Jessica Margaret Queale Anderson (born September 25, 1916) is an Australian novelist and short story writer.
She has several published novels and her short stories have appeared in magazines including The Bulletin, Meanjin and Heat.
Detective Alec Probyn has his enemies too. His recent stand on police violence has led to his being suspended from duty.
He has a growing suspicion that a vicious crime is about to be committed. All the more disturbing as the suspect and victim are both members of his own family.
How can Probyn prevent this crime and its shattering consequences? In the savage resolution he discovers that his anti-violent stand has not magically cancelled out the violence in himself.