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  • 204 pages
  • The Wombat Strategy
  • Claire McNab
  • English
  • 01 May 2018

10 thoughts on “The Wombat Strategy

  1. Stef Rozitis Stef Rozitis says:

    This book was a quick, easy, relaxing read It was so full of stereotypically Aussie ways of talking noone really talks that way do they but it seemed to be a bit self mocking and also a bit passive aggressive in it s deliberate use of Australian words for things and delinerately not understanding Americanisms like SUV which I never really knew what it was before either The fun though slightly snarky was two wayed enough that I think it was enjoyable rather than offensive.The romance was l This book was a quick, easy, relaxing read It was so full of stereotypically Aussie ways of talking noone really talks that way do they but it seemed to be a bit self mocking and also a bit passive aggressive in it s deliberate use of Australian words for things and delinerately not understanding Americanisms like SUV which I never really knew what it was before either The fun though slightly snarky was two wayed enough that I think it was enjoyable rather than offensive.The romance was light, there were no sex scenes well the character had one but we didn t watch it as readers The crime itself was a bit superficial I think the murder happened at about page 120 or something out of a 200 page book But it s possible this book was laying the groundwork for further books that will take the mystery side of itseriously There was a lot of local character human and setting wise , likeable characters I shared Kylie s fascination for Ariana I must say and too much cleavage I am not sure why we had to hear quite so much about so many character s well endowedness in that department.I know I am not making it sound fantastic but I enjoyed it The bad guys got what they deserved The good guys managed to fit in a quick kissthe conflict between good guys was not too serious or angsty in fact it was very nearly an angst free book There was a lot of focus on a cat that happened to be in the book too Really worth the very small investment of time it demanded of me I recommend this fun and funny Aussie reads to any time poor friends who want to relax


  2. Megan Megan says:

    Kylie Kendall, newly arrived in L.A from small town Australia, is a fresh fish compared to cold fish, Sydney based Carol Ashton, the protagonist of McNab s first lesbian mystery series To expend the metaphor, The Wombat Strategy is a pretty good catch.Kylie has grown up in Australia and of late has worked in her mother s pub in Wollegudgerie But when her American father dies and leaves her his 51 percent of a private investigation business in Los Angeles, California, Kylie jumps at the chance Kylie Kendall, newly arrived in L.A from small town Australia, is a fresh fish compared to cold fish, Sydney based Carol Ashton, the protagonist of McNab s first lesbian mystery series To expend the metaphor, The Wombat Strategy is a pretty good catch.Kylie has grown up in Australia and of late has worked in her mother s pub in Wollegudgerie But when her American father dies and leaves her his 51 percent of a private investigation business in Los Angeles, California, Kylie jumps at the chance to jump ship and head for the states Of course, having been dumped by her girlfriend for a hairdresser might have helped, too When the junior partner of the business politely tries to buy her out, Kylie refuses and decides that she wants to be a PI too The fact that this junior partner, Ariana Creeling,, is a bombshell, might have helped in Kylie s decision, too But Ariana agrees to sponsor her and Kylie s nationality comes in handy almost at once when a famous Australian self help guru hires Kendall and Creeling to solve a mystery involving the disappearance of highly confidential patient records records that might be used to blackmail certain famous clients.The mystery is believable enough, especially with the strange Hollywood types who seem to flock to the quack doctor for therapy Kylie proves herself to be not only smart, but able to take care of herself in dangerous situations criminal or sexual.Unlike the relatively lifeless Carol Ashton, Kylie brings health to these pages with her enthusiasm and her Australian euphemisms, which McNab lays on maybe a little too thick She s a quick study and catches onto the PI business in short order I like the staff of Kendall and Creeling Ariana is mysteriously aloof and professional, and the rest of the staff are interesting in their own ways Fran, the office manager, is pretty, dour, and a relative of Ariana s Melody, the receptionist, is less at her desk than away at casting calls There are also a few other members of the staff with their own areas of expertise.Although I hadn t noticed this in McNab s Ashton series, the names she gives certain things are often excellent The self help guru has a system he calls Slap slap Get on with it And the movie titles of a couple of filmmakers make me want to go out and watch them I mean, if they really existed A TV reality show has incognito angels competing with humans for viewer votes I like the title, too, which is a spoof on Robert Ludlum titles Kylie is kind of like a wombat, small but determined and feisty Bottom line Kylie is refreshing not only compared to Carol Ashton, but compared to many other lesbian sleuths as well A good beach read that you may want to keep instead of throwing away Call this one a 3.7 closer to a 4 than to a 3 Fair dinkum.Note he edition I read was a strange fish A book club edition hardback that states in the front matter that it is a trade paperback, but also states that it is a first edition It has a slightly different cover than other listed hardback editions Very odd.Another Note This review is included in my book The Art of the Lesbian Mystery Novel, along with information on over 930 other lesbian mysteries by over 310 authors.


