Not all murder victims are mourned, but the perpetrator must always be punished ...

For Robert Church, superintendent of the Parramatta Female Factory, the most enjoyable part of his job is access to young convict women.Inmate Grace O'Leary has made it her mission to protect the women from his nocturnal visits and when Church is murdered with an awl thrust through his right eye, she becomes the chief suspect.

Recently arrived from Port Macquarie, ticket-of-leave gentleman convict Hugh Monsarrat now lives in Parramatta with his ever-loyal housekeeper Mrs Mulrooney. Monsarrat, as an unofficial advisor on criminal and legal matters to the governor's secretary, is charged with uncovering the truth of Church's murder. Mrs Mulrooney accompanies him to the Female Factory, where he is taking depositions from prisoners, including Grace, and there the housekeeper strikes up friendships with certain women, which prove most intriguing. 

Monsarrat and Mrs Mulrooney both believe that Grace is innocent, but in this they are alone, so to exonerate her they must find the murderer. Many hated Church and are relieved by his death, but who would go as far as killing him? 

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
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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
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Karen Chisholm
Friday, June 15, 2018
ISBN
9780857989390
Year of Publication
Publisher
Book Number (in series)
2
Location
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

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