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Issue Details: First known date: 2011 2011
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'A daring heroine tests her wits against secrets, spies and smugglers on a remote Australian island...

'1879, Queensland. Fleeing her family home, 19-year-old Mary Oxnam has few prospects and no connections. Plain and penniless, she must rely on her audacious wit and fierce intelligence to survive.

'Mary soon finds work as a pianist in a Cooktown brothel, a cover for more lucrative employment as a spy into smuggling operations. Within a year she has moved to Lizard Island, locked into a marriage of convenience. It′s a rough, isolated place, crawling with hidden enemies - and unexpected temptation.

'Mary dreams of making enough money to live on her own terms, far from the murky world of espionage in which she has become embroiled. But as the plot of her secret employers nears fruition, the stakes climb ever higher and Mary′s life is in great danger. Can her daring and luck save her one last time?' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication:
    For Rob
    and my children.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Fourth Estate , 2011 .
      Extent: 455p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 1 April 2011.
      • Includes author's note.
      ISBN: 9780730492924 (ebk.), 9780732292508 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Untitled Patricia Maunder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 90 no. 6 2011; (p. 35)

— Review of The Secret Fate of Mary Watson Judy Johnson 2011 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 2 April 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of The Secret Fate of Mary Watson Judy Johnson 2011 single work novel
Take Three: Fiction Ian McFarlane , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 17 April 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of Those Who Come After Elisabeth Holdsworth 2011 single work novel ; The Secret Fate of Mary Watson Judy Johnson 2011 single work novel
Steeped in History Fiona Purdon , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 - 17 April 2011; (p. 23)

— Review of The Secret Fate of Mary Watson Judy Johnson 2011 single work novel
Subterfuge and Secrets on an Island Outpost Thuy On , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16 -17 April 2011; (p. 20)

— Review of The Secret Fate of Mary Watson Judy Johnson 2011 single work novel
Well Read Patrick Allington , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 30 April 2011; (p. 27)

— Review of Little People Jane Sullivan 2011 single work novel ; The Secret Fate of Mary Watson Judy Johnson 2011 single work novel
Father Becomes a Casualty in Battle between Fact and Fantasy Jennifer Moran , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 May 2011; (p. 34-35)

— Review of The Secret Fate of Mary Watson Judy Johnson 2011 single work novel
Having It Both Ways Rhyll McMaster , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 332 2011; (p. 58)

— Review of The Secret Fate of Mary Watson Judy Johnson 2011 single work novel
Untitled Stella Lees , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 19 no. 3 2011; (p. 50)

— Review of The Secret Fate of Mary Watson Judy Johnson 2011 single work novel
Untitled Patricia Maunder , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 90 no. 6 2011; (p. 35)

— Review of The Secret Fate of Mary Watson Judy Johnson 2011 single work novel
Fiction Cameron Woodhead , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 2 April 2011; (p. 32)

— Review of The Secret Fate of Mary Watson Judy Johnson 2011 single work novel
Take Three: Fiction Ian McFarlane , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Sunday Canberra Times , 17 April 2011; (p. 26)

— Review of Those Who Come After Elisabeth Holdsworth 2011 single work novel ; The Secret Fate of Mary Watson Judy Johnson 2011 single work novel
Steeped in History Fiona Purdon , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 16 - 17 April 2011; (p. 23)

— Review of The Secret Fate of Mary Watson Judy Johnson 2011 single work novel
Subterfuge and Secrets on an Island Outpost Thuy On , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 16 -17 April 2011; (p. 20)

— Review of The Secret Fate of Mary Watson Judy Johnson 2011 single work novel
Well Read Patrick Allington , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 30 April 2011; (p. 27)

— Review of Little People Jane Sullivan 2011 single work novel ; The Secret Fate of Mary Watson Judy Johnson 2011 single work novel
Father Becomes a Casualty in Battle between Fact and Fantasy Jennifer Moran , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 May 2011; (p. 34-35)

— Review of The Secret Fate of Mary Watson Judy Johnson 2011 single work novel
Having It Both Ways Rhyll McMaster , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 332 2011; (p. 58)

— Review of The Secret Fate of Mary Watson Judy Johnson 2011 single work novel
Untitled Stella Lees , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 19 no. 3 2011; (p. 50)

— Review of The Secret Fate of Mary Watson Judy Johnson 2011 single work novel
Last amended 16 Jul 2012 11:18:55
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  • Far North Queensland, Queensland,
  • 1879
  • 1880s
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