  3. Warren Olson Warren Olson says:

    Being a former P.I plus these days writer myself plus a lover of Australiana, I was really looking forward to the Kendall mysteries Im afraid I have to say what seems like a good scenario the new Aussie P.I in downtown LA, didnt really rfeach the heights I expected.The story was OK, the characters I thought a little underdeveloped, and the lesbian theme hey thats good different, so why not develop that further give someinsight Just the mention of a brief kiss on the lips Being a former P.I plus these days writer myself plus a lover of Australiana, I was really looking forward to the Kendall mysteries Im afraid I have to say what seems like a good scenario the new Aussie P.I in downtown LA, didnt really rfeach the heights I expected.The story was OK, the characters I thought a little underdeveloped, and the lesbian theme hey thats good different, so why not develop that further give someinsight Just the mention of a brief kiss on the lips come on, Im sure we can get intodetail than that Claire


  4. Jenny Mock Jenny Mock says:

    A fun, light weight mystery novel that centers around a young Aussie lesbian named Kylie who s looking to start a new life at the P.I firm in L.A that her estranged dead father left her a 51% share in.


  5. Jen Jen says:

    An enjoyable quick read Though, if you re looking for a traditional detective novel, this isn t it There isn t a whole heck of a lot of sleuthing going on it almost reminds me of a prologue to chapter one and since this is the first in a series of Kylie Kendall mysteries, it makes sense.


  6. Meg Meg says:

    Enjoyable, light hearted lesbian Aussie transplanted to L.A mystery.


  7. Chris Wolak Chris Wolak says:

    Enjoyed the character of Kylie The mystery was pretty light, but overall it was an enjoyable read.


  8. Weetniet7 Weetniet7 says:

    Quick Easy Funny Endearing I reread this series once a year.


  9. Anne Anne says:

    Absolutely hysterical And the mystery is not entirely predictable Claire McNab creates wonderful characters that you can t help but like.


  10. Audrey Audrey says:

    Really wanted to like this, enjoyed the first 50 pages Then I realized the entire book was going to be tell over show, and L.A lite like Diet L.A but with even less detail Also I do not buy the love story at all Not one bit.ETA content note view spoiler Animal harm at the beginning of the chapter with the big boss fight, the villain demonstrates his villainy by kicking a cat hide spoiler Really wanted to like this, enjoyed the first 50 pages Then I realized the entire book was going to be tell over show, and L.A lite like Diet L.A but with even less detail Also I do not buy the love story at all Not one bit.ETA content note view spoiler Animal harm at the beginning of the chapter with the big boss fight, the villain demonstrates his villainy by kicking a cat hide spoiler


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The Wombat Strategy[Read] ➵ The Wombat Strategy Author Claire McNab – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Aussie dyke Kylie Kendall leaves tiny Australian outback Wollegudgerie pub when unknown dad leaves her % of his LA detective agency Lovely enigmatic Arianna Creeling offers to buy her out, but Dr Deer Aussie dyke Kylie Kendall leaves tiny Australian outback Wollegudgerie pub when unknown dad leaves her % of his LA detective agency Lovely enigmatic Arianna Creeling offers to buy her out, but Dr Deer, celebrity The Wombat Epub / psychiatrist to the stars, hires them to investigate his stolen records, and apparent suicide of successful reviled film director client.


