Steve J. Spears was a professional writer for thirty years. He is best known as the author of one of Australia's classic plays, The Elocution of Benjamin Franklin. He has published stage plays, children's books and a collection of his essays, In Search of the Bodgie. He died in 2007.
In Innocent Murder, Investigator Ng and Stella Pentangeli work different sides of the crime fence. Ng's case is one of triads, sex slavery and murder. Stella's case is a showbiz trifle - she must discover who is stealing plotlines from the hugely successful soap The Young and the Naked and selling the information to a rival channel.