When playboy Charles Blakewell is found murdered in the garden house of his parents' mansion, a servant girl with whom he has been having an affair is charged and imprisoned. But Juliana Pyke, crusader for the rights of women, is convinced the girl is innocent. Enlisting Wellington Cotter in her campaign to have the Blakewell case reopened, together they discover evidence of intrigue and conspiracy involving some of Sydney's most respected and wealthy citizens.


Martin Long

Martin Long's career has reflected his two main interests - writing and music. He studied at the New South Wales Conservatorium of Music and the University of Sydney before becoming a journalist - a music and film critic, feature writer, features editor and leader writer. He has pursued musicological studies as a hobby and has published work on Elizabethan and Jacobean music.

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