CE Rocchi Australian author | Perth WA

THE DRILLER'S WIFE and Other Kalgoorlie Crime Stories

Stockists include:  State Library of WA Bookshop (Perth), The Well Bookshop (Applecross), Crow Books (Vic Park), Mill Point Road Caffe & Books (South Perth) Boulevard News (Esperance), Australia Post Canning Bridge (Applecross), ArtGeo Complex (Busselton), Donnybooks (Donnybrook), Bay Tree Bakey & Cafe (Chidlow), Collins Books (Cottesloe), Collins Books (Kalgoorlie) and Riseley News (Booragoon) or by emailing cate@caterocchicom.com at
Jasper Books, a division of Cate Rocchi Communications.
Books retail for $20.

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The Driller’s Wife and Other Kalgoorlie Crime Stories are tales of life on the Western Australian Goldfields in the early 1990s.

Kalgoorlie then, as it is now, was a place where the very rich lived alongside the very poor. Many unforgettable characters made the town their home – prostitutes, weary coppers, gold stealers, geos, bikies, cheeky kids, wiry fencing contractors and hard working driller’s wives.

As a young reporter CE Rocchi would observe criminals in court, then sit down alongside them in a restaurant. Racism and sexism was rife and a world-famous brothel stood openly in a main street. She paints characters vividly and injects a sense of humour into these compelling stories of outback life.

CE Rocchi Radio 6KG interview