16 October 2014

BOOK LAUNCH, October 30th

LANE'S END, the 4th Fitzjohn Mystery.

Pre-Orders available on Amazon at  http://t.co/ZG0AVwaprW

Sydney’s Observatory on a balmy summer evening is the perfect venue for a cocktail party and, it would seem, a murder, for Peter Van Goren’s body is discovered bludgeoned to death in the grounds.  The first question Detective Chief Inspector Fitzjohn must answer is why Van Goren was present given his name does not appear on the guest list.  The second is what was the subject of Van Goren’s vehement argument with Richard Carmichael, one of the function’s hosts.

Meanwhile, Richard’s son, Ben Carmichael, a photojournalist, returns to Sydney from an overseas assignment to find his fiancée, Emma Phillips, has gone missing.  Although unavoidably dragged into the police investigation, Ben goes in search of her.  In so doing, he is drawn to Lane’s End, the abandoned family estate where the very atmosphere awakens disturbing memories.

Through a maze of twisted stories, Fitzjohn follows a winding path to solve his case, but he is not prepared for the spiralling perplexity his quest creates.


  1. Congratulations Jill on your fourth novel in this series. I've pre-ordered it and am looking forward to another great read. I did enjoy the first three books in the Fitzjohn series. Anyone who enjoys a Sherlock Holmes kind of story will appreciate this series.

    1. Thank you, Anna, for your kind thoughts and comment. Now I'll start on the 5th! I wonder what Fitzjohn will get up to next.

    2. Well Jill...terrorists and Ebola are hot topics....think Fitzjohn could handle them? :)

    3. I believe he could, Anna, but I hear so much about that on the daily news - I don't think I want to write about it too.