Okay, I'm fibbing again as I've been reading this for a while. It's a collection of short stories, edited by Ken Gelder and Rachael Weaver, written by a series of colonial Australian authors. The collection starts with John Lang's - Barrington, 1859 and ends with Allen Micahaelis in 1933 with The Gangster. More in a full review to come.
From the editors of The Anthology of Colonial Australian Gothic Fiction comes this fascinating collection of disturbing mysteries and gruesome tales by authors such as Mary Fortune, James Skipp Borlase, Guy Boothby, Francis Adams, Ernest Favene, 'Rolf Boldrewood' and Norman Lindsay, among many others.
In the bush and the tropics, the goldfields and the city streets, colonial Australia is a troubling, bewildering place and almost impossible to regulate - even for the most vigilant detective.