2 January 2018

Fitzjohn Mystery $0.99 Sale January 5-11

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“The Claremont”, an outdated, run-down apartment building, is thrown into turmoil when its latest and most celebrated resident, Crispin Fairchild, conductor of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, is found murdered.

His eccentric neighbours and members of the orchestra appear saddened by his death but are they? Is one of them his killer? These are questions Detective Chief Inspector Alistair Fitzjohn asks himself when he takes on the case and unearths not only the innermost secrets of those who knew Crispin, but the enigma that surrounds him.

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University professor Alex Wearing is found murdered in his study by the Post Graduate Co-coordinator, Vera Trenbath, a nosey interfering busybody. Assigned to the case is Detective Chief Inspector Alistair Fitzjohn. Fitzjohn is a detective from the old guard, whose methodical, painstaking methods are viewed by some as archaic. His relentless pursuit for the killer zeros in on Alex’s brother, James, as a key suspect in his investigation.

Compelled to clear himself of suspicion, James starts his own investigation and finds himself immersed in a web of intrigue, ultimately uncovering long hidden secrets about his brother’s life that could easily be the very reasons he was murdered.

This gripping tale of murder and suspense winds its way through the university’s hallowed halls to emerge into the beautiful, yet unpredictable, Blue Mountain region where more challenges and obstacles await James in his quest to clear himself of suspicion and uncover the truth about his brother.

2 December 2017

Book Review-The Girl Under The Olive Tree

I’ve read several books by Ms Fleming and have enjoyed them all. The Girl Under The Olive Tree does not disappoint.

Set on the island of Crete during both 1941 and 2001 it is the story of Penelope Georgiou who travels back to the island to face the ghosts that have haunted her since her time there as a nurse during WWII.

With historical facts and descriptions of the island and the events that took place during the war masterfully blended with fictional characters, it is a powerful depiction of life for the Cretans during the German occupation and is a testament to their courage.

The reader will be transported back and forth between the past and the present. The dark days of the war and the hardships of the fictional characters blended seamlessly with the Crete of today with its picturesque villages, craggy mountains and ancient treasures as the questions Penelope has asked herself for the last sixty years are finally answered.