Black Cloud
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Karen Chisholm
Karen Chisholm

Started reading the third Georgie Harvey / John Franklin novel by Sandi Wallace last week ... this time set in the Dandenong Ranges, which was a bit of a blast from past - rain / storms / fog / trees down / cold. Vaguely remember how all of that worked.

From the Blurb:

How could police lose three children?

Three missing children.

A wild storm.

A long way from home.

Melbourne journalist Georgie Harvey is on hand when three children disappear from a police-run camp in the Dandenong Ranges.

Karen Chisholm

From the stack of books recently read.

From the Blurb:

It is almost two years since wildfires ravaged the tiny town of Bullock, and Melbourne journalist, Georgie Harvey, is on assignment in the recovering town to write a feature story on the anniversary of the tragedy.

In nearby Daylesford, police officer, John Franklin, is investigating a spree of vandalism and burglaries, while champing to trade his uniform for the plain clothes of a detective.

Karen Chisholm

Disclosure Number 1: I'm a Clan Destine Minion. Disclosure Number 2: I got to read this when it was a submission. Disclosure Number 3: I barracked a lot for us to publish this. Loudly. Ask Lindy. I think I might have pleaded.

From the Blurb:

Picturesque Daylesford has a darker side.

Melbourne writer Georgie Harvey heads to the mineral springs region of central Victoria to look for a missing farmer.

Sandi Wallace


Sandi is a crime writing personal trainer who lives in the Dandenong Ranges outside Melbourne. Sandi wrote her first book at the age of six and started inventing songs (in the shower) around then too. A steady diet, also from an early age, of all types of mysteries led to a grown-up addiction to crime fiction in film and print; and to dreams of becoming a crime writer. Sandi's short story 'Silk Versus Sierra' won the Best Investigative Prize in the 2013 Scarlet Stiletto Awards; she was longlisted in the 2013 Ned Kelly Awards Sandra Harvey Short Story Award; and was a finalist in the 2012 Cutthroat Journal Rick DeMarinis Short Story Contest. Sandi also writes a regular health and fitness column. Stints as banker, paralegal, cabinetmaker, office manager, executive assistant, personal trainer and journalist all provide inspiration and fodder for Sandi’s stories. She's convinced if she hadn’t turned to writing, she would have been a police detective. Sandi lives in the beautiful Melbourne hills with her husband and furry family.

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