


  • Ann Tonks

    I enjoy the lead character, Australian Frenchand Thai-speaking PI Jayne Keeney. And there's the added bonus of capturing some of the culture and flavour of Thailand.


  • Jenny Sharp

    really enjoyable


  • Meg Vann

    I love the social justice themes to Jayne Keeney PI investigations, and Savage's affectionate and knowledgable portraits of Thailand.


  • Siegrist

    Enjoyed lots about this highly readble detective story from Angela Savage: the shifting points of view, the well-crafted suspense, the insights about cultural perception. Read in two sittings!


  • Cel Jel

    This book was fun to read, it had a well paced storyline, some twists and turns, and a conclusion that was different. I enjoyed reading this book.


  • Georgie

    Enjoyed this more than I thought I would. Thought it would be a basic crime novel but the characters were well written and I liked that it didn't end 'comfortably'.


  • Tina

    Not quite as good as the first, but still a pacey and entertaining read.


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