Dido Butterworth

Keeping up with the 2015 Ned Kelly Submissions - Best Crime

This year I've promised myself a red hot go at reading the entire submissions list for all 3 of the Ned Kelly Categories. Preferably before the 2016 Submissions List is released although there are days when I think I might have bitten off more than I can possibly chew. Still - getting there :)

Next up Best Crime - kept the best to last :)

Review - THE MYSTERY OF THE VENUS ISLAND FETISH, Dido Butterworth (Tim Flannery)

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781922079305
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2014

Currently Reading - The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish, Dido Butterworth (Tim Flannery)

This weekend we did the unexpected (and appreciated) thing of taking a day off from everything but the bare essentials "on the farm" and read. A whole day reading. Bliss.

From the Blurb:

It’s 1932, and the Venus Island fetish, a ceremonial mask surrounded by thirty-two human skulls, now resides in the museum in Sydney. But young anthropologist Archie Meek, recently returned from an extended field trip to Venus Island, has noticed something amiss.

Review - THE MYSTERY OF THE VENUS ISLAND FETISH, Dido Butterworth (Tim Flannery)

Author Information
Book Title: 
The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9781922079305
Categorisation
Category: 
Crime Fiction
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2014

The Venus Island Fetish

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

It was the eyes that drew you in. Bloodshot. Manic. Hypnotic. They had been fashioned from pearl shells smeared with red ochre, the irises blackened spirals made from cone shells. They pulled at Archie’s soul as powerfully as a vortex.

It’s 1932, and the Venus Island fetish, a ceremonial mask surrounded by thirty-two human skulls, now resides in the museum in Sydney. But young anthropologist Archie Meek, recently returned from an extended field trip to Venus Island, has noticed something amiss.

ISBN: 
9781922079305
Publisher: 
Text Publishing
Year of Publication: 
2014

Dido Butterworth

Author Information
Butterworth, Dido

Nothing is known of Miss Dido Butterworth, curator of worms (retired). Museum records contain no employee of that name, though there is speculation that the name is a pseudonym for Hans Schmetterling, curator of worms (1936–55).

Tim Flannery, author of several works of non-fiction, was curator of mammals at the Sydney Museum 1984–99.