A fast-paced, witty and gripping historical crime series from Tom Keneally and his eldest daughter Meg. 

In the Port Macquarie penal settlement for second offenders, at the edge of the known world, gentleman convict Hugh Monsarrat hungers for freedom. Originally transported for forging documents passing himself off as a lawyer, he is now the trusted clerk of the settlement's commandant. 

His position has certain advantages, such as being able to spend time in the Government House kitchen, being supplied with outstanding cups of tea by housekeeper Hannah Mulrooney, who, despite being illiterate, is his most intelligent companion. 

Not long after the commandant heads off in search of a rumoured river, his beautiful wife, Honora, falls ill with a sickness the doctor is unable to identify. When Honora dies, it becomes clear she has been slowly poisoned. 

Monsarrat and Mrs Mulrooney suspect the commandant's second-in-command, Captain Diamond, a cruel man who shares history with Honora. Then Diamond has Mrs Mulrooney arrested for the murder. Knowing his friend will hang if she is tried, Monsarrat knows he must find the real killer. And so begins The Monsarrat Series, a fast-paced, witty and gripping series from Tom Keneally and his eldest daughter, Meg.

Author

Meg Keneally

Meg Keneally started her working life as a junior public affairs officer at the Australian Consulate-General in New York, before moving to Dublin to work as a sub-editor and freelance features writer. On returning to Australia, she joined the Daily Telegraph as a general news reporter, covering everything from courts to crime to animals' birthday parties at the zoo. She then joined Radio 2UE as a talkback radio producer. 

Country of Origin

Books:

Series: Sherlock Holmes

Series: The Monsarrat Series

Book Number:
4
2019
Book Number:
3
2018
Book Number:
2
2017
Book Number:
1
2016
Blog 2018 Reading Reminiscences
Karen Chisholm
Monday, January 7, 2019
Review The Unmourned, Meg and Tom Keneally
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Blog #amreading The Unmourned, Meg Keneally & Tom Keneally
Karen Chisholm
Friday, June 15, 2018
Review Sherlock Holmes, The Australian Casebook, ed Christopher Sequiera
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, March 22, 2018
Blog #amreading Sherlock Holmes, The Australian Casebook, edited by Christopher Sequeira
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Tom Keneally

 

 

Pseudonym Of

Thomas Keneally

Thomas Michael Keneally, AO (born 7 October 1935) is an Australian novelist, playwright and author of non-fiction. He is best known for writing Schindler's Ark, the Booker Prize-winning novel of 1982, which was inspired by the efforts of Poldek Pfefferberg, a Holocaust survivor. The book would later be adapted to Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List (1993), which won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Often published under the name Tom Keneally in Australia.

Country of Origin
Country of Origin

Books:

Series: The Monsarrat Series

Book Number:
4
2019
Book Number:
3
2018
Book Number:
2
2017
Book Number:
1
2016
Review The Unmourned, Meg and Tom Keneally
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Blog #amreading The Unmourned, Meg Keneally & Tom Keneally
Karen Chisholm
Friday, June 15, 2018
ISBN
9780857989390
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1
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