11 February 2018

The Alice Network - Book Review

The Alice Network
by Kate Quinn

Kate Quinn is the author of historical fiction the majority of her work set in Roman times. The Alice Network, however, moves effortlessly between 1915 and 1947.

The main characters, Eve Gardiner, Charlotte (Charlie) St Clair and Finn Kilgore are unlikely travelling companions, each dealing with their own torments. The reader joins them on their journey and experiences into a gripping read.

A work of fiction based on real people and events it focuses on the interaction of the main characters who are thrown together in two aspects. Their search for a woman and a child, missing since 1944, and the network of women in intelligence work during WWI and WWII. These events are skilfulling woven together and come to a dramatic conclusion the result of which is a compelling story.

If you’re looking for a book you can’t put down ”The Alice Network” will not disappoint.
Hats off to Kate Quinn. Highly recommended!

1 February 2018


Little did businessman and entrepreneur, Michael Rossi, know that the telephone call he answered on that fateful Friday would be the catalyst for his death, and the subsequent recovery of his body from the waters of Sydney Harbour the following morning.

Recalled from leave to take on the case, Detective Chief Inspector Fitzjohn confronts the first of many puzzles; how Rossi spent the unaccountable hours before he died. This leads him on a paper-trail into a tangled web of deception, jealousy, and greed that unravels the mystery surrounding Michael’s death.

Unaware of her nephew’s fate, Esme Timmons retires for the evening, unsuspecting of the events about to unfold; events that will, ultimately, expose a grim lie buried deep in the past.

2 January 2018

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“The Claremont”, an outdated, run-down apartment building, is thrown into turmoil when its latest and most celebrated resident, Crispin Fairchild, conductor of the Sydney Symphony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