Hugh McGinlay is a Melbourne based writer and musician. To support these frivolous life choices he has worked as a bus driver, storeman, kitchen hand and dental equipment salesman. His Novella Mosquito was a finalist in the 2012 Griffith Novella Competition. As a musician he has released three albums and occasionally gets played on the radio. He lives with his wife and their two children.
One spring morning a woman is found dead in a Brunswick alley adorned with symbols of the occult. Catherine Kint, milliner, gin enthusiast and raconteur, has no reason to be involved until her friend is under investigation. Armed with her sharp wit, a crime scene background and a barman named Boris, Catherine walks into a world of new age prophecies, curses and money. Honestly, it would drive a girl to drink.