About the Author: Claire McNab

Claire McNab is the pseudonym of Claire Carmichael She was born in in Melbourne, Australia While pursuing a career as a high school teacher in Sydney, she began her writing career with comedy The Wombat Epub / plays and textbooks She left teaching in the mid eighties to become a full time writer In her native Australia she is known for her self help and children s books She moved to Los Angeles in after falling in love with an American woman, and now teaches not yet published writers through the UCLA Writers Extension Program She is best known for three lesbian mystery series featuring Inspector Carol Ashton, Agent Denise Cleever and Detective Kylie Kendall She is the recipient of the Alice B Medal From the publisher s websiteClaire McNab has written over books and is known in her native Australia for crime fiction, children s novels, picture books, self help, and English textbooks Her first mystery, Lessons in Murder, was published in the US in Now a Los Angeles resident, she teaches not yet published writers through the UCLA Extension Writers Program She is the author of three lesbian mystery series featuring Inspector Carol Ashton, Agent Denise Cleever and Detective Kylie Kendall She has served as the president of Sisters in Crime and is a member of both the Mystery Writers of America and the Science Fiction Writers of America She lives in Los Angeles and is working on the finale of the Carol Ashton series, Lethal Care.


10 thoughts on “The Wombat Strategy

  1. Stef Rozitis Stef Rozitis says:

    This book was a quick, easy, relaxing read It was so full of stereotypically Aussie ways of talking noone really talks that way do they but it seemed to be a bit self mocking and also a bit passive aggressive in it s deliberate use of Australian words for things and delinerately not understanding Americanisms like SUV which I never really knew what it was before either The fun though slightly snarky was two wayed enough that I think it was enjoyable rather than offensive.The romance was l This book was a quick, easy, relaxing read It was so full of stereotypically Aussie ways of talking noone really talks that way do they but it seemed to be a bit self mocking and also a bit passive aggressive in it s deliberate use of Australian words for things and delinerately not understanding Americanisms like SUV which I never really knew what it was before either The fun though slightly snarky was two wayed enough that I think it was enjoyable rather than offensive.The romance was light, there were no sex scenes well the character had one but we didn t watch it as readers The crime itself was a bit superficial I think the murder happened at about page 120 or something out of a 200 page book But it s possible this book was laying the groundwork for further books that will take the mystery side of itseriously There was a lot of local character human and setting wise , likeable characters I shared Kylie s fascination for Ariana I must say and too much cleavage I am not sure why we had to hear quite so much about so many character s well endowedness in that department.I know I am not making it sound fantastic but I enjoyed it The bad guys got what they deserved The good guys managed to fit in a quick kissthe conflict between good guys was not too serious or angsty in fact it was very nearly an angst free book There was a lot of focus on a cat that happened to be in the book too Really worth the very small investment of time it demanded of me I recommend this fun and funny Aussie reads to any time poor friends who want to relax

