A murder mystery and a social comedy by one of Australia's best-known authors. You don't usually get prizes for posthumous novels... Brooke Anderson never had a chance to finish her novel; now Rudolph is writing it for her. the brutally murdered Brooke was just one of Quill's lovers - that's William Quinlan, Director of the College of Creative and Professional Writing. He's married to Juliana, former student at the College. Juliana Quinlan knows what happened (or so she says) but who really killed Brooke? Courteney Frome, girl journalist, is out of her depth with this cast of slightly mad, if glamorous murder suspects. Will the beautiful Courteney join the list of mutilated corpses?

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Carmel Bird

Carmel Bird (1940- ), born Launceston, Tasmania, was educated at the University of Tasmania and lived for a period in Europe and the USA before settling in Melbourne. Bird's fiction blends real and surreal, mundane and macabre with inventive irony, reflecting her perception of Tasmania itself as an 'ironic' island, whose picturesque surface masks deep secrets and is haunted by the ghosts of Aborigines and convicts. She has published two novels, Cherry Ripe (1985) and The Bluebird Cafe (1990), and four collections of short stories, Births, Deaths and Marriages (1983), The Woodpecker Toy Fact (1987), Woodpecker Point (1988) and The Common Rat (1993). She has also written a guide for writers, Dear Writer (1988), and edited a collection of short stories, Relations (1991).

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Series: Courteney Frome

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2
2002
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1
2000
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