Crime Fiction

For series crime fiction see Secret Agents, Secret Lives (spy stories) and Talbott and Burns Mysteries.

You can see my Sherlock Holmes crime fiction under either Holmes+Watson (traditional) or Holmes♥Watson (romance).

My non-fiction crime essay about forensic TV shows and juries, ‘The CSI Effect’, appears in the Cold Blood anthology.


Scarlet Stiletto: The Ninth Cut 2017

Story: Jane

In 2017, I entered the Sisters in Crime Australia Scarlet Stiletto Awards for the very first time. The awards, hosted by Sisters in Crime and a number of generous sponsors, are for crime stories written by Australian women and with female protagonists.

I am absolutely thrilled to have received the Body in the Library first place with my ghost story, ‘Jane’.

An Australian Literature research student meets a ghost in a state-of-the-art private library on a remote bush property. She tries to unravel the mystery of the ghost’s origins while the dangers of the present, both human and natural, loom.

Read ‘Jane’ and the other award-winning stories in Scarlet Stiletto: The Ninth Cut 2017:

Find out more about the Scarlet Stiletto awards at Sisters in Crime.

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