Based on a true story…

At midnight on 28 December 1864, in the Australian gold-mining town of Daylesford, young newly-wed Maggie Stuart lies dead in her own blood. Rumour and xenophobia drive speculation over the identity of her killer, and when a suspect is apprehended, police incompetence and defence counsel negligence bring yet more distortion to the wheels of justice.

In this climate of prejudice and ineptitude, it seems only Detective Otto Berliner is able to keep an objective mind and recognise that something is terribly wrong. He intends to put matters right, though all the odds are against him.

Author

Greg Pyers

Greg Pyers grew up in the small Victorian town of Daylesford. As a boy, he read the books of Gerald Durrell, and many years later, worked at Durrell's famous Jersey Zoo. Greg became a full-time writer in 1998, following eight years as an educator in zoos, and several yeras as a post-primary schoolteacher. He went on to write 160 natural history books and three novels for children.

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Books:

Series: Otto Berliner

Book Number:
1
2017
Review The Unfortunate Victim, Greg Pyers
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, April 13, 2017
ISBN
9781925321975
Year of Publication
Series
Book Number (in series)
1
Review The Unfortunate Victim, Greg Pyers
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, April 13, 2017

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