Brian Kavanagh is the author of the Belinda Lawrence Cozy Mystery Series. He lives in Melbourne, Australia. Brian Kavanagh has many years experience in the Australian Film Industry in areas of production, direction, editing and writing. His editing credits include The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, Odd Angry Shot, The Devil's Playground, Long Weekend, Sex is a Four-Letter Word and the recent comedy, Dags. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Australian Screen Editors Guild and is an accredited member. An Australian Film Institute award for Best Editing for Frog Dreaming (USA title The Quest). His first feature film which he produced and directed, A City's Child, won an AFI award for actress Monica Maughan and was screened at the London Film Festival as well as Edinburgh, Montreal, Chicago and Adelaide, where it won the Gold Southern Cross Advertiser Award for Best Australian Film..
Belinda Lawrence returns to her home town of Melbourne, to discover a murder that's close to her heart.
A murder which leads to the seat of political power, Parliament House.
The various threads of deceit and intrigue are gradually unravelled and, with Hazel Whitby at her side, Belinda is confronted by warring political factions.
The mystery deepens with the discovery of a priceless historical item, of value to both political powers, and which places Belinda's life in jeopardy.
The gregarious Major;
An enigmatic university Professor;
Two colourful antique sellers;
Eccentric retired music-hall entertainers;
And Belinda's partner, Mark Sallinger...
...all immersed in the scheming and covert encounters besieging Belinda as she solves her most challenging mystery.