MANDURAH cray fisherman and washed up WW2 spy Tom Mornington lives in a beach house made from shipwrecks on the Mandurah coast with his talking parrot Salty and sea dog Topper.
His only wish in life is for peace and quiet. In the latest caper by Mandurah author Graeme Bond, Tom’s life is thrown into turmoil by a phone call from Graceland.
It’s Elvis. It turns out Elvis and Tom have a thing or two in common.
They both like wearing clogs and both want to escape the media spotlight.
Are they dreaming?
Pelican Point 8: Sarsaparilla is a satire about the flip side of fame.
Once again, the plot takes the reader on a wild ride as Tom’s desire to be a happy nobody backfires.
Series creator Bond has lived in the Peel for almost 30 years and has been a full-time novelist and screenwriter for more than 10 years.
His earlier titles include Broome, Iron Butterflies, Winston, Propellor, Siren Song, Windsong and Salty and Topper. The hero of each outing is Mornington.
Exotic characters and places spice each romp but Mandurah and the titular setting Pelican Point are at the heart of each escapade.
Each title is graced with a feisty female or two who give a fair account of themselves in the action department.
The leading ladies in Pelican Point 8: Sarsparilla are more than a handful for a washed-up retired spy and his parrot.