Started this book for our next f2f bookclub meeting, so himself will have time to read it as well.
From the Blurb:
Martin Frobisher has beaten a close family member about the head with an epergne. For this crime, Frobisher, successful publisher and community leader, is in the City Remand Centre, awaiting trial for murder. What could have led a cultivated and reflective man, known to shoo spiders and earwigs out of harm's way, to such a reckless act of violence? And why does Frobisher appear to care more, in the end, about the life of troubled writer Marcus Clarke than he does abouit his own?
How on earth does Marcus Clarke, a brilliant young Englishman—author of For the Term of His Natural Life, an Australian literary classic—stranded on the far side of the world and dead for more than a century, get himself mixed up in a murder in exclusive, modern day Toorak? A challenging, amusing, and intriguing novel about reading, writing, and thinking.