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Spring Fever follows Vicki Walker the youngest Detective Chief Inspector in the state who considers her recent transfer to the fast growing Melbourne suburb of Bayport, as a stepping-stone to the top. At this newly built police complex she is partnered with detective Tom Barton who is street-wise, ready to retire and probably the oldest Detective Chief Inspector in Australia.




ISBN 13 (TP):9781493128259
ISBN 13 (HB): 9781493128266
ISBN 13 (Ebook):9781493128242

4.0 out of 5 stars Australian crime, March 24, 2014

By  Valerie J. Paterson “valeriejean” (Pocahontas, AR) – See all my reviews (REAL NAME)


This review is from: Spring Fever (Kindle Edition)

It was interesting to see how crime is handled in Australia. They seem to have very up to date technology. The main characters were very well drawn. The book was well written.

4.0 out of 5 stars Crime Fiction, April 21, 2014

By Denise ShineSee all my reviews


This review is from: Spring Fever (Hardcover)

I feel that Roger Stanley’s ‘Spring Fever’ is a welcome new addition for readers of Australian crime fiction. Set in a ficticious Mornington Peninsula town, the two principal characters, the older detective Tom Barton and the younger ambitious Vicki Walker, combine well to solve the accident -like murders, while their private lives sometimes ‘get-in-the-way’ of their job. With short chapters and a page-turner pace, fans of Gary Disher will enjoy ‘Spring Fever’ and will like me, eagerly await the next book featuring Tom and Vicki and their crime solving team.

A thrill to read right from the start to the exciting end.
Great characters and serious police work. Some classy writing too.
Hooked from the start.


Most enjoyable detective novel

Book rating: 5

What a great read is ‘Spring Fever’! A beaut who dunnit propelled from page to page by believable characters in a vivid Melbourne seaside landscape. Very recognisable for those of us who live close by and descriptive enough for strangers to imagine. Hurry up, Roger Stanley, with a sequel! by Lyn Duclos