Tess Brady was co-founding editor of TEXT: The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs from 1997 to 2005. She has published children's picture books, adult radio drama and a crime novel. With Dr Donna Lee Brien she is co-author of the Girl's Guide series: The Girl's Guide to Real Estate: How to Enjoy Investing in Property (Allen and Unwin, 2002) and The Girl's Guide to Work and Life (Allen and Unwin, 2004). She has taught writing at the University of South Australia, Griffith University and Deakin University.
Senior Sergeant Kristina Peterson of Adelaide is not convinced that the murder of a leading member of the art world is straightforward. She works to uncover a web of rivalry, jealousy, forgery and dubious business practice.