  2. Megan Megan says:

    Kylie Kendall, newly arrived in L.A from small town Australia, is a fresh fish compared to cold fish, Sydney based Carol Ashton, the protagonist of McNab s first lesbian mystery series To expend the metaphor, The Wombat Strategy is a pretty good catch.Kylie has grown up in Australia and of late has worked in her mother s pub in Wollegudgerie But when her American father dies and leaves her his 51 percent of a private investigation business in Los Angeles, California, Kylie jumps at the chance Kylie Kendall, newly arrived in L.A from small town Australia, is a fresh fish compared to cold fish, Sydney based Carol Ashton, the protagonist of McNab s first lesbian mystery series To expend the metaphor, The Wombat Strategy is a pretty good catch.Kylie has grown up in Australia and of late has worked in her mother s pub in Wollegudgerie But when her American father dies and leaves her his 51 percent of a private investigation business in Los Angeles, California, Kylie jumps at the chance to jump ship and head for the states Of course, having been dumped by her girlfriend for a hairdresser might have helped, too When the junior partner of the business politely tries to buy her out, Kylie refuses and decides that she wants to be a PI too The fact that this junior partner, Ariana Creeling,, is a bombshell, might have helped in Kylie s decision, too But Ariana agrees to sponsor her and Kylie s nationality comes in handy almost at once when a famous Australian self help guru hires Kendall and Creeling to solve a mystery involving the disappearance of highly confidential patient records records that might be used to blackmail certain famous clients.The mystery is believable enough, especially with the strange Hollywood types who seem to flock to the quack doctor for therapy Kylie proves herself to be not only smart, but able to take care of herself in dangerous situations criminal or sexual.Unlike the relatively lifeless Carol Ashton, Kylie brings health to these pages with her enthusiasm and her Australian euphemisms, which McNab lays on maybe a little too thick She s a quick study and catches onto the PI business in short order I like the staff of Kendall and Creeling Ariana is mysteriously aloof and professional, and the rest of the staff are interesting in their own ways Fran, the office manager, is pretty, dour, and a relative of Ariana s Melody, the receptionist, is less at her desk than away at casting calls There are also a few other members of the staff with their own areas of expertise.Although I hadn t noticed this in McNab s Ashton series, the names she gives certain things are often excellent The self help guru has a system he calls Slap slap Get on with it And the movie titles of a couple of filmmakers make me want to go out and watch them I mean, if they really existed A TV reality show has incognito angels competing with humans for viewer votes I like the title, too, which is a spoof on Robert Ludlum titles Kylie is kind of like a wombat, small but determined and feisty Bottom line Kylie is refreshing not only compared to Carol Ashton, but compared to many other lesbian sleuths as well A good beach read that you may want to keep instead of throwing away Call this one a 3.7 closer to a 4 than to a 3 Fair dinkum.Note he edition I read was a strange fish A book club edition hardback that states in the front matter that it is a trade paperback, but also states that it is a first edition It has a slightly different cover than other listed hardback editions Very odd.Another Note This review is included in my book The Art of the Lesbian Mystery Novel, along with information on over 930 other lesbian mysteries by over 310 authors.

  3. Warren Olson Warren Olson says:

    Being a former P.I plus these days writer myself plus a lover of Australiana, I was really looking forward to the Kendall mysteries Im afraid I have to say what seems like a good scenario the new Aussie P.I in downtown LA, didnt really rfeach the heights I expected.The story was OK, the characters I thought a little underdeveloped, and the lesbian theme hey thats good different, so why not develop that further give someinsight Just the mention of a brief kiss on the lips Being a former P.I plus these days writer myself plus a lover of Australiana, I was really looking forward to the Kendall mysteries Im afraid I have to say what seems like a good scenario the new Aussie P.I in downtown LA, didnt really rfeach the heights I expected.The story was OK, the characters I thought a little underdeveloped, and the lesbian theme hey thats good different, so why not develop that further give someinsight Just the mention of a brief kiss on the lips come on, Im sure we can get intodetail than that Claire

  4. Jenny Mock Jenny Mock says:

    A fun, light weight mystery novel that centers around a young Aussie lesbian named Kylie who s looking to start a new life at the P.I firm in L.A that her estranged dead father left her a 51% share in.

  5. Jen Jen says:

    An enjoyable quick read Though, if you re looking for a traditional detective novel, this isn t it There isn t a whole heck of a lot of sleuthing going on it almost reminds me of a prologue to chapter one and since this is the first in a series of Kylie Kendall mysteries, it makes sense.

  6. Meg Meg says:

    Enjoyable, light hearted lesbian Aussie transplanted to L.A mystery.

  7. Chris Wolak Chris Wolak says:

    Enjoyed the character of Kylie The mystery was pretty light, but overall it was an enjoyable read.

  8. Weetniet7 Weetniet7 says:

    Quick Easy Funny Endearing I reread this series once a year.

  9. Anne Anne says:

    Absolutely hysterical And the mystery is not entirely predictable Claire McNab creates wonderful characters that you can t help but like.

  10. Audrey Audrey says:

    Really wanted to like this, enjoyed the first 50 pages Then I realized the entire book was going to be tell over show, and L.A lite like Diet L.A but with even less detail Also I do not buy the love story at all Not one bit.ETA content note view spoiler Animal harm at the beginning of the chapter with the big boss fight, the villain demonstrates his villainy by kicking a cat hide spoiler Really wanted to like this, enjoyed the first 50 pages Then I realized the entire book was going to be tell over show, and L.A lite like Diet L.A but with even less detail Also I do not buy the love story at all Not one bit.ETA content note view spoiler Animal harm at the beginning of the chapter with the big boss fight, the villain demonstrates his villainy by kicking a cat hide spoiler

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