A rewriting of 'Mystery and Murder' (from Author's note, The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy. Fourth Annual Volume, (2008): 119).
The central characters in this story, Madame la Duchesse Claudine Recherche Dubois and her cross-dressing (secretly female) secretary Pepin, previously appeared in Tansy Rayner Roberts's short story for the first issue of New Ceres, 'Scandal at the Feast of Saturn'.
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Comprising twelve stories by twelve Australian authors, contributors to the fourth volume in Mirrordance Books Best of Science Fiction and Fantasy series are: Greg Egan, Adam Browne, Terry Dowling, Trent Jamieson, Lucy Sussex, Richard Harland, Cat Sparks, Ben Peek, Rick Kennett, Ana Tambour, Rjurik Davidson, and Garth Nix.
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Greenwood:Ticonderoga Publications,2011Z17703522011selected work short story 'Matilda Told Such Dreadful Lies: The Essential Lucy Sussex collects 25 stories spanning the amazing 28 year career of one of the legends of Australian genre fiction.' (Publisher's blurb)Greenwood:Ticonderoga Publications,2011