BATHURST author Charles Boag’s book series Mister Rainbow has now been published in omnibus format.
Not your average author, Mr Boag published his first book at the age of 66, seven years ago.
He has never seen age as a barrier to starting on a new career path.
“I’m 73 and believe that older people are a wasted resource. For me, retirement does not exist,” he sad.
“You don’t have to write books or paint pictures, there are a million things you can do, but forget retirement.”
Mister Rainbow is set in the modern day and follows a private detective who, despite the era, has a way of thinking and operating that is 100 years old.
His outdated approach, Mr Boag said, often lands the character in situations readers will find quite humorous.
“It is old-time detective fiction with a twist,” he said.
The first three stories in the Mister Rainbow series are available in the omnibus format from BooksPlus and other book stores across Australia, as well as online from Amazon.
The remaining four stories will be released in a second omnibus volume in September.
Mr Boag is now working on his eighth book and said it will be more autobiographical and completely removed from the world of Mister Rainbow.