Death in Ruby single work   short story   crime   mystery  
Issue Details: First known date: 1989 1989
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Dead Witness : Best Australian Mystery Stories Stephen Knight (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1989 Z100512 1989 anthology short story crime mystery Ringwood : Penguin , 1989 pg. 247-259
  • Appears in:
    y Death in Store Jennifer Rowe , North Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 1991 Z158053 1991 selected work short story crime mystery Christmas at Fredericks department store is a grand tradition. This year once again the carols are playing, the fairy lights are shining and the Fredericks Santa Claus is reigning in his Grotto. From the languorous angels in Lingerie to the twinkling trees in Toys, no expense has been spared to create the Fredericks Christmas magic. But this year among the staff at the big store goodwill to all men is noticeably lacking, as Verity Birdwood, researcher turned amateur sleuth, is soon to discover. For beneath professional smiles lie thoughts of murder. And for someone, this Christmas will be their last... (Source: back cover, 1991 edition) North Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 1991 pg. 81-95
Last amended 4 Sep 2007
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