Good Money

Good Money Review

Introducing Stella Hardy, a wisecracking social worker with a thirst for social justice, good laksa, and alcohol.

Stella's phone rings. A young African boy, the son of one of her clients, has been murdered in a dingy back alley. Stella, in her forties and running low on empathy, heads into the night to comfort the grieving mother. But when she gets there, she makes a discovery that has the potential to uncover something terrible from her past — something she thought she'd gotten away with.

Then Stella's neighbour Tania mysteriously vanishes. When Stella learns that Tania is the heir to a billion-dollar mining empire, Stella realises her glamorous young friend might have had more up her sleeve than just a perfectly toned arm. Who is behind her disappearance?

Enlisting the help of her friend, Senior Constable Phuong Nguyen, Stella's investigation draws her further and further into a dark world of drug dealers, sociopaths, and killers, such as the enigmatic Mr Funsail, whose name makes even hardened criminals run for cover.

One thing is clear: Stella needs to find answers fast — before the people she's looking for find her instead.

Set in the bustling, multicultural innerwest of Melbourne, Good Money reveals a daring and exciting new voice in Australian crime fiction.

Title:Good Money
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Carol -  Reading Writing and Riesling

    An exciting new voice in Australian crime fiction.My View:What a wonderful discovery - JM Green I can’t wait for your next book!What a fantastic new voice in Australian crime fiction! I loved every ...

  • Diana

    I thoroughly enjoyed this local crime thriller. Loved all the Melbourne references including one of my favourite Footscray Vietnamese places Thien An. ...

  • Josh

    Good Money is an ok read set in inner Melbourne with a protagonist that won’t suit everyone’s tastes, unfortunately this included me. The three plot elements are each ok in their own right but not...

  • Karen

    Set mostly in the Western suburbs of Melbourne, JM Green’s Good Money introduces Stella Hardy. A social worker by vocation, Hardy is the sort of laksa-loving, inner-city woman who fits into the role...

  • Jennifer (JC-S)

    ‘My bedroom. Population: one. I was horizontal under the covers imitating sleep, when my mobile buzzed .’Meet Stella Hardy, a social worker in her forties, working in the western suburbs of Melbou...

  • Sam Still Reading

    Good Money is an Australian crime story with a number of differences that make it stand out in this crowded field. One, it has a woman as the heroine – Stella Hardy, who definitely isn’t a cop. Sh...

  • Craig Sisterson

    I really enjoyed this Australian crime novel from a debutant author with clear storytelling talent. GOOD MONEY, touted as the first Stella Hardy novel, is one of those books that's good across the boa...

  • Cath Ferla

    A great read by a Melbourne crime writer. JM Green places the city, particularly its Western suburbs, front and centre and paints vivid pictures of the streetscapes and characters that populate it. Th...

  • Janine

    Debut novel by Melbourne author J M Green. My library service is hosting this author in July so I wanted to buy her book and read it before going along to hear her story.As a debut novel it was pretty...

  • Amra Pajalic

    A satisfying crime novel featuring Stella Hardy, a social worker and set in Melbourne's West. I loved everything about this book, but especially a strong female protagonist and my side of town-the wes...